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Eagles to test UMass
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/2/2005

Is Boston College skilled at figuring out and doing what it takes to win or merely the luckiest team in college basketball?

Either way, the Eagles are undefeated at 10-0 heading into their game at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Massachusetts.

BC's Houdini imitation is pretty polished. Against Holy Cross (Dec. 9), the Eagles trailed 57-55 in overtime but escaped 63-60. Two days later, BU wouldn't go away as the Eagles hung on to an 80-74 win. Yale might have been the scariest game as the Bulldogs pushed the Eagles to double overtime Dec. 19. Yale might have one in the first overtime had Dominick Martin made his second free throw. BC won 82-80.

Kent State actually led BC by 18 points on Wednesday, but the Eagles bounced back again and scored the game's final seven points to win 67-65.

Are the Eagles ripe to be upset or simply charmed?

UMass nearly beat BC last year, but fell 76-75 when the Minutemen missed four straight free throws in overtime.

The Minutemen Sunday will welcome back Anthony Anderson, who completed his three-game suspension. Anderson, who has played well against the in-state rival over his career, will come off the bench. UMass coach Steve Lappas opted to continue starting Chris Chadwick, who played well in Anderson's absence, and staying with the lineup that has put together a three-game winning streak.

''This is just how I see we should be going right now,'' said Lappas, who is enjoying his team's best record (6-3) on New Year's Day in his four seasons in Amherst.

Lappas said Chadwick will continue to play increased minutes as well, sometimes with Anderson on the floor as a shooting guard.

''Now that Chris has a good run going, we can get back to what I thought we were going to do at the beginning of the year,'' Lappas said. ''I thought he would have averaged over 20 minutes a game before we got to this point.''

The game could unofficially determine who is the commonwealth's best collegiate big man with Minuteman Rashaun Freeman tangling with Craig Smith of Boston College.

''This could be a really good test for us,'' Freeman said. ''We're looking forward to it. We've been practicing our butts off trying to stop for what they do. Craig Smith is a big part of that.''

Freeman is averaging 16 points and 8.1 rebounds compared with Smith's 20.1 points and 8.6 rebounds.

''It's a great matchup with two guys that are very good scorers. He's a little more experienced than Ray, but it's a great battle,'' said Lappas, who said staying out of foul trouble is big for both players. ''We each have a great inside scorer and keeping those two guys on the floor is very important to either team.''

NOTES: UMass and Boston College will play the 150th game at the Mullins Center. The game also is the 38th Commonwealth Classic.

BC is second under also receiving votes category in the Associated Press poll.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.


This one may indeed be classic
Eagles, Minutemen off to strong starts
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 1/2/2005

AMHERST -- When the Commonwealth Classic was born, it more than lived up to its name. In 1995, the occasional basketball battles between Boston College and the University of Massachusetts were codified into a yearly series. On a snowy December day, 18,974 people, paying $35 or $50 a ticket, packed the newly christened FleetCenter to watch a Final Four-bound UMass team outlast an Eagles squad on the rise.

Afterward, then-BC coach Jim O'Brien said, "This may have been the single best atmosphere for a game that I've been involved with."

Since then, the series has lost much of its luster, but it remains a circled calendar date for both teams and their fan bases. When the squads meet this afternoon at the Mullins Center, they will stage arguably the most anticipated matchup since the inaugural Classic.

After all, BC has raced out of the gates 10-0, a win away from matching the best start in the history of the program. UMass, with just one winning season in its last six, has started 6-3, including an upset of defending national champion Connecticut.

Couple those facts with last year's meeting, a bitterly contested 1-point BC win in overtime, and you have a rather spicy cup of chowder.

"There is something extra," said UMass coach Steve Lappas. "They're a quality team. They're 10-0. They're from the same state. We have so many alumni from the Boston area. So there are a lot of things involved in this game."

Lappas knows well that before the Minutemen get to start thinking globally, they need to act locally. Prior to last week, UMass had lost six straight games to in-state rivals: four to BC, one to Holy Cross, and a galling one earlier this season at home to Northeastern. That streak contributed to the belief that the Minutemen had a long way to go before they regained a national footing.

On Tuesday night, UMass broke through against Boston University in a dramatic 67-65 victory. This year's Terriers definitely count as a good win -- they came in 7-2 with a pair of wins over teams in UMass's conference, and another road victory at Michigan.

Of course, a victory over BC would be even bigger quarry for the Minutemen. It would give them two wins over vaunted Big East schools, and springboard them into Atlantic 10 play with a belief that happy days might indeed be here again.

"There's a good feeling around here," said sophomore guard Maurice Maxwell. "We just want to build on it."

The Minutemen this season have built their schedule to honor the legacy of Amherst's own Emily Dickinson -- they haven't ventured very far from the house. This will be their eighth home game out of 10. Then again, BC has also kept the home fires burning; this will be their second road game.

The friendly confines of Conte Forum have resembled a set for "Survivor" of late. Wednesday night was the latest narrow escape with the Eagles using a buzzer-beater by Craig Smith to beat Kent State, 67-65, their only lead of the night. Earlier, the Eagles squeaked by Holy Cross in overtime and Yale in double overtime. But as the new year begins, they're still standing, one of only eight undefeated teams of the 331 that play in Division 1.

"Obviously, the most important thing is to win the game," said BC coach Al Skinner. "But I'm not sure if we have really developed an identity for our team yet."

Skinner will be returning to a place that long ago shaped his own identity. This year, he will coach for the first time beneath a No. 30 jersey hanging from the rafters; last year, the Minutemen retired his number.

This year, they're hoping to hang a No. 1 in his loss column.


UMass, BC hook up in Classic matchup
By Rich Thompson, The Boston Herald, 1/2/2005

The UMass men's basketball team will welcome back point guard Anthony Anderson today.

The senior captain returns to the lineup this afternoon as the undefeated Boston College Eagles (10-0) descend on the Mullins Center for a 2 p.m. tipoff of the 38th edition of the Commonwealth Classic against the Minutemen (6-3). BC leads the series, 20-17, including a 76-75 overtime win in 2004 at Conte Forum.

Anderson, a Lynn English product, was averaging 11 points before earning a three-game suspension from coach Steve Lappas for a violation of team rules.

