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Nation's top scorer at Mullins, faces Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/1/2004

University of Massachusetts captain Anthony Anderson compared Jose Juan Barea to former St. Bonaventure scoring machine Marques Green. His coach called Barea potentially the best small guard in the nation. The stats call him the nation's leading scorer.

The Northeastern guard will bring his 29.7 points per game, a collection of accolades and a lot of responsibility with him to the Mullins Center at 7 tonight. ''He's a great player. He's first team all-league and they have some good players in that league (America East),'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''He's got the ball in his hands all the time. We're going to do some different things and give him some different looks.''

Everything the Huskies do runs through Barea, a native of Puerto Rico, who also leads the team with 6.33 assists per game. But he has struggled with turnovers, averaging 5.3 per game.

''Part of our problem right now is that we rely on Jose for everything,'' Northeastern coach Ron Everhart said. ''He handles it well. There are times he puts a little too much pressure on himself, but normally he's very under control. ... You want the ball in his hands at the end of a game and good things are bound to happen.''

Anderson said he expects to guard Barea at least part of the time.

''I think we're going to switch up a lot between me and Maurice (Maxwell) and try to keep a fresh body on him,'' Anderson said. ''He's kind of like Marques Green. He shoots from anywhere and has the green light to shoot as soon as he crosses half-court.''

Despite Barea's success, the Huskies have struggled out of the gate. They fell to Birmingham Southern 81-70 in their Nov. 19 opener and after holding on the next night to beat Cornell 88-85, they lost to Harvard 85-75 Saturday.

Northeastern has yet to have its full roster on the floor together. Senior guard Marcus Barnes, who's averaged 20.5 points per game sat out the loss to Harvard after an undisclosed team rules violation earned him a one-game suspension.

Freshman big man Shawn James missed the first two games, but debuted against Harvard with 18 points, eight rebounds and a school-record seven blocked shots.

He might not get the chance to follow up that effort soon though, as he suffered a ligament injury in his wrist.

''We might have to play without him all year. He got hurt against Harvard on an undercut play on a lob,'' Everhart said. ''He tore a ligament in his wrist. I don't know if he's going to be able to continue to play or if he's going to have to have surgery.''

Whether or not James plays will affect how Northeastern approaches guarding UMass forward Rashaun Freeman, who leads the Minutemen with 16.5 points per game.

''I think you'd like to be able to deal with Freeman without having to offer a lot of help,'' Everhart said. ''If we have James in there, it makes sense to try to make him shoot it over us at least to start and see what happens. If James isn't in there, we're going to need to help against him.''

The lineup switches haven't helped the Huskies - who were picked fourth in the America East preseason poll - to find any continuity.

''Right now our chemistry is not real good,'' Everhart said. ''We've had some halves and half of halves that we've really played well. We've had some others where we've thrown it all over the gym and we haven't executed very well.''

NOTES: Maxwell will return to the starting lineup after coming off the bench Sunday.

This is the first meeting between the two Massachusetts schools since 1989. UMass leads the all-time series 33-16. ... The Minutemen are trying to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2001-02 when they opened the season 4-0 in Lappas' first year at UMass.

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


UMass searches for 3-0 start
By Bob McGovern, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/1/2004

After going 2-0 for the first time in three years, the Massachusetts men's basketball team is hoping to sweep its season-opening three-game home stand tonight against Northeastern.

The Huskies (1-2) will be the last game before the Minutemen head 2,979 miles west to play Gonzaga in the Battle for Seattle on Saturday.

Some would say, with nationally known Gonzaga and UConn coming over the next week and a half, UMass has to win tonight to carry over proper momentum. Head coach Steve Lappas is more concerned about the here and now and is focused on beating NU more than anything else.

"We haven't even mentioned Seattle, Gonzaga, or anybody else, all we've been talking about is Northeastern, that should be our only focus," Lappas said. "I hope that other stuff plays no part in this game."

The first two games of the season have shown a mixed bag of what the Minutemen are capable of. Against Birmingham Southern on Nov. 23, UMass dominated the first half, but let the Panthers get back in the game in the second. The Minutemen were able to snag a 64-60 victory, showing a resilience that has been missing over the past couple of season.

In its next game against Yale, the Maroon and White dominated on both ends and showcased a 70-56 victory.

The Minutemen, who are usually a one-dimensional team, have been getting help from up and down the roster. Four of the five starters are averaging in double figures, with Rashaun Freeman leading the way with 16.5 points per game and a respectable six boards.

Complementing Freeman has been the resurgence of Maurice Maxwell who is second on the team with 14.5 ppg. Maxwell, who tends to be recognized as a defensive player, has showed his accuracy from three-point land shooting 44 percent for the year.

Perhaps the most important player for UMass has been point guard/captain, Anthony Anderson. Getting back into the swing of things, Anderson is averaging 10.0 points per game, but leads the forward-clad team in rebounds with 7.5. Most of this statistic is derived from his 13-rebound performance against Yale.

"He plays great defense every game, he has a great floor game every game, and he rebounds like he did in the last game," Lappas said of his captain. "He does everything, whatever you need on a given day. He's just one of those guys that wants to win so bad that he'll do anything. He has the heart of a lion and when you have the heart of a lion you should be captain."

Northeastern has had some troubles this season, but has been getting a significant amount of contribution from its guards. Jose Juan Barea and Marcus Barnes are averaging over 50 points per game this year for the Huskies and pose a threat to any opposing defenses.

In the Huskies' lone win over Cornell on Nov. 20, Barea scored a season-high 35 points. He has been complemented by Barnes' accuracy from behind the arch; he has shot 54 percent on the year.

Lappas will be switching up the defensive scheme with his guards, hoping to keep the scoring tandem off-kilter.

"Anderson is going to have one, Mazwell is going to have one, but we're going to have Chadwick and Artie Bowers come switching on and off," Lappas said. "We want to give different looks to these guys, I think that's an important thing."

Any team that has a losing record with two primetime scorers must have a weakness. In the case of Northeastern, its early season troubles may stem from literally being a little slim in the post.

Sophomore Bennet Davis has been the biggest contributor from under the basket, scoring 6.7 points and grabbing 4.0 boards. Although he stands at 6-foot-9, he weighs in at a slim 220, 30 pounds less than Freeman.

Although there is a definite size differential, Lappas is wary to look beyond the Husky's post-game.

"This team here has some good big guys, they are a little thin, but they're very athletic," Lappas said. "They are more three-point shooters than they are muscular guys. They present a much different problem than a big, bulky kid would."

Lappas hopes that tonight's game will spark interest in the student community. If the Maroon and White win three in a row, it will be only the second time since its 1995-'96, its Final Four season.

