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New-look Musketeers play at Mullins
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/8/2005

The Xavier team that will be at the Mullins Center at 2 p.m. Saturday against the University of Massachusetts doesn't look much like the 2003-04 edition of the Musketeers. Graduation claimed standout guards Romain Sato and Lionel Chalmers and reliable big man Anthony Myles, while a better opportunity (Ohio State) took coach Thad Matta after his team advanced to the elite eight of the 2004 NCAA Tournament and nearly stunned Duke before just missing the Final Four.

Still the new coach and cast have been effective for the Musketeers. Sean Miller, Matta's former assistant, has Xavier at 6-4 heading into Saturday's game.

UMass coach Steve Lappas said the Musketeers' style of play hasn't changed much. ''They still play the pressure man-to-man defense and they're still a very good rebounding team,'' he said. ''They have some new pieces, but they're very similar.''

The game is the Atlantic 10 opener for Xavier, the defending conference champion. The Musketeers are coming off four straight nonconference wins, including 72-59 over Iowa State on Monday.

Vanderbilt transfer Brian Thornton has been a welcome addition in his first year in Cincinnati. He leads Xavier in both scoring (12.8 points per game) and rebounding (7.5 per game).

''He's a very tough kid in the lane,'' Lappas said. ''He's big and strong and he finishes everything.''

Thornton is joined up front by Justin Doellman (11.7 points per game, 4.8 rebounds) and Justin Cage (10.9 points per game) who also have played well.

The trio will lead the third straight physical opponent for UMass (6-5, 0-1 A-10). The Minutemen struggled against Boston College and Temple which presented problems inside.

''They're really physical and that's not a good matchup for us without Jeff Viggiano, because we're not big out on the perimeter,'' Lappas said.

The Minutemen got a solid contribution in Wednesday's 61-49 loss to Temple from freshman big man Jeff ''Big Deli'' Salovski, who had a career-high nine rebounds and continues to improve.

''He's been a pleasant surprise for us. At the beginning of the season we were wondering how much can we throw him out there? Should we think about redshirting?'' Lappas said. ''But he's really been able to help us. He's got a good mind for the game and he has great hands and that's really helped him. He's by no means a finished product for us out there.''

Xavier has gotten key contributions from a freshman, but not the one it expected. Churchill Odia was the Musketeers' highest profile rookie coming into the season, but he's averaged 2.2 points in 10.4 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, guard Stanley Burrell has scored 9.1 points in 26.2 minutes and has moved into the starting lineup.

Xavier is second in the conference in both scoring at 71.1 points per game and rebounding margin (plus 4.2).

UMass enters the game coming off back-to-back losses when it struggled on offense. Lappas said he hopes to have his team shoot fewer 3-pointers because over half the shots attempted by the Minutemen guards have been from long range.

''As a team, we're trying to cut down a bit on the number of the 3-pointers we shoot,'' Lappas said. ''I think we've shot a few too many. I'd like to see us drive a little bit more and get to the foul line.''

NOTES: The Minutemen hope to have Viggiano back in action soon. Lappas is cautiously hopeful that the 6-foot-6 forward could return as early as Wednesday.

''I think there is a chance for next week against St. Joe's. That's not close to being definite, but there's a chance,'' Lappas said. ''He was playing really well when he got hurt, but unfortunately he'll be starting all over again.''

Five of the six new members of the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of the game. Former men's basketball coach John Calipari was scheduled to return to Memphis to rejoin his team after Friday night's induction banquet.

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


Past prepares XU for the present
Schedule laden with skilled big men
By Dustin Dow, The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff Writer, 1/8/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - It wasn't planned this way, but as Xavier begins Atlantic 10 play today at Massachusetts, coach Sean Miller is glad the Musketeers played against first-rate big men in the nonconference season.

Opposing post players such as Lawrence Roberts, Brandon Crump and Jared Homan were tough matchups, but so is today's challenge down low, Massachusetts center Rashaun Freeman.

A preseason first-team A-10 selection, Freeman is Xavier's top defensive priority in the Musketeers' Atlantic 10 opener. The 6-foot-9 sophomore averages 15.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game against a multitude of different defenses.

"It's as crazy as I've seen it," Freeman said. "Last year, I was a surprise. Now, before the game the whole week, that opposing team is practicing to stop me. It makes it a lot harder with the double-teams, and they're changing up every game. ... You know the double-team is coming, you can see people open, but you can't see the other people trying to steal the ball."

Xavier center Brian Thornton, whose defense has improved lately, will draw the initial assignment on Freeman at 2 p.m. at UMass' Mullins Center. The Musketeers' perimeter pressure, however, could be just as important as anything Thornton does one-on-one against Freeman.

"We've gotten better at playing post defense, but what's helped us a lot is ball pressure from the guards, and their ability to come down and help," Thornton said. "The more ball pressure they have on the guards, the harder it's going to be to get the ball into the post."

Xavier (6-4) ranked among the worst defensive teams in the country for the first month of the season, but the past two games have demonstrated the effectiveness of increased ball pressure. Not only is Xavier cutting down on opponents' inside scoring, but tighter perimeter defense means fewer 3-pointers given up, as well.

Where Xavier is more vulnerable now, including today against UMass (6-5, 0-1 Atlantic 10), is getting beat on dribble drives. In those situations, Thornton or his backup, Will Caudle, would have to leave his man to play help defense, leaving an open opportunity for a player such as Freeman to get an easy basket or offensive rebound.

Ideally, Miller said, Xavier wouldn't have to play any help defense because no one would get beat off the dribble. Realistically, though, he wants big men to help only when absolutely necessary.

"Any time you have to help, it opens up a lot of problems," Miller said. "You foul more. The big guys foul more. A smaller player has to rotate to the inside of someone like Rashaun Freeman, and that's not to our advantage."

Thornton expects going up against Freeman to be similar to his previous encounters with skilled big men. A junior transfer from Vanderbilt, Thornton has seen a wide range of good low-post players, and he considers himself in the same class.

Thornton leads Xavier with a 12.8-point scoring average, and he leads the nation by making 67.1 percent of his field goals, many of which are taken a few feet from the basket.

"I would like to say I'd like to keep my percentage high," Thornton said. "But I'd like to say as conference play moves on, I'd like to shoot more, and it will be difficult to keep up a 67 percent field-goal percentage. Right now I'm shooting about six or seven shots a game, and in order for us to have a good inside presence, I'll have to raise those shot attempts a little bit."

Losing Thornton's backup, Brandon Cole, to a knee injury early in the season was expected to be a major blow to Xavier. But Caudle has responded with energetic defense and timely baskets to become a productive reserve center.


Young Minutemen battle inconsistency
By Josh Katzowitz, The Cincinnati Post Staff Reporter, 1/8/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - For everyone involved with the University of Massachusetts on that magical night nearly a month ago, the victory was a great feeling. A fantastic experience. A wonderful memory.

The Minutemen's 61-59 win against then-No. 7 University of Connecticut on Dec. 9 was, as UMass coach Steve Lappas puts it, a "tremendous" accomplishment.

But reality for the Minutemen was soon to set in -- three days later, they traveled to Miami (Fla.), a team that already had fallen to Xavier University, and were dominated 80-53.

Tremendous wins don't necessarily make for tremendous seasons. That's particularly true if, like UMass, the team is chock full of youngsters.

The final seconds of the UConn game marked the perfect example of the inconsistency the Minutemen have shown this season.

Sophomore center Rashaun Freeman, one of the top players in the Atlantic 10 who will lead UMass (6-5, 0-1 A-10) into today's home game with the Musketeers (6-4, 0-0) at the Mullins Center, had scored the game-winning layup with 4.3 seconds to play.

Apparently, Freeman forgot about those remaining 4.3 seconds. He sprinted to his bench and yelled to the crowd in jubilation. Which left four remaining Minutemen on the court to defend five Huskies as UConn attempted a last-second shot.

Freeman is good, but at times, he's young. Just like most of his teammates.

"When you start a lot of young guys and you don't have any other option, you want to die, because there are times kids should be taking out of the game for mistakes they've made," Minutemen coach Steve Lappas said.

With a rotation that's made up of two freshmen, five sophomores, and two seniors, Lappas can't afford to substitute liberally. But, he admits, the UConn game still made up for that sense of inexperience.