UMass got excellent guard play during the suspension from Artie Bowers, who has averaged 16.3 in the last four games, and Chris Chadwick, who replaced Anderson at the point. Anderson practiced during the suspension and his formidable skills and leadership will be needed against a BC team ranked sixth nationally according to the RPI.

``He's obviously an important guy on our team and we want to get him back into the flow more than anything else,'' Lappas said.

UMass will be undermanned up front without Jeff Viggiano. The forward suffered a high ankle sprain in a win over Rider on Dec. 23.

Craig Smith leads a stacked BC frontcourt. The junior power forward averages 20.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He is complemented by sophomores Jared Dudley (14.6 points) and swingman Sean Marshall (13.5), and seniors Jermaine Watson (11.1) and Nate Doornekamp.

The biggest matchup will occur in the low post between the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Smith and UMass big man Rashaun Freeman, a 6-9, 255-pound sophomore. Freeman recorded double-doubles in each of his last two games. He netted 20 points and 13 boards against Rider and came back with 25 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over BU last Tuesday.

``Rashaun is really starting to come on, he's coming into his own,''BC coach and UMass alum Al Skinner said. ``I think he was (A-10) rookie of the year last year and I think he's a fine player. Last year they were playing us in zone (defense) so I don't know if they'll go head to head all the time. But the fact of the matter is they are two low post scorers and I think both schools are very fortunate to have these players.''

This year's version of the Commonwealth Classic could also hinge upon how well the Minutemen guards match up against the Eagles' backcourt.

``Over the years BC has always had great guard play,'' Lappas said. ``Their guards plays smart and play hard and against (Kent State) they only had seven turnovers in the whole game. They take care of the ball, play smart and understand the game.''


Men's Basketball Falls 67-48 To Undefeated Boston College
Minutemen rally in second half but unable to hold on down the stretch
From UMass Athletics, 1/2/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Boston College's Craig Smith scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field to lead the Eagles past UMass on Sunday afternoon, 67-48, in the annual Commonwealth Classic in the Mullins Center. After a poor shooting first half, UMass cut a 15-point deficit to just five with 11:32 remaining in the game but were not able to hold on for the comeback.

With the win, Boston College, ranked sixth nationally in the RPI, improves to a perfect 11-0 on the season.

Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) led UMass with 13 points and six rebounds. Earlier on Sunday, Freeman was named the Co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for his efforts in the win last Tuesday over Boston University. This was the second time this season he has been honored by the league.

In his first game back from a three-game suspension, guard Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) scored 10 points, including two pivotal three-pointers, and added three rebounds.

A fastbreak dunk by Sean Marshall, part of his 12 points for the game, gave Boston College a 15-point lead just four minutes into the second half.

A 13-3 UMass run capped by an Anderson three-pointer at the 11:32 mark cut the lead to 42-37. Freshman Jeff Salovski (Bristol, Conn.) and Freeman combined for eight of those points.

Boston College, however, proved too much holding UMass (6-4) to just two points in the final 6:17 of the game. The Eagles closed the game on a 25-9 run after UMass had cut the lead to five.

BC shot 50.9 percent for the game, while UMass hit just 31.0 percent. The Eagles held a 46-18 margin for points in the paint and turned 14 Minuteman turnovers into 14 points.

UMass shot just 24.2 percent in the first half falling behind 30-22 at the intermission. Lawrence Carrier's (San Bernardino, Calif.) three-pointer at the 10:40 mark pulled the Minutemen to within two points of the Eagles, 11-9.

Boston College strung together a 17-8 run before Art Bowers (Wilmington, Del.) and Brennan Martin (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) canned consecutive treys cutting the BC lead to 28-20.

Each team traded lay-ups in the final 15 seconds of the first half giving the 30-22 Boston College lead.

The Minutemen open Atlantic 10 play on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. when they host Temple in the Mullins Center. The game will be the 500th game for head coach Steve Lappas. CN8 will broadcast the match-up.

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Rashaun Freeman scores over BC's Sean Williams.

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Craig Smith gets off a shot between Stephane Lasme and Maurice Maxwell.

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Jermaine Watson reverses direction past Jeff Salovski.


Notes & Quotes
From UMass Athletics, 1/2/2005

In the annual Commonwealth Classic, Boston College picked up its sixth win in a row in the series and fifth in the Classic. Overall, BC leads the series 21-17.

UMass hosted its 150th game at Mullins Center on Sunday as the Minutemen hosted Boston College. UMass is now 106-44 after the 150th game.

Looking ahead, head coach Steve Lappas will coach his 500th career game against Temple on Jan. 5 at the Mullins Center.

Sunday's game marked the first time BC coach Al Skinner returned to the Mullins Center since his No. 30 was retired by his alma mater UMass last Feb. 18, 2004.

A-10 Player of the Week Rashaun Freeman scored in double-figures for the fourth game in a row, eighth time this season and 32nd time in 39 career games with 13.

Senior Anthony Anderson returned to the line-up and had 10 points and is now 27th on the all-time list with 1,083, he passed Shannon Crooks (1,074) and Jack Foley (1,081). Next on the list is Mike Williams, who had 1,122 from 1992-95.

The game was also Anderson's 55th career game in double-figures and fifth this season in seven games.

Anderson is now alone in second all-time in three-pointers made with 247. He is second to Monty Mack, who made 331. Anderson is still third in all-time three-pointers attempted with 633. He is also still eighth in career assists with 332.

UMass is in the midst of its longest homestand (six games) in more than 70 years, as the school hosted seven home games in a row in 1930-31 at Drill Hall.

The crowd of 6,837 was the second largest of the season and the most for a non-UConn game since the last sellout at the Mullins Center, which came on Feb. 17, 2001, when 9,493 came out for UMass/Temple.

Other Notes: UMass won the opening tap ... BC's Sean Marshall hit a three for the game's first points ... Maurice Maxwell scored UMass' first points on a running jumper with 2:30 elapsed in the first ... Anthony Anderson returned from his three-game suspension entering with 14:51 left in the first half ... UMass started the game 2-for-14 from the floor before Lawrence Carrier canned a three-pointer with 10:37 left in the first half to make it 11-9 BC ... Brennan Martin made his second three-pointer of the season late in the first half.