"I think it would help no doubt, last week was tough because of Thanksgiving and the weather was so bad, so you have two things against you," Lappas said. "Hopefully, we'll do well [tonight], win the game, gain some momentum, and hopefully people will come back, I think these kids deserve to be seen."


Northeastern Downs Men's Basketball 84-68
Freeman has 13th career double-double in loss
From UMass Athletics, 12/1/2004

AMHERST, Mass. - Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) and Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, but it was not enough as Northeastern took an 84-68 win from UMass in the Mullins Center on Wednesday night.

The loss was the first for UMass this season as the Minutemen fall to 2-1. Northeastern improves to 2-2 on the year.

The Huskies received stand-out performances from Marcus Barnes and Jose Juan Barea, the nation's leading scorer, who scored 21 and 22 points, respectively. Aaron Davis and Bennett Davis each reached double-figures with 13 and 11 points.

For Freeman, his 18 points and 11 rebounds were his 13th career double-double.

Anderson's 17 point performance was a season-high and moved him into 30th-place on the all-time scoring list with 1,044 points.

Northeastern jumped out to an early lead for most of the first half, as Barnes and Barea combined for 27 points leading the Huskies to a 46-37 half-time lead.

A Bobby Kelly dunk gave the Huskies an 18-8 lead over UMass with 13:11 remaining in the half. UMass committed 13 of its 19 turnovers in the first-half; miscues which Northeastern turned into 24 points for the game.

UMass took its first lead of the game at 4:19 in the half on an Anderson fast break lay-up capping an 11-0 run which gave the Minutemen a 30-29 edge.

Northeastern, however, responded with a 17-7 run of its own to close the half capped by a Barea buzzer-beating three-point shot.

The Minutemen opened the second half with a 13-3 run led by Stephane Lasme (Libreville, Gabon) and Freeman who each hit two jumpers in the streak.

Maurice Maxwell's (Philadelphia, Pa.) three-pointer at 14:20 put UMass up 55-52 it's largest lead of the game.

After the Huskies took a five point lead on a Barnes three pointer, the Minutemen went on a 12-to-4 run taking a 67-64 lead on a Jeff Viggiano (Suffield, Conn.) lay-up.

Barea scored six of his 24 points and Aaron Davis hit two of his three trey's in the final 6:05 as the Huskies ended the game on a 17-1 run.

UMass will head to Washington to face Gonzaga on Saturday for the `Battle In Seattle.' The game will tip at 4:00 p.m. (EST) and will air nationally on CSTV. The Minutemen will next play at home when they face the defending national champions UConn (12/9). That game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. The race for the Millionth UMass Fan is drawing close as the total reached 989,283 after Wednesday.


Notes & Quotes
From UMass Athletics, 12/1/2004

Senior Anthony Anderson continued to climb several all-time charts at UMass, he is now 30th in career scoring (1044), passing Dana Dingle (1043), Charlton Clarke (1041), David Brown (1037) and Derick Claiborne (1033). He moved into ninth place tie all-time in assists, tying Al Skinner (320), with four to give him (320) in his career. He remains third in three-point field goals made (236) and three-point field goals attempted (604).

Sophomore Rashaun Freeman had his eighth consecutive game with 10 or more points, including all three this season with 18 against Northeastern.

Freeman posted his 13th career double-double and 13th career double-figure rebound game, as he finished with 11 boards. It was UMass' first double-double this season and UMass' second 10-plus rebound game of the season as Anthony Anderson had 13 vs. Yale.

Freshman Lawrence Carrier scored in double-figures for the second straight game with 10 after he had 10 vs. Yale.

UMass held the nation's leading scorer Jose Juan Barea to 24 points. He came into the game averaging 29.7.

With the crowd of 3,679, UMass is now 10,717 shy of drawing the 1,000,000th fan to a men's basketball game at the Mullins Center.

Other Notes... UMass won the opening tap ... Maurice Maxwell returned to the starting line-up after coming off the bench last game ... Rashaun Freeman scored UMass' first points on a jumper with 17:55 left in the first after NU grabbed a 6-0 lead ... Chris Chadwick was the first sub for the Minutemen at 17:21 ... Freeman scored six of UMass' first eight points ... UMass trailed by as many as 12, just six minutes into the game - its largest deficit this season ... Lawrence Carrier had seven rebounds in his first nine minutes of action, in the first half ... UMass outrebounded Northeastern 23-16 in the first half, with Carrier (7) leading the way ... UMass went on a 22-9 run to take its first lead of the game with 4:15 left in the first half ... The 45-37 lead for Northeastern, was the Minutemen's first halftime deficit in three games ... Each team had two scorers in double-figures in the first half: Anderson (11) and Carrier (10) for UMass; Barnes (15) and Barea (12) for Northeastern ... Stephane Lasme had a dunk to open the second-half scoring ... UMass opened the second half scoring 10 of the first 11 points to tie the game at 47-47.


Head Coach Steve Lappas on tempo of game:
That game was lost because of the way we allowed the tempo dictate the game. We are a half-court team that runs opportunisticly when we have it and play solid defense, but there was nothing solid about it today. The way they play you can get back in quick because they will let you, but we turned the ball over too much, we had a turnover on the first play of the game.

Lappas on playing an uptempo game:
When we got ahead in the second half, I certainly felt that way. I was hoping at that point that we could get back to what we do and start over again, but that's not what happened.

Lappas on inconsistent shooting:
We really haven't started out shooting well in any game. I am definitely concerned that we have these droughts especially early. We need to address that, try to get our legs under us right away.

Anthony Anderson on fast tempo of game:
They made us play offense faster than we wanted to. They made us do something we didn't want to do.

Anderson on playing Northeastern's style game:
We just have to impose our will. In practice, we have the defense play that style and it was hard for us to get the offense going. Its hard playing that type of game, they are out there denying everything going for a lot of steals, but if you beat a guy you're wide open. They make you take fast shots, which you think are open, but that's exactly what they want you to do.

Anderson on Northeastern Backcourt:
We knew coming in they were going to score, we just wanted them to make a lower percent of shots. We knew Barea was going to score but we wanted to keep Barnes from making a lot of shots and he went 5 for 16 from the field.


Northeastern upends UMass
By George Miller, The Boston Herald, 12/2/2004

AMHERST - Back and forth they went for some 34 minutes.

Northeastern would jump out to seemingly comfortable leads. UMass would reel in the Huskies time and again.

The last blast belonged to NU, which buried the Minutemen over the game's final 6:24 and coasted to an 84-68 victory at the Mullins Center in what was the first meeting of the cross-state rivals in nearly 15 years.

