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Minutemen get rematch with Bonnies
By Bob McGovern, The Daily Collegian Staff, 2/3/2005

In most college basketball circles, a conference win is seen as a positive. However, when a team beats an under matched and undermanned team by four points in double overtime, some would say it's almost as bad as a loss.

This very instance occurred in Olean, N.Y., on Jan. 26, when the Massachusetts men's basketball team squeaked by St. Bonaventure 82-78, in a double overtime thriller.

The Minutemen take on the Bonnies again Saturday at 12 p.m. under much different circumstances. This time, St. Bonaventure must travel seven hours through the plains of western New York and into the farmland of western Massachusetts for a rematch that, on paper, appears to be in the Minutemen's favor.

However, there is one major intangible that UMass coach Steve Lappas sees as a definitive advantage: the comfort of the home court.

"Being home makes a big difference." Lappas said. "I know it's a lot easier being here than kind of being by yourself on the road out in Olean, and I think it will make a big difference."

In its last trip to Olean, UMass got a real ear full. The student section in the Reilly Center was packed and the Minutemen were never able to get past the noise and into an easy rhythm.

Aside from the crowd noise, the Minutemen were also very passive with their perimeter defense, letting St. Bonaventure's two premiere players, Wade Dunston and Patrick Lottin have open shots for the majority of regulation.

After the first five minutes of the game, it became increasingly obvious that UMass was not going to give the Bonnies any open shots from 3-point land. Sophomore Maurice Maxwell kept an eye on Dunston, and Lottin was pressured no matter where he was on the court.

St. Bonaventure coach Anthony Solomon saw the defense and made a quick adjustment that let the Bonnies go on a bit of a roll. Soloman told his team to penetrate and dish, a system that left bodies unguarded and let 3-pointers fall.

"I think we really need to step it up a notch defensively, that's what I want," Lappas said. "We really need to step it up a notch to stop their dribble penetration, I think they got to the basket on us a lot and they made a lot of those threes. They drove and they kicked."

Dunston put together his best offensive game against the Minutemen and mentioned afterwards that it may have been the best game of his career. Dunston dropped 28 points that night, including going three-for-six behind the arc.

However, aside from his shooting prowess, Dunston felt the pressure of the stymieing UMass defense. After showcasing the fact that he had a touch, the Minutemen pestered him wherever he went on the court, eventually forcing him to make a game-high 10 turnovers.

"We knew he made three or four threes against Rhode Island. We knew that he was going to be a dangerous guy to play against." Lappas said. "Our pressure bothered him, obviously. He had 10 turnovers, so that's something we have to keep thinking about."

After the Minutemen came home with the victory, there was much criticism from the UMass fan base. People were puzzled with how a team that could beat UConn, George Washington and Xavier could let St. Bonaventure give them such a game.

Lappas was not entirely pleased with the way his team played that day but believes that the final score should garner more weight than the spread.

"I just think it's important to win, you know what I mean?" Lappas said. "It's like saying, 'What difference would it make if we beat UConn by two or by 20?' The object of the game is to win."

One concern going into Saturday's game is the status of Artie Bowers' right thumb. During Tuesday's practice, Bowers sprained his thumb and had it wrapped up on Wednesday. The Minutemen have listed him as day-to-day and he could potentially make an appearance in Saturday's contest.

Bowers had eight points and four rebounds against the Bonnies last time, including going two-for-five from behind the arc.


Bowers sprains thumb
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/5/2005

University of Massachusetts guard Artie Bowers' frustrating season got a little worse this week. After struggling with an earlier ankle injury and a shooting slump throughout this season, Bowers sprained his thumb Tuesday in practice and is questionable for Saturday's game at noon with St. Bonaventure at the Mullins Center.

''It's his shooting hand. He has not practiced since then,'' said UMass coach Steve Lappas, who did not rule out using Bowers against the Bonnies.

At 4-4 in the Atlantic 10 (10-8 overall), the Minutemen are tied with Fordham in third place in the Atlantic 10 East. The Rams are at La Salle on Sunday.

Saturday's game is a rematch of a 82-78 double overtime UMass win 10 days ago at St. Bonaventure.

Since the last meeting, the Bonnies have lost a pair of blowouts at home to Philadelphia teams. Temple rolled 87-66 on Jan. 29 and Saint Joseph's thumped the Bonnies 95-62 Wednesday.

St. Bonaventure enters Saturday's game at 1-18 overall and 0-8 in the Atlantic 10.

Without a midweek game this week, the Minutemen took Sunday and Monday off before returning to practice Tuesday. Lappas said they focused on cleaning up their own game early in the week before switching the focus to the Bonnies.

''It would have been better to have a game, coming off of a loss, but we did use the time to do things we need to do like getting Jeff (Viggiano) back in the flow,'' Lappas said. ''We worked on everything, our defense, rebounding, half-court offense, not turning the ball over.''

Viggiano, who missed seven games with a severely sprained ankle, said he's much closer to 100 percent. ''My ankle is feeling better. I did some conditioning and I got my legs back under me a little, so I can play more minutes,'' he said.

Those extra minutes could come at either forward spot, as Viggiano could see time on the perimeter with Bowers out or inside when the Bonnies utilize a small lineup.

The St. Bonaventure perimeter trio of Wade Dunston, Ahmad Smith and Patrick Lottin combined for 69 points in last month's game. They will be a focus for the Minutemen in this one.

''Our guys know how they're capable of playing. They certainly have our attention,'' Lappas said.

NOTES: UMass is trying to sweep the season series with the Bonnies for the first time since 1997.

St. Bonaventure will have Brian Gibbs available for the game. Gibbs, a sophomore forward, missed five games, including the loss to UMass, with a virus.

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


Minutemen Upend St. Bonaventure 74-58
Chris Chadwick recorded a career-high eight assists in the win
From UMass Athletics, 2/5/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - On the strength of 15 points from senior Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) and 14 points from sophomore Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.), the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team defeated Atlantic 10 rival St. Bonaventure, 74-58, on Saturday in the Mullins Center.

The win gives UMass its 11th win of the season which surpasses last year's total. The Minutemen are now 11-8 overall, 5-4 in the Atlantic 10, while St. Bonaventure falls to 1-19 overall and 0-9 in the league. The win also exceeds last year's total of A-10 wins (4-12).