Steve Lappas on game performance:
Overall I'm very dissapointed with the way we played. It's the first time I think in my career that I have been beat like that, where they played zone for 36 minutes and we hit 2 shots outside the lane. I am dissapointed in how we played physically, inside especially. Overall, our team didn't play as physical as it needed to today. Offensively, we were horendous. We had seven assists, I think we were second in assists in the A-10 coming in to today, and that is not how we play.

Lappas on underestimating BC:
That's ridiculous. They're 11-0, they are number three in the power rankings, believe me, we talked about it all week. We certainly know how good they are. They are undefeated, we have watched every game they have played, if you are undefeated at this point you have to be good.

Lappas on Anderson's first game back:
I thought he was OK. I think in the first half he was trying to find his shot. It's hard to come back in that situation too, where we have won a couple games in a row, and try to fit in. He settled in a little better in the second half.

Lappas on poor shooting:
I thought our shot selection was not good today. I'm very dissapointed in our shot selection, when it usually has been one of our strengths. They played the match up zone, which is basically man to man, but we were ready for it. They only trapped us once or twice the whole game. It was everything we expected, we just didn't execute today.

Rashaun Freeman on Boston College's interior defense:
They made me work hard and they took me out of the game at times. It seemed that scoring was easy when the game was going back and forth but when they made us play physical we didn't come to the challenge today.

Anthony Anderson on his play in the second half:
I was definitely way more comfortable in the second half than in the first. When I came off the bench in the first half I was a little slow. I felt a lot more comfortable once I was out there for a while and I was kind of warmed up.

Freeman on the failure to gain momentum in the first half:
We didn't approach the game the way we did in the last three games. We were making mistakes that we thought that we had worked on and got rid of. But because the mistakes came back, I think we took ourselves out of the game. Every team will have spurts, but you need to have big spurts and we just didn't have that today.

Freeman on how the loss to Boston College will affect the team going into A-10 play:
It wakes us up because we know if we play together as a team we can beat anybody like I say after every game. But today, we just didn't come with the same intensity. Now we know first hand for the next game, if we don't come together and play as a team than we are going to struggle.


Boston College's quick start finishes UMass: Eagles soar into Big East play at 11-0
By Mike Shalin, The Boston Herald, 1/3/2005

AMHERST - It hasn't been the smoothest ride, but Boston College is still one of a handful of undefeated teams in the country as the Eagles prepare to start their final season in the Big East Wednesday night against No. 11 UConn down in Hartford.

Craig Smith scored 20 points and snared eight rebounds and BC knocked off UMass, 67-48, yesterday to match the best start in school history.

``We had some tough times but we ended up being 11-0 and that shows we have a lot of character in any position we're in,'' Smith said.

``When we're down, we fight back. When we're on the road, we tend to beat up on teams.''

UMass was trying to hand a loss to its second straight Boston school. The Minutemen nipped Boston University, 67-65, last Tuesday. Like BC, UMass now jumps into its league schedule, hosting Atlantic 10 foe Temple Wednesday.

The Eagles have been winning the hard way, but yesterday they took the lead for good at 7-6 and coasted. As one of seven undefeated Division 1 teams, BC made its case to crack the Top 25.

Jermaine Watson had 13 points and Sean Marshall 12 as the Eagles beat the Minutemen for the fifth straight time in the Commonwealth Classic and the sixth time overall.

``Eleven and 0 is 11-0 and that's fine. We put that in the bank, but we're starting a new season with league play,'' said BC coach Al Skinner, who won at the Mullins Center for the first time since the Minutemen retired his number last year. ``Hopefully, we can get off to a good start.''

BC, which has struggled early in games, played ``crazy defense,'' according to Smith, from the start and hounded the home team into missing 30 of its first 35 shots.

UMass (6-4) was held to 31 percent shooting for the game, with leading scorer Rashaun Freeman getting only 13 points on 5-for-13 shooting. Anthony Anderson returned from a three-game suspension to get 12 points.

``They made me work hard and they took me out of the game at times,'' Freeman said. ``It seemed that scoring was easy when the game was going back and forth, but when they made us play physical, we didn't come to the challenge today.''

BC established control early, though, and was spared having to sweat out a win - like the Eagles did in beating Holy Cross in overtime, Yale in two OTs, Maine and BU in nail-biters and Kent State after falling behind by 18 in the first half last Wednesday night.

``You know what I'm hoping is that we survived it and if it occurs in the league that we'll be prepared, at least mentally,'' Skinner said of the close calls. ``We'll know what we want to do and we'll be able to keep our composure and give ourselves a chance. We went through it and we were successful, and the benefit of it is that I think we know how to play in close ball games.''

This one gave the Eagles a break. UMass did get within eight with 6:17 left but BC then finished with a 13-2 run.

Said Skinner: ``It's clear we have struggled to put together 40 minutes. It's nice to see us do it, particularly on the road. Any time you get a win on the road in a Division 1 building, it's a good win.''


Minutemen's inexperience shows in loss
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 1/3/2005

AMHERST - UMass' Steve Lappas usually starts four second-year players, and fielding a youthful squad can age a coach.

As good as the 6-4 Minutemen have been, the early success and three-game winning streak they carried into yesterday's game against Boston College has looked better at some times than others.

Yesterday's 67-48 loss to BC - the Minutemen's sixth straight loss to the Eagles - was clearly one of those other times.

Rashaun Freeman, the academic junior who is playing his second year of college basketball, sensed what he considered a bizarre let-up in his UMass teammates.

``The whole team came out with a different mindset, like this was going to be an easier game,'' the 6-foot-9 power forward said of BC, which improved to 11-0. ``It's like we forgot the fact that this was a good team.

``We thought that they didn't play anybody - that we played well against the same teams as them,'' Freeman said. ``We thought we could handle them.''

Lappas was nonplussed.

He thought back to preparation for yesterday's game, and couldn't believe Freeman's take on his team's mental state.

``That's ridiculous,'' said Lappas. ``They're 11-0, they're No. 3 in the power rankings. We talked about them all week. If he said that, then that's just his opinion, but we certainly knew that they were good.

