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Thomas might not play, UMass hosts BU
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/12/2005

AMHERST - The already thin University of Massachusetts men's basketball lineup could be even thinner at 7 tonight when the Minutemen host Boston University at the Mullins Center.

Junior swingman Brandon Thomas, who is the team's second leading scorer through five games at 11.2 points per game, is battling a hip injury and could miss the game.

''Brandon Thomas looks like he might not be able to play Monday,'' UMass coach Travis Ford said. ''It'll be a game-time decision.''

If Thomas can't go, either James Life or Chris Lowe will make his first collegiate start. That would leave the Minutemen with either Life or Lowe and Lawrence Carrier as the only scholarship players on the bench.

After tonight's game, the Minutemen will have 10 days off for finals and to heal. When they return on Dec. 23 to host Siena, sophomore big man Dante Milligan will be eligible.

The Terriers have had their own depth problems. Freshman guard Tyler Morris, a former high school teammate in Indianapolis of prep phenom Greg Oden, tore ligaments in his ankle and is out for the season after surgery in November.

Matt Wolff a sophomore guard and son of BU coach Dennis Wolff, could be out for the year as well after suffering torn ligaments in his knee Nov. 29 against Rhode Island.

And sophomore forward Tony Gaffney was suspended indefinitely for violating team policy.

The Terriers arrive at 3-5. After starting the season 0-5, including losses to Duke, George Washington and Michigan, they bounced back with three straight wins. Offensively they've been led by the play of freshman guard Corey Hassan, who is averaging 11.1 points, and senior big man Kevin Gardner (10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds).

''Considering who we've played, I've been happy with our effort. We played a bad 30 minutes in our loss to Rider,'' Dennis Wolff said. ''I like the way we've competed. I like the character of this team.''

Wolff said his team got a lift from Saturday's 58-55 win at Maine, after difficulty getting to Orono. ''It took us eight hours to get up there because of the blizzard'' Friday, Wolff said. ''Eight hours to get up there and only four to get back.''

It will take about two for the Terriers to get to Amherst, where Wolff expects a battle. ''We know we're going to have our hands full,'' Wolff said. ''They're a physical, upper-level Atlantic 10 team. Our guys know this will be a tough game.''

Ford expects the same. ''They've played a very challenging schedule so they're well tested,'' Ford said. ''They execute well and shoot the three well. This is a team that is more than capable of coming in here and beating us. They're known for their defense, usually. They like to keep the score low.''

BU freshman Ben Coblyn, who starred at Amherst Regional, returns to his hometown after taking a medical redshirt last year because of a back injury. Coblyn missed time with a high ankle sprain this season, but returned for the last two games. He played 19 minutes with five points Saturday, including two free throws with 40 seconds left to help clinch the win.

''He's only been back in the gym since Wednesday,'' Wolff said. ''He was very up after the game Saturday. He's a great kid and he was anxious to get back in. He was so happy to contribute and help the team win. Ultimately, he's going to be a very good player for us.''

The Minutemen (2-3) are trying to get back to .500 after Thursday's 78-60 loss to UConn. Ford was aggravated at his squad's continued problems with turning the ball over after Saturday's practice.

''This team has a serious issue with being careless with the ball,'' Ford said. ''You can't always blame it on the other team's defense. A lot of times it's just us being very careless and lazy with the basketball and not making smart decisions. It's really holding our team back right now. It's really limiting us from being our best. Me telling them is not working. I'm just going to start punishing them every single time in practice. They're going to run when they turn the ball over.''

Ford has had some extra help in his scouting report for the Terriers. Among the transfer players the Minutemen have sitting out is Etienne Brower, who was at BU a year ago.

''I'll say he always goes to his right or he always does this. I know their tendencies,'' Brower said. ''You can figure out a player better when you play with them at practice every day than just watching a couple tapes.''

Brower said being on the opposite bench from his old team will be an unusual experience.

''It's going to be weird seeing the coaches and everybody when I'm with a new team I can't play with, but next year's there's probably going to be more emotions stored up,'' said Brower. He will face his old team next season at BU. ''I watched them play Duke and Michigan and I head about the George Washington game. I keep up with the stats.''

Brower, who averaged 8.3 points while starting all 29 games for the Terriers last year, has no regrets about the switch.

''The offense here is more run-and-gun and fast paced,'' Brower said. ''There it's more slow the ball down, half court. I'm really happy with the change. I thought I could be a lot better in a system like this than I could at BU.

''From the middle of the season to the end of the season I was so stressed out at BU,'' Brower added. ''I was having trouble with basketball and the coaches and a lot of stuff. This is exactly where I need to be.''

LEAMAN COURT - UMass is expected to officially announce this week plans to name the floor at the Mullins Center ''Jack Leaman Court'' in honor of the beloved former coach and broadcaster who died of a heart attack in March 2004.

Today's game would be a logical time for an announcement because Leaman played for the Terriers and graduated from Boston University. A dedication event would likely be held a game later this season.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. For more UMass coverage including a frequently updated UMass sports blog, go to www.dailyhampshiregazette.com/umsports.


Terriers coming to town
By Eric Athas, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/12/2005

Battling as instate rivals, the Massachusetts men's basketball (2-3) team will take on Boston University (3-5) at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. The Minutemen have a chance to return to the .500 mark and regain some strength after being taken down by the No. 3 Connecticut Huskies 78-60 on Thursday.

UMass will be facing a Terrier team that is recovering after a rocky start. BU dropped its first five contests of the season, but then went on to win three in a row, including a 58-55 edge over Maine on Saturday.

Although the Minutemen are recuperating from their loss to UConn, the Terriers understand the feeling of facing a top-tier program, as they were ousted by No. 1 Duke 64-47 on Nov. 14 at the NIT Season Tip-Off.

The Terriers are in a rebuilding stage, despite posting a 20-9 record and reaching the NIT tournament last season.