Along with Anderson and Freeman, sophomore Maurice Maxwell (Philadelphia, Pa.) added 10 points - the sixth consecutive game he has scored double figures. Sophomore Stephane Lasme (Libreville, Gabon), Freeman, and Anderson each pulled down nine rebounds as UMass held a 41-to-30 advantage over the Bonnies.

After taking a 40-26 halftime lead, UMass put together an almost 11-minute, 22-to-5 run in the second half. The resulting 28 point lead (64-36) was the largest of the season.

The Bonnies continued to fight, however, cutting the lead to 13 points with 1:34 remaining on an Ahmad Smith three-pointer. Smith finished with a team-high 16 points leading St. Bonaventure. Kern Carter and Brian Gibbs also reached double-digits on the day with 11 points each.

The Minutemen defense held the trio of Smith, Wade Dunston, and Patrick Lottin to just 30 points in the game. In the first meeting 10 days ago, the trio combined for 59 points.

Senior Chris Chadwick (Union, N.J.) picked up a career-high eight assists on the day as UMass assisted on 22 of its 30 field goals. For the day, the Minutemen shot 51.7 percent from the floor, while holding St. Bonaventure to 36.1 percent.

In the first half, UMass took the early 17-4 lead in the first eight minutes of the game. The 40 points in the first half ties for the most points scored in the opening period.

Using a balanced offensive attack, eight of nine players scored in the first half led by Anderson and Freeman who each had seven points. Of the 11 players who saw action in the game, nine registered points as the Minutemen improve to 8-0 on the year when they score 70 points or more.

The Bonnies put together a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to 11 points, but a Jeff Viggiano (Suffield, Conn.) pull-up jumper from the free throw line put the Minutemen back up 35-22 with 2:20 remaining in the half.

Saturday's win marked the first time UMass has pulled off two victories over an opponent in one season since the 2001-02 team defeated George Washington. In terms of the regular-season, it's the first time since 2000-01 that the Minutemen have swept a season-series from an A-10 team (GW, Rhode Island).

The Minutemen return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 9 when they face Rhode Island in a key Atlantic 10 match-up.


Notes & quotes
From UMass Athletics, 2/5/2005

The win over St. Bonaventure gave UMass its 11th win of the season, surpassing last season's total of 10. It was also the fifth conference win passing last year's 4-12 A-10 mark. Last season the Minutemen went 10-19 after going 11-19 in 2002-03.

UMass will have defeated a conference opponent twice in the same season for the first time since 2001-02 when UMass beat George Washington twice. In terms of the regular-season it's the first time since 2000-01 UMass has swept a season-series from an A-10 team since beating GW and Rhode Island twice.

The win by +16 points was the largest margin of victory this season, passing the 14-point win over Yale (70-56) on Nov. 28. It was the largest margin of victory for the Minutemen since last season's opener, a 22-point win over St. Francis (N.Y.), 80-58 on Nov. 18, 2003.

UMass built its largest lead in any game this season at +28 first leading by +21 (54-33 with 14:16 left in the second half), the previous high was a 20-point lead vs. Rider (49-29 at 14:33 in the second half on Dec. 23, 2004). UMass had a 22-5 run to take that largest lead of the season at 64-36 (+28).

UMass had 40 points in the first half to match its highest-scoring first half, set in the season opener vs. Birmingham Southern on Nov. 23, 2004, when they led 40-24. The 40-26 lead vs. St. Bonaventure was the second-largest margin of a lead at halftime this season.

UMass is now 8-0 in games when they score 70 or more points this season and 25-9 in such games since Steve Lappas has been at UMass.

After combining for 59 points at St. Bonaventure on Jan. 26, the trio of Ahmad Smith (16), Wade Dunston (9) and Patrick Lottin (5) combined for just 30 points vs. UMass in the second meeting.

Rashaun Freeman scored in double-figures for the 13th time in 19 games this season and 37th in 48 career games with 14.

Maurice Maxwell reached double-figures for the seventh time in eight games and for the sixth game in a row with 10. He is averaging 14.8 over the eight games along with 5.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds in his strong run.

Senior Anthony Anderson is now 20th in career scoring with 1,193. He passed John Murphy (1,184) and Carmelo Travieso (1,186) on the list. Next up on the list is No. 19 Jim Town (1,211), who played from 1975-77. It was his 58th career game scoring in double-figures with 15 and his 11th time in 16 games this season with 10 or more points.

Anderson also moved up on the career steals chart today, going to third for career steals (146). He passed Mike Williams (145). The all-time leader is Edgar Padilla (249).

On the other lists, he continues to be second in career three-pointers made (271), career three-pointers attempted (690) and is seventh in career assists (364).

Chris Chadwick had a career-high nine assists. His old high was seven vs. Albany (12/28/03).

Drew Rossi played in his second career game, entering with 59 seconds left in regulation. Nana Ampim entered his first game playing the final 12 seconds of the game.

Other Notes: UMass won the tap ... Chris Chadwick hit a three-pointer just 38 seconds into the game to open the scoring ... Jeff Viggiano was the first sub of the game just 2:33 into the action, replacing Chris Chadwick ... UMass opened the game on a 9-1 run and built that to a 17-4 lead with just under eight minutes elapsed ... The Bonnies made just one of their first 10 shots of the game ... Eight Minutemen scored in the first half when Art Bowers knocked down a three-pointer with 6:49 left in the half ... Bowers had a lay-up for UMass' next points to give UMass its largest lead of the first half at +18 (33-15) with 6:09 left in the first ... UMass had a 20-4 run in the second half to take


Rashaun Freeman on the team's overall performance against St. Bonaventure:
For the most part we passed the ball around, which is great because when you pass the ball more you score more. When we pass the way we did today we can put a lot of points on the board. Today turnovers were the only thing that held us back. With fewer turnovers we definitely could have scored more points, but overall I was very happy about how we played and especially with the way we moved the ball.

Anthony Anderson on the Minutemen winning a lopsided game this season:
This win felt good. I was asking the guys all year, when are we going to finally blow somebody out? When are we going to be comfortable with ten minutes left in the game knowing that we are going to win? We finally got one, and now we are looking to build on that.