Guards Jose Juan Barea and Marcus Barnes kept up their torrid early season pace by combining for 47 points for the Huskies (2-2). Barea scored 12 of his game-high 24 points over the last 8 minutes and added nine assists and six rebounds. Barnes hit for 23 points, including 11-of-13 shooting from the foul line.

``We're a team that if they make a run on us, we know how to shut it down,'' Barea said. ``In the timeout, coach (Ron Everhart) told us it was getting tough now, and we had to get on a run and get back at them.''

UMass (2-1) took a 67-64 lead, matching its largest of the night, on Jeff Viggiano's layup with 6:24 to play. From that point, the Minutemen managed only a free throw by Rashaun Freeman at the 4:03 mark and were outscored, 20-1, down the stretch.

Aaron Davis (13 points) got it started for the Huskies with a game-tying 3-pointer. Barea put back an offensive rebound and went the length of the floor for another layup, then fed Davis for another trey and a 74-67 NU advantage.

After Freeman's foul shot, Barea finished a 3-on-1 fast break with a feed from Barnes for a layup, then returned the favor by hitting first Barnes and then Janon Cole for an easy pair of baskets, making it 80-68 as the announced crowd of 3,679 began to hit the exits.

``I think we've got two very good leaders,'' NU coach Ron Everhart said. ``In my mind, this is nothing special - we've been capable of doing this all along - but we haven't put forth that kind of energy and effort. This is the first night we've had our whole team together.''

Freeman pulled a double-double for the Minutemen (2-1) with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Anderson finished with 17 points and seven boards, while freshman Lawrence Carrier added 10 points off the bench. UMass committed 19 turnovers that led to 24 NU points.

``They made us play at a faster pace than we wanted,'' Anderson said. ``A lot of turnovers, a lot of fast breaks . . . It was hard to get the offense going. We've just got to impose our will.''

Said UMass coach Steve Lappas: ``That game was lost because of the way we allowed the tempo to be played. We're a halfcourt team that runs when we have it, and we play solid defense, but there was nothing solid about that game. We played helter-skelter, and we need to establish our game from the beginning.''


Guard is up for Northeastern
Brea's big night foiuls Minutemen
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 12/2/2004

AMHERST -- Back in the 1995-96 season, Jose Juan Barea got caught up in watching University of Massachusetts basketball games on television. Like a lot of kids in Puerto Rico, Barea became enamored of the Minutemen's backcourt of Edgar Padilla, a native of Toa Alta, and Carmelo Travieso, a sharpshooter who played in Puerto Rico each summer.

"That was the first team I was really into -- when they went to the Final Four," said Barea, who was 11 at the time.

These days Barea is a junior point guard for Northeastern. Like Padilla and Travieso back in the day, he has quite a following at home. After all, he came into last night's game against UMass as the nation's leading scorer, averaging 29.7 points per game.

That support will only grow after a scintillating performance that led the Huskies to an 84-68 upset over UMass. Barea was all over the court, scoring 24 points on 10-of-16 shooting, distributing 9 assists, grabbing 6 rebounds, and pocketing 3 steals.

Barea's lone offensive rebound was a putback with 5:17 left to put Northeastern ahead to stay, 69-67. That was part of an explosive 20-1 run to close the contest, a stretch of dominance that had the home crowd of 3,679 muttering their way to the exits.

"We lost the game because of the way we played on offense," lamented UMass coach Steve Lappas, whose team dropped to 2-1. "We are a halfcourt team that runs opportunistically when we have it. We need to establish our game from the beginning, and we did not do it."

Indeed, the Huskies set the tone right away, as Marcus Barnes (23 points) stepped into the passing lane to nab the first of 13 Northeastern steals, and went in for an easy layup. Northeastern was able to force the action and sustain a helter-skelter pace.

UMass had some excellent stretches, but the Minutemen were plagued by bad decisions: forced entry passes, fouling the 3-point shooter, etc.

Sophomore forward Rashaun Freeman led the Minutemen with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Senior point guard Anthony Anderson played a fine floor game with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals.

Anderson's efforts at the point, however, were more than matched by Barea's.

"I think he's a pro," said Northeastern coach Ron Everhart, who was talking to a Toronto Raptors scout about Barea after the contest. "He's a kid who's going to play for money after college, and I felt that way since the day I recruited him in high school."

The Huskies improved to 2-2, and put behind them the bad taste of Saturday's disappointing loss to Harvard (in which they played without Barnes).

"We've been missing some pieces in every game that we played so far," said Everhart. "This is the first night that we had our whole team together, and I thought we played together well. I think we've been capable of doing this all along. For whatever reason, we haven't put forth the kind of energy and effort that we had to put forth tonight to beat a very good basketball team who has been playing very well."


Huskies run over UMass
By Mike Moran, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/2/2004

It was quickly apparent which team was playing the way it wanted Wednesday - and it wasn't the University of Massachusetts men's basketball squad.

Northeastern University forced the Minutemen out of their half-court offense and into the Huskies' fast-paced style, resulting in an 84-68 upset win at the Mullins Center. It was the first loss of the season for UMass (2-1) which travels to Seattle to play Gonzaga at 4 p.m. Saturday. ''That game was lost because of the way we allowed the tempo to be played,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''That's what was disappointing. We are a half-court team that runs opportunistically when we have it and plays solid defense, and that game there was nothing solid about it.''

The Huskies broke the game open over the final six minutes with a 20-1 run as most of the 3,679 in attendance began to leave with a minute left.

''We just have to impose our will,'' UMass point guard Anthony Anderson said. ''In practice the other day we had our own defense like that, that we just put in this year where we deny everything. We were doing that (Tuesday) in practice and it was hard for us to get the offense going.''

UMass never got comfortable with the pace. The Minutemen were forced into quick shots and bad turnovers and they weren't able to contain Northeastern guards Jose Juan Barea and Marcus Barnes.

The duo combined for 47 points to lead the Huskies. Barea had 24 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Barnes had 23 points, including 11 on free throws.

''We knew they were going to score,'' said Anderson who had 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. ''Our plan was to not let them score as much and stop the other guys from scoring, which we didn't do.''

The Minutemen started the second half on a 10-1 run to tie the game at 47 with 17 minutes left. The lead changed six times over the next 10 minutes and when Jeff Viggiano scored inside, UMass held a 67-64 advantage with 6:24 left. It was the last time the Minutemen led.

Aaron Davis answered with a 3-pointer for Northeastern (2-2) to tie the game and begin the 20-1 run. Barea scored six points and had three assists while Barnes also had six points as the Huskies closed out the Minutemen.