Countering BU coach Dennis Wolff and the Terrier game plan will be a Minuteman squad that is still adapting to UMass coach Travis Ford's new style of play. With some players having to play at two different positions, and only eight scholarship players on the bench, the Minutemen have been looking to find a groove.

Senior Jeff Viggiano is coming off of a career-game against the Huskies in which he put up 17 points and hit two shots from the perimeter. The Suffield, Conn. native has been contributing primarily off of the bench this season, but has seen minutes regardless and is averaging 8.8 points per game.

In preparing for BU, Viggiano knows that there will be a lot less attention and face time than the UConn contest, and that excitement has to be produced regardless.

"It's games like BU, where there won't be that many people in the stands, and you won't be on TV," Viggiano said. "You've got to hype yourself up."

Newcomer Brandon Thomas, a junior transfer from Long Island University, has earned a spot on the starting lineup, and is averaging 11.2 points per game, while junior Rashaun Freeman leads the team in scoring with 16.8 points per game.

Defensively, junior Stephane Lasme has been blocking shots left and right in the paint. Lasme is third in the nation in average blocked shots with 5.2, just behind Justin Williams of Wyoming (6.6) and Shawn James of Northeastern (6.0).

With a roster made up of six freshman and three sophomores, the Terriers are a primarily young team that will try and stretch their winning streak to four games. Corey Hassan leads the scoring attack for the terriers with 11.1 points per game and has connected on 23-of-60 three pointers. Right behind him is Kevin Gardner with a 10.5 average and 13 blocks over the course of eight games.

Defensively for the Terriers, Shaun Wynn has 11 steals and will try and shake up the Minutemen when they have the ball.

This contest will be somewhat of a grudge match for junior transfer Etienne Brower, who traveled to Western Mass. this past offseason from Boston University. Although the game tonight will make for interesting pre game talk, Brower will not play, as he is sitting out this season as a transfer and will watch from the Minuteman bench.

When tip-off rolls around, Viggiano and the Minutemen look to forget about UConn and get the well-need win at home.

"We just need a consistent effort from everyone and we've got to forget about [the loss to UConn]," Viggiano said.


Life Leads UMass To Seventh-Straight Home Win, 64-45 Over BU
James Life scores a season-high 20 points in win
From UMass Athletics, 12/12/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - Junior James Life (Fort Myers, Fla.) scored a season-high 20 points hitting six 3-pointers, including four in the second half, to push UMass past Boston University 64-45 on Monday night at the Mullins Center. The win was the eighth-straight in the series for UMass, which has not lost to the Terriers since Nov. 30, 1988.

Freshman Chris Lowe (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) had a career-high seven assists, while junior Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) had his 22nd career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Terriers (3-6) jumped out by as many as 10 points to start the game, 16-6, but UMass (3-3) eventually settled in and took the lead by the end of the first half, 31-29.

In the second half, Life scored 12 of his 20 points, as the Minutemen pulled away for good. He made as many 3-pointers on Monday as he had made in his five previous games this season.

The Minutemen were stellar on defense, holding Boston's leading scorer, Corey Hassan, to just 10 points.

With the win, UMass extends its winning streak over the Terriers to eight straight games. The Minutemen lead the overall series 39-29. The teams will meet again next season at Agganis Arena in Boston.

Photo
Chris Lowe sticks tight to Brian Macon.


Notes & Quotes
From UMass Athletics, 12/12/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - James Life had 20 points, a career high. 18 of his 20 came on three point field goals and his 6 three pointers made is a career and season high. It was his second career game with 10 or more points.

• Chris Lowe piled up a career-high seven assists on the night, five coming in the first half.

• Rashaun Freeman finished the night with 12 points and 10 boards. The game marked his 22 career double-double and third on the season, as well as 51st game in which he has double figures in points.

• Stephane Lasme had two blocks bringing his season total up to 24 and 151 for his career. Lasme is currently sixth all-time in blocked shots and trails Kitwana Rhymer , who had 184 blocks, for fifth place.

• With the win, UMass extends its winning streak over the Terriers to eight straight games. The Minutemen lead the overall series 39-29. The teams will meet again next season at Agganis Arena in Boston.

• The Minutemen's ranks will grow larger next week as sophomore Dante Milligan will be making his UMass debut against Siena. Milligan sat out the first semester after transferring from Pittsburgh last season.

• The Minutemen held the Terriers to 45 points, the lowest total UMass has allowed all season. The last time the Minutemen held an opponent to less 50 points came February 9,2005 as the Minutemen defeated Rhode Island 70-44.


Coach Ford general reaction to the game: Obviously I am very excited. I was concerned coming into the game playing against a BU team that had won their last three games, including a tough win up in Maine. I was glad to see we could make some threes against a very good defensive team. At half time, the players and I had a discussion about our defense and rebounding and they responded well in the second half. We were taking too many quick, bad shots early. Overall, we played well on both ends.

Coach Ford on James Life's performance: The guys did a good job of getting him the ball tonight in a position where he could score. At halftime we talked about setting him up to get him open looks. We give players a lot of freedom on offense, but we had to examine our shot selection in the first half. We ran our offense in the second half and got better looks at the basket.

Ford on the Minutemen defense: I thought we played much better defense in the second half holding them to 16 points. Defense is sometimes a product of offense. When you're taking quick shots, and they aren't falling, you tend to get frustrated and it gets harder to dig in. When you play well offensively and the shots are falling, you feed off that on the defensive end. We've just got to execute.

Jeff Viggiano on the game: "Everybody contributed. The first half was nothing to write home about. In the second half, everyone chipped in. It was important to get such a big win with such a big break coming up."

Viggiano on James Life's shooting: "Once James starts hitting shots, it opens up the floor for everyone else. We got on the fast break, which led to easy shots. It was a fun style of basketball to play."

Chris Lowe on his game-time decision: "I had a cavity in my tooth. The tooth had to come out. The doctor who did the surgery said I could play as long as I wore a mouthpiece and took medicine. I was comfortable out there, but my mouth was soar. I still have numbness."