Anderson on his leadership role late in the game against the Bonnies:
I just told the guys let's go. The game is forty minutes long. We always preach about playing forty minutes in the locker room and in the huddle and there was still three minutes left to go in the game. I was just trying to tell the guys that forty minutes were not up yet.


UMass enjoys easier time
By Gus Martins, The Boston Herald, 2/6/2005

AMHERST - In a season to forget for St. Bonaventure, the Bonnies played a game to remember vs. UMass Jan. 26, taking the Minutemen to double overtime before losing by four points.

Yesterday at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen assured there wouldn't be a repeat of that implausible scenario, capturing a 74-58 victory over the 1-19 Bonnies while leading the game from wire to wire.

The Minutemen improved their record to 11-8 (5-4 Atlantic 10), surpassing their win total from the 2003-04 season and improving their hope for a postseason berth.

Coach Steve Lappas said he went into the contest a bit concerned considering his team didn't have a midweek game to ward off the effects of a 67-63 loss last weekend to Richmond. He also had to be concerned considering St. Bonaventure had won three of its last four contests at the Mullins Center.

``I really did not like having a week off to tell you the truth,'' Lappas said. ``Especially coming off a loss. But that's the way it fell and it worked out for us. I thought we did a great job coming out. The only negative was the turnovers. We're shooting 46 percent as a team in the league. But you've got to get the attempts. We had 20 turnovers. You'll have turnovers but if you have 12 turnovers that's eight more shots. Those shots are important to you.''

The Minutemen were led by Anthony Anderson's 15 points. Rashaun Freeman had 14 points while Chris Chadwick had eight assists. Maurice Maxwell added 10 points for UMass.

The Minutemen pretty much dominated the entire contest. With seven minutes left in the first half, UMass enjoyed an 18-point lead. The Bonnies (1-19, 0-9) cut it to 11 with a 9-2 run - one of their only effective stretches of the game.

The Bonnies shot 36 percent overall and committed 18 turnovers. But the visitors struggled, scoring just 30 points in the paint compared to 42 for UMass.

The Minutemen shot a whopping 51.7 percent from the field for the contest and never had to look over their shoulders. The Minutemen said it felt good to have a lopsided win for a change.

``Usually it's two-point games down the stretch with no timeouts left,'' Freeman said.

Anderson, a senior point guard from Lynn English, said he thought the team benefited from the time off, even if the one area of concentration during the week wasn't necessarily airtight in yesterday's game.

``All we did all week was focus on not turning the ball over,'' he said. ``It didn't show today. But all we did was focus on ourselves. Much of our (turnovers) came late in the game.''

Ahmad Smith led the Bonnies with 16 points.


Minutemen allowed to take the easy way out
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 2/6/2005

AMHERST -- In an up-and-down season characterized by nail-biting victories and exasperating losses, the University of Massachusetts found some new territory yesterday afternoon -- winning a laugher, 74-58, over lowly St. Bonaventure. The Minutemen led wire to wire, and pushed the margin to as many as 28 points in the second half.

Captain Anthony Anderson, who led UMass with 15 points, smiled broadly in the postgame press conference and said, "I've been saying to these dudes all season long, `When are we going to blow somebody out? When are we going to be comfortable with 10 minutes left in the game?' It felt good. We finally got one. We're just looking to build."

With the victory, the Minutemen (11-8, 5-4 Atlantic 10) eclipsed last year's totals for both overall and conference wins. Of course, last year was never the benchmark. They know that with a month left in the regular season, they're playing for some real stakes.

"We're in the hunt -- that's all I can say," said coach Steve Lappas. "We're in the hunt to play in the postseason."

A year ago, a much stronger A-10 had four teams in the NCAA Tournament, and two of them (Saint Joseph's and Xavier) made it to the Elite Eight. This year, the league is filled with young and rebuilding teams, none of which was ranked in the top 64 of last week's RPI. The only exceptional squad is the one that came calling at the Mullins Center yesterday, and it has been exceptional in the bad sense -- the Bonnies are now 1-19 (0-9 A-10), with an RPI that suggests they should R.I.P. -- 322d out of 330.

St. Bonaventure does have a certain endearing 1962 Mets quality. Yesterday, the Bonnies' top scorer, Patrick Lottin, was scratched from the starting lineup at the last minute when a teammate swung open the locker room door and hit Lottin above the eye, requiring stitches. Though Lottin did play, his mishap led to a wry smile from coach Anthony Solomon.

"Those types of things happen sometimes," he said.

Lottin's misfortune further weakened a St. Bonaventure squad that was strapped from the beginning. Starting center Yankuba Camara didn't play because of a concussion, and starting forward Michael Lee was held to just two minutes because of the flu.

The Bonnies had taken UMass to double overtime 10 days earlier in Olean, N.Y., but this one was never close. The Minutemen moved the ball effectively, shooting 52 percent from the field, and assisting on 22 of their 30 field goals.

"It's crazy -- if you pass the ball more, you can score more," said Rashaun Freeman, who tallied 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds. "When we do that, we can put a lot of points on the board."

Maurice Maxwell continued his solid play for the Minutemen with 10 points and six assists. Over the last six games, Maxwell is averaging 15 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 53.2 percent from the field. While Freeman and Anderson have been billed as the team's stars, Maxwell has quietly emerged as a player with a great upside, a fierce and unselfish competitor who is in the top 10 in the league in three statistical categories.

For the Bonnies, Ahmad Smith led the way with a game-high 16 points. Kern Carter and Brian Gibbs each added 11. The Bonnies showed some scrap at the finish, trimming the lead with a 13-0 run.

"I want our young men first to know that I'm appreciative of them -- especially the new ones here for the first time -- to join our basketball program right now, when maybe it's not the most glamorous situation to be a part of," said Solomon. "My hat's off to them.

"While they are here, I have stressed to them that they are expected to compete on a daily level, and they've done that. I've asked them to play at a high intensity level; they've done that. They've been passionate with their play. I've also told them that they're special, the way they have handled themselves with their competitive edge day in and day out, while experiencing what we're experiencing at this time -- because we will get through this."

Lappas faces a different challenge, as his team looks toward the possibility of a meaningful March for the first time in years.

"Last year, I was coaching these guys to just try to get better every game, every day," he said. "Now we want to get better, but we have to have our eye on the result also. We need to keep improving, but we need to get it done in the end. That's the big thing."