''We've been capable of doing this all along, but for whatever reason we haven't put forth the energy and effort that we had to put forth tonight to beat a very good basketball team,'' Northeastern coach Ron Everhart said.

The Huskies' fast-paced game forced UMass into 19 turnovers which Northeastern turned into 24 points. They included the first basket of the night as the Huskies jumped out to a 20-8 lead with 13:10 left in the first.

UMass, however, was able to slow it down near the end of the first half to produce an 11-0 run and a 30-29 lead. Artie Bowers hit a jumper followed by an offensive putback and a 3-pointer by Lawrence Carrier (10 points, seven rebounds).

Anderson then added back-to-back layups off Northeastern turnovers as the Mullins Center showed signs of life with 4:26 left.

But Northeastern came back in a hurry, closing the half on a 17-7 run as Barea scored 10 of those points.

''We knew we had to play our game and when we play our game, I feel we can beat anybody,'' said Rashaun Freeman who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. ''But if we play the other team's game, then we can lose to anybody and that's what happened.''

Mike Moran can be reached at mmoran@gazettenet.com.

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Anthony Anderson dishes while Jose Juan Barea keeps an eye on him.


Northeastern star formerly a fan of Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/2/2004

Like many youngsters in Puerto Rico in the mid-1990s, 12-year-old Jose Juan Barea was a fan of the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team.

Back then Minuteman guards Edgar Padilla and Carmelo Travieso and to a lesser degree Giddel Padilla were heroes on the Caribbean island that all three hailed from.

Barea, a native of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, used to watch them during their 1995-96 run to the NCAA Final Four and at times emulate them as he learned the game. ''I'm friends with both of them now, Travieso and Padilla. I know them really good,'' said Barea, now a guard at Northeastern. ''That was the first team I was really into. I was really into watching those games with Marcus Camby and those two.''

Wednesday night Minutemen fans may have wished that Barea, who entered the game as the nation's leading scorer at 29.7 points per game, had followed his friends and former heroes to Amherst. Barea had 24 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals to lead the Huskies to an 84-68 win over the Minutemen at the Mullins Center.

''Giddel Padilla called me before the game because I was coming to play here,'' said Barea, who was the MVP of the Tournament of the Americas Under 21 Championship this summer.

Barea said Edgar and Giddel Padilla planned to be at Northeastern's game at Connecticut at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

''They wanted to come to this game, but they couldn't. They're planning to come to the game Monday,'' said Barea, who said he wasn't sure if the Padillas would stay for the UMass-UConn game Dec. 9 at the Mullins Center.

Barea, who attended Miami Christian School for one year to improve his recruiting prospects, said he hoped at the time that UMass would recruit him.

''I was hoping a lot of bigger schools would recruit me, but I didn't come to the United States until my last year of high school,'' he said. ''But I'm happy with my decision. I like it at Northeastern. It's been very good.''

BOWERS STRUGGLES - Sophomore guard Artie Bowers' shooting struggles continued as he made just 3-of-14 shot attempts (21.4 percent) leaving him 9-for-35 (25.7 percent) this season.

''He's hurting a little bit,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''He's got an Achilles thing. He had to stop halfway through shoot-around because it was bothering him. I had to take him out of the game in the first half because he was limping around a little bit. Those are tough things, not shooting the ball well and not getting the lift under your legs when you shoot it.''

BAYSTATE PROBLEMS - UMass has lost its last five games against opponents from Massachusetts and seven of its last eight. The Minutemen face Boston University (Dec. 28) and Boston College (Jan. 2).

NEXT UP - UMass leaves today for Seattle for Saturday's 4 p.m. game at Gonzaga. The Bulldogs are 2-1 coming off last night's 99-87 upset win over No. 14 Washington.

DOUBLE 20s - Barea and Marcus Barnes' 24 and 23 points respectively made them the first tandem to each score 20 or more against UMass since David West, Romain Sato and Dedrick Finn all did it for Xavier on Jan. 18, 2003.

MISCELLANEOUS - Anthony Anderson jumped over four players on the UMass all-time scoring chart as his 17 points gave him 1,044 for his career. Next up is Alex Eldridge at 1,053. Anderson also is tied for ninth with Al Skinner with 320 assists.

Sophomore rookie Lawrence Carrier scored in double figures for the second straight game with 10 points, all in the first half.

Rashaun Freeman has scored in double figures in eight straight games dating back to last season. He now has 13 career double-doubles.

Former UMass and Northeastern athletic director Ian McCaw called from Baylor to get updates during the game on his two former employers.

MULLINS MILLIONTH _At some point this season, the millionth fan will attend a UMass game at the Mullins Center, which opened Feb. 4, 1993. The fan will receive a prize pack that includes two season tickets for 2005-06 and a free trip to the 2005 Atlantic 10 Tournament.

With 3,679 in attendance Wednesday night, UMass needs 10,717 to reach one million.

HAYMORE SERVICE - The service for former Minuteman Mark Haymore, who died last week, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Douglass Funeral Service in Amherst. The Mullins Center observed a moment of silence before the game to honor Haymore.

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

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Anthony Anderson


Same old, same old
Minutemen lose to lesser foe once again
By Bob McGovern, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/2/2004

Northeastern point guard Jose Juan Baria clenched his fist, holding the ball under his other arm. Baria had just been intentionally fouled with 57.7 seconds left, and he knew his team had pulled of an upset.

The Massachusetts men's basketball team didn't score a basket for the final six minutes of the game, missing every one of its final eight shots, en route to an 84-68 loss to the cross-state Huskies.

With 6:23 remaining in the game, Viggiano broke through Northeastern defenders and netted a lay-up, putting the Maroon and White up 67-64. NU forward Aaron Davis hit a wide-open three pointer on the ensuing possession and the Huskies never looked back.

UMass coach Steve Lappas saw the game as a series of offensive flaws, which let Northeastern take over the game.

"We lost a game because of the way we played on offense," Lappas said. "We certainly had some defensive lapses, but that game was lost because of the way we allowed the tempo to be played in the game, and that's what was disappointing."

After Davis' three, Barea, who scored a team-high 24 points, scored back-to-back baskets. Not to be denied, Davis received the ball again and nailed another three-pointer, this time assisted by Barea who had nine on the evening. The basket put the Huskies up 74-67.

UMass captain Anthony Anderson attributed the second half collapse to the tenacity of the restricting Northeastern defense. For most of the half, the Huskies successfully denied the ball to sophomore Rashaun Freeman, which opened up shots for the Minutemen quards.

Even with the open looks, UMass was already playing off balance.

