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First place in reach
By Danny Picard, The Daily Collegian Staff, 3/2/2007

The tissues are gone and the framed jerseys have been hung on the walls, which means the Massachusetts men's basketball team is nearing the end of another regular season.

Now that Senior Night is over and done with, the Minutemen look to conclude the regular season on a six-game winning streak when they take on Saint Joseph's (17-12, 9-6 Atlantic 10) tomorrow night in Philadelphia. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

UMass (22-7, 12-3 A-10) defeated La Salle, 102-63, Wednesday night in the last game of the season at the Mullins Center, barring an early-round NIT home game if the Minutemen fail to get a bid into the NCAA Tournament.

The Maroon and White is playing its best basketball of the season at the perfect time, and the expectations now are even higher than they were in the preseason.

"You always hear that to make runs in the tournament it takes a little bit of luck," senior Brandon Thomas said. "Going into the A-10 Tournament with one game left, and also trying to get into the NCAA Tournament, it's really who's doing the best as of late, and who can start making those runs. So if we can just keep things up going into the tournament, and really try to make a run, it could mean big things."

Rashaun Freeman and Stephane Lasme are the two guys who get all the credit, and with good reason. But other aspects of the team are starting to come together just in time for the postseason.

Thomas, Dante Milligan, Luke Bonner, Tiki Mayben and Ricky Harris have given the Minutemen a bench presence that was nearly non-existent early on. And while Freeman and Lasme remain the go-to guys on the team, Gary Forbes seems to be making a case for that Atlantic 10 Newcomer of the Year award he was predicted to win.

In all of this late-season success, one man seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. And that man is senior James Life.

Life is UMass' No. 1 option from 3-point range, and he couldn't have picked a better time to break out of a brutal seven-game slump in which he shot only 27 percent from the field (12-for-44) and 23 percent from behind the arc (8-for-35).

Down by one with 1:38 remaining in regulation against Saint Louis on Saturday, Life hit his only 3-pointer of the game, putting UMass back on top at 49-47. The Billikens came right back to tie it up, but Life hit two free throws that gave the Minutemen the final lead, ending in a 53-50 win.

He said after the game that he hoped it would lead to something bigger - and it has.

Life showed no signs of a prior cold streak in Wednesday's win by hitting five 3-pointers and finishing the game with 17 points.

"We need that from him," Thomas said. "James Life, he's a shooter, so when he starts knocking down shots we can do all kinds of things. When we have the inside working and the outside working, it just brings so many different options to our game."

The Minutemen have guaranteed themselves no lower than a No. 2 seed in the A-10 Tournament with the win over La Salle. They are tied for first place in the conference with Xavier, and if the season were to end today, the Musketeers would win the tie-breaker because of an 83-77 win over UMass back on Jan. 18.

UMass coach Travis Ford reassured that there is plenty of work to be done.

"We still have a lot of basketball left," Ford said after Wednesday night's win. "We can't sit back and rest, and think because we played well in the past it's automatically going to happen.

"This team likes to rise to that challenge. They need to be pushed. I'm proud of them, but we still have a game on Saturday, so we'll see what happens."


A-10 title hopes on the line
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/3/2007

PHILADELPHIA - Gary Forbes has looked up at the Atlantic 10 championship and NCAA Tournament banners that hang in the Mullins Center showing the accomplishments of past University of Massachusetts men's basketball teams.

He would like to add another one. A win Saturday at 4 p.m. at Saint Joseph's would earn the Minutemen a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship and the right to put a fresh banner in the Mullins Center.

"I definitely want to put a banner up there, hopefully two," Forbes said. "It's a championship game. We have a chance to go in there and win our first championship together. We've been in hostile environments before. St. Joe's is going to be crowded, going to be hostile. But I definitely think we're playing good basketball right now, playing together, gelling."

By the time the coaching staff joined the players in the locker room after Wednesday's 102-63 win over La Salle, the players were already thinking about the Hawks and the implications.

"The board said 'Saturday is for a championship,'" UMass coach Travis Ford said. "There's no denying that. I told them 'It's great you have a chance to play for first. There's 12 other teams that have no chance to finish first.' It's a good scenario to be in."

The Minutemen (22-7, 12/3 A-10) could still win the conference outright and earn the No. 1 seed in next week's Atlantic 10 Tournament, if La Salle beats Xavier at noon Saturday.

But even Ford conceded that was unlikely and said he is happy with the No. 2 seed that the Minutemen would have even with a loss.

"We're most likely the two seed. I don't think Xavier loses," Ford said.

The Hawks, who have some impressive wins this season, enter Saturday's contest on a two-game losing streak with defeats at first-place Xavier and last place Richmond. At 9-6 in the conference (17-12 overall), St. Joseph's could still earn a bye in the first round of the A-10 Tournament, but they would need a lot of help. They could finish as high as fourth and as low as seventh.

Sophomore Ahmad Nivins has had a breakout season leading the Hawks. If not for Dionte Christmas of Temple, he would have been the favorite for the Atlantic 10's most improved player. Nivins is averaging 16.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Pat Calathes creates a mismatch playing small forward at 6-foot-11. He averages 14.2 points and 7.2 boards per game.

"They're a team that matches up with us very well," Ford said. "They have two true low-post players. Nivins matches up with our post players as well as anyone in the league. They like to get out and run, but the biggest thing about St. Joe's is they're very disciplined. They're not going to beat themselves. They're a typical Phil Martelli team."

NOTES: Senior Stephane Lasme is still chasing 1,000 career points. He needs 43 before the season is over to become the 38th player at UMass to reach the milestone.

Rashaun Freeman's start will be the 111th of his career, tying him with Harper Williams at fifth all time as a Minuteman. Freeman needs 16 points to pass Lorenzo Sutton (1,731) into fourth place on the UMass career scoring list.

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.


Ford thrives on big games
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/3/2007

AMHERST - As he walked off the press-conference stage after last year's Atlantic 10 Tournament loss to Xavier in Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts coach Travis Ford was seething.

"It's going to be a very obsessed off-season," he promised.

Ford didn't like the way he felt and he wanted to start fixing it right away.

Almost a year later and Ford is fired up again, but this time he's excited, almost like a boxer who can't stand still waiting to make the long walk to the ring.