``They're undefeated. We watched every game they played. If you're undefeated at this point, then you have to be good.''

Lappas' assessment was common knowledge by 4 p.m. yesterday, if there were any remaining skeptics.

The Eagles showed veteran poise compared to their Minutemen foes. Beyond the senior guidance of point guard Anthony Anderson, UMass couldn't have been more different from their efficient opponent.

Despite an 11-2 run that pulled UMass within five points (42-37) on an Anderson trey with 11:31 left, the Eagles pushed challenges aside without much concern.

Following Anderson's three-pointer, BC outscored the Minutemen by a 25-9 margin, shot 10-for-16 from the field, and harassed UMass into 4-for-15 shooting and five turnovers during the same stretch.

UMass' Atlantic 10 schedule begins Wednesday against Temple at the Mullins Center. After yesterday's rout by the Eagles, it's safe to assume Minutemen players won't be underestimating John Chaney's Owls.


Locals put stamp on key run
BC-UMass notebook
By Mike Shalin & Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 1/3/2005

AMHERST - It seemed only fitting that Boston College's two Hub natives personally gave the Eagles control in the second half of yesterday's 67-48 win against UMass.

After a 3-pointer by Lynn's Anthony Anderson pulled the Minutemen within five points with 11:31 to play, the two local Eagles - Jermaine Watson and Steve Hailey - sparked an 8-2 run that gave BC a comfort zone.

``I had no idea (about the Boston eruption),'' said Watson, who had 13 points and six rebounds off the bench. ``Stevie's just a burst of speed out there. It's fun playing with him.''

Watson scored on a nifty up-and-under move and then stole a ball in the UMass frontcourt before going all the way to score again 34 seconds later. Art Bowers then scored for UMass, but Hailey, who had five points and four assists in 16 minutes, stole the ball and hit Craig Smith with an alley-oop. Hailey had another steal and a layup, and the Minutemen got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Hailey had a new hair style yesterday, reminding fans of Celtics guard Ricky Davis by using a headband to hold up his flowing locks. It wasn't on purpose, however. Hailey couldn't get a ride to get his hair braided for the game.

Anderson returns to floor

Anderson, UMass' senior captain, played his first game after serving a three-game suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules and declined to answer questions about the suspension. According to a published report, Anderson was suspended for failing a drug test.

After a hesitant first half, Anderson found his groove and finished with 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting.

``I was definitely way more comfortable in the second half,'' said Anderson, who will leave UMass without beating Boston College.

The Minutemen, who lost the Commonwealth Classic all four years that Anderson and coach Steve Lappas have been at UMass, haven't beaten the Eagles since an 83-59 rout Dec. 23, 1999.

Anderson, despite growing up in the gateway to the North Shore, isn't sentimental about the lopsided rivalry.

``Every game is important to me,'' he said. ``I'm not from Boston, so it doesn't matter to me.''

Skinner travels Memory Lane

Eagles coach Al Skinner got the first look at his retired No. 30 jersey hanging at one end of the Mullins Center, right next to Julius Erving's No. 32.

``Obviously I'm in great company,'' Skinner said. ``The thing that's exciting about that is that we've been friends since college, and for me to be in his company at any juncture is terrific for me. The friendship that we have is very settling for me, and to be in his company in any capacity is just a very good feeling.'' . . .

Eagles center Nate Doornekamp, who played strong defense on Rashaun Freeman, had eight rebounds in the first half and reached his career high of 12 early in the second. Doornekamp had three blocks, while freshman Sean Williams had four.

Owls on the horizon

UMass begins its Atlantic 10 schedule Wednesday at home against Temple, and Lappas wants his team to learn from the loss to BC and understand what went wrong.

``You want to put it behind you, but not just yet,'' he said. ``You want the guys to think about it for a night.''


BC eases past UMass
By Michael Vega, The Boston Globe Staff, 1/3/2005

AMHERST -- Its nonconference schedule might have suggested otherwise, but the undefeated Boston College men's basketball team did not reach this point of the season with an 11-0 record by taking the path of least resistance.

The Eagles struggled from the outset in a season-opening 72-58 victory over Maine Nov. 19 that was closer than the score indicated. They beat Holy Cross in overtime, 63-60, Dec. 9, then won in double overtime Dec. 19 against Yale, 82-80, before going down to the wire last Wednesday night to score a come-from-behind 67-65 victory over Kent State on Craig Smith's buzzer-beating 12-foot jumper.

With a huge Big East opener looming against No. 11 Connecticut (8-1) Wednesday night at the Hartford Civic Center, the unranked Eagles, one of eight undefeated teams in Division 1, capped the nonconference portion of their schedule yesterday with a breezy 67-48 victory over the University of Massachusetts before a Mullins Center crowd of 6,837.

"It's clear that we've struggled trying to put together 40 minutes," said BC coach Al Skinner, whose team got a game-high 20 points from Smith (14 in the second half), and a career-high 12 rebounds from senior center Nate Doornekamp (6 points, 3 blocked shots). The Eagles held UMass to a season-low 31 percent shooting on a season-low 18 of 58 attempts, and forced 14 turnovers that led to 14 points.

"It's nice to see us do it, particularly on the road," Skinner said. "Defensively, guys were really alert to what we wanted to do. The communication that's occurring on this team is really helping us be successful."

Returning to his alma mater for the first time since Feb. 18, 2004, when his No. 30 jersey was retired in a halftime ceremony and placed alongside that of former UMass teammate Julius Erving, Skinner, a 1974 UMass graduate, collected the Governor's Cup from UMass athletic director John McCutcheon in an impromptu postgame ceremony after BC posted its sixth straight victory over the Minutemen, five in the Commonwealth Classic and another in the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic Dec. 23, 1999.

UMass had scored a 61-59 triumph over seventh-ranked Connecticut Dec. 9, but BC dashed the Minutemen's hopes of scoring another upset over a Big East opponent by taking a 28-14 lead. Despite hitting just 8 of 33 shots in the first half, the Minutemen heated up in the final 2:16 before intermission to pull within 30-22 at the break.