Coach Dennis Wolff on the game: "We ran out of gas. I won't take anything away from UMass. They wore us down. We made both physical and mental mistakes. UMass kept playing. It was our fourth game since Tuesday of last week. UMass deserved to win. We were fighting ourselves as much as UMass."

Freshman Ben Coblyn on the game: "Coach says you learn as much from losing as winning. We came in to the game expecting to win. We just need to execute better next time out."


UMass finds some Life
Guard's treys drain Terriers
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 12/13/2005

AMHERST -- There have been too many stretches of listless play over the last nine years, too many moments when the passion and the energy have not been there for the University of Massachusetts. Fans at the Mullins Center wanted the basketball program to get a life.

Enter a junior college transfer who seems to live for excitement. Life's the name: James Life.

A wiry, 6-foot-4-inch junior guard, Life came off the bench to light a fire under the Minutemen last night, hitting 6 of 12 from 3-point range, en route to a game-high 20 points, as UMass soared past a weary Boston University team, 64-45.

''It's definitely a confidence booster," said Life. ''I plan on building on it."

Life sparked UMass as much with his animation as with his 3-point shooting. The play he seemed to enjoy the most came in the second half when he drew the defense to him on a baseline drive and dished to Stephane Lasme for a thunderous dunk. Running back upcourt, Life held his fist in the air.

And as the clock ticked down on the game's final possession several minutes later, he alternately dribbled the ball and beckoned to the stands, inviting the exiting crowd of 4,598 to believe.

For the 3-3 Minutemen, the victory was the best effort of the young season, one that saw lots of unselfishness (18 assists on 26 field goals, including seven from freshman Chris Lowe), and a fierce second half of defensive intensity. The Minutemen opened up a 2-point game with a blistering 25-4 run.

''When you play good offense, it gives you confidence on defense," said coach Travis Ford. ''It gets demoralizing sometimes when you're not scoring."

UMass also got 12 points and 10 rebounds from Rashaun Freeman, and 10 points from Jeff Viggiano.

For the 3-6 Terriers, the loss snapped a three-game winning streak and put an end to a taxing stretch of four games in seven days.

''We ran out of gas, obviously," said coach Dennis Wolff. ''We were fighting ourselves as much as we were fighting UMass. We made a lot of tired mistakes."

Corey Hassan (10 points) was the only Terrier in double figures on a night when BU shot just 33.3 percent from the field.

BU did come out firing, however, and built a 10-point lead (16-6) while Ford smoldered on the UMass bench. During one particularly galling stretch for the new UMass mentor, Hassan outfought Life for a putback (leading to a testy timeout), and BU's Ibrahim Konate grabbed another offensive rebound on a bounce.

Life's shooting helped UMass claim a 31-29 lead at the break, at which time the Minutemen got an earful from Ford. The coach characterized his comments as ''a discussion." Life's characterization was slightly more colorful.

''Coach Ford is a machine," Life said. ''He has no feelings. He has no mind. If he has oil in his system, he's able to move. It's dangerous. [There was] a lot of screaming, spitting in your face. He's kind of like a drill sergeant.

''We feed off of that, though. It's nothing negative. He's a great coach. Sometimes you can't talk to players; you have to raise your voice and make your presence known."

Thus motivated, the Minutemen came out in the second half and put together by far their best 20 minutes of basketball of the season.

Life, who had hit just 6 of his 26 3-point attempts coming into the game, found his range. He said the key was Ford's instructions about being patient and looking to shoot only in the flow of the offense: ''Get a feel for the game first."

UMass was also sparked in the second half by the point guard play of Lowe, who, by his own admission, woke up crying at 4 a.m. with a toothache, and required oral surgery later in the morning.

During a first-half timeout, it was announced that Jack Leaman, the winningest coach in team history and a father figure to a long line of UMass players and coaches, will be honored posthumously by having the Mullins Center court named after him. The official ceremony will take place Feb. 25.


New Life for UMass -- Minutemen roll past BU
By Rich Thompson, The Boston Herald, 12/13/2005

AMHERST - UMass reserve guard James Life struggled to find his shooting touch the first five games of his first season with the Minutemen. The transfer from Manatee Community College in Florida hit just 6-of-26 from long range and was shooting 28 percent from the floor before last night’s clash with Boston University at the Mullins Center.

Little did he know, he needed to hit a Lowe point before finding his mark, as in freshman point guard Chris Lowe. The two played together for much of the second half, during which Life hit four 3-pointers and helped the Minutemen run away from the Terriers, 64-45.

Life finished 6-of-12 from beyond the arc and was 7-of-13 overall for a season-high 20 points. Lowe played 20 minutes in the UMass backcourt and had seven assists.

“I try to get a feel for the flow of the game first, and then I try to knock them down,” said Life, who helped the Minutemen (3-3) outscore the Terriers (3-6), 25-8, in the final 12 minutes. “BU is a pretty good (defensive team), so when you shoot 50 percent from behind the line, it is a confidence booster.”

Lowe almost was scratched after having emergency dental surgery yesterday morning, but he played his best game of the season.

“They pulled one tooth and had to chip another, so I had stitches in my mouth and it was sore all day,” he said. “I didn’t know I was going to play, and it was a gametime decision.”

UMass coach Travis Ford, whose team was coming off a 78-60 loss to UConn in Hartford Thursday, was worried about the momentum BU established in consecutive wins against Harvard, New Hampshire and Maine. Terriers coach Dennis Wolff, however, thought his crew showed the effects of playing four games in seven days after trailing by just two points at halftime.

“UMass just kept playing. I don’t think they made any tremendous adjustments,” Wolff said. “They kept playing, and they wore us down. This is our fourth game since Tuesday.”

BU had jumped out to a 16-6 lead by employing a fullcourt trap defense that stymied the Minutemen’s transition game.

“I knew they were coming in here with a lot of confidence, and they were going to be ready to go,” Ford said. “Needless to say, at halftime there was a discussion amongst me and the players.”