The calendar turned to March just hours after Ford's Minutemen played La Salle, a team that handed UMass two of its losses in last year's 13-15 season. This time his team dominated, laying a memorable 102-63 beating on the Explorers.

Unlike so many recent Marches when the Minutemen have both gone in and out like lambs, UMass enters this one playing like lions and peaking down the stretch when there are significant games to be played. Every game from here on out is a big one.

"I love it. If you're a competitor, you love it," Ford said. "We're still in the midst of things and good things are happening. It's an exciting time. At this point last year I was absolutely miserable. My juices are flowing pretty good right now."

That's a good thing, because Ford's not sleeping much, a fact of life for him most of the time during the season, one that leads to and stems from late-night film sessions studying his next opponent.

While fans might not be sharing his sleeping habits, they have some similar enthusiasm. There's a buzz and excitement building around the program that's been absent for over a decade. UMass fans have been desperate for a reason to care for a long time, some incentive to get invested again. They seem to be finding it now.

T-shirts and sweatshirts with the big curvy U are coming out of storage, some of which will certainly appear next week in Atlantic City at the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

When the UMass athletic department targeted Ford - the young coach at Eastern Kentucky with the Rick Pitino pedigree - before the 2005-06 season, this was what they had in mind. The team is winning again and people are slowly getting back on board.

On Saturday, UMass will play for the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship.

Next week the Minutemen will be one of the favorites to win the conference tournament.

"We've had a very, very good year. We've had a great year. Now we're trying to make it incredible," Ford said. "Now we're in position to finish first. It's becoming a great season right now."

His team appears to be gathering momentum on the court too. In the past few weeks, UMass has shown the ability to win in high- or low-scoring games.

They've won despite off nights by Rashaun Freeman, foul trouble to Stephane Lasme and a shooting slump by James Life.

They've dominated at home and been good on the road. Lately the bench has come to life, giving the team a lift as well.

Postseason is all but assured because at worst the National Invitation Tournament figures to give UMass an invite.

An NCAA Tournament bid isn't guaranteed, but it's possible, which is a step up from recent years. While winning the A-10 Tournament would eliminate all doubt, a run to the final before losing to Xavier in the championship game might be enough to get in. Ford is hoping hard for the chance.

"As I watch games on TV around the country, I think to myself, 'I hope we get a chance because we're as good as some of these teams,' " Ford said. "I hope we get in, whether it's as an at-large or winning the tournament, I hope we get in and get a chance to play."

He'll find out for sure in eight days.

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.


ATLANTIC 10 REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPS: UMass Tops St. Joe's 71-67
Minutemen claim first A-10 title since 1996
From UMass Athletics, 3/3/2007

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - UMass captured its first Atlantic 10 Regular-Season Championship since 1996 as the Minutemen defeated Saint Joseph's, 71-67, before a raucous sell-out crowd in Philadelphia. The Minutemen finish tied with Xavier at 13-3 to claim a share of the crown. Sophomore Chris Lowe made a play of the game as he stole the ball from D.J. Rivera. had a lay-up and converted the foul shot with 3:17 left to give UMass a lead it would never relinquish.

As the No. 2 seed, UMass will face the winner of the No. 7 Saint Louis/No. 10 Duquesne on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., from Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City. It will be shown on CN8 in Massachusetts.

Gary Forbes scored 13 points to lead the Minutemen in scoring. Forbes scored the go-ahead basket with just under three minutes left, and UMass (23-7, 13-3) used a late seven-point run to secure its sixth straight victory and the second seeded position in the upcoming A-10 tournament. The Minutemen lost the head-to-head tiebreaker to co-champ Xavier.

UMass has won the Atlantic 10 regular-season title five times, from 1992-96. The Minutemen went on to win the conference tournament those five seasons.

Ahmad Nivins, who missed most of the second half due to foul trouble, scored 18 points for Saint Joseph's (17-13, 9-7), which lost its third straight and will play in the opening round of the conference tournament on Wednesday.

The Hawks led 63-60 with 3:37 left and were poised to spoil UMass' title hopes. But Gary Lowe stole the ball from the Hawks' Jawan Carter at midcourt and converted a three-point play that tied the game at 63-all.

Stephane Lasme, who is second in the NCAA in blocked shots, rejected a shot by Hawks forward Rob Ferguson, and Forbes converted at the other end to put UMass ahead for good.

Saint Joseph's had two chances to tie in the final seconds. UMass' Brandon Thomas missed a pair of free throws with 4.8 seconds left and Lasme traveled after grabbing the rebound. Ferguson overshot Carter on the inbounds attempt, giving possession back to UMass. The Minutemen then threw the ball away on their inbounds attempt. After a timeout, Ferguson was unable to connect on a long inbounds pass, and Lasme sealed the win with a free throw.

After trading of baskets for much of the second half, Saint Joseph's took their first lead of the game on a Ferguson jumper with 13:46 left in regulation to make it 53-52 Hawks.

The second half saw both teams lose their leading scorers to four fouls within the first four minutes as Freeman and Nivins both took a seat on the bench with a pair of quick fouls in the second half.

UMass got off to a great start in the first half building a lead of eight on several occasions as it led 44-39 at halftime. The Minutemen shot 64 percent in the first half converting 16-of-25 shots. UMass got well-rounded scoring as eight different players scored including 17 of the 44 points coming from bench players. Both Dante Milligan and Ricky Harris had seven points off the pine in addition to Lasme tallying seven. Saint Joseph's depended on Nivins, who had a game-best 13 points at intermission.


Post-game notes
From UMass Athletics, 3/3/2007

Travis Ford On The Game:
"Chris Lowe's steal was huge. I thought we were starting to drag a little bit. We had to fight hard and he did. That play made all the difference. We made big stops at the end of the game. We struggled defensively for 35 minutes, as they kept scoring, but in the end we came up big with defense.

"Brandon Thomas was terrific. Defensively, he did a great job on Calathes. Not to take anything away from Saint Joseph's, we are struggling on defense and from the foul line.

"This was goal No. 1 (to win the regular-season Atlantic 10 title). Now we have to move on to No. 2 (the A-10 tournament). I like our team a lot even though we made a lot of mistakes tonight.

"We have played a touch schedule all year especially on the road to help prepare us for these games down the stretch."