Latest Bonnies loss has a familiar feel
Special to The Buffalo News, 2/6/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - The venue was different but it was the same story for St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies hit only one field goal in the opening 7:32, fell behind by 17-4, and never threatened Massachusetts in a 74-58 loss Saturday afternoon in the Mullins Center.

Bona's porous defense allowed the Minutemen to shoot 51.7 percent (30 of 58) from the floor. UMass pounded the ball into the post for much of the game, capitalizing on the absence of usual Bona frontline starters Yankuba Camara (concussion) and Michael Lee (flu). Camara did not see any time and Lee came off the bench and played just two minutes.

In the first start of his career, sophomore guard Kern Carter scored a season-high 11 points while also recording four steals. Ahmad Smith netted a game-high 16 points for Bona (1-19, 0-9 Atlantic 10), which has dropped nine straight games.

Wade Dunston and Patrick Lottin combined for just 14 points, as compared to the 38 the pair tallied in the Bonnies' 82-78 double-overtime loss to the Minutemen on Jan. 26.

Three players reached double figures Saturday for UMass (11-8, 5-4) - Anthony Anderson (15), Rashaun Freeman (14) and Maurice Maxwell (10).

"This win felt good," said Anderson. "I was asking the guys all year, "When are we going to finally blow somebody out? When are we going to be comfortable with 10 minutes left in the game knowing that we are going to win?' We finally got one, and now we are looking to build on that."

It was the first time that the Minutemen have swept a two-game, regular-season series from an A-10 opponent since the 2000-01 campaign.

Anderson, Freeman and Stephane Lasme each had nine rebounds, helping the Minutemen to a 41-30 advantage on the boards.

"We were at a disadvantage with size in and around the basket," said Bonnies coach Anthony Solomon, alluding to playing without Camara and Lee.

UMass took a 40-26 lead into halftime. In its previous two games, Bona trailed by 26 at the break to Saint Joseph's and by 15 to Temple.

The Minutemen expanded their lead to 62-35 midway through the second half, though the Bonnies did rally to get back within 13 (70-57) with 1:34 left in the game.

"I was pleased with our overall effort as well as our effort on the glass," said UMass coach Steve Lappas. "I wasn't pleased with the last seven minutes of the game, but at that point, things were well in hand."

Bona hit on only 36.1 percent (22 of 61) of its shots, and went 5 for 17 from behind the three-point arc.

"When we're not scoring points we can't allow it to affect us defensively," Solomon said.

Bona, still in search of its first conference win, has seven games left - all A-10 matchups. The Bonnies are at Fordham on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before returning to the Reilly Center to face Rhode Island on Saturday night.


Minutemen crush Bonnies
By Mike Marzelli, The Daily Collegian Staff, 2/7/2005

This time around, the Massachusetts men's basketball team got what it expected out of a matchup with lowly St. Bonaventure. No nail biting, no heart attacks and no double overtime - just a win.

In a game that featured no lead changes or ties, the Minutemen surged out to a 14 point halftime lead, pushed the lead to as many as 28 in the second half and overcame some sloppy play over the final seven minutes to blow out the Bonnies 74-58 before 3,733 at the Mullins Center.

The Minutemen return to action on Wednesday night, when they will hit the road in A-10 play and head to Kingston, R.I. to face Rhode Island. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Ryan Center.

Senior captain Anthony Anderson led UMass (11-8 5-4 Atlantic 10) with 15 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore forward Rashaun Freeman added 14 points and nine rebounds.

Sophomore Maurice Maxwell chipped in with 10 points and five assists as well, while classmate Stephane Lasme posted six points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Ahmad Smith led the Bonnies (1-19 0-9 A-10) with a game-high 16 points, and Brian Gibbs and Kern Carter tossed in 11 apiece.

"This win felt good," Anderson said. "I was asking the guys all year, 'when are we going to finally blow somebody out? When are we going to be comfortable with ten minutes left in the game knowing that we are going to win?' We finally got one, and now we are looking to build on that.

"I just told the guys let's go. The game is forty minutes long. We always preach about playing forty minutes in the locker room and in the huddle and there was still three minutes left to go in the game. I was just trying to tell the guys that forty minutes were not up yet."

"I was getting headaches from all those two-point games," Freeman said. "It was nice to look up in the second half and see that we were in control ... we came out looking to play our game and take over, and we did that by moving the ball around and executing our game plan."

Leading 56-35 at the 12:43 mark of the second half, the Maroon and White put together dominant 22-5 run and took their largest lead of the game when an Art Bowers' layup pushed the score to 64-36 with 7:22 to play. St. Bonnies then cut the lead to 25 with just under six minutes to play, before embarking on an 11-0 run of its own to close the gap to 68-54 just before the two-minute mark. SBU got as close as 13 just seconds later, before eventually running out of gas.

"I applaud our guys for going out there and competing every day, regardless of our situation," St. Bona. Coach Anthony Solomon said. "They fight hard and play with passion every time they are out there, and I'm proud of them for that.

UMass coach Steve Lappas was also pleased with his team's effort, despite some careless play over the final stretch.

"I thought that our guys did a very good job, especially coming off a week layoff," Lappas said. "I thought that we were focused on both ends of the court. I was pleased with our overall effort as well as our effort on the glass. I wasn't pleased with the last seven minutes of the game, but at that point ...we had Deli (Jeff Salovski) out there with Lawrence Carrier for a significant amount of time. That helps them get the experience that they need because they're a big part of what we're doing."

"We talked about making more passes per possession in practice, and we did that today. I thought we took all good shots, the only negative is the turnovers. We're shooting 45% in the league as a team. Instead of 20 turnovers we should have 12. Those eight extra shots are eight to 10 points that we need. We've got to take care of the ball."

The Minutemen were able to erase the memories of a difficult trip to Olean, N.Y. right off the bat, as they jumped out to an early advantage on the strength of a 17-4 run to open the game.

The lead grew to as many as 18 in the first half, before the Bonnies were able to cut into it and narrow the gap to 14 at the break.

Currently sitting with a winning record and in third place in the A-10 East, the Minutemen now must take care of business over the season's final month if they hope to earn their first postseason bid under Lappas - something the veteran head coach is keenly aware of.