"They wanted it more than us. They basically made us offense faster than we wanted to play offense. They just made us do what we didn't want to do," Anderson said. "Even in practice, when the other team is playing that defense, it was kind of hard to get the offense going."

Even though the Huskies put on emphasis on guarding the post, the Minutemen used Stephane Lasme and Freeman to come out fast into the second half.

Freeman, who scored a team-high 18 points, found Lasme on consecutive possessions, both resulting in two-handed dunks, leaving the score at 47-41 in favor of Northeastern. Freeman was double or triple teamed for most of the game and only used Lasme as an option twice. Otherwise, he was trapped, or forced into one of his three turnovers.

"Ray is still learning about how to deal with making quick decisions and getting double teamed, there's no doubt about it," Lappas said. "I think he's made more passes out of the post this year in three games then he made in the entire year last year."

UMass took its first lead of the game at 14:14 in the second half when Maxwell hit a three while getting fouled. He missed the free throw, but his shot put the Minutemen up 55-52, one of eight lead changes in the half.

The Huskies have been led by Barea and swing guard Marcus Barnes. Over the course of the season, this scoring duo has put up close to 50 points per contest. Last night was just another day in the office as they put up 47 between them, a statistic that didn't sway Anderson.

"Barnes takes 22 shots a game, Barea takes the rest of the shots, I mean we knew they were going to score," Anderson said. "We just wanted to make them shoot bad, like Barnes went 5-for-16, that's alright."

If there was any indication that Northeastern was ready to impose its game on UMass, it came with the first play of the game. Lasme won the tip off sending the ball to Bowers, who had the ball stolen from him by Barnes, who went to score the first points of the contest.

The Huskies never trailed in the first half, and shut down the Minutemen starting five. It wasn't until a youthful lineup, including Jeff 'Big Deli' Salovski and Lawrence Carrier, that UMass made an actual run.

Carrier went four-for-seven in the half, including two-for-three behind the arch, but as it went all night for the Minutemen, each run was countered by the sharp-shooting Huskies, who forced an incredible 12 first half turnovers.

The first half ended similar to how it began, with Northeastern leading the way.

With 12 seconds left, Artie Bowers scored a layup, putting the score at 43-37 in favor of the Huskies. On the ensuing play Barea took the ball up the court, squared up from roughly seven feet outside the arch and drained a three with time expiring. He crossed his arms over his chest making, sending the signal to the UMass student section.


Northeastern did what it had to do
By Mike Marzelli, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/2/2004

If the Massachusetts men's basketball team needed a reminder of what kind of trouble it was up against Northeastern last night, then Jose Juan Barea took it upon himself to make it abundantly clear just before the first half expired.

Holding a six-point lead after responding to an 11-0 UMass run with a 10-0 run of their own, the Huskies appeared content to head into halftime with a two-possession lead. Barea, Northeastern's explosive point guard who unofficially ranked first nationally in scoring average entering play, slowly sauntered over half court with the ball as the clock wound down under five seconds, not appearing to realize that he was quickly running out of time. Then, without the slightest hesitation, Barea set his feet at the far right end of the Mullins Center's half-court logo, cocked his shooting arm under the ball, and showed perfect form in firing a 30-plus foot trey that hit only twine. It happened so fast that those in attendance who looked away for a split second may have missed the only shot buried from that distance all season, not to mention the fact that the Minutemen were now in a nine point hole.

Despite the fact that UMass fought back almost immediately in the second half and even enjoyed the lead for a portion of the frame, it was game, set and match at that very moment, because with that shot, Barea exemplified what Huskies came to Amherst to do in their game with the Minutemen: dictate the flow of play from whistle to whistle on both ends.

Northeastern did what it wanted, when it wanted and forced UMass into following suit. Yet just when the Minutemen thought it was safe to stop resisting; to let their guard down for final waning seconds of the half, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Puerto Rico reminded them who was truly in charge.

"They went out and played their game," UMass coach Steve Lappas said. "They did what they wanted to do, and made us play their type of game. We needed to be able to inflict our will on them, and they wouldn't let us do that."

Barea, a junior point guard who started all 28 games that he has appeared in as a sophomore for NU, was very much a known commodity for UMass coming into last night's action, as was backcourt mate Marcus Barnes, a transfer from Miami. Averaging a combined 50 points between them in the Huskies first three games, the explosive pair accounted for 47 of the Huskies 84 points in the win, which didn't come as a surprise to head coach Steve Lappas after the fourth-year UMass bench boss had been singing the praises of the pair all week.

What did surprise Lappas, however, were the struggles his group experienced on offense - much of which was brought on by the relentless half-court man-to-man defense the Huskies employed. Knowing UMass was a slow-down team that relied on dumping the ball into the post to best utilize star forward Rashaun Freeman, the Huskies stepped up the pace from the game's first possession.

"They took us out of our game on offense," senior point guard Anthony Anderson said. "They forced us to play a quick game, and kept us from slowing things down and working for a good shot. They pressured the ball and took away the first pass that we use to get in the offense, forcing us to take quick shots and bad shots."

The Huskies pressured the ball, pressured away from the ball and forced quick shots. They stepped into the passing lines, battled hard for loose balls and caught UMass' big men not boxing out on numerous occasions. They wanted to run, and did everything they could to force UMass to run with them.

The end result? UMass finished the game with just one point over the final six-plus minutes, and guards Maurice Maxwell, Chris Chadwick and Art Bowers combined to shoot 6-29 from the floor, including 1-10 from beyond the arc. Additionally, the Huskies forced 19 turnovers and recorded 13 steals and generally created havoc and a sense of recklessness in a usually calm and collected Minuteman offense.

This is not the note this UMass team wanted to end on before beginning a week in which it will face No. 25 Gonzaga, defending National Champion Connecticut and Miami.

"I am very concerned [about the struggles on offense," Lappas said. "It's something we need to address, and something we need to fix. This will be a good learning experience for us, and hopefully we'll be able to build on this as we move along."


excerpt from...
Northeastern puts up a stop sign
N.E. College Basketball
By Rich Thompson, The Boston Herald, 12/6/2004

The Northeastern Huskies went on a 20-1 run over the final 6:24 to beat UMass, 84-68, Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

The 20-point portion of the run is easy to explain. The Huskies possess an explosive, fast-break offense that can pile up points in short order.

The confounding portion of the run is the solo point the Huskies surrendered over a long stretch to the Minutemen's potent offense. Defense has not been high on the Huskies' priority list in the early portion of the season.

In games against Birmingham Southern, Cornell and Harvard, the Huskies scored 233 points and gave up 251. UMass was the only team NU held under 80 points in four games.