Ford On Played At Saint Joseph's
"That was as wild as a place we have played all season. That was as good an ole' fashioned end-of-the season basketball game. They gave us their best shots and we had to fight to win as hard as we could. We got unusually tired as the game went on because of how hard the teams were playing. We made a few big plays like the Lowe steal-and-one."

Ford On Winning The A-10 Title:
"I am elated and releived to be the conference champion. Its great with the conference road games we have played to be co-champs. To be co-champs with Xavier says a lot. But we still have work to be done."


UMass snares a share of A-10 crown
By Bonnie DeSimone, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 3/4/2007

PHILADELPHIA -- It had been seven years since the University of Massachusetts had won a basketball game in the Saint Joseph's Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, which is either intimate or claustrophobic, depending on your bias. It had been even longer since the Minutemen had so much at stake.

UMass wrapped up an Atlantic 10 regular-season co-championship with Xavier -- the team's first title since 1996 -- by surviving an intense matchup with the Hawks yesterday, 71-67.

With howling fans and a high-decibel pep band hemming them in on all sides, the Minutemen (23-7, 13-3) fended off a second-half surge by their chronically inconsistent opponents to reel off their sixth straight win.

"That's as loud a place as we've played all year, in a good way," said coach Travis Ford. "It was a good old-fashioned college basketball last-game-of-the-regular-season, with both teams taking their best shots at each other.

"That was as hard-fought a game as we've had, and that's as tired as our basketball team has gotten in a long time."

Saint Joseph's (17-13, 9-7) took its first lead seven minutes into the second half and twice opened a 4-point gap.

With a little more than three minutes remaining, UMass sophomore guard Chris Lowe, covering Jawan Carter at halfcourt, took an inspired swipe at the ball, stole it, and winged his way to the basket for a layup. He also drew a foul and swished the free throw to tie the game at 63. The Minutemen never trailed again.v "That shows he's grown since last year," senior forward Stephane Lasme said. "I told him he needs to be a leader."

The Minutemen knew they'd been elbowed out of an outright conference title and a No. 1 seeding in the A-10 tournament before tipoff. Xavier had defeated La Salle across town earlier in the afternoon, and it gets the nod in the bracket by virtue of having beaten UMass in their only matchup.

That puts UMass in Thursday's 6:30 p.m. quarterfinal in the conference tournament in Atlantic City against the winner of the previous day's No. 7-vs.-No. 10 game.

Ford said he's not worried about fatigue even after this draining contest.

"But there's still some things we need to work on," he said. "We did some things tonight that we haven't done in a month or so. We didn't finish inside as well as we could have, and one-on-one in the post, they were better."

Senior center Rashaun Freeman spent much of the second half of the last regular-season game of his distinguished career on the bench after picking up his third and fourth fouls 90 seconds into the half. The Hawks pecked away at a 5-point halftime deficit, a task made easier by the fact that UMass didn't score a field goal for nearly nine minutes.

The drought ended when forward Gary Forbes -- who did an excellent impersonation of a point guard at a few critical junctures -- sank a jumper with 6:27 left to keep UMass within 2. Forbes led the Minutemen with 13 points and Saint Joseph's center Ahmad Nivins paced all scorers with 18.

Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said his players, oscillating between charged-up and confused, have baffled him at times.

"I haven't been able to find this team, emotionally or psychologically," he said.

Ford said players apologized to him as they missed six of eight free throws in the final minute. But the coach, a deadeye from the line as a player at Kentucky, said he's beyond losing his cool about it.

"I get disgusted by it a lot, but it doesn't keep me up at night," he said. "There's other things that do. It could still bite us somewhere."


Minutemen net share of A-10 title
By Brandon Lilly, The Boston Herald, 3/4/2007

PHILADELPHIA - Three minutes remained in the Atlantic 10 regular season, and UMass, which came into yesterday’s game against St. Joseph’s tied with Xavier for the conference lead, desperately needed somebody to make a play.

The Minutemen got it from a most unlikely source.

With UMass trailing 63-60, sophomore guard Chris Lowe (whose 6.4 ppg is the lowest among the Minutemen starters) picked the pocket of St. Joseph’s Jawan Carter at half court, raced down and converted a layup while being fouled. Lowe hit the free throw to tie the score and ignite a lightning-quick 7-0 run that led UMass to a 71-67 victory yesterday at Memorial Fieldhouse.

With the win, UMass earned a share of the regular-season title along with Xavier, which defeated La Salle earlier in the day.

“That was a great play that Chris (made),” UMass coach Travis Ford said. “For him to make the steal was great, but to finish the play was icing on the cake.”

Added Lowe: “I just wanted to make that play for our seniors. Good teams find ways to win big games late, and we did that today.”

UMass claimed its first conference title since 1996, but due to a tiebreaker, the Minutemen will be the second seed at this week’s A-10 tournament in Atlantic City, N.J.

“I told them that they should be very proud of themselves,” Ford said. “But they definitely will have a lot of work left to do.”

That fact was evident in the early stages of the second half, when UMass let an eight-point lead slip away. With both teams mired in foul trouble after a rugged, ragged first half, St. Joseph’s turned a five-point deficit into a four-point lead with just more than five minutes left.

But Lowe remained steady, and after his three-point play, guard Gary Forbes scored four of his team-high 13 points to give the Minutemen a lead they would not relinquish. Stephane Lasme, who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds, made a free throw with three seconds left to seal the win.

However, Lasme gave all the credit to Lowe.

“I told him (before the game) that these were the plays that he needs to make,” Lasme said. “He stepped up today. He played like our leader.”


Minutemen capture share of A-10 crown
By Michael Shelton, Special to The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 3/4/2007

PHILADELPHIA - In front of a raucous sellout crowd of 3,200, UMass persevered while earning a hard-fought 71-67 victory over Saint Joseph’s, capturing its first Atlantic 10 regular-season championship since 1996.

UMass shared the title with Xavier, both teams finishing 13-3 in the league and 23-7 overall. The Musketeers landed the No. 1 seed in this week’s A-10 Tournament because of its 83-77 victory over the Minutemen earlier this season.

In a quarterfinal on Thursday in Atlantic City, N.J., the Minutemen will face the winner of Wednesday’s Saint Louis-Duquesne first-round game.

“This is as hard a fought game as we’ve had,” UMass coach Travis Ford said. “That took a lot out of us. We had some tired guys out there. We just made a few big plays here and there.”