Smith, who seemed frustrated by the fact it took almost eight minutes before he got his first touch of the game, helped expand BC's lead to 39-24 in the second half when he got a reverse up-and-under to drop, and scored on a 3-point play. Doornekamp added a jumper and Sean Marshall (12 points) threw down a dunk to give the Eagles the 15-point edge.

"He knows he's going to receive the ball, everybody in the building knows it," Skinner said of Smith. "It's just a matter of when and how. We want to make him efficient and effective. I didn't want him shooting a lot of shots unless he's in a real good position. He understands that. It makes us a better club when he's patient."

The Minutemen whittled BC's lead to 5, 42-37, after Rashaun Freeman (team-high 13 points, 6 rebounds) combined with Anthony Anderson (10 points) to spark a 13-3 run. BC, however, stepped up its defensive intensity and went on a decisive 12-4 run to stave off the Minutemen.

"I think we play harder on the road than we do at home," Smith said. "Guys just come out with a sense of urgency when we're on the road and are really aggressive."

Sophomore guard Steve Hailey (5 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) and senior guard Jermaine Watson (13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal) provided BC with a spark off the bench.

Watson scored the first two baskets of the 12-4 run in transition while Hailey recorded both of his steals. UMass pulled within 54-46 on Anderson's trey and a pair of foul shots by Maurice Maxwell, but the Eagles, who had faced tighter situations, never flinched in outscoring the Minutemen, 13-2, the rest of the way.


Eagles are too strong for UMass
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/3/2005

AMHERST - Boston College didn't need any of its late-game heroics Sunday.

The Eagles played their brand of blue-collar basketball and outhustled and outmuscled the University of Massachusetts as the Minutemen fell 67-48. The loss in front of 6,837 fans - the second largest Mullins Center crowd of the season - ended UMass' three-game winning streak and sent the Minutemen into conference play at 6-4.

BC won by dominating inside. The Eagles (11-0) hit only three shots outside the lane in the game, as they seemed unbothered by the UMass zone defense. Junior Craig Smith had 20 points and eight rebounds.

''Obviously I'm very disappointed with the way we played, especially in the lane,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''I'm disappointed with how we played physically the whole game. Not just our inside guys. Their guards were going to the glass hard.''

The 48 points were the fewest scored by UMass since the Minutemen had 44 in a loss at Xavier Feb. 14.

''Offensively we were horrendous,'' Lappas said. ''We had only seven assists and that's not how we play the game.

''I was disappointed in our shot selection,'' Lappas added. ''I think that's usually been one of our strengths, but today I thought it was not good. Overall I'm disappointed with our effort in terms of how we played the game. It's one thing to have a plan, it's another thing to execute that plan.''

Rashaun Freeman admitted that the Minutemen didn't respect BC's undefeated record as much as they should have.

''We didn't approach the game the way we did the last three games. We took ourselves out of the game,'' said Freeman, who had 13 points. ''Today we didn't come with the same intensity. If we don't come with it and play together as a team we're going to struggle - It's like we thought it was going to be an easier game. They're undefeated, but they struggled against teams that we beat and things like that. We forgot they're a good team and have some great players.''

Lappas said the staff emphasized how good BC was during preparation for Sunday's game.

''That's ridiculous. They're 11-0. They're No. 3 in the power rankings. We talked about this all week, '' Lappas said. ''That's his opinion. But we know how good they are and we talked a lot about it.''

Senior Anthony Anderson, who had 10 points in his first game back after a three-game suspension, said, ''They played harder than us. They killed us on the glass. We didn't follow the scouting report at all.''

BC has now won six straight games in the series between the two schools.

UMass begins Atlantic 10 play at 8 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Temple. The Minutemen have one nonconference game remaining, Feb. 15 against Florida State at the Mullins Center.

The Eagles were shaky early, but the Minutemen were worse as BC jumped ahead by as many as 14 in the first half. UMass shot 24 percent in the first half, making only 8-of-33 field goal attempts. The Minutemen missed nine shots from eight feet or closer.

Threes by Artie Bowers and Brennan Martin and a driving layup by Anderson brought UMass within six with 13 seconds left in the half, but Smith scored inside to with 5.7 seconds left to slow the Minutemen momentum heading into halftime.

The Eagles built their lead to 15 points at 39-24 10 minutes into the second half, but Jeff ''Big Deli'' Salovski and Freeman sparked a 13-3 run that Anderson capped with a 3-pointer to make it 42-37 with 11:32 left.

After BC coach Al Skinner called time-out, Jermaine Watson (13 points, six rebounds) made a layup. Martin turned the ball over quickly and Watson scored again, allowing the Eagles to regain control. The Minutemen never truly threatened again.

Lappas said despite the loss, the Minutemen are well positioned for league play.

''If you had said we'd be 6-4 heading into the conference, I would have said 'I'll take that' even though I would have liked to have been at least one game better,'' Lappas said. ''We're about where I thought we could be and it's all laid out in front of us - We have to be better on a more consistent basis.''

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.

Photo
Art Bowers drives on Steve Hailey.


Anderson back after suspension
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/3/2005

It took Anthony Anderson a half to get comfortable Sunday, but the University of Massachusetts point guard seemed to get back into sync in the second half of the Minutemen's 67-48 loss to Boston College in his return from a three-game suspension after failing a drug test. Anderson came off the bench, played 31 minutes and was the team's second highest scorer with 10 points. He made four of the six shots he attempted, including two 3-pointers, and had two assists and three turnovers.

''I was definitely way more comfortable in the second than that first,'' Anderson said. ''I was more comfortable when I was warm and got going.''

Coach Steve Lappas said, ''I thought he was OK. I thought in the first he was trying to find his way. It's hard to come back in that situation, when we've won a couple games, trying to fit in. I thought he settled in better in the second half and hopefully every game will be a little better.''

Chris Chadwick, who made his fourth straight start at point guard, had four points in 24 minutes.

FREEMAN HONORED - UMass junior big man Rashaun Freeman won his second Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honor this season after his 25-point, 13-rebound effort against Boston University Tuesday. He shared the award with Steve Smith of La Salle, who averaged 27 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games.

Freeman's 13 points Sunday gave him four straight double-figure-scoring games. He has scored 10 or more points eight times this year and 32 times in 39 career games.