Northeastern coach Ron Everhart has preached team defense from the outset, but the choir had turned a deaf ear to the lecture. Everhart's message finally gained a foothold in the team's psyche across six furious minutes in Amherst.

``We finally this year for the first time decided to play some defense,'' Everhart said. ``We brought some energy and effort and the kids were really getting after it and playing hard.

``We were playing them straight man-to-man, but I'll tell you what, we had a lot of energy. Our kids are in pretty good shape. I've been killing these guys and we've been running, and I guess at the end we were in a little better shape.''

The Huskies were coming off a tough 85-75 loss to Harvard, which exploited NU's defensive lapses. Everhart stressed defense during some spirited practices after the Harvard loss and extracted a sea of sweat to get his point across.

``We upped the tempo of the practice to make guys more accountable and create more effort,'' Everhart said. ``We got back to the way we are supposed to play instead of being defensively soft and worrying about depth problems.''

The game against UMass featured two of the region's most dynamic point guards in a one-on-one confrontation. Northeastern's Jose Juan Barea, a first-team All-America East selection, gave an excellent performance, as did UMass senior Anthony Anderson of Lynn. Barea netted a game-high 24 points with nine assists and six rebounds. Anderson had 17 points with seven rebounds and four assists.

``They guarded each other most of the night and Barea was phenomenal,'' Everhart said. ``It was one of the best games of his career since he's come to Northeastern, and not just from a scoring standpoint.

``If you look at his overall numbers, he was all over the place. He had great energy and he really ran the basketball team extraordinarily well.''

NU's win at UMass improved America East's record against the Atlantic 10 to 4-0.


Northeastern Huskies 84
Massachusetts Minutemen 68
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Northeastern vs Massachusetts
12/01/04  7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: Northeastern (2-2)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 DAVIS, Bennett...... f  5-9    1-2    0-0    4  3  7   3  11  2  1  2  1  34
33 COLE, Janon......... f  2-6    0-0    0-0    3  7 10   3   4  1  2  1  2  29
03 BARNES, Marcus...... g  5-16   2-11  11-13   0  2  2   2  23  2  1  0  3  36
05 BAREA, Jose Juan.... g 10-16   2-4    2-2    1  5  6   0  24  9  3  0  3  36
12 DAVIS, Aaron........ g  5-11   3-8    0-0    0  2  2   0  13  1  1  2  2  28
10 KIRKLAND, Jerome....    0-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
11 MARTINEZ, Adrian....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0  0+
21 JAMES, Shawn........    2-5    1-1    0-0    4  2  6   2   5  0  0  1  2  16
22 KELLY, Bobby........    2-5    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   0   4  1  1  0  0  15
50 WASHINGTON, Mark....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         2  3  5
   Totals..............   31-72   9-30  13-15  14 26 40  11  84 16 10  6 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-37 45.9%   2nd Half: 14-35 40.0%   Game: 43.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-12 33.3%   2nd Half:  5-18 27.8%   Game: 30.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-9  88.9%   2nd Half:  5-6  83.3%   Game: 86.7%    1

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (2-1)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Lasme, Stephane..... f  2-4    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   4  2  3  0  1  14
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  7-13   0-0    4-7    5  6 11   3  18  2  3  1  1  31
03 Maxwell, Maurice.... g  3-11   1-4    2-3    0  0  0   5   9  3  3  0  2  26
12 Anderson, Anthony... g  7-12   3-6    0-0    1  6  7   1  17  4  1  0  4  40
34 Bowers, Art......... g  3-14   0-4    0-0    1  6  7   0   6  2  3  0  1  31
02 Chadwick, Chris.....    0-4    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  1  2  0  0  19
22 Viggiano, Jeff......    2-3    0-1    0-0    2  3  5   1   4  1  2  1  0  12
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    4-8    2-4    0-0    3  4  7   2  10  0  1  1  0  22
24 Salovski, Jeff......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  1  0   5
   TEAM................                         4  1  5
   Totals..............   28-69   6-21   6-10  17 28 45  15  68 15 19  4  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-34 47.1%   2nd Half: 12-35 34.3%   Game: 40.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half:  3-15 20.0%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 60.0%    2

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Officials: Earl Walton (R), Jack Sweeney (U1), Gary Prager (U2)
Technical fouls: Northeastern-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 3679
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Northeastern..................   46   38  -   84
Massachusetts.................   37   31  -   68
ID-292457

Points in the paint-NE 36,UMASS 34. Points off turnovers-NE 24,UMASS 11.
2nd chance points-NE 15,UMASS 18. Fast break points-NE 18,UMASS 8.
Bench points-NE 9,UMASS 14. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-NE 2nd-02:09, UMASS 2nd-06:23.