As for the conference championship, Ford said, “It was a goal for this season. I’m very proud of our basketball team. To be co-champions with a team like Xavier, I think it says a lot about our basketball team. It’s a great honor.”

With 3:19 remaining and St. Joe’s holding a 63-60 lead and the ball, the Minutemen’s seemingly diminishing chances at a title were saved when Chris Lowe stole the ball from Jawan Carter at midcourt and was fouled as he converted a layup. Lowe made the ensuing free throw to tie the game at 63.

On the next possession, Stephan Lasme (11 points, game-high 9 rebounds and 4 blocks) swatted away a shot that led to a jumper from Gary Forbes, who led the Minutemen with 13 points. Forbes’ basket gave UMass a 65-63 lead with 2:45 remaining, allowing the Minutemen to retake the lead for good, and for the first time since there was 13:50 remaining.

This one went to the end, however, as UMass, which has had its share of problems from the foul line, failed to put it away, missing 6 of 7 free-throw attempts in the final 45 seconds.

But Lasme ended the Hawks’ chances by draining the final attempt to seal the victory. For the game, UMass was a dismal 16 of 33 (49 percent) from the line.

Ford downplayed the Minutemen’s foul-shooting woes while also noting its dangers.

“I get disgusted by it a lot, but it doesn’t keep me up at night,” he said. “It could still bite us somewhere. That could come back to get you.”

UMass put forth a balanced attack, with eight players scoring between six and 13 points. The Minutemen got 11 points from Brandon Thomas and several key rebounds from Dante Milligan, the much improved backup forward who finished with 9 points and 7 boards.

“He came up with some huge rebounds tonight, some rebounds I didn’t know if he could get,” Ford said.

Philadelphia, and particularly Hawk Hill, has not been kind to the Minutemen in recent years. The Minutemen came into the game having lost five consecutive games at St. Joe’s and having won only twice in 14 regular-season attempts in Philadelphia since the start of the 2001-02 season.

“This has been one of the tougher places we’ve played,” Ford said. “We’ve have played at a lot of tough places, and this was as good as any.”

Now, the Minutemen are focused on winning three games in Atlantic City to secure the A-10’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

“We want to win the tournament,” Ford said. “I think there’s probably 12 teams that could win it.” When asked if the Minutemen had a chance at an at-large bid if they don’t win the A-10 tourney, the coach said, “if we win one or two games at least (in the A-10 tourney), I don’t think there’s any question.”


St. Joseph's lets another one slip away
The Hawks were leading before losing their final A-10 regular-season game to UMass
By Ray Parrillo, The Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, 3/4/2007

St. Joseph's played its 30th and final regular-season game yesterday, so by now one might think the Hawks' coach and their followers would have a grip on what this young team is all about.

Phil Martelli's ashen face and somber tone after another come-from-ahead defeat, this one by 71-67 against streaking Massachusetts in an Atlantic Ten Conference game at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse, revealed otherwise.

For the first time in his 12 seasons as St. Joe's head coach, Martelli will take a team into the A-10 tournament with little idea of what he's going to get. The sixth-seeded Hawks will face 11th-seeded Temple at 9 p.m. Wednesday in Atlantic City. The Hawks beat the Owls twice in the regular season.

Asked whether he has a feel for his team from game to game, Martelli quickly responded: "No. From practice to practice, neither. No. Even within the game you don't know what you're going to get from a guy.

"Normally, I would have a handle on my team around Christmas. I don't know why this is. But it's not them. It's on me. I have not been able to find this team. I haven't been able to find them emotionally or psychologically."

For the Hawks (17-13, 9-7), a long-shot chance of drawing a first-round bye in the conference tourney ended before tip-off when George Washington and Fordham won. But they found themselves with a 63-60 lead over the streaking Minutemen (23-7, 13-3) with less than four minutes remaining.

They took the lead while leading scorer Ahmad Nivins was on the bench for more than 12 consecutive minutes with four fouls and freshman guard Darrin Govens was on the bench in sweats after aggravating an ankle injury during Friday's practice.

Rob Ferguson and D.J. Rivera were scoring and the defense, missing in the first half, had tightened around bigger, more experienced UMass.

As they have done too often at crunch time, the Hawks began to give the ball away. Three turnovers led to seven UMass points, putting St. Joe's down, 67-63.

"To me, that's winning time, and unfortunately for us, things got shaky," Martelli said after St. Joe's lost its third straight game for the first time this season.

Pat Calathes hit a pair of free throws to make it 67-65. But there was another turnover with UMass holding a 69-65 lead. At 70-67 and with 3.4 seconds to go, a long inbound pass by Rob Ferguson sailed out of bounds at midcourt. Another desperate chance off an inbound pass with 2.3 seconds to go was intercepted by Stephane Lasme, and the Minutemen, the No. 2 seeds behind Xavier in the tourney, had nailed down their sixth straight win.

"I think we responded well to the physical play, but playing smart and staying with it, I think that's where we lost it," said Nivins, who had 18 points.


Minutemen take share of A-10 title
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/5/2007

PHILADELPHIA - The on-again, off-again free-throw problems nearly cost the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team Saturday's game at Saint Joseph's, a share of the Atlantic 10 title and any chance of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

But the Minutemen survived a final minute of misses and turnovers by both teams and escaped with a 71-67 win on Hawk Hill.

The win clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular- season championship for the Minutemen (23-7, 13-3 A-10) who have the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament which begins Wednesday with first-round games at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. UMass has a bye into the quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Wednesday's contest between No. 7 Saint Louis and No. 10 Duquesne.

"This was a good ol' fashioned last game of the regular season with both teams taking their best shots at each other. This is as hard a fought win as we've had. I was proud of our team for persevering," UMass coach Travis Ford said. "I told our team 'To be conference champions is great, but there's work to be done.' They should be proud. That's a great honor. I'm very proud of my basketball team."

The Hawks (17-13, 9-7 A-10) are the sixth seed and will play No. 11 Temple at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Saint Joseph's led 63-60 with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left Saturday and had the ball trying to expand its edge, but Chris Lowe stripped Jawan Carter and raced the other way. Carter tried to recover and fouled Lowe as he let go the layup. The shot went in and so did the free throw, tying the game at 63-63.