"Last year, I told our guys I just wanted them to get better in each game, because we were out of contention at this point," Lappas said. "Now, I want them to keep getting better still, but we also have to be aware of the fact that we're fighting for a spot in the postseason, and we have to be aiming for that with each game."

GAME NOTES: Junior forward Jeff Viggiano left the game in the first half after coming down awkwardly on his injured ankle. Lappas said after the game that the team doctor said Viggiano had "tweaked" the ankle, but that it wasn't in the same spot as the previous injury and the extent of the injury is unknown at this point ... The win was UMass' 11th on the season; one more than it had all of last year ... This is the first time since 2000-01 that the Minutemen have swept an A-10 team in a two-game series during the regular season ... UMass is now 8-0 this season when it scores 70 points, and 25-9 under Lappas when scoring 70 plus ... First-year walk-on Nana Ampim saw his first collegiate action, playing the final 12 seconds of the contest. Fellow walk-on Drew Rossi also saw the floor for the final 59 seconds, and did record a shot clock violation.


Minutemen finally enjoy easy win
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/7/2005

Fate was cruel to Tim Collins Saturday. The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team's hard-working senior manager turned walk-on could have seen action in the win over St. Bonaventure, but he was stuck on the sideline with mononucleosis.

He had to watch as the team's other walk-ons played as the Minutemen finally won an easy one 74-58 over the Bonnies at the Mullins Center. ''I've been saying to these dudes all year 'When are we going to blow somebody out?''' senior guard Anthony Anderson said. ''We finally got one. It felt good.''

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Chris Chadwick looks for options among the Bonnie defense.
UMass coach Steve Lappas was pleased with his team's effort. ''Coming off a week layoff, I think our guys did a great job,'' Lappas said. ''I thought they came out with great focus on both ends.''

At 11 wins overall and five in the Atlantic 10 the Minuteman (11-8, 5-4 A-10) have surpassed last year's victory totals. They need three more wins to guarantee themselves a winning season. UMass plays at Rhode Island at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

''We're 11-8. We have a decent RPI (108 according to College RPI.com) right now,'' Lappas said. ''We're in the hunt to play in postseason. We have to take it one game at a time. Last year I was coaching these guys to get better every game. Now we're trying to get better, but we're trying to have our eye on the result also. We were not in contention last year so it was different. We want to keep improving but we need to get it done in the end.''

Like the last time the Minutemen and Bonnies played on Jan. 26, UMass jumped out to an early double-digit lead by scoring nine of the game's first 10 points. The Minutemen extended that advantage to 15-4 on a Stephane Lasme putback with 13 minutes and 11 seconds left in the first half.

Unlike the earlier game which UMass won 82-78 in double overtime, the Bonnies couldn't counterpunch. They got their deficit under 10 one more time at 17-8, but a 9-3 surge by UMass made the lead comfortable.

Anthony Anderson led the Minutemen with 15 points and nine rebounds. Rashaun Freeman had 14 points and nine rebounds. Lasme joined the two of them in the nine rebound club, while Chris Chadwick contributed a career-high eight assists.

Ahmad Smith led St. Bonaventure with 16 points, while Kern Carter and Brian Gibbs each scored 11.

Nine different Minutemen scored to help build the lead to 64-36. The 28-point edge seemed to soften their intensity a bit. UMass was sloppy down the stretch committing eight of its 20 turnovers in the last seven minutes allowing St. Bonaventure to trim the lead considerably.

But it wasn't enough to keep the walk-ons out of the game. Lappas inserted Drew Rossi and Nana Ampim in the final minutes.

Playing point guard, Rossi resisted the temptation to fire away to get himself into the scoring column.

''Being a walk-on you wait for that chance,'' Anderson joked. ''He should have shot that one.''

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


Viggiano hurt again
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/7/2005

Saturday's 74-58 win over St. Bonaventure didn't come without a price for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team. Junior forward Jeff Viggiano re-injured his right ankle. After scoring four points in 11 minutes, he fell to the court with one minute, 33 seconds left in the first half and limped off. He didn't return.

''He tweaked the same ankle. It was a different spot on the same ankle,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''It wasn't what he had, but when you have a bad ankle, whatever is there isn't great.''

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Anthony Anderson displayed senior leadership, with a team high 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Viggiano missed seven games earlier with a sprained ankle suffered against Rider on Dec. 23. He will be re-evaluated this week.

LAMOUREUX REDSHIRTING? - Lappas said UMass is seeking a medical redshirt for freshman big man Olivier Lamoureux, who has appeared in just one game this season, Dec. 28 in a 67-65 win over Boston University.

Because the game occurred after the first 20 percent of the season, UMass will appeal to the NCAA to have the redshirt granted. Lappas said he is confident.

''He's got enough things wrong with him that we definitely can,'' Lappas said. ''We checked with our compliance people. As long as everything gets accepted by the doctors, but we anticipate redshirting him. That's our goal.''

SWEEPS - The win gave the Minutemen their first two-game season-sweep since beating George Washington twice in the 2001-02. One of those wins came in the first game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It's the first regular-season sweep since 2000-01 when UMass swept the Colonials and Rhode Island.

CROWD - After expressing disappointment at the crowd of 3,230 fans who attended the Jan. 29 game, Lappas thanked the 3,733 people who came to see UMass host the league's worst team Saturday.

''I thought we had a great crowd for Saturday at noon,'' Lappas said. ''I thought the crowd was terrific.''

SNEAKERS - Many of the coaches on both staffs wore sneakers with their suits as part of a national show of support for Coaches vs. Cancer. The event was intended to raise awareness of fund-raising for cancer research.

DOOR vs. FACE - Bonnie senior Patrick Lottin was scheduled to start the game, but was accidentally hit with the locker room door. He needed stitches above his eye.

NEXT UP - The Minutemen will face a struggling Rhode Island squad at 7:30 Wednesday at the Ryan Center. The Rams are 4-15 overall and 2-6 in the Atlantic 10 after losing to Xavier 77-63 Saturday.

ANDERSON CLIMBING _Senior Anthony Anderson moved into the top 20 on UMass' career scoring list with 1,193 points, passing John Murphy (1,184) and Carmelo Travieso (1,186). Jim Town is next up with 1,211. Anderson moved into third on the career steals list with 146, passing Mike Williams (145).