"We have felt the effect of that game in a positive way," he said. "We will feel the remnants of that all the way through the season. It told our team we could win a close game."

With the 6-foot-9 Freeman, a member of the preseason all-conference team, anything is possible for the Musketeers. He's averaging 15 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, and he'll be one of the stiffest challenges yet for XU post players Brian Thornton and Will Caudle.

"He's left-handed, which makes everything seem to be reversed," Musketeers coach Sean Miller said. "He's very quick, and I don't think he brings the height that others have, but he's strong and very agile. He can drive around you."

Thornton, though, has seen players like Freeman before. Although this will be the Vanderbilt transfer's first foray into A-10 play, he's used to facing off against post players that can score droves of points.

In fact, he's seen a few of them this year.

"I'm sure Rashaun Freeman is a great player, but we've played against several great players this season," Thornton said. "I've seen Lawrence Roberts, a player that has the opportunity to be the national player of the year. We played against a guy (David Simon) for IPFW who has the chance to play in the NBA, and (Iowa State's) Jared Homan had like 14 NBA scouts here the other night.

"We've seen the premier guys, so it's nothing different. I spent two years in the SEC where every night I was going against a high-caliber player."

Lappas, however, isn't totally satisfied with Freeman's production.

His numbers aren't as high as they were a year ago -- last season, when he was named the conference's rookie of the year, he recorded 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest -- and constant double-teams have limited his effectiveness.

Plus, you have to remember that Freeman is still only a sophomore.

"He's seeing a lot more double teams, which have hurt him a lot," Lappas said. "He's having a good year. He's not having a great year."

Same goes for the Minutemen, who built a 10-point lead in the second half against Temple on Wednesday but allowed the Eagles to use a 29-7 run to grab the 61-49 win.

It's that inconsistency that plagues this young UMass squad. It's that inconsistency from Freeman that the Musketeers will try to exploit.

"We have to make him catch it where he's not comfortable with it," Caudle said. "We have to limit his touches. We do not want him to get the ball."


Minutemen Beat Xavier In Triple Overtime Thriller, 90-86
Rookie Jeff Salovski scored a career-high 21 points in the win
From UMass Athletics, 1/8/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Jeff Salovski (Bristol, Conn.) poured in a career-high 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting as UMass battled Xavier to a three-overtime 90-86 win on Saturday in the Mullins Center. The game was UMass' first triple-overtime contest since Feb. 11, 1990 at the Cage. It was also the first time in five tries that the Minutemen were victorious against the Musketeers, the defending Atlantic 10 Champions.

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Jeff "Big Deli" Salovski battles for position with Justin Doellman.
In the longest game in nearly 15 years, Salovski carried the Minutemen (7-5, 1-1 A-10) in the overtime periods, especially the third where he had eight points and three rebounds.

His free throw with 14 seconds remaining in the third overtime period put UMass up 89-86 after Xavier (6-5, 0-1 A-10) had cut the lead to two points. That shot allowed sophomore Maurice Maxwell (Philadelphia, Pa.) to ice the game with his free throw to give the final margin.

Five players for Massachusetts reached double-figures in the first triple-overtime game in the history of the Mullins Center. Salovski led all scorers followed by Maxwell's 16 points.

Senior Anthony Anderson scored 14 points to push his career total to 1,102 points including a three-pointer at the 3:39 mark of the third OT to give the Minutemen an 81-80 lead - one which they did not relinquish.

The game featured 14 scoring ties and 10 lead changes.

In addition to his 16 points, Maxwell's 10 assists were a career-high and the most by and UMass player in the last two seasons. He added nine rebounds to narrowly miss a triple double - the last triple-double being recorded by Al Skinner in 1973.

Justin Doellman, Dedrick Finn, and Stanley Burrell each scored 16 points in the game to lead Xavier. Justin Cage added 15 points and Brian Thornton chipped in 10 points. Doellman recorded 10 rebounds as well for a double-double.

Both teams shot well in the game as UMass hit 50.7 percent of its shots and Xavier hit 44.8 percent.

After trailing by five points with 15:37 remaining in the second half, UMass went on an 11-4 run culminated by a Salovski lay-up giving UMass a 49-47 lead at the 11:15 mark.

A running jumper by Xavier's Dedrick Finn put the Musketeers up four (60-56) before Maxwell hit a jumper and Salovski tipped in a missed shot to tie the game with 1:17 remaining in regulation.

Maxwell and Cage each miss jump shots in the waning seconds and the teams went into the overtime periods deadlocked at 60-60.

Maxwell hit two free throws in the second overtime period with eight seconds remaining to give the Minutemen a 72-69 lead. The Musketeers stayed composed, however, and Finn drilled a trey from the right wing with one-second on the clock to tie the game at 72-72 to force the third overtime. Anderson's desperation heave from the Xavier three-point line fell just a half-inch short glancing off the front of the UMass rim as time expired.


Notes & Quotes
From UMass Athletics, 1/8/2005

UMass beat Xavier for the first time in five tries - since a 59-49 win on Feb. 14, 2001 at the Mullins Center. Overall, Xavier leads the series, 8-7.

UMass is 5-0 this season in games decided by four points or less.

UMass is 7-1 this season when they score 60 or more points.

UMass played its first overtime game of the season and first at the Mullins Center since Feb. 20, 1999 - a UMass 78-77 win over Xavier in double overtime. It was just the third double-OT game at the Mullins Center with the other coming on Feb. 18, 1998, an 87-85 loss to Rhode Island.

The last triple overtime game for UMass came on Feb. 11, 1990, an 83-82 loss to Temple at the Cage. All-time,UMass played its eighth triple-overtime game. This also the first triple-OT game at the Mullins Center.

UMass shot over 50 percent in a game for the first time all season and first time since March 6, 2004, when they shot 53.5 percent at Richmond.

Freshman Jeff Salovski played a career-high in minutes and scored his career-high with 21 points, his first in double-figures. He went 9-for-10 from the floor.

Senior Anthony Anderson added to his career point total as he now has 1,102, which stands 27th all-time. Next on the list is Mike Williams, who had 1,122 from 1992-95. Anderson added to his career totals in three-pointers (252), which is second all-time to Monty Mack, who made 331. Anderson is also third in all-time three-pointers attempted with 649. He is also eighth in career assists with 339. He also has 133 career steals, just short of the top-10 list where Anton Brown and Tony Barbee are tied with 135.

Anderson had 11 of his 14 points in the first half. It was his 56th career game with double-figures and sixth this season.

Maurice Maxwell reached double-figures for the fifth time this season with 16. It was his 16th career game with 10-plus points. Maxwell also had a season-high 10 assists - the most by a UMass player this season. Maxwell also had nine rebounds, a new career-high. Maxwell was one rebound short of a triple-double.

Maxwell's 10 assists, the most by a UMass player since Michael Lasme had 10 on Jan. 9, 2003.

Rashaun Freeman also had double-figures with 12 points, his 33rd time in 41 career games with 10-plus points. Freeman was the first player to foul out - amazingly in the third overtime.

Stephane Lasme also reached double-figures for the first time this season with 11 and just third of his career.

Art Bowers came off the bench for the first time this season. It was the first time he did not start since Jan. 10, 2004 vs. George Washington. He had started 27 games in a row.

UMass finished its longest homestand (six games) in more than 70 years with this Xavier game, as the school hosted seven home games in a row in 1930-31 at Drill Hall.

UMass heads on the road for the first time in a month as the Minutemen head to Saint Joseph's for a Jan. 12 game. That game will be Steve Lappas' 100th game as a head coach at UMass.

Other Notes: UMass won the opening tap ... Chris Chadwick scored the game's first basket.


Head Coach Steve Lappas on team play:
In the Temple game we missed shots and we didn't rebound. We took good shots and that's all I can ask. Our mindset was there tonight. Our big guys played great. Tonight we rebounded the ball and played with all of our heart.

Lappas on Jeff Salovski:
Our guys found him and they said he great skill, he needed to work on is body a little bit, but he had great skill. I went down and saw him and I loved him. Hopefully, with the way he's playing now will give him the motivation to say I need to work on my body. He's worked hard for us. Today, he shot over guys and something he really hasn't done. He shot over some guys as opposed to barreling over guys. He doesn't look nervous out there as a freshman, and we have some really good freshman.

Lappas on defense down the stretch:
I was a little mad at myself for not substituting more. They subbed a little more than us, but we gutted out. We showed desire out there and we got it done.