"I wanted to do this for my seniors and I wanted to win this game," Lowe said. "That's my favorite move. Somebody turns their back on me - I just take it."

Back-to-back baskets by Gary Forbes put UMass ahead 67-63 with 2:33 remaining. Both teams struggled to score after that, trading turnovers and missed shots into the final minute. The Minutemen had a chance to expand their lead to six with 44.6 seconds left, but Lowe missed both free throws. Pat Calathes made two at the other end to cut the UMass lead to 67-65 with 27.7 seconds remaining.

The Hawks appeared to have Lowe trapped in the corner after the ensuing inbounds pass, but he squeezed through a double team and advance the ball to Brandon Thomas for a layup.

D.J. Rivera tried to answer but lost control in the lane as his shot missed wildly. The Hawks were forced to foul and sent Forbes to the line with 13 seconds left. He made one of two free throw to extend the lead to 70-65 before Ahmad Nivins tipped in Carter's miss.

After a time-out, St. Joseph's fouled Thomas with 4.8 seconds left. He missed both free throws, but Rob Ferguson's long inbounds pass sailed out of bounds. Dante Milligan returned the favor with 2.3 seconds left as he threw the ball into traffic and the Hawks came up with it.

Stephane Lasme ended the madness with 1.5 seconds left. He picked off another long inbounds pass by Ferguson and after missing the first free throw, made the second to seal the win.

"As soon as the ball left his hand I knew I was going to get it," Lasme said. "It was a great game. It shows we're growing as a team and that we can handle these types of situations."

Ford was glad to survive despite another rough game from the free-throw line where the Minutemen were 16-of-33 (48.5 percent).

"Free-throw shooting doesn't keep me up at night," Ford said. "There are other things that do. It could still bite us though. I'm glad it happened and we were able to win."

The Minutemen survived not only poor free-throw shooting, but foul trouble to Rashaun Freeman who missed much of the second half with four fouls. He went over nine minutes without scoring and finished with six points.

Thomas and Milligan each had potentially costly mistakes late, but UMass might not have lasted that long without them. Thomas had 11 points, while Milligan added nine points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Forbes was the Minutemen's high scorer with 13. Lasme added 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

The Hawks had foul trouble of their own as Nivins, who had 13 of his 18 points in the first half, picked up his fourth early in the second. That left both teams with their leading scorers on the bench. All five St. Joseph's starters eventually picked up four fouls.

Calathes and Ferguson each added 12 points, and Rivera had 10.

Lasme said he was proud of sharing the A-10 championship, but would not celebrate long.

"It feels great," Lasme said. "It's the best feeling I've had since I've been at UMass. But we have to keep going."

Lowe agreed. "It means a lot," he said. "But now we're going to go to Atlantic City and show what we're really made of."

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.


Minutemen may see Saint Louis again
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/5/2007

PHILADELPHIA - After losing to the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team 53-50 Feb. 24, Saint Louis big man Ian Vouyoukas said he'd like to play the Minutemen again. He could get his wish.

Most of the seeds in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which begins Wednesday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, were not decided until Saturday's games were completed. But when the dust settled, UMass (23-7, 13-3 A-10) learned it will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against the winner of Wednesday's 6:30 game between No. 7 Saint Louis and No. 10 Duquesne. The Minutemen have a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed.

If UMass wins the quarterfinal, it would face whoever emerged from a game between No. 3 George Washington and the winner of Wednesday's Philadelphia showdown matching Saint Joseph's and Temple.

In the top half of the bracket No. 1 Xavier, which held off La Salle in a surprisingly close 76-65 game Saturday, will face the winner of the first-round game between No. 8 Dayton and No. 9 Charlotte.

No. 4 Rhode Island held onto its first-round bye despite losing 71-69 to Richmond Saturday. The Rams will face the winner of No. 5 Fordham and the No. 12 Spiders, who edged St. Bonaventure for the last tourney spot by beating Rhode Island.

The Minutemen entered the day with a chance to win the league outright and get the No. 1 seed if La Salle, which was already eliminated from competing in the tournament, could somehow stun Xavier. It seemed possible for a while as the Explorers led well into the second half before the Musketeers pulled away for the win.

UMass coach Travis Ford said he will use the bye as an opportunity to rest and refocus.

"We'll probably take a day or two off, but there are some things we need to work on before tournament play, that's for sure," Ford said. "We need to get better."

HONORS AND MILESTONES COMING? - UMass senior big man Stephane Lasme is considered the favorite for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and a lock for his second straight defensive player of the year when the league's postseason awards are announced today. But he wasn't thinking much about it.

"I'm not too worried about it. I just want to win. If I get something I'll be happy, but just getting that ring would be the best," he said.

The voting is done by coaches who aren't allowed to vote for their own players. Ford kept his own choices to himself and didn't overly campaign for his own players.

"We know we have the defensive player of the year," Ford said. "I think three of them (Lasme, Rashaun Freeman and Gary Forbes) should make one of the teams. I think for player of the year we might be battling ourselves."

Lasme said if players had a vote he wouldn't have picked himself.

"I'd vote for somebody else - Ray Freeman," Lasme said.

Lasme's 11 points gave him 968 in career, 32 shy of joining the UMass 1,000-point club. At his current average of 13.5 points per game, the Minutemen would need to play at least three more games for him to reach the milestone.

MORE MILLIGAN - Dante Milligan continues to be a much better player as a 23-year-old that he was at 22. After having a breakout game against Fordham on his birthday Feb. 15, Milligan consistently has been an effective presence off the bench.

UMass needed Milligan Saturday because Freeman was in foul trouble for much of the game. Milligan finished with nine points, including seven in the first half, and seven rebounds.

"That Fordham game gave me a little more confidence in him," Ford said. "I thought maybe he isn't a guy who is just going to spell Ray and Stephane. Maybe I can stick with him a little longer. He came up with some huge rebounds tonight."

Milligan said, "I know when I come into a game there are certain things I can do that will allow Coach Ford to keep me in there. I've just been capitalizing on the minutes and taking full advantage of it."

THOMAS TOO - Fellow senior Brandon Thomas, who like Milligan played well against Fordham, has continued to do so as well. His 11 points Saturday gave him back-to-back double-figure scoring games for the first time since November.