The inside combination of Rashaun Freeman and Stephane Lasme combined for 17 points and 16 rebounds, and UMass’ command of the paint opened the outside for Life, Jeff Viggiano (10 points) and starting point guard Maurice Maxwell.

The Minutemen scored 12 unanswered points during a 2-minute stretch that iced the game. Maxwell sandwiched a foul-line jumper and a trey around a pair of nifty 3-pointers by Life that gave UMass a 60-39 lead with 4:22 to play.

“I think we got some of that straightened out very quickly because we came out and held them to 16 points in the second half,” Ford said. “The first half I thought we were just going through the motions.”


Strong second half lifts UMass
By Dan Duggan, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/13/2005

For the first 20 minutes of last night's game against Boston University, the Massachusetts men's basketball team played a lethargic brand of basketball.

Despite holding a 31-29 lead at the break, UMass coach Travis Ford was not happy with how his players were performing and he let them know about it in the locker room.

"Coach Ford is a machine," junior guard James Life said. "Basically [what took place] was a lot of screaming. He's kind of like a drill sergeant. We feed off of that. It's nothing negative. He's a great coach and sometimes you can't just talk to players; you have to raise your voice and make your presence known."

Clearly Ford's motivational tactics got through to the team, as the Minutemen (3-3) responded in the second half, and pulled out a 64-45 win in front of 4,598 fans at the Mullins Center.

"At halftime there was a 'discussion' amongst me and the players about our defensive effort and our rebounding effort, and I think we got some of that straightened out," Ford said. "In the first half I thought we were just going through the motions.

"I was really excited that our guys listened at halftime, and they came out and really played well at both ends of the court."

While the second half of last night's game was the best half the Minutemen have put together this season, it will be tough to build momentum, as their next game is over a week away, when they host Sienna on Dec. 23.

The main thing the Minutemen will look to carry over is the stifling defense they played in the second half, as they held BU (3-6) to just 16 points after the break.

Holding a 39-37 edge with 12:07 remaining, UMass turned up its defense and held the Terriers without a field goal for over eight minutes.

During that span, the Minutemen went on a 21-2 run, sparked by Life's hot shooting.

The junior college transfer drilled three of his six three-pointers during the spurt, and finished with a game-high 20 points. The six shots Life drained from downtown in the game matched the total he had for the season entering last night's contest.

"James Life coming off the bench was huge," senior forward Jeff Viggiano said. "I think we're going to get that more often."

Maurice Maxwell played a key role during the second half stretch, as the junior swingman-turned-point guard ran the Minuteman offense flawlessly. UMass came into the game averaging 19.2 turnovers per game, but committed just 10 last night. Maxwell finished with seven points and four assists.

In the first half, it was freshman Chris Lowe who led the UMass offense from the point, as Lowe collected five of his seven assists in the first frame. Lowe didn't know until game time if he would be able to play, as he had a painful surgery done to remove a tooth earlier in the day.

The game began like a trip to the dentist for the Minutemen, as BU took a 7-2 lead early, aided by some miscues by UMass.

The Terriers opened up a 16-6 lead five minutes into the game, but UMass battled back thanks to eight points apiece from Life and junior center Rashaun Freeman.

Freeman recorded his 22nd career double-double, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

A three-pointer by Viggiano (10 points) with 1:57 remaining in the half broke a 28-28 tie, and the Minutemen never trailed again.

NOTES: Amherst native Ben Coblyn returned to his hometown as a member of the Terriers and scored six points, including a thunderous dunk early in the second half.

The Minutemen have won eight straight games against BU, and will look to extend the streak next year when they meet at the Agganis Arena in Boston.


Life's shooting sparks UMass victory
By Eric Athas, The Daily Collegian Staff, 12/13/2005

Following a 93-57 trouncing of Savannah State on Nov. 28, junior James Life of the Massachusetts basketball team (3-3) had an issue. The problem wasn't with the way his team routed the Tigers, or with the 18 points he put up in the process. Life was trying to maneuver around a different type of dilemma: his confidence. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound guard was still adjusting to playing for a Division I college basketball team after transferring from Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Fla.

During the Minutemen's 64-45 victory over Boston University (3-6) last night, Life, who was reeled into to the UMass program because of his shooting ability, looked anything but apprehensive.

Coming off the bench at the beginning of the contest, Life sunk a jumper at the 14:12 mark, looking comfortable in the process.

"[Last night's game] is definitely a confidence booster," Life said. "I intend on building on it and try to come out every night and score."

The Junior College All-American led the team with a career-high 20 points, and hit 6-of-12 from three-point land - totaling the six treys he had made leading up to the game against the Terriers.

Going into the clash against BU, Life was averaging 7.8 points per game and was shooting 23 percent from the perimeter. Last night's game bumped those numbers up to 9.8 points per game and 32 percent from the floor, and consequently, brought up Life's confidence.

Although Life is viewed as a shooter, UMass coach Travis Ford told him prior to the game to be patient with the ball and dish it out to another Minuteman if the look was open. Life took Ford's advice and set up teammate Stephane Lasme.

With 9:43 remaining in the contest, Life got an inbounds pass in the corner and made a move past his defender. As only eight ticks were left on the shot clock, Life kicked the ball out to Lasme, who drove up the middle and for a dunk.

"The last few games, I'd come into the game and I'd have an open look and I'd shoot right away," Life said "Coach just wanted me to be a little patient, maybe get a steal or an assist and get a feel for the game first, and then when I get an open look try to knock it down."

One aspect of the game that helped Life put up threes is the play of his surrounding cast. The rest of the Minutemen were able to find Life in desirable positions and enabled him to make the comfortable shots last night. Junior Maurice Maxwell accounted for two assists which led to Life three-pointers.

"Our guys did a good job of getting [Life] the basketball in a position where he can score - that was the key for us," Ford said. "There's going to be times where he makes shots - that's what he does."


UMass comes to life in 64-45 win
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/13/2005

AMHERST - Even though the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team overcame a sluggish start to take a two-point advantage at halftime, coach Travis Ford wasn't happy with his team's performance and he imparted that loudly at intermission.