Lappas on Maurice Maxwell:
He's one of the guys that can do everything. He makes baskets, he rebounds, he's long, and he's athletic. He came up big for us tonight. When he becomes a more consistent shooter, he's going to be very good.

Jeff Salovski on the progress he has made this season:
I'm not really surprised by my progress because I have been working hard since the summer and have continued to work hard in practice. You play how you practice, so if you work hard in practice you are going to work hard in the game. That's exactly what I have been trying to do, continue to work hard.

Salovski on his impact on the Xavier game:
I feel like not only me, but my teammates as well stepped up. When Stephane went out with that injury, I think late in the first or second overtime, Lawrence Carrier stepped right up and filled right in seemlessly. That was just huge for our team.

Salovski on his confidence in the Xavier game:
I think that my confidence went through the roof. I felt that when I was on the court, the team chemistry was just unbelievable. We were making passes, and doing all of the little things that help you to win the game. Once I hit a few shots I got right into the flow of the game and things just rolled from their.

Salovski on his performance in pressure situations this year :
I now feel like I can come in any situation and step up whether it's with me and Ray or me and Stephane in the game we have that compatibility down from working hard in practice together.

Anthony Anderson on the excitement of the Xavier game:
It was definitely one of the most exciting games that I have ever played in. It is right up there with the UConn game and at Temple last year, which we did not win. This game was fifty five minutes long. It was definitely as good a game as any of them.


UMass wins in 3 OT
By Rich Thompson, The Boston Herald, 1/9/2005

AMHERST - The video screen at the Mullins Center repeatedly flashed a question that befuddled the Xavier Musketeers -How Big Is Your Deli?

Here's the answer: UMass freshman backup center Jeff ``Big Deli'' Salovski scored eight of his career-high 21 points and garnered two crucial rebounds in the third overtime to lift the Minutemen to a 90-86 win over defending Atlantic 10 champion Xavier before a sparse but enthusiastic crowd of 2,013.

The 6-foot-11, 325-pound Salovski led five Minutemen in double figures that included Maurice Maxwell (16), Anthony Anderson (14), Rashaun Freeman (12) and Stephane Lasme (11). He also tied Maxwell for the team high in rebounds with nine.

``You play how you practice and if you work hard in practice you'll work hard in the game,'' said Salovski, whose previous high was four points.

``I think so it was (my best game). It was huge when Rashaun fouled out and somebody had to step up. Not only me, but my teammates as well stepped up.''

Salovski's heroic effort took shape in the final 90 seconds of the second overtime with Xavier leading, 78-74. He dropped a baseline jumper with 1:10 to play and furnished the equalizer on a put back with nine ticks left on the clock.

Salovski then elevated his game in the third OT. In the opening minute of the frame, Lasme suffered a split lip when knocked to the floor with 4:26 remaining. That setback was exacerbated when Freeman picked up his fifth personal foul with 4:12 to play.

Salovski proceeded to bully the fatigued Musketeers (6-5, 0-1). He canned a turnaround jumper with 2:49 remaining to put UMass (7-5, 1-1) ahead to stay at 83-80. He followed that by converting a 3-pointer and then scored the eventual winning basket on a baseline jumper to make it 88-84.

``I think my confidence went through the roof,'' said Salovski. ``I felt that when I was out on the court the team chemistry was just unbelievable and we were doing all the little things to win the game. When you hit a few shots, you just get right into the flow of the game, and things just rolled from there.''

Xavier first-year head coach Sean Miller believes in Salovski.

``Going to the ball, I thought they won that battle and consequently won the game,'' said Miller. ``I'd really like to give the big fella credit. He did a fantastic job. I'm sure they are really proud of him.''

UMass notes

Six inductees to the UMass Hall of Fame were introduced at halftime. Former basketball coach John Calipari topped the bill followed by football coach Dick MacPherson, two-time All-American harrier Mike Quinn, football All-American Bob Foote, lacrosse All-American Mark Millon and soccer-lacrosse star Marjorie Anderson.


Minutemen go the distance
Salovski powers triple-OT triumph
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 1/9/2005

AMHERST -- In a grinder of a game, Jeff "Big Deli" Salovski might have forever ended his sub status by becoming a hero.

The 6-foot-11-inch, 340-plus-pound freshman, who already enjoyed cult figure status at the University of Massachusetts, scored 8 of his game- and career-high 21 points in the third overtime, lifting the Minutemen to an enormously entertaining and critically important 90-86 victory yesterday over Xavier.

"My confidence just went through the roof," said Salovski. "When I was on the court, the team chemistry was unbelievable. We were making passes, doing all the little things to win the game. Once you hit a few shots, you get right into the flow of the game, and things just roll from there."

The Minutemen appeared to be in a major pickle in the third overtime when starting center Rashaun Freeman (12 points) fouled out with 4:12 left. Starting forward Stephane Lasme (11 points) was also done for the day with a sprained ankle. But with frontcourt matchups Xavier relished, the Minutemen mustered renewed effort, led by the beefy Salovski.

After Anthony Anderson hit a 3-pointer to put UMass ahead to stay, 81-80, Salovski first put back a Chris Chadwick miss to extend the lead to 3. Xavier closed to a point on a pair of free throws by Will Caudle, but Salovski delivered again by converting a nifty Maurice Maxwell pass into a 3-point play for an 86-82 lead.

Justin Cage hit a pair of free throws to trim the margin to 2, but Salovski responded with a baseline jumper over the 6-9 Caudle to put UMass ahead, 88-84. With 22.4 seconds left, Cage again hit two free throws. On the ensuing possession, Maxwell was fouled with 17.3 seconds left.

Though he turned in a superb 16-point, 10-assist, 9-rebound effort, Maxwell clanged both free throws, but Salovski hauled in the offensive board, got fouled, and hit 1 of 2 for an 89-86 lead with 14 seconds remaining.

Justin Doellman, one of three Musketeers with 16 points, saw his tying 3-point bid come up short, and Maxwell finally sealed the deal by hitting 1 of 2 free throws for the final margin.

Salovski's efforts in the third overtime put a wrap on a game in which he had already contributed in a huge way. With 1:17 left in regulation, he finished a high-low pass from Freeman with a layup to knot the game at 60. Neither team was able to convert late chances, and the game spilled into the first overtime.

There, Xavier's Dedrick Finn hit a 3-pointer from deep on the right wing to tie the game at 72 with 1.1 seconds left. When Anderson's 60-foot moon shot caught the front rim, it was time for another five minutes of basketball.

In the second overtime, Xavier went up by 5, but the Minutemen responded, led by Salovski. With 1:11 left he gathered in another fine pass from Freeman and hit a layup to cut the gap to 78-76. After the Musketeers couldn't get the ball to the rim amid a flurry of activity that resulted in a shot-clock violation, the Minutemen attacked the basket. Chadwick missed a leaner, but Freeman kept it alive by swatting it off the backboard, and Salovski gathered it in, kept the ball up high, and hit a short-range jumper for a 78-78 tie with 9.9 seconds left.

That set the stage for his heroics in the third overtime. He finished the night going 9 for 10 from the field, and tying Maxwell for rebounding honors with nine.

"He was certainly the difference in the game," said Xavier coach Sean Miller. "They had a lot of poise getting it to him, and he delivered."

The win was especially important for the Minutemen (7-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10), coming off losses to Boston College and Temple. In both of those contests, UMass was manhandled, beaten to loose balls, and consistently outfought for rebounds. The Minutemen figured to have their hands full against Xavier, a strong rebounding club, which came in riding a four-game winning streak. For two days in practice, UMass coach Steve Lappas said, they focused exclusively on rebounding, and the Minutemen produced a 36-30 advantage on the glass. Lappas called the victory "the ultimate gut-it-out win," and added, "We played with all of our heart."

The game, played before a record-low Mullins Center crowd of 2,013 (held back in part by the snow), ended a six-game homestand, the Minutemen's longest in more than 70 years. The road has been where the heartbreak is for the Minutemen, having gone 0-2 this season, and 2-12 a year ago. Perhaps, though, with a stop at the corner Deli, their fate might change.


XU thriller ends in loss
UMass reserve center dominates XU
By Dustin Dow, The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff Writer, 1/9/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Xavier University coaches knew before Saturday's game at Massachusetts that the Musketeers might have problems defending UMass in the low post.