MISCELLANEOUS - The 16-point win was the largest margin of the season for UMass. The 28-point second-half lead was the biggest edge the Minutemen have held all year. Their 40 first-half points matched their highest scoring opening half, which came against Birmingham Southern in the first game of the year.

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


St. Bonaventure Bonnies 58
Massachusetts Minutemen 74
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
St. Bonaventure vs Massachusetts
02/05/05 12:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: St. Bonaventure (1-19, 0-9 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 CARTER, Kern........ f  4-6    0-0    3-5    1  2  3   0  11  3  2  0  4  28
11 DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius c  0-4    0-0    0-0    2  2  4   0   0  0  3  1  0  27
01 SMITH, Ahmad........ g  6-15   2-6    2-3    2  3  5   1  16  3  2  0  2  39
23 DUNSTON, Wade....... g  4-10   1-3    0-0    1  2  3   4   9  1  3  0  1  29
32 CARSON, Isiah....... g  1-5    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   1   2  2  5  0  0  18
05 LEE, Michael........    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
20 GIBBS, Brian........    4-7    0-0    3-4    2  2  4   3  11  0  0  0  0  18
24 LOTTIN, Patrick.....    2-4    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   5  1  1  1  0  15
30 LEWIS, Greg.........    0-1    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   1   1  0  1  0  3   9
33 MORSE, Willie.......    1-7    1-6    0-0    0  3  3   1   3  1  1  0  0  15
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   22-61   5-17   9-14  13 17 30  12  58 11 18  2 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-31 35.5%   2nd Half: 11-30 36.7%   Game: 36.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-8  25.0%   Game: 29.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 64.3%    3

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (11-8, 5-4 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  3-7    0-2    4-4    1  2  3   1  10  6  5  0  3  34
05 Lasme, Stephane..... f  3-4    0-0    0-0    5  4  9   4   6  2  3  4  0  25
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  6-12   0-0    2-5    4  5  9   2  14  1  2  0  0  30
02 Chadwick, Chris..... g  3-8    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   7  8  3  0  1  26
12 Anderson, Anthony... g  5-11   3-7    2-3    1  8  9   3  15  2  2  0  3  35
10 Rossi, Drew.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
22 Viggiano, Jeff......    2-4    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   1   4  1  2  2  0  11
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    3-4    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   1   6  1  0  1  0  11
24 Salovski, Jeff......    1-3    0-0    1-2    0  2  2   0   3  0  1  0  0  11
34 Bowers, Art.........    4-5    1-1    0-1    0  2  2   1   9  1  1  0  2  16
40 Ampim, Nana.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
   TEAM................                                             1
   Totals..............   30-58   5-13   9-15  13 28 41  15  74 22 20  7  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-34 52.9%   2nd Half: 12-24 50.0%   Game: 51.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 38.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  8-14 57.1%   Game: 60.0%    4

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Officials: D.J. Carstensen, John LaRocca, Ron Tyburski
Technical fouls: St. Bonaventure-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 3733
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
St. Bonaventure...............   26   32  -   58
Massachusetts.................   40   34  -   74
ID-291368

Points in the paint-SBU 30,UMASS 42. Points off turnovers-SBU 15,UMASS 22.
2nd chance points-SBU 14,UMASS 16. Fast break points-SBU 2,UMASS 12.
Bench points-SBU 20,UMASS 22. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-SBU 2nd-01:34, UMASS 2nd-01:42.