"Senior year, we're co-A-10 champs. To be able contribute late in the season when it really, really counts just feels great," Thomas said. "Knowing that coach has confidence in me during crunch time, I want to do everything I can to help us win."

HAWK HILL - Add Hawk Hill to the places UMass has ended losing streaks this season, along with Rose Hill at Fordham and Dayton's UD Arena. The Minutemen had lost five straight at Alumni Field House before Saturday. The win improved UMass to 12-5 away from the Mullins Center this season.

NCAA PROFILE - The Minutemen rose to No. 55 in the Ratings Percentage Index with the win. Only 18 schools in the country have more wins than UMass and three of those have already completed their conference tournaments.

MISCELLANEOUS - The 23 wins is tied for sixth most in UMass history.

Vince Papale, a St. Joseph's alumnus and the inspiration for the recent Mark Wahlberg movie "Invincible" was honored before the game. Coincidentally, that was the movie the Minutemen watched on their bus trip from Amherst to Philadelphia.

If the Minutemen get into the NCAA Tournament, there will be two teams in the field with players coached by Ford. Eastern Kentucky, where Ford coached for five seasons before taking the UMass job, won the Ohio Valley Tournament Saturday.

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.


Title Town
Minutemen share Atlantic 10 crown with Xavier after win
By Rob Greenfield, The Daily Collegian Staff, 3/5/2007

With a 71-67 victory over the Saint Joseph's Hawks on the road in Philadelphia Saturday, the Massachusetts men's basketball team tied Xavier atop the Atlantic 10 with identical 13-3 records and share the regular season A-10 Championship.

It is the first regular season conference championship since the 1996 season, John Calipari and Marcus Camby's final campaign in Amherst.

The Minutemen receive a first-round bye for the A-10 Tournament - which starts on Wednesday - and play the winner of No. 7 Saint Louis/No. 10 Duquesne in the second round on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

"That was as wild as a place we have played all season," UMass coach Travis Ford said. "That was as good an old-fashioned end-of-the-season basketball game. They gave us their best shots and we had to fight to win as hard as we could. We got unusually tired as the game went on because of how hard the teams were playing. We made a few big plays."

Sophomore guard Chris Lowe came up with a timely steal at the 3:17 mark with his team down by three points. Lowe picked the pocket of St. Joe's guard D.J. Rivera at midcourt and went in for the basket and the foul.

Lowe knocked down the free throw to tie the game at 63, and the Minutemen finished the game on an 8-4 run.

"Chris Lowe's steal was huge," Ford said. "I thought we were starting to drag a little bit. We had to fight hard and he did. That play made all the difference. We made big stops at the end of the game. We struggled defensively for 35 minutes as they kept scoring, but in the end we came up big with defense."

Ford cited senior Brandon Thomas as a main catalyst for the victory. "Brandon Thomas was terrific," Ford said. "Defensively, he did a great job. Not to take anything away from Saint Joseph's, we are struggling on defense and from the foul line."

Junior Gary Forbes led the Minutemen in scoring with 13 points and scored a bucket just inside the 3:00 mark to give UMass a lead that it would hang onto for the rest of the game.

SJU's loss to the Minutemen marks its third straight loss to end the season, and plays in the opening round of the A-10 Tournament on Wednesday.

The Minutemen will play the winner of No. 7 Saint Louis/No. 10 Duquesne on Thursday. They beat the Billikens 53-50 during the regular season.

"[Winning the regular season championship] was goal No. 1," Ford said. "Now we have to move to No. 2. I like our team a lot even though we made a lot of mistakes tonight.

"We have played a tough schedule all year especially on the road to help prepare us for these games down the stretch," he added. "I am elated and relieved to be the conference champion. It's great with the conference road games we have played to be co-champs. To be co-champs with Xavier says a lot. But we still have work to be done."

The Minutemen ended the season on a six-game winning streak, dating back to their 74-59 win over the Fordham Rams in the Bronx on ESPN2. After that it was on to Dayton and UMass dealt the Flyers their first home loss of the season. The Minutemen returned to the Mullins Center on Feb. 21 and reeled off three straight victories at home - St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis and La Salle - before heading to Saint Joseph's for the final game of the regular season.


Massachusetts Minutemen 71
Saint Joseph's Hawks 67
at Saint Joseph's

Official Basketball Box Score
Massachusetts vs Saint Joseph's
3/3/07 4:00 at Saint Joseph's Fieldhouse, Phila., Pa.

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VISITORS: Massachusetts 23-7, 13-3 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Forbes, Gary........ f  5-8    0-1    3-4    1  1  2   3  13  2  4  0  0  28
13 Lasme, Stephane..... f  3-6    0-0    5-8    5  4  9   2  11  1  4  4  2  30
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c  3-6    0-0    0-2    2  5  7   4   6  1  4  0  2  22
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  2-7    0-2    4-7    0  2  2   3   8  5  0  0  1  32
34 Life, James......... g  2-6    2-6    0-0    0  0  0   3   6  1  0  0  0  24
02 Thomas, Brandon.....    3-4    2-3    3-6    0  0  0   0  11  3  1  0  1  17
05 Harris, Ricky.......    3-5    1-3    0-0    0  1  1   0   7  0  1  0  0  14
10 Mayben, Tiki........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   5
20 Milligan, Dante.....    4-6    0-0    1-4    2  5  7   3   9  0  0  1  1  20
31 Bonner, Luke........    0-0    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   3   0  1  0  1  0   8
   TEAM................                         2  3  5
   Totals..............   25-48   5-15  16-33  12 22 34  22  71 14 14  6  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-25 64.0%   2nd Half:  9-23 39.1%   Game: 52.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-14 57.1%   2nd Half:  8-19 42.1%   Game: 48.5%    8