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Jeff "Big Deli" Salovski goes up for the shot.
What they didn't expect, however, was for a man better known for his eating habits than his basketball skills to make the difference in the game.

A 6-foot-11, 325-pound freshman who goes by the name "Big Deli" ate up Xavier's post defense through the second half and three overtime periods, leading UMass to a 90-86 win in front of a crowd of 2,013 at Mullins Center.

His real name is Jeff Salovski, but he has been known by Big Deli since fifth grade when he ate a 1 -foot grinder sandwich during a lunch break at a summer basketball camp.

"The only thing that stopped him was the final score when the game ended," Xavier coach Sean Miller said after watching Salovski score 17 of his game-high 21 points after halftime. "If we had gone to another overtime, he could have scored 30. It really reveals a problem on our team to stop people close to the basket, which obviously was the difference tonight."

Judging by Salovski's size, he has been eating grinders since that basketball camp, but he hadn't done much on the basketball court at UMass until Saturday. With averages of 2.1 points and 8.3 minutes per game, he was an afterthought for Xavier (6-5, 0-1 A-10), which came into the game more concerned about the Minutemen's starting interior players Rashaun Freeman and Stephane Lasme who finished with 12 and 11 points.

But Salovski, whose career high was four points, simply overpowered Xavier's post defenders, Justin Doellman, Will Caudle and Brian Thornton.

The home crowd responded with chants of "Deli, Deli," as Salovski, who scored the game-tying basket in regulation, made decisive plays throughout the overtime periods.

He scored six points in the final two minutes of the third overtime and converted a critical offensive rebound and free throw with 17 seconds left that extended UMass' lead to three points, 89-86. Doellman missed a 3-pointer at the other end, and UMass (7-5, 1-1) finished the game with a final free throw.

"He got a lot of easy looks," said Thornton, who stands 6-8, 249 pounds. "I don't think he scored outside of a foot. ... I don't know. He's a big guy, but there's no excuse for a guy who averages two points a game to score 21 points."

Thornton finished with 10 points and seven rebounds but did not play in the third overtime because of a lower-leg injury. Thornton declined to talk about the injury, and Miller said he didn't know the nature of the injury but that Thornton looked to be "very banged up and had a hard time moving."

So outweighing Doellman by 115 pounds and Caudle by 85 pounds, Salovski scored 12 points in the final two overtime periods. When UMass coach Steve Lappas saw that Xavier had Doellman guarding Salovski, Lappas realized his team had an advantage inside.

"I just couldn't believe that in the overtime they were switching like that on defense," Salovski said. "Coach just yelled at me to duck in and post up."

Miller said he had no choice but to leave Doellman on Salovski.

The loss appeared to be particularly devastating to Miller, who could be heard shouting to his team in the locker room after the game as well as when he and assistants were alone in the locker room before Miller met with media.

"This game has to affect us," Miller said. "I want this game to affect us. We can't show up on (Wednesday) and all of a sudden Duquesne does the same thing. ... I don't want the team to forget about this game."


Minutemen's Salovski outmuscles Muskies
Xavier notebook
By Dustin Dow, The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff Writer, 1/9/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Xavier coach Sean Miller said he was most disappointed in his team's lack of toughness in defending Massachusetts near the basket Saturday.

In their 90-86 triple-overtime win, the Minutemen got a career-high 21 points from 325-pound center Jeff Salovski, 12 of those points coming when Xavier center Brian Thornton was on the bench.

Thornton played just one minute in the second overtime and did not play at all in the third overtime because of an undisclosed lower-leg injury that left him limping on the court.

Thornton said he was healthy enough to play in the third overtime when Salovski scored eight points, but that Miller kept him on the bench.

"It was a coach's decision," Thornton said.

Miller said he needed someone more mobile than Thornton on the court to get around the robust Salovski, whose nickname is Big Deli.

That's why Justin Doellman, a slender 6-foot-9, 210 pounds, was left to try to stop Salovski, an effort that proved unsuccessful.

"That's the makeup of our team," Miller said. "He's got to compete, and he's got to work in the post. And he's got to play bigger and stronger than maybe he is."

NO REST FOR WEARY: Xavier wasn't expected to return to Cincinnati until today, and Miller said the team probably wouldn't have the day off. Today is the last day Xavier can practice without NCAA limits, because the first day of the second semester is Monday.

"We are going to practice as much as the NCAA rules allow," Miller said. "I mean that. ... We may practice four times (today)."

EARNING RESPECT: Salovski realizes with a nickname like Big Deli, opposing teams aren't going to expect much production from him.

That's why his 21-point, nine-rebound showing was so gratifying for the UMass freshman from Bristol, Conn.

"It's awesome," Salovski said, "because it means they underestimated me. I know I can score."

And now, so does Xavier, which doesn't play UMass again in the regular season but might face UMass in the Atlantic 10 Tournament at U.S. Bank Arena.

"We made him look like a superstar tonight," said Xavier point guard Dedrick Finn. "He shouldn't be able to do that to us. Can't do anything about it now, but I guarantee you the second time we play them, he won't do that again."

TRANSFER READY: North Carolina State transfer Adam Simons is expected to begin practicing Monday.

Simons does not currently count against Xavier's scholarship numbers because he's a walk-on.

It's likely he will keep that status next season as well, because Simons' stepmother, Gail Goestenkors, is the women's basketball coach at Duke, which allows Simons to receive tuition assistance to attend another private school.


Big Deli Eats X's Lunch in 3OTs
By Jay Skeldon, Musketeer Madness, 1/8/2005

Coming into the game, the Musketeers did not expect much from UMass freshman, Jeff Salovski. The 6-11, 325 pound reserve center nicknamed "Big Deli" entered the game averaging just over two points a game. But, Salovski made his appetite known in a big way, manhandling the Xavier post players in the second half and throughout the overtime periods. Deli's career-high and game-high 21 points and nine rebounds enabled the Minuteman to outlast XU, 90-86, in triple overtime at the Mullins Center in Amherst.

The triple overtime game tied a Xavier record for most overtimes. With the loss, the Muskies (6-5) drop their A-10 conference opener, while UMass evens its conference record to 1-1 (7-5 overall).

The game was a back and forth dog fight throughout the regulation and overtime periods. The Musketeers had a chance to win at the end of regulation, but a Justin Cage shot from the left of the lane would not drop. The teams entered the first overtime knotted at 60.

UMass controlled the lead for most of the first overtime period, including a 68-64 advantage with just a minute to go. But, Xavier guard Stanley Burrell drilled a three-pointer from the left corner with 0:47 remaining, to narrow the margin to one point, 68-67. After two made UMass free throws, Dedrick Finn provided some buzzer-beating magic. Finn nailed a long three pointer near Xavier's bench to tie the score at 72-72, forcing a second overtime.

The second overtime was a reverse of the first as Xavier led for the majority. But, Big Deli took over and helped tie the score at 78 thanks to two inside baskets. Finn had an opportunity to end the game as the clock expired, but could not hit a fall away, baseline jumper from 18 feet, and the teams headed to yet another overtime.

In the third overtime, the Musketeers did not have enough. Xavier failed to get crucial defensive stops and snare key defensive rebounds, which enabled too many second chance points in the paint for the Minutemen.

The Musketeers continued its balanced scoring trend in the losing effort. The entire starting lineup finished with double figures in points. Justin Doellman, Finn and Burrell each scored 16 points, while Justin Cage and Brian Thornton finished with 15 and 10, respectively.

X returns to action on Wednesday against A-10 foe Duquesne (4-11 overall, 1-1 A-10) at 7:30 p.m. at Cintas Center. Duquesne, which upset Dayton at UD Arena earlier this week, is most recently coming off a loss to George Washington on Saturday.


UMass wins 3-OT classic, Dramatic end to home stand
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/10/2005

Fans willing to battle the snow and treacherous driving conditions got their money's worth and then some Saturday.

The smallest crowd ever to see a men's basketball game at the Mullins Center (2,013) was treated to a classic as the University of Massachusetts held off Xavier 90-86 in triple overtime. It was the ultimate gut-it-out win, said UMass coach Steve Lappas, whose team improved to 7-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10). ''We had foul trouble, injuries and we did a great job. ... We played with all of our heart.''