Play by Play

Play-By-Play
Northeastern vs Massachusetts
12/01/04  7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Northeastern
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TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          19:49
                                                19:47              STEAL by BARNES, Marcus
                                                19:46   0-2   V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by BARNES, Marcus [FB/PNT]
                                                19:29              FOUL by COLE, Janon
MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane                 19:17
                                                19:17              BLOCK by DAVIS, Bennett
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               19:14
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               19:12
                                                19:12              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                18:56   0-4   V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                18:30              STEAL by DAVIS, Bennett
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     18:28
                                                18:24   0-6   V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [PNT]
                                                18:14              FOUL by BARNES, Marcus
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]          17:58   2-6   V 4
                                                17:49              MISSED JUMPER by COLE, Janon
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    17:49
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     17:43
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        17:31
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        17:26
                                                17:21   2-7   V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                17:21   2-8   V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                17:21   2-9   V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    17:10
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               17:10
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           17:06   4-9   V 5
                                                16:52   4-12  V 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
                                                16:52              ASSIST by DAVIS, Aaron
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      16:23
                                                16:20              STEAL by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                16:17              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
                                                16:17              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                16:00              MISSED JUMPER by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                16:00              REBOUND (OFF) by COLE, Janon
                                                15:57   4-14  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by COLE, Janon [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   15:55
GOOD! JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony               15:41   6-14  V 8
                                                15:33   6-16  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [PNT]
TIMEOUT media                                   15:22
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    15:19
                                                15:19              BLOCK by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                15:17              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                15:11              MISSED LAYUP by COLE, Janon
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              15:11
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           14:57   8-16  V 8
                                                14:43              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    14:43
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          14:37
                                                14:35              STEAL by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                14:33              TURNOVR by BAREA, Jose Juan
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      14:31
MISSED 3 PTR by Chadwick, Chris                 14:27
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         14:27
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     14:16
                                                13:59              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    13:59
MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris                 13:46
                                                13:46              BLOCK by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                13:43              REBOUND (DEF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                13:39   8-18  V 10 GOOD! JUMPER by DAVIS, Aaron [FB]
                                                13:39              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris                      13:21
                                                13:21              STEAL by BARNES, Marcus
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         13:21
                                                13:11   8-20  V 12 GOOD! DUNK by KELLY, Bobby [PNT]
                                                13:11              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                12:41
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              12:41
GOOD! TIP-IN by Carrier, Lawrence [PNT]         12:37  10-20  V 10
                                                12:31              MISSED 3 PTR by KELLY, Bobby
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              12:31
                                                12:13              FOUL by DAVIS, Bennett
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               12:13  11-20  V 9
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              12:13
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              12:13
MISSED JUMPER by Carrier, Lawrence              12:10
REBOUND (OFF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 12:10
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             12:05  13-20  V 7
                                                11:48              TURNOVR by MARTINEZ, Adrian
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:48
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     11:39
                                                11:29              MISSED LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                11:29              REBOUND (OFF) by JAMES, Shawn
                                                11:24  13-22  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by JAMES, Shawn [PNT]
                                                11:03              FOUL by JAMES, Shawn
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              11:03
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     11:03
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               11:03  14-22  V 8
                                                10:51              MISSED 3 PTR by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                10:51              REBOUND (OFF) by JAMES, Shawn
                                                10:47              MISSED LAYUP by JAMES, Shawn
BLOCK by Freeman, Rashaun                       10:47
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               10:44
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                10:39  17-22  V 5
ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris                       10:39
                                                09:57              MISSED JUMPER by COLE, Janon
REBOUND (DEF) by Chadwick, Chris                09:57
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               09:44
                                                09:44              BLOCK by JAMES, Shawn
                                                09:42              REBOUND (DEF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                09:39  17-24  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by KELLY, Bobby [FB/PNT]
                                                09:39              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               09:22
                                                09:22              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                09:13              MISSED LAYUP by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 09:13
TURNOVR by Viggiano, Jeff                       09:00
                                                08:58              STEAL by BARNES, Marcus
                                                08:57  17-26  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by BARNES, Marcus [FB/PNT]
FOUL by Chadwick, Chris                         08:54
                                                08:54  17-27  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
GOOD! JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony               08:47  19-27  V 8
                                                08:38              MISSED LAYUP by KIRKLAND, Jerome
                                                08:38              REBOUND (OFF) by JAMES, Shawn
                                                08:35              MISSED DUNK by JAMES, Shawn
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              08:35
TURNOVR by Carrier, Lawrence                    08:31
                                                08:31              STEAL by COLE, Janon
FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff                          08:01
                                                08:01              MISSED FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                08:01              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                08:01  19-28  V 9  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                08:01  19-29  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    07:36
                                                07:36              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVIS, Bennett
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      07:13
                                                07:12              TURNOVR by BARNES, Marcus
MISSED LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony               07:10
                                                07:10              BLOCK by DAVIS, Aaron
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         07:10
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:10
GOOD! JUMPER by Bowers, Art                     06:59  21-29  V 8
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     06:59
                                                06:32              MISSED LAYUP by WASHINGTON, Mark
BLOCK by Salovski, Jeff                         06:32
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         06:32
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    06:16
REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence              06:16
GOOD! LAYUP by Carrier, Lawrence [PNT]          06:13  23-29  V 6
                                                06:00              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    06:00
                                                05:57              FOUL by WASHINGTON, Mark
FOUL by Salovski, Jeff                          05:42
TURNOVR by Salovski, Jeff                       05:42
                                                05:26              MISSED JUMPER by BAREA, Jose Juan
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              05:26
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence                05:08  26-29  V 3
ASSIST by Bowers, Art                           05:08
                                                05:05              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                04:49              TURNOVR by BAREA, Jose Juan
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       04:47
GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [FB/PNT]       04:45  28-29  V 1
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      04:45
                                                04:30              TURNOVR by DAVIS, Aaron
STEAL by Bowers, Art                            04:28
GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [FB/PNT]       04:26  30-29  H 1
ASSIST by Bowers, Art                           04:26
                                                04:19              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                04:03  30-32  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                04:03              ASSIST by COLE, Janon
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               03:47
                                                03:47              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                03:41  30-35  V 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               03:13
                                                03:13              REBOUND (DEF) by BARNES, Marcus
                                                03:08  30-36  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       03:08
                                                03:08  30-37  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                03:08              TIMEOUT media
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    02:53
                                                02:53              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                02:46  30-39  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by DAVIS, Bennett [FB/PNT]
                                                02:46              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               02:25
                                                02:25              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                02:15              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              02:15
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence                02:05  33-39  V 6
                                                01:55  33-41  V 8  GOOD! JUMPER by BAREA, Jose Juan
TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony                    01:33
                                                01:32              STEAL by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                01:30              MISSED LAYUP by DAVIS, Aaron
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    01:30
MISSED LAYUP by Carrier, Lawrence               01:17
                                                01:17              BLOCK by COLE, Janon
                                                01:14              REBOUND (DEF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                01:11  33-43  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by DAVIS, Bennett [FB/PNT]
                                                01:11              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
GOOD! JUMPER by Bowers, Art                     00:48  35-43  V 8
                                                00:21              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              00:21
GOOD! LAYUP by Bowers, Art [PNT]                00:12  37-43  V 6
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     00:12
                                                00:03  37-46  V 9  GOOD! 3 PTR by BAREA, Jose Juan


                               Northeastern 46, Massachusetts 37

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Northeastern           20      18       4      12       6      0     1
          Massachusetts          18       6      10       4      12      0     1