Play by Play

Play-By-Play
St. Bonaventure vs Massachusetts
02/05/05 12:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Bonaventure
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GOOD! 3 PTR by Chadwick, Chris                  19:25   3-0   H 3
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     19:25
                                                19:05              MISSED JUMPER by CARSON, Isiah
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               19:05
MISSED 3 PTR by Chadwick, Chris                 18:44
                                                18:44              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         18:33
                                                18:33              MISSED FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                18:33              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                18:33   3-1   H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad
TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris                      18:29
                                                18:28              STEAL by DUNSTON, Wade
                                                18:25              MISSED LAYUP by DUNSTON, Wade
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              18:25
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun                18:05   5-1   H 4
                                                17:29              TURNOVR by CARSON, Isiah
GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [PNT]          17:16   7-1   H 6
                                                17:00              TURNOVR by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                16:36
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                16:36
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      16:31
                                                16:29              STEAL by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                16:25              TURNOVR by DUNSTON, Wade
                                                16:24              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             15:57   9-1   H 8
ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane                       15:57
                                                15:40   9-4   H 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick
                                                15:40              ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad
GOOD! JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice                15:20  11-4   H 7
ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff                        15:20
                                                14:47              MISSED LAYUP by GIBBS, Brian
                                                14:47              REBOUND (OFF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
                                                14:43              MISSED LAYUP by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              14:43
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               14:33
                                                14:33              REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern
                                                14:15              MISSED 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 14:15
FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff                          14:03
TURNOVR by Viggiano, Jeff                       14:03
                                                14:03              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                13:58              TURNOVR by LOTTIN, Patrick
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      13:56
GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [FB/PNT]       13:54  13-4   H 9
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      13:54
                                                13:38              MISSED JUMPER by LEE, Michael
                                                13:38              REBOUND (OFF) by CARSON, Isiah
                                                13:35              MISSED JUMPER by CARSON, Isiah
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        13:35
                                                13:33              REBOUND (OFF) by DUNSTON, Wade
                                                13:31              MISSED LAYUP by DUNSTON, Wade
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        13:31
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 13:28
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               13:18
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                13:18
GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]            13:14  15-4   H 11
                                                12:48              MISSED JUMPER by LEE, Michael
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              12:48
GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]            12:28  17-4   H 13
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      12:28
                                                12:13              MISSED 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                12:13
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                12:01
                                                12:01              REBOUND (DEF) by LOTTIN, Patrick
                                                11:54              MISSED 3 PTR by DUNSTON, Wade
                                                11:54              REBOUND (OFF) by CARSON, Isiah
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         11:47
                                                11:47              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                11:41  17-6   H 11 GOOD! LAYUP by LOTTIN, Patrick [PNT]
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        11:28
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     11:28
                                                11:19  17-8   H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                11:19              ASSIST by LOTTIN, Patrick
MISSED JUMPER by Viggiano, Jeff                 11:01
                                                11:01              REBOUND (DEF) by CARSON, Isiah
                                                10:58              TURNOVR by CARSON, Isiah
GOOD! LAYUP by Carrier, Lawrence [PNT]          10:56  19-8   H 11
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       10:56
                                                10:51              MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad
BLOCK by Viggiano, Jeff                         10:51
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               10:48
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [PNT]           10:30  21-8   H 13
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      10:30
                                                10:01              MISSED LAYUP by CARSON, Isiah
BLOCK by Viggiano, Jeff                         10:01
                                                10:01              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                09:55  21-11  H 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                09:55              ASSIST by CARSON, Isiah
GOOD! LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris [PNT]            09:31  23-11  H 12
ASSIST by Carrier, Lawrence                     09:31
                                                09:08              TURNOVR by CARTER, Kern
                                                08:44              FOUL by DUNSTON, Wade
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               08:41
                                                08:41              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Wade
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         08:23
                                                08:20              TURNOVR by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            08:18
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                08:01  26-11  H 15
ASSIST by Bowers, Art                           08:01
                                                07:53              TURNOVR by LEWIS, Greg
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:53
MISSED JUMPER by Salovski, Jeff                 07:31
                                                07:31              REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Wade
                                                07:21  26-13  H 13 GOOD! JUMPER by GIBBS, Brian
                                                07:21              ASSIST by DUNSTON, Wade
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   07:20
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               06:58
REBOUND (OFF) by Anderson, Anthony              06:58
GOOD! 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                      06:51  29-13  H 16
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     06:51
                                                06:16              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               06:16
GOOD! LAYUP by Bowers, Art [FB/PNT]             06:09  31-13  H 18
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       06:09
                                                05:57  31-15  H 16 GOOD! JUMPER by GIBBS, Brian
                                                05:57              ASSIST by MORSE, Willie
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               05:42
                                                05:42              REBOUND (DEF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
                                                05:34              MISSED JUMPER by MORSE, Willie
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              05:34
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [FB/PNT]        05:29  33-15  H 18
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       05:29
                                                05:17              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                04:52  33-18  H 15 GOOD! 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
                                                04:52              ASSIST by CARTER, Kern
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          04:36
                                                04:24              MISSED 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 04:24
MISSED JUMPER by Salovski, Jeff                 04:10
                                                04:10              BLOCK by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
                                                04:06              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                04:03              TURNOVR by SMITH, Ahmad
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            04:02
MISSED LAYUP by Bowers, Art                     04:02
                                                04:02              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                03:43              MISSED JUMPER by DUNSTON, Wade
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    03:43
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        03:38
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     03:38
                                                03:38              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                03:23  33-20  H 13 GOOD! LAYUP by DUNSTON, Wade [PNT]
                                                03:23              ASSIST by CARTER, Kern
MISSED JUMPER by Viggiano, Jeff                 03:06
                                                03:06              REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern
                                                02:51              MISSED JUMPER by DUNSTON, Wade
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    02:51
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    02:41
                                                02:39              STEAL by CARTER, Kern
                                                02:37  33-22  H 11 GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern [FB/PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by Viggiano, Jeff                  02:20  35-22  H 13
                                                01:59              TURNOVR by MORSE, Willie
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               01:47
REBOUND (OFF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 01:47
TURNOVR by Viggiano, Jeff                       01:39
                                                01:37              STEAL by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                01:31              MISSED 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                01:31              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                01:19              MISSED 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              01:19
GOOD! DUNK by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]            01:05  37-22  H 15
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      01:05
                                                01:05              FOUL by GIBBS, Brian
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               01:05  38-22  H 16
                                                00:53  38-24  H 14 GOOD! LAYUP by GIBBS, Brian [PNT]
                                                00:53              ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad
GOOD! JUMPER by Carrier, Lawrence [PNT]         00:24  40-24  H 16
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       00:24
                                                00:18  40-26  H 14 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                00:18              ASSIST by CARSON, Isiah
MISSED JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                00:00
                                                00:00              BLOCK by LOTTIN, Patrick
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               00:00
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               00:00
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:00