The UMass fans' flirtation with Jeff ''Big Deli'' Salovski blossomed into a full-fledged love affair during the game. The popular 6-foot-11, 340-pound freshman big man scored 12 of his career-high 21 points in overtime.

''He was terrific. I knew he had very good hands and a big body,'' Xavier coach Sean Miller said. ''He overwhelmed us. He did a great job. It takes a great effort to guard him, because he's like a mountain around the basket and I mean that in a very positive way.''

Maurice Maxwell finished with 16 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks, while three Musketeers each scored 16.

Xavier (6-5, 0-1 A-10) led by four with two minutes left in regulation before Maxwell buried a long jumper. After Dedrick Finn (16 points) missed at the other end, Maxwell tied up the rebound and the possession arrow gave UMass the ball.

Rashaun Freeman (12 points, seven rebounds) fed Salovski with a nice high-low pass for a game-tying layup with 1:17 remaining.

After Justin Cage and Maxwell both missed shots, Cage front-rimmed a potential game winner at the buzzer to force overtime.

UMass led for almost the entire first overtime, but couldn't finish off the Musketeers. But Dedrick Finn's 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left tied the game at 72 to force a second overtime.

Xavier scored the first five points on the second extra session, but the Minutemen climbed back in and tied the game when Salovski put back Chris Chadwick's miss with 10.3 seconds left to force UMass' first triple overtime game in 15 years.

Things started poorly for UMass when Stephane Lasme turned his ankle 34 seconds into the third overtime. Fourteen seconds later Freeman fouled out and Justin Doellman put Xavier ahead 80-78 with the ensuing free throws.

Anthony Anderson answered with a 3-pointer for his first points since halftime to put UMass up 81-80.

''I didn't think it was going in when I let it go. I started to go chase it,'' Anderson said. ''It was definitely big.''

Lawrence Carrier, who replaced Freeman after not playing since halftime, stripped the ball from Josh Duncan at the other end. The play started a possession that ended with Salovski putting back another Chadwick miss.

Will Caudle made two free throws for Xavier, but the Musketeers had no answer for Salovski. He completed a three-point play and after Cage made two more from the line, Salovski knocked down a short, fade-away baseline jumper to put UMass up four.

Cage made two more free throws and Maxwell missed a pair, but Salovski got the rebound and was fouled. He made one with 14 seconds left to make it 89-86.

Doellman missed a 3-pointer and Maxwell made free throws with five seconds left to clinch the UMass win.

''This is as great a game as any I've ever played in,'' said Anderson, who finished with 14 points. ''For 55 minutes, it was unbelievable.''

With its six-game home stand completed, the Minutemen will try to earn their first road win of the season when they play at Saint Joseph's at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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


Maxwell a rebound short
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/10/2005

University of Massachusetts sophomore wing Maurice Maxwell nearly earned himself a place in some elite company Saturday as he came within one rebound of earning the school's second-ever triple double. Maxwell finished with 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the 90-86 triple-overtime win over Xavier. He was the first Minuteman with 10 assists in a game since Mike Lasme did it almost exactly two years ago (Jan. 9, 2003).

Al Skinner had the only UMass triple double in 1973.

Lappas teased Maxwell in the post-game press conference. ''You couldn't get one more rebound? Why don't you box somebody out sometime?'' Lappas said laughing, before he praised him.

''He's one of those guys that does everything,'' Lappas said. ''He makes passes. He gets rebounds. He's a very good defender. He's long and athletic. When he becomes a more consistent shooter, that's when he's really going to have something going.''

STATS - After having no players score 10 or more points on Wednesday, UMass had five players in double figures for the first time since March 3, 2004.

The Minutemen had their best shooting percentage of the season (50.7 on 34-for-67).

The two teams split the game's four tip-offs 2-2.

UMass is 5-0 in games decided by four points or fewer and 7-1 when it scores more than 60 points.

OVERTIME - It was the first overtime game at the Mullins Center since the Minutemen beat Xavier 78-77 in double overtime Feb. 20, 1999. UMass is 5-3 all time in overtime at Mullins.

It was the first triple overtime game for UMass since the Minutemen fell to Temple 83-82 Feb. 11, 1990, at Curry Hicks Cage. UMass has played eight triple-overtime games in program history.

The school's only four-overtime game was a 30-28 win over Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Jan. 24, 1929.

Lappas said the game lasted so long he forgot how many overtimes there were.

''I walked into the locker room and I said 'Man winning in double overtime is great' and they said 'Coach it was triple overtime.'

INJURY UPDATES - Lappas, who had been hopeful earlier this week that Jeff Viggiano might be able to return from his ankle injury for Wednesday's game at Saint Joseph's, said Viggiano is out for that game and uncertain for Saturday's noon game at George Washington.

''In a week, you never know what can happen, but he's not going to play Wednesday,'' Lappas said.

Stephane Lasme went down Saturday with an ankle injury and also banged his head on the floor.

''He's in la-la land right now,'' Lappas said after the game. ''I think he'll be fine, but I'm a little concerned about him.''

''SNOWVERTIME?'' - The two worst pregame driving conditions in the past two seasons produced two of UMass' most exciting games. In a driving snowstorm Dec. 6, 2003, Boston College beat the Minutemen 76-75 in overtime at Conte Forum.

NEXT UP - Saint Joseph's hosts the Minutemen at 8 p.m. Wednesday and the game will be televised on CN8. The Hawks are 5-6 (2-0 A-10) coming off a 60-52 win over Rhode Island Saturday.

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

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Whatever Justin Doellman is looking at isn't bothering Maurice Maxwell, who has an open look at the basket.


'Big Deli' continues to impress
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/10/2005

In men's basketball offices around the Big East this weekend, assistant coaches were almost certainly chastised by their bosses: ''How did we not at least look into this kid?'' This kid is 6-foot-11, 340-pound Jeff ''Big Deli'' Salovski, who scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his 12th career college game Saturday to help the University of Massachusetts beat Xavier 90-86 in triple overtime.

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Jeff "Big Deli" Salovski gets ready to work on Justin Doellman.
He's a legitimate big man with good hands who got next to no recruiting attention outside of UMass and Central Connecticut.

Big men are scarce and skilled big men are even more so. The best go to the NBA. The next tier go to the elite programs and most of the time so do the third-tier guys.

Many UMass fans will remember the Minutemen recruiting Damion Grant, a 6-foot-11, 260-pound big man from Jamaica. He was raw, but the coaching staff thought he had potential.

He'd have gotten a chance to be a contributor at UMass. Instead he's at North Carolina where he's barely left the bench in three years.

Most schools in the big six conferences will spend a scholarship on player with size if he has any potential at all to make him a project or at least a backup.

Sure Salovski wasn't exactly in prize-fighter physical condition, but it's hard to believe no bigger conference schools even pursued him.

When he signed at UMass, most of the program's optimistic fans assumed he was a project, while the skeptics wondered if he'd ever contribute regularly.

''Our guys found him. They said he doesn't run that great right now and he has to work on his body, but he's got great skill,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''He's got great hands and a head for the game. I went and saw him and I loved him.''

Lappas was an early member of the Big Deli Fan Club, but those meetings have gotten crowded.

Salovski's size, fun nickname, hustle and Average Joe demeanor have made him a cult hero with UMass fans who have taken to cheering every time he does anything.

They chanted ''Deli, Deli'' after he made several huge baskets in overtime.

''That chant was unbelievable,'' he said, smiling at the memory of it during the post-game press conference. ''It helped me get going today.''

Salovski has been a contributor since the opening game of the season when he made key free throws in the Minutemen's win over Birmingham Southern after Rashaun Freeman fouled out.

Salovski's only gotten better since. He's not quick or as mobile as he'd like to be, but he's much more agile than his size would indicate. He uses his nimble hands and space-clearing backside effectively.

Senior captain Anthony Anderson said the players aren't surprised.

''We knew he was this good from playing in the summer,'' Anderson said. ''He can do a lot of things he hasn't done yet. He can hit the foul line jumper. He's going to be a great player as the season goes on and his career goes on.''

He still has limitations. Salovski likely won't play as much Saturday against a very quick, athletic George Washington team that uses an up-tempo attack. And the Minutemen are forced to play zone when he and Freeman are on the court together.

Salovski said he's working vigorously to improve his conditioning.

''I'd like to get down to 300. It's not going to happen overnight, but I just have to keep working at it,'' he said. ''At 300 pounds, I can still push people around.''