The message got through. The Minutemen then delivered their best half of the season and defeated Boston University 64-45 in front of 4,598 fans at the Mullins Center.

"There was a discussion amongst me and the players about our defensive effort and our rebounding effort," said Ford, who saw his team get outrebounded 22-15 by the smaller Terriers in the first half. "We got some of that straightened and held them to 16 points in the second half. I was really excited that our guys listened at halftime and really paid attention to what we said. They really came out and played well. I was excited to see that."

James Life turned in his best game as a Minuteman with 20 points including six 3-pointers. He said Ford's high-volume encouragement was effective.

"It was a lot of screaming, spitting in your face. He's kind of like a drill sergeant in the Army," Life said. "We feed off that though. It's nothing negative. He's a great coach. Sometimes you have to make your presence known."

A much happier Ford praised Life's play after the game.

"James Life made some open shots and our guys did a good job getting him the basketball where he could score," Ford said. "It was a matter of time. He's going to make shots. I'm more concerned about his defensive effort."

Life was one of a handful of Minutemen who got a turn covering BU freshman guard and leading scorer Corey Hassan, who had just 10 points and was the only Terrier in double figures.

"We ran out of gas," BU coach Dennis Wolff said. "UMass guarded us very well and wore us down. We had a hard time executing our stuff."

Rashaun Freeman has 12 points and 10 rebounds for his 22nd career double-double. Jeff Viggiano added 10 points.

"We responded in the second half," Viggiano said. "The way James Life played coming off the bench was huge. I think we're going to get that more often."

The Minutemen (3-3) have the next 10 days off for final exams before hosting Siena Dec. 23.

"It was important to play well tonight with such a big break coming up," Viggiano said. "If guys struggled tonight, it would be on their mind the whole break."

UMass was sloppy as BU seized early momentum and took a 16-6 lead just over five minutes into the game. The Terriers (3-6) forced turnovers and dominated the boards.

Ford was fuming five minutes later when he called time-out with the Minutemen down 22-15. The mini-tirade sparked an 8-0 UMass run that put it ahead 23-22. The teams went back and forth until a Viggiano 3-pointer gave UMass the lead for good with 1:57 left until intermission.

Ford delivered the tirade's unabridged version at halftime and the Minutemen came out and dominated. They outrebounded the Terriers 20-15 and turned the ball over just twice in the second half.

UMass made six of its 10 3-pointers in the second half to pull away. The Minutemen had a 25-4 run late in the second half to finish off the Terriers.

"When you play good offense, it gives you confidence on defense," Ford said. "It gets demoralizing when you're not scoring. When you see the ball go through the net, that gives you energy and confidence at the other end."

Life, who had been mired in a season-long shooting slump, was encouraged by his performance.

"Everyone knows I've been struggling so this feels really good," he said. "It's definitely a confidence booster. I plan on building on it."

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. For more UMass coverage including a frequently updated UMass sports blog, go to www.dailyhampshiregazette.com/umsports.


Boston University Terriers 45
Massachusetts Minutemen 64
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Boston University vs Massachusetts
12/12/05 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. - Mullins Center
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VISITORS: Boston University (3-6)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 HASSAN, Corey....... f  4-10   1-4    1-2    1  3  4   2  10  3  2  0  1  35
31 GARDNER, Kevin...... f  3-8    0-0    0-0    2  2  4   3   6  0  2  2  1  20
01 KONATE, Ibrahim..... c  2-5    0-0    0-0    3  2  5   1   4  0  3  2  2  21
05 MACON, Brian........ g  0-7    0-1    2-2    2  4  6   1   2  0  1  0  0  33
20 WYNN, Shaun......... g  4-11   1-2    0-0    1  8  9   1   9  1  3  0  1  31
03 GEFFEN, Bryan.......    2-3    0-0    0-1    0  1  1   0   4  0  1  1  1  17
10 COBLYN, Ben.........    3-7    0-0    0-1    1  1  2   2   6  0  1  0  0  20
21 PETERKIN, Omari.....    1-5    0-0    2-2    4  1  5   1   4  0  0  1  0  16
25 SULLIVAN, Brendan...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
32 JOHNSON, Marques....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
   TEAM................                            1  1             1
   Totals..............   19-57   2-7    5-8   14 23 37  11  45  4 14  6  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-31 38.7%   2nd Half:  7-26 26.9%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-5  40.0%   2nd Half:  0-2   0.0%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-5  60.0%   2nd Half:  2-3  66.7%   Game: 62.5%    0

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (3-3)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
13 Lasme, Stephane..... f  3-3    0-0    1-2    1  5  6   4   7  1  1  2  1  21
22 Viggiano, Jeff...... f  4-10   1-4    1-2    1  1  2   3  10  1  0  2  0  29
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  6-15   0-0    0-0    4  6 10   2  12  2  2  0  2  33
02 Thomas, Brandon..... g  2-6    1-3    1-2    0  2  2   0   6  1  1  2  0  30
03 Maxwell, Maurice.... g  3-4    1-2    0-0    1  2  3   1   7  4  3  1  2  26
05 Life, James.........    7-13   6-12   0-0    1  2  3   3  20  1  0  0  0  31
14 Lowe, Chris.........    1-4    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   2   2  7  3  0  0  20
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  1  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                         1  5  6
   Totals..............   26-56   9-22   3-6    9 26 35  16  64 18 10  7  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-31 45.2%   2nd Half: 12-25 48.0%   Game: 46.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-12 25.0%   2nd Half:  6-10 60.0%   Game: 40.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half:  3-6  50.0%   Game: 50.0%   1,1

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Officials: John Cahill, Mike Kitts, John Gaffney
Technical fouls: Boston University-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 4598
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Boston University.............   29   16  -   45
Massachusetts.................   31   33  -   64
ID-391555