NEXT UP - League play begins in the Atlantic 10 Wednesday as UMass hosts Temple at 8 p.m. The Owls enter the game after 16 days off with a record of 4-5 against their usual difficult nonconference schedule.

Mardy Collins leads Temple with 17.2 points, 4.22 assists and 3.89 steals per game, while freshman forward Mark Tyndale has given John Chaney's club a lift with 13.9 points per game.

BANNER VIEWING - The game was the first for Boston College coach Al Skinner at the Mullins Center with his retired number 30 hanging on the wall next to Julius Erving's No. 32.

Skinner said he looked at it Saturday ''when we shot around. (Sunday) it was all about business. Obviously that's great company to be in. (Erving) and I have been friends since college. For me to be in his company is terrific.''

DELI'S ROLE EXPANDED - With UMass struggling to handle BC's interior players, Lappas put Jeff ''Big Deli'' Salovski into the game for his longest stretch of the season.

''I thought he came in and did some good things,'' Lappas said. ''In the paint we were getting beat up so bad, I thought his size could help us.''

In addition to his career-high 15 minutes, Salovski tied his career high with four points.

MISCELLANEOUS - Despite the loss, this is the first time that the UMass men's (6-4) and women's (7-4) basketball and ice hockey (10-10-1) teams all have been at .500 or better after the new year since the 1995-96 season.

UMass hasn't beaten two Big East teams in the same season since 1990-2000 when the Minutemen defeated BC and Villanova. And the Minutemen haven't beaten UConn and BC in the same season since 1977-78.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.


Boston College Eagles 67
Massachusetts Minutemen 48
The Commonwealth Classic
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Boston College vs Massachusetts
01/02/05  2:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: Boston College (11-0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 SMITH, Craig........ f  8-12   0-0    4-5    2  6  8   1  20  2  0  1  2  33
03 DUDLEY, Jared....... f  3-12   0-2    0-0    2  3  5   0   6  6  0  0  1  34
13 DOORNEKAMP, Nate.... c  3-6    0-1    0-0    4  8 12   1   6  2  1  3  1  26
11 HINNANT, Louis...... g  0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  4  2  0  1  26
23 MARSHALL, Sean...... g  5-8    2-4    0-0    0  1  1   3  12  0  2  0  0  20
04 WATSON, Jermaine....    4-7    0-0    5-6    1  5  6   0  13  2  1  0  1  24
05 McLAIN, Akida.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   1
12 HAILEY, Steve.......    2-3    0-1    1-3    0  2  2   1   5  4  3  0  2  16
20 WATT, Gordon........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 NEVILLE, Tyler......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
25 DUNLAP, Ted.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   1
32 OATES, John.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   1
51 WILLIAMS, Sean......    1-2    0-0    1-4    0  0  0   3   3  0  1  4  0  16
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   27-53   2-10  11-18  10 26 36  10  67 21 11  8  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-27 44.4%   2nd Half: 15-26 57.7%   Game: 50.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-8  25.0%   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 20.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-9  44.4%   2nd Half:  7-9  77.8%   Game: 61.1%   4,1

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (6-4)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Maxwell, Maurice.... f  2-9    0-1    2-2    3  0  3   3   6  2  3  0  1  27
05 Lasme, Stephane..... f  0-7    0-0    0-0    3  1  4   1   0  0  1  2  1  19
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  5-13   0-0    3-4    4  2  6   4  13  1  1  0  2  35
02 Chadwick, Chris..... g  1-4    0-0    2-2    0  2  2   2   4  0  0  0  1  24
34 Bowers, Art......... g  2-9    1-4    0-0    1  3  4   1   5  2  3  0  3  31
00 Martin, Brennan.....    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  0  1  0  0   6
12 Anderson, Anthony...    4-6    2-3    0-0    1  2  3   1  10  2  3  0  0  31
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    1-5    1-4    0-0    2  2  4   2   3  0  1  0  1  12
24 Salovski, Jeff......    2-4    0-0    0-1    0  3  3   1   4  0  1  0  0  15
   TEAM................                            3  3
   Totals..............   18-58   5-13   7-9   14 18 32  15  48  7 14  2  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-33 24.2%   2nd Half: 10-25 40.0%   Game: 31.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 38.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 77.8%   1,1

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Officials: John Cahill, William Bush, Pat Driscoll
Technical fouls: Boston College-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 6837
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Boston College................   30   37  -   67
Massachusetts.................   22   26  -   48
ID-292466

Points in the paint-BC 46,UMASS 18. Points off turnovers-BC 14,UMASS 0.
2nd chance points-BC 9,UMASS 8. Fast break points-BC 16,UMASS 2.
Bench points-BC 23,UMASS 20. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-BC 2nd-00:16, UMASS 2nd-01:58.