Despite his age and heroics, he's managed to stay pretty grounded.

''I can't look at this one game and start thinking about bigger things. I just have to stay focused,' he said. ''I just have to pretty much forget about this because we have a big game coming up Wednesday.''

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


excerpt from...
Arizona State, Diogu nab weekly awards
BEST of the WEEK - Awards based on games from Monday through Sunday
By Dick Vitale, Special to ESPN.com, 1/10/2005

DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Jeff Salovski, Massachusetts

Freshman Jeff Salovski is now the big man on the Amherst campus. Listed at 6-foot-11 and 325 pounds, he had a major impact in UMass' thrilling victory over Xavier. The Minutemen won 90-86 in three overtimes.

Salovski, who had 23 points in his first 11 games of the season, scored 21 against the Musketeers. He hit the tying basket at the end of regulation to send the contest into overtime. Then he made the last two baskets in the second overtime to tie the score at 78. He ended the game with eight points in the third overtime as coach Steve Lappas and company got the W!


Xavier Musketeers 86  3 OT
Massachusetts Minutemen 90
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Xavier vs Massachusetts
01/08/05 2:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: Xavier (6-5, 0-1 A-10)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 THORNTON, Brian..... f  4-7    0-0    2-2    3  4  7   3  10  2  2  0  2  35
03 CAGE, Justin........ f  5-12   0-1    5-5    1  1  2   3  15  3  0  0  2  45
15 DOELLMAN, Justin.... f  4-13   3-7    5-6    2  8 10   4  16  4  3  2  0  45
12 FINN, Dedrick....... g  5-10   3-5    3-3    1  1  2   2  16  4  3  0  2  47
34 BURRELL, Stanley.... g  5-10   3-6    3-5    0  1  1   4  16  4  5  0  1  48
01 DUNCAN, Josh........    2-3    1-2    0-0    0  4  4   1   5  1  2  1  0  18
04 ODIA, Churchill.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   8
20 LUCAS, Dupree.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
24 RICE, Brandon.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   3
25 JACKSON, Keith......    1-1    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   3   2  0  0  1  1   7
52 CAUDLE, Will........    0-1    0-0    6-6    1  1  2   0   6  1  1  0  0  19
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   26-58  10-21  24-29   8 22 30  21  86 19 17  4  8 275


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-21 47.6%   2nd Half: 12-22 54.5%   OT:  4-15 26.7%   Game: 44.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-10 50.0%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   OT:  2-3  66.7%   Game: 47.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-7  71.4%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   OT: 16-17 94.1%   Game: 82.8%    4


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (7-5, 1-1 A-10)
                          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  4-14   1-7    7-10   2  7  9   3  16 10  1  2  2  47
05 Lasme, Stephane..... f  4-5    0-0    3-3    2  3  5   4  11  0  4  5  1  36
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  6-11   0-0    0-1    4  3  7   5  12  2  1  0  1  33
02 Chadwick, Chris..... g  4-11   0-1    1-2    0  2  2   2   9  3  2  0  3  40
12 Anderson, Anthony... g  5-9    4-6    0-0    0  2  2   3  14  5  3  0  3  51
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    1-2    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   3   3  1  0  0  4  15
24 Salovski, Jeff......    9-10   0-0    3-6    5  4  9   4  21  1  3  0  0  27
34 Bowers, Art.........    1-5    0-3    2-2    0  1  1   1   4  0  1  0  1  26
   TEAM................                            1  1             1
   Totals..............   34-67   6-19  16-24  13 23 36  25  90 22 16  7 15 275


TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-25 52.0%   2nd Half: 11-19 57.9%   OT: 10-23 43.5%   Game: 50.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   OT:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 31.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  5-6  83.3%   OT:  9-14 64.3%   Game: 66.7%   6,2


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Officials: Frank Scagliotta, Eugene Crawford, Ken Turner
Technical fouls: Xavier-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 2013
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   OT  OT2  OT3   Total
Xavier........................   30   30   12    6    8  -   86
Massachusetts.................   32   28   12    6   12  -   90
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Points in the paint-XU 28,UMASS 46. Points off turnovers-XU 15,UMASS 22.
2nd chance points-XU 5,UMASS 13. Fast break points-XU 6,UMASS 6.
Bench points-XU 13,UMASS 28. Score tied-14 times. Lead changed-10 times.
Last FG-XU OT2-04:03, UMASS OT3-01:30.


Play by Play

Play-By-Play
Xavier vs Massachusetts
01/08/05 2:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts             TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Xavier
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GOOD! JUMPER by CHADWICK, Chris      19:30   2-0   H 2
                                     19:28              MISSED 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    19:28
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony         19:05
                                     19:00              MISSED JUMPER by DOELLMAN, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by LASME, Stephane     19:00
MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun    19:00
                                     19:00              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     18:15   2-2   T 1  GOOD! LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
                                     18:15              ASSIST by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     18:00              FOUL by FINN, Dedrick
GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun      17:30   4-2   H 2
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony          17:30
                                     17:10   4-4   T 2  GOOD! LAYUP by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     17:10              ASSIST by FINN, Dedrick
                                     16:37              FOUL by CAGE, Justin
TURNOVR by LASME, Stephane           16:30
                                     16:30              STEAL by FINN, Dedrick
STEAL by CHADWICK, Chris             16:30
                                     16:30              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     16:04              FOUL by CAGE, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony    15:52
REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    15:52
FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun             15:17
                                     15:17              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                     15:15              MISSED LAYUP by BURRELL, Stanley
BLOCK by LASME, Stephane             15:15
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    15:15
MISSED LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris      15:15
                                     15:15              BLOCK by JACKSON, Keith
                                     15:15              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     15:10              TURNOVR by FINN, Dedrick
STEAL by MAXWELL, Maurice            15:10
GOOD! LAYUP by LASME, Stephane       15:10   6-4   H 2
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           15:10
                                     15:04              FOUL by DUNCAN, Josh
GOOD! FT SHOT by LASME, Stephane     15:04   7-4   H 3
FOUL by LASME, Stephane              14:48
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony     14:48  10-4   H 6
ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris            14:48
                                     14:35              TURNOVR by DUNCAN, Josh
MISSED JUMPER by MAXWELL, Maurice    14:35
                                     14:35              REBOUND (DEF) by JACKSON, Keith
                                     14:04  10-7   H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     14:04              ASSIST by DOELLMAN, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun     13:36
REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    13:36
TURNOVR by (TEAM)                    13:36
                                     13:15  10-9   H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     12:48              FOUL by JACKSON, Keith
MISSED FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris    12:48
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          12:48
GOOD! FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris     12:48  11-9   H 2
FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun             12:42
                                     12:39  11-11  T 3  GOOD! JUMPER by THORNTON, Brian
                                     12:39              ASSIST by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     12:39  11-12  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by THORNTON, Brian
GOOD! JUMPER by BOWERS, Art          12:12  13-12  H 1
                                     12:12              TURNOVR by FINN, Dedrick
STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony           12:12
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony     11:49  15-12  H 3
                                     11:49              MISSED 3 PTR by CAGE, Justin
                                     11:49              REBOUND (OFF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     11:49              MISSED LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     11:49              REBOUND (OFF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     11:04              MISSED LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony   11:04
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony         11:04
                                     11:04              STEAL by CAGE, Justin
FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony            10:53
FOUL by LASME, Stephane              10:53
                                     10:53              TIMEOUT MEDIA
FOUL by SALOVSKI, Jeff               10:32
                                     10:32              MISSED FT SHOT by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     10:32              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                     10:32  15-13  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     10:16              FOUL by ODIA, Churchill
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        09:54  17-13  H 4
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           09:54
                                     09:54              MISSED 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)          09:54
MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     09:10
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      09:10
TURNOVR by SALOVSKI, Jeff            09:08
                                     09:08              STEAL by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     08:57  17-15  H 2  GOOD! LAYUP by BURRELL, Stanley
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        08:40  19-15  H 4
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           08:40
                                     08:40              FOUL by DOELLMAN, Justin
MISSED FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff     08:40
                                     08:40              REBOUND (DEF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     08:22              MISSED JUMPER by ODIA, Churchill
REBOUND (DEF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      08:22
MISSED 3 PTR by CARRIER, Lawrence    07:55
                                     07:55              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     07:53              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
TIMEOUT MEDIA                        07:53
TURNOVR by LASME, Stephane           07:31
                                     07:01              TURNOVR by FINN, Dedrick
STEAL by CARRIER, Lawrence           07:01
TURNOVR by CHADWICK, Chris           06:40
                                     06:40              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
STEAL by CHADWICK, Chris             06:40
TURNOVR by MAXWELL, Maurice          06:24
                                     06:24              STEAL by JACKSON, Keith
FOUL by MAXWELL, Maurice             06:24
                                     06:24              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                     05:43              MISSED 3 PTR by DUNCAN, Josh
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    05:43
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony     05:25  22-15  H 7
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           05:25
                                     05:05  22-18  H 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     05:05              ASSIST by BURRELL, Stanley
TURNOVR by LASME, Stephane           04:44
                                     04:44              STEAL by THORNTON, Brian
                                     04:30              MISSED FT SHOT by BURRELL, Stanley
REBOUND (DEF) by BOWERS, Art         04:30
MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     04:30
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      04:30
MISSED 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art          04:30
                                     04:30              REBOUND (DEF) by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     04:30              MISSED LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
                                     04:30              REBOUND (OFF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     03:59              MISSED 3 PTR by FINN, Dedrick
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)              03:59
TIMEOUT MEDIA                        03:59
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony     03:45  25-18  H 7
                                     03:20              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
STEAL by CARRIER, Lawrence           03:20
GOOD! JUMPER by MAXWELL, Maurice     02:58  27-18  H 9
ASSIST by CARRIER, Lawrence          02:58
                                     02:58              TURNOVR by DOELLMAN, Justin
STEAL by CARRIER, Lawrence           02:58
TURNOVR by SALOVSKI, Jeff            02:58
FOUL by CARRIER, Lawrence            02:40
                                     02:40  27-19  H 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     02:40  27-20  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by BURRELL, Stanley
GOOD! 3 PTR by CARRIER, Lawrence     02:22  30-20  H 10
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony          02:22
                                     01:55  30-23  H 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     01:55              ASSIST by DOELLMAN, Justin
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony         01:45
                                     01:31  30-26  H 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by FINN, Dedrick
                                     01:31              ASSIST by DOELLMAN, Justin
FOUL by CARRIER, Lawrence            01:25
                                     01:25  30-27  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by FINN, Dedrick
MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     01:25
                                     01:25              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     01:25              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
STEAL by CHADWICK, Chris             01:25
REBOUND (OFF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    01:00
MISSED LAYUP by MAXWELL, Maurice     01:00
GOOD! LAYUP by MAXWELL, Maurice      00:50  32-27  H 5
                                     00:15  32-30  H 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     00:15              ASSIST by THORNTON, Brian
                                     00:10              REBOUND (DEF) by THORNTON, Brian
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony    00:10
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                                  Massachusetts 32, Xavier 30