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HOME TEAM: Saint Joseph's 17-13, 9-7 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 CALATHES, Pat....... f  3-9    1-3    5-7    1  3  4   4  12  1  2  2  1  37
52 FERGUSON, Rob....... f  5-14   2-4    0-0    2  5  7   4  12  3  2  0  0  31
34 NIVINS, Ahmad....... c  5-9    0-0    8-11   4  2  6   4  18  1  3  0  1  27
03 CARTER, Jawan....... g  3-10   0-2    3-4    0  2  2   4   9  3  2  0  0  38
23 WILLIAMSON, Garrett. g  3-5    0-1    0-0    2  1  3   4   6  1  0  0  2  21
10 RIVERA, D.J.........    3-8    1-2    3-4    2  2  4   1  10  0  3  1  0  26
22 LASHLEY, Edwin......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
32 MOFUNANYA, Alvin....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  0  1  0  0   7
40 MOODY, Rockwell.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  0  0  1  0  10
41 LIDZIUS, Arvydas....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         3  3  6
   Totals..............   22-56   4-12  19-26  15 20 35  26  67 10 13  4  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-25 48.0%   2nd Half: 10-31 32.3%   Game: 39.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 12-16 75.0%   2nd Half:  7-10 70.0%   Game: 73.1%    4

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Officials: D.J. Carstensen, Frankie Bordeaux, Wally Rutecki
Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. Saint Joseph's-None.
Attendance: 3200
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts.................   44   27  -   71
Saint Joseph's................   39   28  -   67
ID-478697

Points in the paint-UMASS 40,SJU 32. Points off turnovers-UMASS 15,SJU 9.
2nd chance points-UMASS 10,SJU 16. Fast break points-UMASS 9,SJU 2.
Bench points-UMASS 27,SJU 10. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-UMASS 2nd-00:20, SJU 2nd-00:05.
Largest lead-UMASS by 8 1st-05:01, SJU by 4 2nd-06:52.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Massachusetts vs Saint Joseph's
3/3/07 4:00 at Saint Joseph's Fieldhouse, Phila., Pa.

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Saint Joseph's                       TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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FOUL by FERGUSON, Rob                           19:40              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
                                                19:40              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                19:40   0-1   V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad                  19:18              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                19:09              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by CALATHES, Pat                   18:38
REBOUND (OFF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  18:38
                                                18:34              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob                  18:18              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                18:03              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
                                                18:03              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                18:00   0-3   V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
MISSED FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                 17:34              FOUL by Life, James
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     17:34
GOOD! FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                  17:34   1-3   V 2
                                                17:16   1-6   V 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                17:16              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by CARTER, Jawan                   16:50
REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett            16:50
TURNOVR by CALATHES, Pat                        16:41
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         16:19              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Jawan [PNT]              16:12   3-6   V 3
                                                15:50              MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                15:50              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                15:47   3-8   V 5  GOOD! TIP-IN by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMSON, Garrett [PNT]        15:30   5-8   V 3
REBOUND (DEF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  15:09              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
MISSED 3 PTR by FERGUSON, Rob                   15:00              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
FOUL by CALATHES, Pat                           14:57
                                                14:57              TIMEOUT media
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          14:57              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
SUB OUT: Life, James                            14:57              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
                                                14:42              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob                  14:20              REBOUND (DEF) by Forbes, Gary
                                                14:01   5-10  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
GOOD! DUNK by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]               13:29   7-10  V 3
ASSIST by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                   13:29
                                                13:19   7-12  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           13:12              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       13:12              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                13:03              FOUL by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! 3 PTR by FERGUSON, Rob                    12:45  10-12  V 2
ASSIST by CALATHES, Pat                         12:45
                                                12:27              MISSED 3 PTR by Forbes, Gary
                                                12:27              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
FOUL by FERGUSON, Rob                           12:26  10-13  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
                                                12:26  10-14  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
SUB IN : Mayben, Tiki                           12:26              SUB IN : MOFUNANYA, Alvin
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        12:26              SUB OUT: FERGUSON, Rob
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        12:26
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            12:26
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           12:26
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        12:26
TURNOVR by RIVERA, D.J.                         11:58
                                                11:57              STEAL by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:45  10-17  V 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon
                                                11:45              ASSIST by Bonner, Luke
                                                11:24              FOUL by Bonner, Luke
TIMEOUT media                                   11:24
MISSED FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                 11:24
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     11:24
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  11:24  11-17  V 6
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       11:24              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           11:24              SUB OUT: CARTER, Jawan
REBOUND (DEF) by CALATHES, Pat                  11:11              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane                        11:06
SUB OUT: Milligan, Dante                        11:06
MISSED JUMPER by MOFUNANYA, Alvin               10:43
REBOUND (OFF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  10:43
GOOD! JUMPER by CALATHES, Pat                   10:26  13-17  V 4
FOUL by MOFUNANYA, Alvin                        10:18              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                10:18              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by MOFUNANYA, Alvin               10:18              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
SUB IN : Life, James                            10:18              SUB IN : CARTER, Jawan
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          10:18              SUB OUT: RIVERA, D.J.
FOUL by MOFUNANYA, Alvin                        10:09
TURNOVR by MOFUNANYA, Alvin                     10:09
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           10:09              SUB IN : LIDZIUS, Arvydas
SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon                        10:09              SUB OUT: MOFUNANYA, Alvin
REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Jawan                  09:56              MISSED LAYUP by Forbes, Gary
GOOD! 3 PTR by CALATHES, Pat                    09:42  16-17  V 1
ASSIST by LIDZIUS, Arvydas                      09:42
                                                09:28              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                09:28              REBOUND (OFF) by Forbes, Gary
                                                09:25  16-19  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
                                                09:20              FOUL by Mayben, Tiki
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        09:20
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           09:20
MISSED JUMPER by CARTER, Jawan                  08:57
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         08:57
                                                08:56              SUB IN : FERGUSON, Rob
                                                08:56              SUB OUT: LIDZIUS, Arvydas
MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMSON, Garrett             08:43              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                08:43              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
                                                08:43              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                08:25  16-21  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                08:25              ASSIST by Thomas, Brandon
GOOD! LAYUP by RIVERA, D.J. [PNT]               08:05  18-21  V 3
ASSIST by NIVINS, Ahmad                         08:05
                                                07:57              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                07:57              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
TIMEOUT media                                   07:57
GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Jawan [PNT]              07:47  20-21  V 1
                                                07:40  20-24  V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                07:40              ASSIST by Thomas, Brandon
TURNOVR by RIVERA, D.J.                         07:14
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            07:14              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB OUT: Mayben, Tiki                           07:14              SUB OUT: RIVERA, D.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett            07:01              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                 06:50              FOUL by Life, James
REBOUND (OFF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  06:50
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          06:50              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
SUB OUT: Life, James                            06:50              SUB IN : MOFUNANYA, Alvin
                                                06:50              SUB OUT: FERGUSON, Rob
                                                06:50              SUB OUT: CARTER, Jawan
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  06:47  21-24  V 3  FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                 06:47              REBOUND (DEF) by Milligan, Dante
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        06:47
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        06:47
                                                06:26  21-26  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by CALATHES, Pat                  06:08              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                     06:04  21-27  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
REBOUND (DEF) by RIVERA, D.J.                   06:04              MISSED FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           06:04              SUB IN : CARTER, Jawan
SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon                        06:04              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
GOOD! FT SHOT by RIVERA, D.J.                   06:02  22-27  V 5  FOUL by Milligan, Dante
GOOD! FT SHOT by RIVERA, D.J.                   06:02  23-27  V 4
                                                05:40  23-29  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by RIVERA, D.J.                    05:12              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                05:01  23-31  V 8  GOOD! JUMPER by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
                                                05:01              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:00
                                                05:00              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
                                                05:00              SUB OUT: MOFUNANYA, Alvin
GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]              04:42  25-31  V 6
ASSIST by CARTER, Jawan                         04:42
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  04:42  26-31  V 5  FOUL by Milligan, Dante
                                                04:29              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                04:29              SUB IN : FERGUSON, Rob
                                                04:29              SUB OUT: RIVERA, D.J.
GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Jawan                  04:21  27-31  V 4  FOUL by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Jawan                  04:21  28-31  V 3
                                                04:21              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
                                                04:21              SUB OUT: FERGUSON, Rob
                                                04:08  28-33  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                04:08              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
                                                03:53              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:53
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  03:53  29-33  V 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  03:53  30-33  V 3
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           03:53
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       03:53
                                                03:29  30-35  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
                                                03:29              ASSIST by Forbes, Gary
MISSED JUMPER by CARTER, Jawan                  02:54              BLOCK by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         02:54
                                                02:54              SUB IN : FERGUSON, Rob
                                                02:54              SUB OUT: RIVERA, D.J.
GOOD! JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]             02:52  32-35  V 3
ASSIST by FERGUSON, Rob                         02:52
FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                     02:38  32-36  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
                                                02:38  32-37  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMSON, Garrett [PNT]        02:28  34-37  V 3
FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                     02:22  34-38  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:22  34-39  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:22              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
                                                02:22              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad                  02:07              REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky
                                                01:50              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
STEAL by NIVINS, Ahmad                          01:49
FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad                           01:47
TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad                        01:47
                                                01:47              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                01:47              SUB IN : LIDZIUS, Arvydas
                                                01:47              SUB OUT: FERGUSON, Rob
                                                01:32  34-42  V 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                01:32              ASSIST by Forbes, Gary
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  01:20  35-42  V 7  FOUL by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  01:20  36-42  V 6
                                                01:20              SUB IN : MOODY, Rockwell
                                                01:20              SUB OUT: LIDZIUS, Arvydas
                                                01:01  36-44  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad                           00:49
TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad                        00:49
FOUL by MOODY, Rockwell                         00:32              MISSED FT SHOT by Bonner, Luke
                                                00:32              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  00:32              MISSED FT SHOT by Bonner, Luke
                                                00:32              SUB IN : FERGUSON, Rob
                                                00:32              SUB OUT: MOODY, Rockwell
GOOD! 3 PTR by FERGUSON, Rob                    00:06  39-44  V 5
ASSIST by CARTER, Jawan                         00:06