Play by Play

Play-By-Play
Boston College vs Massachusetts
01/02/05  2:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Boston College
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TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      19:38
STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun                       19:38
                                                19:33              TURNOVR by MARSHALL, Sean
STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun                       19:32
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                19:03
                                                19:03              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                18:51   0-3   V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by MARSHALL, Sean
                                                18:51              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                18:29
                                                18:29              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                18:22              TURNOVR by HINNANT, Louis
                                                18:03              FOUL by MARSHALL, Sean
MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane                 17:58
                                                17:58              BLOCK by SMITH, Craig
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               17:55
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               17:53
                                                17:53              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                17:45              MISSED 3 PTR by MARSHALL, Sean
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                17:45
GOOD! JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice                17:34   2-3   V 1
                                                17:08              MISSED 3 PTR by MARSHALL, Sean
                                                17:08              REBOUND (OFF) by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                17:03              MISSED LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                17:03              REBOUND (OFF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                16:46              MISSED 3 PTR by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                16:46              REBOUND (OFF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                16:42              MISSED LAYUP by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    16:42
                                                16:29              FOUL by HINNANT, Louis
GOOD! FT SHOT by Chadwick, Chris                16:28   3-3   T 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by Chadwick, Chris                16:28   4-3   H 1
                                                16:19              MISSED 3 PTR by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    16:19
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    16:12
                                                16:12              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                15:57   4-5   V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by MARSHALL, Sean [PNT]
                                                15:57              ASSIST by HINNANT, Louis
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           15:29   6-5   H 1
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      15:29
                                                15:19              MISSED LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         15:19
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               14:42
                                                14:42              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                14:29   6-7   V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                14:29              ASSIST by HINNANT, Louis
MISSED LAYUP by Bowers, Art                     13:56
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                13:56
MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane                 13:52
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                13:52
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                13:49
                                                13:49              BLOCK by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                13:47              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                13:44              TURNOVR by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            13:44
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          13:44
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       13:44
                                                13:28              MISSED JUMPER by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              13:28
MISSED LAYUP by Carrier, Lawrence               13:02
                                                13:02              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                12:50              MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Craig
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        12:50
REBOUND (DEF) by Chadwick, Chris                12:45
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     12:42
                                                12:42              REBOUND (DEF) by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                12:23   6-9   V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
                                                12:23              ASSIST by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               11:51
                                                11:51              REBOUND (DEF) by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                11:34              MISSED 3 PTR by HINNANT, Louis
                                                11:34              REBOUND (OFF) by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                11:28   6-11  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared [PNT]
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    11:07
                                                10:56              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         10:56
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence                10:40   9-11  V 2
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      10:40
                                                10:05              TURNOVR by WATSON, Jermaine
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               09:43
                                                09:43              REBOUND (DEF) by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                09:33   9-13  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by WILLIAMS, Sean [PNT]
                                                09:33              ASSIST by HAILEY, Steve
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    09:22
                                                08:47              TURNOVR by HAILEY, Steve
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       08:46
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                08:34
                                                08:34              REBOUND (DEF) by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                08:10              TURNOVR by HAILEY, Steve
STEAL by Lasme, Stephane                        08:09
MISSED LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony               07:50
                                                07:50              BLOCK by WILLIAMS, Sean
                                                07:48              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         07:44
                                                07:44              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                07:44              MISSED FT SHOT by HAILEY, Steve
                                                07:44              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                07:44   9-14  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by HAILEY, Steve
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                07:17
                                                07:17              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                07:02   9-17  V 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by MARSHALL, Sean
                                                07:02              ASSIST by WATSON, Jermaine
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               06:43
                                                06:43              BLOCK by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                06:40
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [PNT]           06:36  11-17  V 6
                                                06:19              MISSED 3 PTR by HAILEY, Steve
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              06:19
MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris                 06:11
REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice               06:11
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     06:06
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        05:41
                                                05:41              MISSED FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Sean
                                                05:41              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                05:41              MISSED FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Sean
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    05:41
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               05:24
                                                05:24              REBOUND (DEF) by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                05:16              TURNOVR by MARSHALL, Sean
STEAL by Chadwick, Chris                        05:15
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                05:10
                                                05:10              BLOCK by WILLIAMS, Sean
                                                05:07              REBOUND (DEF) by WATSON, Jermaine
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         05:05
                                                05:05  11-18  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                05:05  11-19  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     04:48
                                                04:46              STEAL by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                04:43  11-21  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by HAILEY, Steve [FB/PNT]
                                                04:43              ASSIST by WATSON, Jermaine
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       04:42
                                                04:42              MISSED FT SHOT by HAILEY, Steve
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         04:42
                                                04:19              FOUL by WILLIAMS, Sean
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              04:19
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     04:19
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               04:19  12-21  V 9
                                                04:07              MISSED LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine
REBOUND (DEF) by Salovski, Jeff                 04:07
MISSED LAYUP by Bowers, Art                     04:00
                                                04:00              REBOUND (DEF) by HAILEY, Steve
FOUL by Salovski, Jeff                          03:58
                                                03:58              TIMEOUT MEDIA
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        03:44
                                                03:44              MISSED FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Sean
                                                03:44              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                03:44  12-22  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Sean
MISSED JUMPER by Salovski, Jeff                 03:20
REBOUND (OFF) by Bowers, Art                    03:20
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               03:10
                                                03:10              REBOUND (DEF) by MARSHALL, Sean
                                                03:04  12-24  V 12 GOOD! LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine [FB/PNT]
                                                03:04              ASSIST by HINNANT, Louis
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     02:34
REBOUND (OFF) by Anderson, Anthony              02:34
                                                02:31              FOUL by WILLIAMS, Sean
MISSED LAYUP by Salovski, Jeff                  02:15
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               02:15
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           02:12  14-24  V 10
                                                02:06  14-26  V 12 GOOD! LAYUP by MARSHALL, Sean [PNT]
                                                02:06              ASSIST by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     01:42
                                                01:40              STEAL by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                01:37  14-28  V 14 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Craig [FB/PNT]
                                                01:37              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
GOOD! 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                      01:14  17-28  V 11
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     01:14
                                                01:04              MISSED JUMPER by DUDLEY, Jared
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)                     01:04
GOOD! 3 PTR by Martin, Brennan                  00:51  20-28  V 8
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     00:51
                                                00:21              MISSED JUMPER by WATSON, Jermaine
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              00:21
GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [FB/PNT]       00:15  22-28  V 6
                                                00:04  22-30  V 8  GOOD! DUNK by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
                                                00:04              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:04


                              Boston College 30, Massachusetts 22

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Boston College         18       4       2       6      10      0     2
          Massachusetts           8       0       4       2       8      1     2