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Xavier                  8      11       0       2       5      3     1
          Massachusetts          14      12       2       2       9      0     1

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                                     19:29  32-32  T 4  GOOD! JUMPER by BURRELL, Stanley
                                     19:29              ASSIST by FINN, Dedrick
                                     19:15              FOUL by THORNTON, Brian
GOOD! LAYUP by LASME, Stephane       18:43  34-32  H 2
ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris            18:43
                                     18:13              TURNOVR by BURRELL, Stanley
STEAL by LASME, Stephane             18:12
                                     18:09              FOUL by DOELLMAN, Justin
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    18:09  35-32  H 3
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    18:09  36-32  H 4
                                     17:53  36-35  H 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     17:53              ASSIST by CAGE, Justin
GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun      17:21  38-35  H 3
ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris            17:21
                                     16:56  38-38  T 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     16:56              ASSIST by BURRELL, Stanley
MISSED JUMPER by LASME, Stephane     16:34
                                     16:34              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     16:04  38-41  V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by FINN, Dedrick
                                     16:04              ASSIST by DOELLMAN, Justin
TURNOVR by CHADWICK, Chris           15:44
                                     15:42              STEAL by FINN, Dedrick
                                     15:37  38-43  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
TIMEOUT 30sec                        15:34
GOOD! 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice      15:03  41-43  V 2
                                     14:41              MISSED 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     14:41              REBOUND (OFF) by CAGE, Justin
                                     14:39              MISSED TIP-IN by CAGE, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    14:39
                                     14:38              FOUL by THORNTON, Brian
TIMEOUT MEDIA                        14:38
GOOD! JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun     14:17  43-43  T 6
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           14:17
                                     13:57              MISSED 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
REBOUND (DEF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    13:57
GOOD! LAYUP by LASME, Stephane       13:26  45-43  H 2
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           13:26
FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun             13:13
FOUL by LASME, Stephane              13:00
                                     12:49  45-45  T 7  GOOD! LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     12:49              ASSIST by CAUDLE, Will
MISSED 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art          12:15
REBOUND (OFF) by LASME, Stephane     12:15
GOOD! TIP-IN by LASME, Stephane      12:11  47-45  H 2
FOUL by SALOVSKI, Jeff               11:42
                                     11:42              TIMEOUT media
                                     11:42  47-46  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
                                     11:42  47-47  T 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        11:15  49-47  H 2
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           11:15
                                     10:52              MISSED JUMPER by DOELLMAN, Justin
BLOCK by LASME, Stephane             10:52
REBOUND (DEF) by LASME, Stephane     10:50
MISSED JUMPER by MAXWELL, Maurice    10:24
                                     10:24              REBOUND (DEF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     10:17  49-49  T 9  GOOD! LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     10:17              ASSIST by FINN, Dedrick
                                     09:45              FOUL by DOELLMAN, Justin
MISSED FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff     09:45
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          09:45
GOOD! FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff      09:45  50-49  H 1
                                     09:20  50-51  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by JACKSON, Keith
                                     09:20              ASSIST by THORNTON, Brian
                                     09:07              FOUL by THORNTON, Brian
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOWERS, Art         09:06  51-51  T 10
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOWERS, Art         09:06  52-51  H 1
FOUL by SALOVSKI, Jeff               08:52
                                     08:52              MISSED FT SHOT by JACKSON, Keith
                                     08:52              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                     08:52              MISSED FT SHOT by JACKSON, Keith
REBOUND (DEF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    08:52
MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun    08:33
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      08:33
GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun      08:12  54-51  H 3
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony          08:12
                                     07:38  54-53  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
                                     07:38              ASSIST by CAGE, Justin
TURNOVR by SALOVSKI, Jeff            07:18
                                     07:17              STEAL by THORNTON, Brian
                                     07:14              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                     06:47              TURNOVR by THORNTON, Brian
STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony           06:45
FOUL by BOWERS, Art                  06:41
TURNOVR by BOWERS, Art               06:41
                                     06:27              TURNOVR by THORNTON, Brian
STEAL by BOWERS, Art                 06:27
                                     06:27              FOUL by FINN, Dedrick
GOOD! LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris       06:00  56-53  H 3
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony          06:00
                                     05:21              MISSED 3 PTR by FINN, Dedrick
REBOUND (DEF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    05:21
TURNOVR by FREEMAN, Rashaun          04:59
                                     04:57              STEAL by CAGE, Justin
                                     04:52              MISSED 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony   04:52
MISSED 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art          04:41
                                     04:41              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     04:36              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony            04:26
                                     04:07              MISSED 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
BLOCK by LASME, Stephane             04:07
                                     04:06              REBOUND (OFF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     04:06  56-55  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony            04:06
                                     04:06  56-56  T 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by THORNTON, Brian
MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     03:31
                                     03:31              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     03:10  56-58  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     03:10              ASSIST by FINN, Dedrick
TIMEOUT 30sec                        02:57
MISSED LAYUP by BOWERS, Art          02:43
                                     02:43              BLOCK by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     02:40              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     02:29              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                     02:13  56-60  V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by FINN, Dedrick
GOOD! JUMPER by MAXWELL, Maurice     01:59  58-60  V 2
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony          01:59
                                     01:58              TIMEOUT media
                                     01:39              MISSED LAYUP by FINN, Dedrick
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    01:39
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        01:17  60-60  T 12
ASSIST by FREEMAN, Rashaun           01:17
TIMEOUT TEAM                         01:15
                                     00:44              MISSED LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by LASME, Stephane     00:44
TIMEOUT 30sec                        00:23
MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     00:08
                                     00:08              REBOUND (DEF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     00:04              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                     00:00              MISSED JUMPER by CAGE, Justin
                                     00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
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                                  Massachusetts 60, Xavier 60