Points in the paint-BU 32,UMASS 28. Points off turnovers-BU 13,UMASS 16.
2nd chance points-BU 10,UMASS 12. Fast break points-BU 7,UMASS 7.
Bench points-BU 14,UMASS 22. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-BU 2nd-00:36, UMASS 2nd-02:10.
Largest lead-BU by 10 1st-14:30, UMASS by 23 2nd-02:10.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Boston University vs Massachusetts
12/12/05 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. - Mullins Center

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Boston University
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REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         19:42              MISSED LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           19:18   2-0   H 2
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      19:18
FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff                          19:02
                                                18:55              MISSED LAYUP by MACON, Brian
                                                18:55              REBOUND (OFF) by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                18:50   2-2   T 1  GOOD! LAYUP by GARDNER, Kevin [PNT]
TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane                      18:49
                                                18:47              STEAL by HASSAN, Corey
                                                18:44   2-4   V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by HASSAN, Corey [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff                  18:34              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
                                                18:28   2-7   V 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by HASSAN, Corey
                                                18:28              ASSIST by WYNN, Shaun
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     18:15
                                                18:15              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                18:15              SUB OUT: Maxwell, Maurice
                                                18:01              FOUL by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                18:01              TURNOVR by GARDNER, Kevin
GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]             17:33   4-7   V 3
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           17:33
                                                17:07              TURNOVR by KONATE, Ibrahim
STEAL by Lasme, Stephane                        17:05
MISSED 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon                 16:56              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        16:49              MISSED LAYUP by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                16:47              REBOUND (OFF) by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                16:43   4-9   V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by GARDNER, Kevin [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff                  16:28
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               16:28
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                16:24              BLOCK by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                16:22              REBOUND (DEF) by GARDNER, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                16:07              MISSED LAYUP by GARDNER, Kevin
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            16:05              SUB IN : Life, James
SUB OUT: KONATE, Ibrahim                        16:05              SUB IN : Carrier, Lawrence
                                                16:05              SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun
                                                16:05              SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon
MISSED JUMPER by Carrier, Lawrence              15:54              REBOUND (DEF) by HASSAN, Corey
                                                15:48   4-11  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun [FB/PNT]
                                                15:36              FOUL by MACON, Brian
TIMEOUT media                                   15:36
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          15:24
                                                15:24              SUB IN : Maxwell, Maurice
                                                15:24              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                15:01   4-13  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by COBLYN, Ben [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             14:49   6-13  V 7
ASSIST by Carrier, Lawrence                     14:49
                                                14:30   6-16  V 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by WYNN, Shaun
GOOD! JUMPER by Life, James                     14:12   8-16  V 8
REBOUND (DEF) by Life, James                    13:54              MISSED JUMPER by GARDNER, Kevin
MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                13:43              REBOUND (DEF) by MACON, Brian
BLOCK by Maxwell, Maurice                       13:38              MISSED JUMPER by MACON, Brian
                                                13:35              REBOUND (OFF) by MACON, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)                     13:31              MISSED JUMPER by COBLYN, Ben
                                                13:28              FOUL by GARDNER, Kevin
SUB IN : PETERKIN, Omari                        13:28              SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun
SUB IN : GEFFEN, Bryan                          13:28              SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon
SUB OUT: GARDNER, Kevin                         13:28              SUB OUT: Viggiano, Jeff
SUB OUT: WYNN, Shaun                            13:28              SUB OUT: Carrier, Lawrence
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           13:20  10-16  V 6
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      13:20
BLOCK by Thomas, Brandon                        12:49              MISSED JUMPER by HASSAN, Corey
REBOUND (DEF) by Thomas, Brandon                12:47
GOOD! DUNK by Thomas, Brandon [FB/PNT]          12:45  12-16  V 4
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         12:26
                                                12:26              SUB IN : Viggiano, Jeff
                                                12:26              SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane
                                                12:18              TURNOVR by GEFFEN, Bryan
TIMEOUT media                                   11:59
SUB IN : WYNN, Shaun                            11:59
SUB OUT: GEFFEN, Bryan                          11:59
MISSED 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon                 11:56              REBOUND (DEF) by MACON, Brian
                                                11:46              TURNOVR by WYNN, Shaun
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       11:44
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     11:42
                                                11:40              STEAL by WYNN, Shaun
                                                11:36  12-18  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun [FB/PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      11:15  15-18  V 3
ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff                        11:15
                                                10:53  15-20  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by WYNN, Shaun
                                                10:53              ASSIST by HASSAN, Corey
MISSED JUMPER by Viggiano, Jeff                 10:34              REBOUND (DEF) by MACON, Brian
                                                10:09              MISSED JUMPER by COBLYN, Ben
                                                10:09              REBOUND (OFF) by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                10:06              MISSED JUMPER by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                10:06              REBOUND (OFF) by HASSAN, Corey
                                                10:03  15-22  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by HASSAN, Corey [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   10:02
SUB IN : GEFFEN, Bryan                          10:02              SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane
SUB IN : KONATE, Ibrahim                        10:02              SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun
SUB OUT: COBLYN, Ben                            10:02
SUB OUT: WYNN, Shaun                            10:02
                                                10:00              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                10:00              SUB OUT: Maxwell, Maurice
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     09:41
REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane                09:41
GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]            09:38  17-22  V 5
BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane                        09:23              MISSED JUMPER by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                09:21              REBOUND (OFF) by KONATE, Ibrahim
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                09:18              MISSED JUMPER by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                09:17              FOUL by PETERKIN, Omari
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     08:52              BLOCK by GEFFEN, Bryan
                                                08:52              REBOUND (DEF) by PETERKIN, Omari
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            08:52
SUB OUT: PETERKIN, Omari                        08:52
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               08:49              MISSED 3 PTR by MACON, Brian
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               08:38              REBOUND (DEF) by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                08:20              SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun
                                                08:20              SUB OUT: Life, James
FOUL by Lowe, Chris                             08:13
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         08:13
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                08:06              MISSED LAYUP by COBLYN, Ben
MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                     07:56              REBOUND (DEF) by HASSAN, Corey
BLOCK by Viggiano, Jeff                         07:51              MISSED LAYUP by MACON, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by Thomas, Brandon                07:47
MISSED 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff                  07:41              REBOUND (DEF) by HASSAN, Corey
                                                07:04              TURNOVR by (TEAM)
TIMEOUT media                                   07:04
SUB IN : WYNN, Shaun                            07:04              SUB IN : Carrier, Lawrence
SUB OUT: GEFFEN, Bryan                          07:04              SUB IN : Life, James
                                                07:04              SUB IN : Maxwell, Maurice
                                                07:04              SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane
                                                07:04              SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon
                                                07:04              SUB OUT: Viggiano, Jeff
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                06:38  19-22  V 3
FOUL by Life, James                             06:19
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              06:05              MISSED 3 PTR by HASSAN, Corey
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           05:46  21-22  V 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           05:46
                                                05:18              TURNOVR by WYNN, Shaun
STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice                       05:17
GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [FB/PNT]        05:13  23-22  H 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           05:13
                                                04:40              MISSED JUMPER by MACON, Brian
                                                04:40              REBOUND (OFF) by COBLYN, Ben
                                                04:36  23-24  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by COBLYN, Ben [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               04:22
REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice               04:22
SUB IN : PETERKIN, Omari                        04:09              SUB IN : Viggiano, Jeff
SUB OUT: COBLYN, Ben                            04:09              SUB OUT: Carrier, Lawrence
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      04:07  26-24  H 2
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      04:07
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        03:42
                                                03:42              TIMEOUT media
                                                03:42  26-25  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                03:42  26-26  T 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by PETERKIN, Omari
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     03:27              REBOUND (DEF) by MACON, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               03:13              MISSED 3 PTR by HASSAN, Corey
GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun                02:58  28-26  H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           02:58
                                                02:31  28-28  T 3  GOOD! LAYUP by KONATE, Ibrahim [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff                   01:52  31-28  H 3
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           01:52
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            01:29
SUB OUT: KONATE, Ibrahim                        01:29
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               01:23              MISSED JUMPER by MACON, Brian
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                01:05              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
                                                01:02              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice                        00:54              MISSED FT SHOT by COBLYN, Ben
REBOUND (DEF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 00:54
                                                00:54              SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon
                                                00:54              SUB OUT: Maxwell, Maurice
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          00:39
FOUL by Life, James                             00:12  31-29  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by HASSAN, Corey
                                                00:12              MISSED FT SHOT by HASSAN, Corey
                                                00:12              REBOUND (OFF) by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                00:09              TURNOVR by WYNN, Shaun
MISSED 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff                  00:00              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun


                             Massachusetts 31, Boston University 29

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Boston University      18       7       8       7       6      3     2
          Massachusetts          18       6       5       4      10      0     2


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Boston University
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                                                19:49              TURNOVR by HASSAN, Corey
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             19:26  33-29  H 4
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      19:26
FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff                          19:10
REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice               18:47              MISSED JUMPER by GARDNER, Kevin
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     18:28
                                                18:26              STEAL by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                18:19              MISSED 3 PTR by WYNN, Shaun
                                                18:19              REBOUND (OFF) by KONATE, Ibrahim
STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun                       18:07              TURNOVR by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                18:07              FOUL by KONATE, Ibrahim
SUB IN : GEFFEN, Bryan                          18:07
SUB OUT: WYNN, Shaun                            18:07
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                17:51              BLOCK by KONATE, Ibrahim
                                                17:48              REBOUND (DEF) by KONATE, Ibrahim
FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff                          17:37
                                                17:37              SUB IN : Life, James
                                                17:37              SUB OUT: Viggiano, Jeff
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         17:35
                                                17:35              SUB IN : Carrier, Lawrence
                                                17:35              SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               17:18              MISSED JUMPER by HASSAN, Corey
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      17:06  36-29  H 7
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               16:48              MISSED LAYUP by MACON, Brian
TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice                     16:37
FOUL by Life, James                             16:21
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            16:21              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: KONATE, Ibrahim                        16:21              SUB OUT: Maxwell, Maurice
                                                16:18  36-31  H 5  GOOD! DUNK by COBLYN, Ben [PNT]
                                                16:18              ASSIST by HASSAN, Corey
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     16:04              REBOUND (DEF) by COBLYN, Ben
FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun                        16:02
                                                15:42  36-33  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by GARDNER, Kevin [PNT]
                                                15:42              ASSIST by HASSAN, Corey
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     15:28
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               15:28
                                                15:25              BLOCK by GARDNER, Kevin
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                15:25
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               15:25
MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun                15:22
REBOUND (OFF) by Life, James                    15:22
GOOD! 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon                  15:05  39-33  H 6
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           15:05
FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence                       14:50
                                                14:50              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                14:50              SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane
                                                14:50              SUB OUT: Carrier, Lawrence
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         14:43              MISSED JUMPER by COBLYN, Ben
                                                14:20              FOUL by HASSAN, Corey
SUB IN : WYNN, Shaun                            14:20
SUB OUT: HASSAN, Corey                          14:20
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    14:09              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
BLOCK by Thomas, Brandon                        13:45              MISSED LAYUP by GEFFEN, Bryan
                                                13:43              REBOUND (OFF) by MACON, Brian
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    13:38              MISSED JUMPER by GARDNER, Kevin
SUB IN : KONATE, Ibrahim                        13:13
SUB IN : HASSAN, Corey                          13:13
SUB IN : PETERKIN, Omari                        13:13
SUB OUT: GARDNER, Kevin                         13:13
SUB OUT: COBLYN, Ben                            13:13
SUB OUT: MACON, Brian                           13:13
                                                13:04              STEAL by KONATE, Ibrahim
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          13:01
                                                12:46  39-35  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by KONATE, Ibrahim [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by Thomas, Brandon                12:23              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
                                                12:08  39-37  H 2  GOOD! LAYUP by HASSAN, Corey [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           11:45  41-37  H 4
ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane                       11:45
                                                11:30              MISSED 3 PTR by HASSAN, Corey
                                                11:30              REBOUND (OFF) by KONATE, Ibrahim
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                11:27              MISSED TIP-IN by KONATE, Ibrahim
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      11:15  44-37  H 7
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           11:15
REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun               10:53              MISSED JUMPER by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                10:45              FOUL by WYNN, Shaun
TIMEOUT media                                   10:45
GOOD! FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon                10:45  45-37  H 8
MISSED FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon               10:45              REBOUND (DEF) by GEFFEN, Bryan
SUB IN : GARDNER, Kevin                         10:45              SUB IN : Viggiano, Jeff
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            10:45              SUB IN : Maxwell, Maurice
SUB IN : MACON, Brian                           10:45              SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun
SUB OUT: KONATE, Ibrahim                        10:45              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: WYNN, Shaun                            10:45
SUB OUT: PETERKIN, Omari                        10:45
REBOUND (DEF) by Life, James                    10:17              MISSED JUMPER by GARDNER, Kevin
MISSED JUMPER by Thomas, Brandon                09:49              BLOCK by GARDNER, Kevin