                              Massachusetts 40, St. Bonaventure 26

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Bonaventure        12       6       5       2      14      0     0
          Massachusetts          24      11       5       6      13      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Bonaventure
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                                                19:43  40-28  H 12 GOOD! LAYUP by DUNSTON, Wade [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]            19:20  42-28  H 14
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         19:01
                                                19:01              MISSED FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern
                                                19:01              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                19:01  42-29  H 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern
MISSED JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                18:30
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               18:30
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               18:27
                                                18:27              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                18:13  42-31  H 11 GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern [PNT]
                                                18:13              ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           17:46  44-31  H 13
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       17:46
                                                17:34              MISSED JUMPER by CARSON, Isiah
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                17:34
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               17:17
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                17:17
                                                17:16              FOUL by CARSON, Isiah
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                16:52
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               16:52
                                                16:50              FOUL by SMITH, Ahmad
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              16:50
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     16:50
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               16:50  45-31  H 14
                                                16:40              MISSED 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                16:40
                                                16:18              FOUL by GIBBS, Brian
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              16:18
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     16:18
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              16:18
REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice               16:18
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                16:10  48-31  H 17
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       16:10
                                                16:00              TURNOVR by CARTER, Kern
                                                15:59              FOUL by LEWIS, Greg
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:59
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               15:59  49-31  H 18
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               15:59  50-31  H 19
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      15:58
                                                15:43  50-33  H 17 GOOD! JUMPER by CARSON, Isiah [PNT]
                                                15:29              FOUL by LOTTIN, Patrick
MISSED JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony              15:00
                                                15:00              REBOUND (DEF) by MORSE, Willie
                                                14:51              TURNOVR by CARSON, Isiah
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       14:49
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [FB/PNT]        14:45  52-33  H 19
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      14:45
                                                14:36              TURNOVR by CARSON, Isiah
STEAL by Chadwick, Chris                        14:33
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [FB/PNT]        14:32  54-33  H 21
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       14:32
                                                14:16              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                14:04              TURNOVR by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       14:02
MISSED JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                13:29
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                13:29
GOOD! JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                 13:23  56-33  H 23
ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane                       13:23
                                                13:07              MISSED 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
                                                13:07              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by Bowers, Art                             12:43
                                                12:43  56-34  H 22 GOOD! FT SHOT by GIBBS, Brian
                                                12:43  56-35  H 21 GOOD! FT SHOT by GIBBS, Brian
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               12:23
                                                12:23              REBOUND (DEF) by GIBBS, Brian
                                                12:12              MISSED LAYUP by CARTER, Kern
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                12:12
FOUL by Anderson, Anthony                       12:05
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    12:05
                                                11:53              MISSED DUNK by GIBBS, Brian
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        11:53
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              11:49
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      11:37
                                                11:37              TIMEOUT media
                                                11:20              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                11:10              MISSED JUMPER by LOTTIN, Patrick
REBOUND (DEF) by Salovski, Jeff                 11:10
GOOD! LAYUP by Bowers, Art [FB/PNT]             11:06  58-35  H 23
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      11:06
                                                11:06              FOUL by MORSE, Willie
MISSED FT SHOT by Bowers, Art                   11:06
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                11:06
                                                11:00              FOUL by GIBBS, Brian
MISSED FT SHOT by Salovski, Jeff                11:00
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     11:00
GOOD! FT SHOT by Salovski, Jeff                 11:00  59-35  H 24
                                                10:47              MISSED 3 PTR by DUNSTON, Wade
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              10:47
MISSED LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice                10:41
                                                10:41              REBOUND (DEF) by MORSE, Willie
                                                10:16              MISSED JUMPER by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice               10:16
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     09:53
                                                09:35              TURNOVR by CARSON, Isiah
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                09:25  62-35  H 27
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      09:25
                                                09:06              MISSED 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
                                                09:06              REBOUND (OFF) by CARTER, Kern
                                                08:54              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Salovski, Jeff                 08:54
TURNOVR by Salovski, Jeff                       08:33
                                                08:32              STEAL by CARTER, Kern
                                                08:16              MISSED JUMPER by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              08:16
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               08:07
                                                08:07              REBOUND (DEF) by MORSE, Willie
FOUL by Anderson, Anthony                       07:46
                                                07:46              TIMEOUT media
                                                07:46              MISSED FT SHOT by LEWIS, Greg
                                                07:46              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                07:46  62-36  H 26 GOOD! FT SHOT by LEWIS, Greg
GOOD! LAYUP by Bowers, Art [PNT]                07:22  64-36  H 28
                                                07:15  64-38  H 26 GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern [PNT]
FOUL by Anderson, Anthony                       07:15
                                                07:15  64-39  H 25 GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern
MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris                 06:52
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              06:52
GOOD! LAYUP by Carrier, Lawrence [PNT]          06:49  66-39  H 27
                                                06:38              MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                06:38              REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                06:34  66-41  H 25 GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Salovski, Jeff [PNT]             06:11  68-41  H 27
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       06:11
                                                05:53  68-43  H 25 GOOD! JUMPER by DUNSTON, Wade [PNT]
                                                05:53              ASSIST by CARTER, Kern
TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris                      05:40
                                                05:38              STEAL by LEWIS, Greg
                                                05:33              MISSED 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                05:33              REBOUND (OFF) by GIBBS, Brian
                                                05:29              MISSED LAYUP by GIBBS, Brian
BLOCK by Carrier, Lawrence                      05:29
                                                05:27              REBOUND (OFF) by GIBBS, Brian
                                                05:27  68-45  H 23 GOOD! LAYUP by GIBBS, Brian [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:25
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                05:02
                                                05:02              REBOUND (DEF) by GIBBS, Brian
                                                04:51  68-47  H 21 GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern [PNT]
TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris                      04:39
                                                04:38              STEAL by CARTER, Kern
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       04:34
                                                04:34  68-48  H 20 GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern
                                                04:34              MISSED FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              04:34
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     04:15
                                                04:13              STEAL by CARTER, Kern
                                                04:10              MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice               04:10
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     03:43
                                                03:41              STEAL by LEWIS, Greg
                                                03:39              TURNOVR by DUNSTON, Wade
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      03:39
                                                03:38              FOUL by DUNSTON, Wade
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:38
MISSED FT SHOT by Anderson, Anthony             03:38
                                                03:38              REBOUND (DEF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
                                                03:17              TURNOVR by DUNSTON, Wade
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       03:15
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     03:13
                                                03:11              STEAL by LEWIS, Greg
                                                03:10              MISSED LAYUP by LEWIS, Greg
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        03:10
                                                03:10              REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                03:10  68-50  H 18 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad [PNT]
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         03:10
                                                03:10  68-51  H 17 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         02:53
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      02:53
                                                02:38  68-54  H 14 GOOD! 3 PTR by DUNSTON, Wade
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     02:32
                                                02:23              MISSED LAYUP by CARTER, Kern
                                                02:23              REBOUND (OFF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
                                                02:20              MISSED JUMPER by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               02:20
MISSED JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony              01:45
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               01:45
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           01:42  70-54  H 16
                                                01:34  70-57  H 13 GOOD! 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad
                                                01:34              TIMEOUT TEAM
                                                01:21              FOUL by DUNSTON, Wade
GOOD! FT SHOT by Anderson, Anthony              01:21  71-57  H 14
GOOD! FT SHOT by Anderson, Anthony              01:21  72-57  H 15
                                                01:14              MISSED 3 PTR by MORSE, Willie
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              01:14
                                                01:00              FOUL by DUNSTON, Wade
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               01:00  73-57  H 16
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               01:00  74-57  H 17
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        00:48
                                                00:48  74-58  H 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by GIBBS, Brian
                                                00:48              MISSED FT SHOT by GIBBS, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               00:48
TURNOVR by (TEAM)                               00:13
                                                00:08              TURNOVR by SMITH, Ahmad


                              Massachusetts 74, St. Bonaventure 58

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Bonaventure        18       9       9       0       6      0     0
          Massachusetts          18      11      11       6       9      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........    6   9 -  15
Massachusetts...........   11  11 -  22

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........   12  18 -  30
Massachusetts...........   24  18 -  42

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........    5   9 -  14
Massachusetts...........    5  11 -  16

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........    2   0 -   2
Massachusetts...........    6   6 -  12

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........   14   6 -  20
Massachusetts...........   13   9 -  22

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
St. Bonaventure.........    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

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