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Xavier                 16       2       3       4       4      6     3
          Massachusetts          18       4       4       0       7      3     2

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts             TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Xavier
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                                     04:47              MISSED LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     04:47              REBOUND (OFF) by FINN, Dedrick
                                     04:42              MISSED LAYUP by DOELLMAN, Justin
BLOCK by LASME, Stephane             04:42
REBOUND (DEF) by CHADWICK, Chris     04:39
GOOD! JUMPER by CHADWICK, Chris      04:33  62-60  H 2
                                     04:19              TURNOVR by DOELLMAN, Justin
STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony           04:18
GOOD! LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris       04:15  64-60  H 4
FOUL by CHADWICK, Chris              04:01
                                     04:01  64-61  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     04:01  64-62  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris      03:24
                                     03:24              REBOUND (DEF) by FINN, Dedrick
                                     03:10              MISSED LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      03:10
                                     02:50              FOUL by DOELLMAN, Justin
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    02:50  65-62  H 3
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    02:50  66-62  H 4
                                     02:36              TURNOVR by DOELLMAN, Justin
STEAL by MAXWELL, Maurice            02:35
MISSED LAYUP by MAXWELL, Maurice     02:32
REBOUND (OFF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    02:32
MISSED JUMPER by CHADWICK, Chris     02:12
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          02:12
                                     02:11              FOUL by BURRELL, Stanley
MISSED FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun   02:11
                                     02:11              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNCAN, Josh
FOUL by CHADWICK, Chris              02:01
                                     02:01  66-63  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by FINN, Dedrick
                                     02:01  66-64  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by FINN, Dedrick
GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun      01:45  68-64  H 4
ASSIST by SALOVSKI, Jeff             01:44
                                     01:32              MISSED LAYUP by FINN, Dedrick
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    01:32
MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony    00:59
                                     00:59              REBOUND (DEF) by THORNTON, Brian
                                     00:53              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                     00:47  68-67  H 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by BURRELL, Stanley
MISSED LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun     00:21
                                     00:21              BLOCK by DOELLMAN, Justin
REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    00:21
GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun      00:20  70-67  H 3
TIMEOUT 30sec                        00:20
                                     00:09  70-69  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by FINN, Dedrick
                                     00:08              FOUL by BURRELL, Stanley
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    00:08  71-69  H 2
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    00:08  72-69  H 3
                                     00:01  72-72  T 13 GOOD! 3 PTR by FINN, Dedrick
                                     00:01              ASSIST by CAGE, Justin

                                  Massachusetts 72, Xavier 72

          OT period-only       InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Xavier                  2       0       0       0       0      1     0
          Massachusetts           6       2       2       4       0      0     1

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                                     04:40              MISSED LAYUP by THORNTON, Brian
BLOCK by MAXWELL, Maurice            04:40
REBOUND (DEF) by CHADWICK, Chris     04:38
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony    04:25
                                     04:25              REBOUND (DEF) by CAGE, Justin
                                     04:03  72-74  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by CAGE, Justin
                                     04:03              ASSIST by BURRELL, Stanley
FOUL by MAXWELL, Maurice             04:03
                                     04:03  72-75  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAGE, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris      03:29
                                     03:29              BLOCK by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     03:27              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNCAN, Josh
FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun             03:06
                                     03:06  72-76  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
                                     03:06  72-77  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
MISSED LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff       02:36
                                     02:36              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNCAN, Josh
                                     02:03              MISSED JUMPER by BURRELL, Stanley
REBOUND (DEF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      02:03
                                     01:50              FOUL by CAGE, Justin
GOOD! FT SHOT by LASME, Stephane     01:50  73-77  V 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by LASME, Stephane     01:50  74-77  V 3
FOUL by LASME, Stephane              01:36
                                     01:36  74-78  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     01:36              MISSED FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     01:36              REBOUND (OFF) by CAUDLE, Will
                                     01:31              TURNOVR by CAUDLE, Will
STEAL by FREEMAN, Rashaun            01:30
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        01:11  76-78  V 2
ASSIST by FREEMAN, Rashaun           01:11
TIMEOUT 30sec                        01:10
                                     00:40              MISSED LAYUP by DOELLMAN, Justin
BLOCK by LASME, Stephane             00:40
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)          00:38
MISSED JUMPER by CHADWICK, Chris     00:13
REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun    00:13
MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun    00:10
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      00:10
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        00:10  78-78  T 14
                                     00:06              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                     00:00              MISSED JUMPER by FINN, Dedrick
                                     00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)

                                  Massachusetts 78, Xavier 78

          OT2 period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Xavier                  2       0       0       0       2      0     1
          Massachusetts           4       2       2       0       4      1     0

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts             TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Xavier
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MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice     04:33
REBOUND (OFF) by LASME, Stephane     04:33
TURNOVR by LASME, Stephane           04:28
                                     04:15              MISSED JUMPER by DOELLMAN, Justin
BLOCK by MAXWELL, Maurice            04:15
                                     04:13              REBOUND (OFF) by DOELLMAN, Justin
FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun             04:12
                                     04:12  78-79  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
                                     04:12  78-80  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by DOELLMAN, Justin
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony     03:39  81-80  H 1
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           03:39
                                     03:20              TURNOVR by DUNCAN, Josh
STEAL by CARRIER, Lawrence           03:19
MISSED LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris      02:50
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      02:50
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        02:46  83-80  H 3
FOUL by SALOVSKI, Jeff               02:24
                                     02:24  83-81  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
                                     02:24  83-82  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAUDLE, Will
GOOD! LAYUP by SALOVSKI, Jeff        02:04  85-82  H 3
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           02:04
                                     02:04              FOUL by JACKSON, Keith
GOOD! FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff      02:04  86-82  H 4
FOUL by CARRIER, Lawrence            01:52
                                     01:52  86-83  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAGE, Justin
                                     01:52  86-84  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAGE, Justin
                                     01:52              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! JUMPER by SALOVSKI, Jeff       01:30  88-84  H 4
ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice           01:30
                                     01:08              MISSED JUMPER by CAUDLE, Will
REBOUND (DEF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      01:08
MISSED 3 PTR by CHADWICK, Chris      00:37
                                     00:37              REBOUND (DEF) by CAUDLE, Will
FOUL by MAXWELL, Maurice             00:23
                                     00:23  88-85  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAGE, Justin
                                     00:23  88-86  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by CAGE, Justin
                                     00:18              FOUL by JACKSON, Keith
MISSED FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice   00:18
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          00:18
MISSED FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice   00:18
REBOUND (OFF) by SALOVSKI, Jeff      00:18
                                     00:14              FOUL by BURRELL, Stanley
MISSED FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff     00:14
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          00:14
GOOD! FT SHOT by SALOVSKI, Jeff      00:14  89-86  H 3
TIMEOUT 30sec                        00:14
                                     00:06              MISSED 3 PTR by DOELLMAN, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice    00:06
                                     00:05              FOUL by BURRELL, Stanley
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice    00:05  90-86  H 4
MISSED FT SHOT by MAXWELL, Maurice   00:05
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          00:05
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                                  Massachusetts 90, Xavier 86

          OT3 period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Xavier                  0       2       2       0       2      0     0
          Massachusetts           4       2       3       0       8      0     1


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................   11   2   0   0   2 -  15
Massachusetts...........   12   4   2   2   2 -  22

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    8  16   2   2   0 -  28
Massachusetts...........   14  18   6   4   4 -  46

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    0   3   0   0   2 -   5
Massachusetts...........    2   4   2   2   3 -  13

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    2   4   0   0   0 -   6
Massachusetts...........    2   0   4   0   0 -   6

BENCH POINTS                1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    5   4   0   2   2 -  13
Massachusetts...........    9   7   0   4   8 -  28

SCORE TIED BY               1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    3   6   1   0   0 -  10
Massachusetts...........    0   3   0   1   0 -   4

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2   3   4   5 - Tot
Xavier..................    1   3   0   1   0 -   5
Massachusetts...........    1   2   1   0   1 -   5

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