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Boston College
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MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                19:42
                                                19:42              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                19:23              MISSED JUMPER by MARSHALL, Sean
                                                19:23              REBOUND (OFF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                19:17              TURNOVR by HINNANT, Louis
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            19:15
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          19:13
                                                19:12              STEAL by SMITH, Craig
                                                18:42              MISSED 3 PTR by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                18:42              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                18:21              MISSED JUMPER by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                18:21              REBOUND (OFF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                18:10  22-32  V 10 GOOD! DUNK by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
                                                18:10              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]          17:47  24-32  V 8
                                                17:28  24-34  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
                                                17:28              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         17:28
                                                17:28  24-35  V 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Craig
                                                17:16              FOUL by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               17:08
                                                17:08              BLOCK by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                17:06              REBOUND (DEF) by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                16:49  24-37  V 13 GOOD! JUMPER by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                16:49              ASSIST by HINNANT, Louis
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   16:46
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   16:20
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    16:13
                                                16:12              STEAL by HINNANT, Louis
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                16:08
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              16:08
                                                16:01  24-39  V 15 GOOD! DUNK by MARSHALL, Sean [PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by Salovski, Jeff                  15:44  26-39  V 13
FOUL by Anderson, Anthony                       15:19
                                                15:19              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                15:19  26-40  V 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Craig
                                                15:19              MISSED FT SHOT by SMITH, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               15:19
GOOD! JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris [PNT]           14:47  28-40  V 12
                                                14:22              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Craig
REBOUND (DEF) by Salovski, Jeff                 14:22
GOOD! LAYUP by Salovski, Jeff [PNT]             13:52  30-40  V 10
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      13:52
                                                13:52              FOUL by MARSHALL, Sean
MISSED FT SHOT by Salovski, Jeff                13:52
                                                13:52              REBOUND (DEF) by DOORNEKAMP, Nate
                                                13:36  30-42  V 12 GOOD! JUMPER by DOORNEKAMP, Nate [PNT]
                                                13:36              ASSIST by SMITH, Craig
                                                13:12              FOUL by SMITH, Craig
                                                13:01              FOUL by MARSHALL, Sean
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               13:01  31-42  V 11
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               13:01  32-42  V 10
                                                12:44              MISSED JUMPER by DUDLEY, Jared
REBOUND (DEF) by Salovski, Jeff                 12:44
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]          12:22  34-42  V 8
ASSIST by Bowers, Art                           12:22
                                                11:56              MISSED 3 PTR by HINNANT, Louis
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               11:56
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                11:32  37-42  V 5
                                                11:21              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                11:04  37-44  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine [PNT]
TURNOVR by Martin, Brennan                      10:33
                                                10:31              STEAL by SMITH, Craig
                                                10:29  37-46  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine [FB/PNT]
                                                10:29              ASSIST by SMITH, Craig
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   10:22
GOOD! JUMPER by Bowers, Art                     10:06  39-46  V 7
                                                09:37              TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Sean
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     09:10
                                                09:08              STEAL by HAILEY, Steve
                                                09:06  39-48  V 9  GOOD! DUNK by SMITH, Craig [FB/PNT]
                                                09:06              ASSIST by HAILEY, Steve
TURNOVR by Salovski, Jeff                       08:47
                                                08:46              STEAL by HAILEY, Steve
                                                08:44  39-50  V 11 GOOD! LAYUP by HAILEY, Steve [FB/PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony               08:26  41-50  V 9
                                                08:05              MISSED LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                08:05              REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                07:59  41-52  V 11 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
                                                07:45              FOUL by HAILEY, Steve
TIMEOUT media                                   07:45
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                07:24
                                                07:24              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                07:17  41-54  V 13 GOOD! LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared [FB/PNT]
                                                07:17              ASSIST by HAILEY, Steve
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                06:46  44-54  V 10
ASSIST by Bowers, Art                           06:46
                                                06:31              MISSED LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        06:31
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              06:29
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               06:23
REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice               06:23
                                                06:17              FOUL by WILLIAMS, Sean
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               06:17  45-54  V 9
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               06:17  46-54  V 8
                                                05:46              TURNOVR by HAILEY, Steve
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            05:44
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          05:44
                                                05:16              MISSED JUMPER by DUDLEY, Jared
REBOUND (DEF) by Chadwick, Chris                05:16
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    04:47
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               04:47
MISSED TIP-IN by Freeman, Rashaun               04:44
                                                04:44              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                04:21  46-56  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by WATSON, Jermaine [PNT]
                                                04:21              ASSIST by DUDLEY, Jared
MISSED JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                04:04
                                                04:04              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                03:53              MISSED JUMPER by WILLIAMS, Sean
                                                03:53              REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Craig
                                                03:48  46-58  V 12 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Craig [PNT]
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:47
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               03:36
                                                03:36              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Craig
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        03:10
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        03:01
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        02:54
                                                02:54  46-59  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Craig
                                                02:54  46-60  V 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Craig
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     02:42
REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice               02:42
TURNOVR by Carrier, Lawrence                    02:37
                                                02:35              STEAL by DUDLEY, Jared
                                                02:17  46-62  V 16 GOOD! LAYUP by DUDLEY, Jared [PNT]
                                                02:17              ASSIST by HAILEY, Steve
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                02:05
                                                02:05              BLOCK by WILLIAMS, Sean
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               02:02
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           01:58  48-62  V 14
FOUL by Bowers, Art                             01:48
                                                01:41              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Craig
                                                01:41              REBOUND (OFF) by WATSON, Jermaine
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        01:39
                                                01:39              MISSED FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                01:39              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                01:39  48-63  V 15 GOOD! FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               01:22
                                                01:22              REBOUND (DEF) by WATSON, Jermaine
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        01:09
                                                01:09  48-64  V 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
                                                01:09  48-65  V 17 GOOD! FT SHOT by WATSON, Jermaine
MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris                 00:58
                                                00:58              BLOCK by WILLIAMS, Sean
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              00:58
MISSED LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice                00:52
                                                00:52              REBOUND (DEF) by HAILEY, Steve
                                                00:42              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                00:27              TURNOVR by OATES, John
STEAL by Carrier, Lawrence                      00:26
MISSED LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice                00:23
                                                00:23              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNLAP, Ted
                                                00:16  48-67  V 19 GOOD! DUNK by McLAIN, Akida [FB/PNT]
                                                00:16              ASSIST by DUNLAP, Ted


                              Boston College 67, Massachusetts 48

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Boston College         28      10       7      10      13      0     0
          Massachusetts          10       0       4       0      12      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........    4  10 -  14
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........   18  28 -  46
Massachusetts...........    8  10 -  18

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........    2   7 -   9
Massachusetts...........    4   4 -   8

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........    6  10 -  16
Massachusetts...........    2   0 -   2

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........   10  13 -  23
Massachusetts...........    8  12 -  20

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    1   0 -   1

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Boston College..........    2   0 -   2
Massachusetts...........    2   0 -   2

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