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Northeastern
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GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]             19:37  39-46  V 7
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      19:37
                                                19:27              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               19:27
MISSED JUMPER by Anderson, Anthony              19:18
                                                19:18              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                19:12              TURNOVR by DAVIS, Bennett
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      19:10
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     19:07
                                                19:05              STEAL by BAREA, Jose Juan
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        18:59
                                                18:59  39-47  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                18:59              MISSED FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                18:59
GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]             18:45  41-47  V 6
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      18:45
                                                18:35              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               18:35
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           18:17  43-47  V 4
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       17:54
                                                17:52              TURNOVR by COLE, Janon
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [FB/PNT]        17:49  45-47  V 2
ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane                       17:49
                                                17:48              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                17:16              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              17:16
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           17:05  47-47  T 1
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      17:05
                                                16:52              TURNOVR by BAREA, Jose Juan
STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun                       16:47
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                16:31
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               16:31
                                                16:20              STEAL by COLE, Janon
TURNOVR by Bowers, Art                          16:18
                                                16:09              MISSED JUMPER by BARNES, Marcus
                                                16:09              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                16:05  47-49  V 2  GOOD! TIP-IN by DAVIS, Bennett [PNT]
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      15:49
                                                15:47              STEAL by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                15:39              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                15:39              REBOUND (OFF) by COLE, Janon
                                                15:33              TURNOVR by COLE, Janon
STEAL by Lasme, Stephane                        15:32
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     15:27
REBOUND (OFF) by Anderson, Anthony              15:27
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                15:22  50-49  H 1
                                                15:05  50-52  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                15:05              ASSIST by BARNES, Marcus
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun                14:44  52-52  T 2
ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane                       14:44
                                                14:36              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               14:36
GOOD! 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                 14:20  55-52  H 3
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     14:20
                                                14:19              FOUL by BARNES, Marcus
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   14:19
MISSED FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice              14:19
                                                14:19              REBOUND (DEF) by JAMES, Shawn
                                                14:10  55-54  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by DAVIS, Aaron [PNT]
                                                14:10              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                13:30
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                13:30
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      13:28
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       13:15
                                                13:10              TURNOVR by KELLY, Bobby
STEAL by Anderson, Anthony                      13:08
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     12:57
                                                12:55              STEAL by JAMES, Shawn
                                                12:44              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                12:44              REBOUND (OFF) by JAMES, Shawn
                                                12:27  55-57  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by JAMES, Shawn
                                                12:27              ASSIST by KELLY, Bobby
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                12:12
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         12:12
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    12:08
                                                12:08              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                11:37              MISSED 3 PTR by KIRKLAND, Jerome
REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art                    11:37
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               11:22
                                                11:22              REBOUND (DEF) by KELLY, Bobby
                                                11:04              MISSED JUMPER by DAVIS, Bennett
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               11:04
TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris                      10:39
                                                10:38              STEAL by JAMES, Shawn
                                                10:35              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               10:35
MISSED 3 PTR by Carrier, Lawrence               10:17
                                                10:17              REBOUND (DEF) by KIRKLAND, Jerome
                                                10:11              MISSED LAYUP by KIRKLAND, Jerome
BLOCK by Carrier, Lawrence                      10:11
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              10:09
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     10:04
                                                10:04              REBOUND (DEF) by JAMES, Shawn
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        09:43
                                                09:43              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                09:39  55-60  V 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
                                                09:39              ASSIST by DAVIS, Bennett
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               09:10
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               09:10
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           09:09  57-60  V 3
                                                09:09              FOUL by DAVIS, Bennett
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               09:09  58-60  V 2
                                                08:52              MISSED JUMPER by JAMES, Shawn
                                                08:52              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                08:36  58-62  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                08:19              FOUL by COLE, Janon
MISSED JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris                08:08
REBOUND (OFF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 08:08
                                                08:02              FOUL by JAMES, Shawn
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               08:02  59-62  V 3
GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice               08:02  60-62  V 2
                                                07:43              MISSED 3 PTR by KELLY, Bobby
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 07:43
GOOD! 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony                07:29  63-62  H 1
ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff                        07:29
                                                07:18              MISSED JUMPER by BAREA, Jose Juan
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              07:18
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [FB/PNT]        07:12  65-62  H 3
ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony                     07:12
                                                06:48  65-64  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [PNT]
                                                06:35              FOUL by COLE, Janon
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   06:35
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             06:23  67-64  H 3
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      06:23
                                                06:05  67-67  T 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                06:05              ASSIST by DAVIS, Bennett
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               05:49
                                                05:49              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                05:30              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                05:22              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                05:22              REBOUND (OFF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                05:17  67-69  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane                05:05
                                                05:05              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                04:57  67-71  V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [FB/PNT]
TIMEOUT TEAM                                    04:54
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               04:38
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               04:37
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               04:33
                                                04:33              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                04:25  67-74  V 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by DAVIS, Aaron
                                                04:25              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                04:03              FOUL by DAVIS, Bennett
MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun              04:03
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     04:03
GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun               04:03  68-74  V 6
                                                03:47              MISSED JUMPER by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                03:47              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                03:40              MISSED 3 PTR by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                03:40              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVIS, Bennett
                                                03:36              MISSED TIP-IN by DAVIS, Bennett
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 03:36
MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony               03:28
                                                03:28              REBOUND (DEF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                03:22  68-76  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by BAREA, Jose Juan [FB/PNT]
                                                03:22              ASSIST by BARNES, Marcus
TIMEOUT media                                   03:10
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               03:08
                                                03:08              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
                                                03:04  68-78  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by BARNES, Marcus [FB/PNT]
                                                03:04              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art                    02:45
                                                02:45              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVIS, Bennett
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        02:39
                                                02:24              MISSED 3 PTR by BARNES, Marcus
                                                02:24              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                02:09  68-80  V 12 GOOD! LAYUP by COLE, Janon [PNT]
                                                02:09              ASSIST by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     01:53
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         01:53
MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice               01:48
REBOUND (OFF) by Bowers, Art                    01:48
TURNOVR by Viggiano, Jeff                       01:39
                                                01:15              MISSED 3 PTR by KELLY, Bobby
                                                01:15              REBOUND (OFF) by COLE, Janon
                                                01:07              MISSED LAYUP by COLE, Janon
BLOCK by Viggiano, Jeff                         01:07
REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony              01:05
MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art                     01:03
                                                01:03              REBOUND (DEF) by COLE, Janon
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        00:58
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        00:55
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        00:54
                                                00:54  68-81  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
                                                00:54  68-82  V 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by BARNES, Marcus
MISSED 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff                  00:47
                                                00:47              REBOUND (DEF) by BAREA, Jose Juan
FOUL by Anderson, Anthony                       00:38
                                                00:38  68-83  V 15 GOOD! FT SHOT by BAREA, Jose Juan
                                                00:38  68-84  V 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by BAREA, Jose Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Chadwick, Chris                 00:31
                                                00:31              REBOUND (DEF) by BARNES, Marcus


                               Northeastern 84, Massachusetts 68

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Northeastern           16       6      11       6       3      1     3
          Massachusetts          16       5       8       4       2      2     3


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............   18   6 -  24
Massachusetts...........    6   5 -  11

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............   20  16 -  36
Massachusetts...........   18  16 -  34

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............    4  11 -  15
Massachusetts...........   10   8 -  18

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............   12   6 -  18
Massachusetts...........    4   4 -   8

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............    6   3 -   9
Massachusetts...........   12   2 -  14

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............    0   1 -   1
Massachusetts...........    0   2 -   2

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Northeastern............    1   3 -   4
Massachusetts...........    1   3 -   4

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