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         09:48
GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]             09:43  47-37  H 10
ASSIST by Life, James                           09:43
                                                09:35              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : WYNN, Shaun                            09:35
SUB OUT: GEFFEN, Bryan                          09:35
                                                09:22              TURNOVR by COBLYN, Ben
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     08:58              REBOUND (DEF) by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                08:44              FOUL by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                08:44              TURNOVR by GARDNER, Kevin
                                                08:44              SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun
                                                08:44              SUB OUT: Life, James
MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane               08:20              FOUL by COBLYN, Ben
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     08:20
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane                08:20  48-37  H 11
SUB IN : KONATE, Ibrahim                        08:20
SUB OUT: COBLYN, Ben                            08:20
REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane                08:05              MISSED JUMPER by HASSAN, Corey
TURNOVR by Thomas, Brandon                      07:32
                                                07:30              STEAL by KONATE, Ibrahim
FOUL by Lasme, Stephane                         07:28
                                                07:28              TIMEOUT media
                                                07:28  48-38  H 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by MACON, Brian
                                                07:28  48-39  H 9  GOOD! FT SHOT by MACON, Brian
                                                07:28              SUB IN : Life, James
                                                07:28              SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice                07:12  50-39  H 11
ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun                      07:12
REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice               06:49              MISSED LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      06:42  53-39  H 14
ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice                      06:42
                                                06:37              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                06:19              TURNOVR by MACON, Brian
STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun                       06:16
GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James                      06:00  56-39  H 17
ASSIST by Thomas, Brandon                       06:00
                                                05:38              TURNOVR by KONATE, Ibrahim
SUB IN : COBLYN, Ben                            05:38
SUB OUT: KONATE, Ibrahim                        05:38
GOOD! 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice                 05:05  59-39  H 20
                                                04:37              TURNOVR by HASSAN, Corey
SUB IN : PETERKIN, Omari                        04:37
SUB IN : GEFFEN, Bryan                          04:37
SUB OUT: GARDNER, Kevin                         04:37
SUB OUT: MACON, Brian                           04:37
                                                04:25              FOUL by HASSAN, Corey
GOOD! FT SHOT by Viggiano, Jeff                 04:22  60-39  H 21 FOUL by COBLYN, Ben
MISSED FT SHOT by Viggiano, Jeff                04:22              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
SUB IN : JOHNSON, Marques                       04:22
SUB OUT: HASSAN, Corey                          04:22
                                                03:58  60-41  H 19 GOOD! LAYUP by GEFFEN, Bryan [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]           03:26  62-41  H 21
                                                03:00              MISSED JUMPER by WYNN, Shaun
                                                03:00              REBOUND (OFF) by PETERKIN, Omari
BLOCK by Viggiano, Jeff                         02:56              MISSED LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         02:55
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   02:55
SUB IN : SULLIVAN, Brendan                      02:55
SUB OUT: COBLYN, Ben                            02:55
MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James                     02:43
REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun               02:43
TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun                     02:38
                                                02:36              STEAL by GEFFEN, Bryan
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         02:33              MISSED LAYUP by JOHNSON, Marques
MISSED LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff                  02:14              BLOCK by PETERKIN, Omari
REBOUND (OFF) by Viggiano, Jeff                 02:12
GOOD! LAYUP by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]             02:10  64-41  H 23
                                                01:55              MISSED LAYUP by WYNN, Shaun
                                                01:55              REBOUND (OFF) by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                01:50  64-43  H 21 GOOD! LAYUP by PETERKIN, Omari [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               01:33              REBOUND (DEF) by WYNN, Shaun
                                                01:23              MISSED JUMPER by PETERKIN, Omari
                                                01:23              REBOUND (OFF) by WYNN, Shaun
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         01:21              MISSED TIP-IN by WYNN, Shaun
                                                01:21              SUB IN : Carrier, Lawrence
                                                01:21              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                01:21              SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon
                                                01:21              SUB OUT: Maxwell, Maurice
MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun               00:53              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                00:36  64-45  H 19 GOOD! LAYUP by GEFFEN, Bryan [PNT]
FOUL by Lowe, Chris                             00:36              MISSED FT SHOT by GEFFEN, Bryan
REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence              00:36


                             Massachusetts 64, Boston University 45

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Boston University      14       6       2       0       8      0     0
          Massachusetts          10      10       7       3      12      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......    7   6 -  13
Massachusetts...........    6  10 -  16

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......   18  14 -  32
Massachusetts...........   18  10 -  28

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......    8   2 -  10
Massachusetts...........    5   7 -  12

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......    7   0 -   7
Massachusetts...........    4   3 -   7

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......    6   8 -  14
Massachusetts...........   10  12 -  22

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Boston University.......    3   0 -   3
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

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

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