                              Massachusetts 44, Saint Joseph's 39

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          24       6       8       3      17      0     0
          Saint Joseph's         16       4       5       0       4      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Saint Joseph's                       TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]              19:43  41-44  V 3
ASSIST by CARTER, Jawan                         19:43
REBOUND (DEF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  19:27              MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
                                                19:07              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
GOOD! FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                  19:06  42-44  V 2  FOUL by Forbes, Gary
GOOD! FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                  19:06  43-44  V 1
                                                18:48              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
STEAL by CALATHES, Pat                          18:47
MISSED DUNK by WILLIAMSON, Garrett              18:29              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett            18:27
MISSED FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                 18:27              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     18:27
GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad                  18:27  44-44  T 1
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        18:27
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        18:27
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       18:27
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           18:27
                                                18:06  44-47  V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon
                                                18:06              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Jawan                  17:56  45-47  V 2  FOUL by Lowe, Chris
MISSED FT SHOT by CARTER, Jawan                 17:56              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad                           17:52  45-48  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  17:52              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by CALATHES, Pat                  17:25              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Jawan                  17:19              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
GOOD! JUMPER by CARTER, Jawan [FB/PNT]          17:06  47-48  V 1
FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad                           16:49
                                                16:49              SUB IN : MOODY, Rockwell
                                                16:49              SUB OUT: NIVINS, Ahmad
FOUL by CALATHES, Pat                           16:47
                                                16:33  47-50  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
                                                16:06              FOUL by Milligan, Dante
GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMSON, Garrett [PNT]        15:59  49-50  V 1
ASSIST by FERGUSON, Rob                         15:59
FOUL by CARTER, Jawan                           15:37
                                                15:37              TIMEOUT media
                                                15:31  49-52  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                15:31              ASSIST by Thomas, Brandon
MISSED JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob                  15:01
REBOUND (OFF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  15:01
MISSED TIP-IN by FERGUSON, Rob                  14:59
REBOUND (OFF) by MOODY, Rockwell                14:59
GOOD! LAYUP by FERGUSON, Rob [PNT]              14:52  51-52  V 1
FOUL by MOODY, Rockwell                         14:37
                                                14:17              MISSED DUNK by Lasme, Stephane
                                                14:16              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                14:16              SUB IN : RIVERA, D.J.
                                                14:16              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
BLOCK by CALATHES, Pat                          14:15              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         14:15
GOOD! JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob                   13:50  53-52  H 1
                                                13:46              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by FERGUSON, Rob                           13:25
BLOCK by CALATHES, Pat                          13:17              MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
                                                13:16              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           13:16
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            13:16
                                                13:01              FOUL by Forbes, Gary
                                                13:01              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
MISSED LAYUP by FERGUSON, Rob                   12:39              BLOCK by Milligan, Dante
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         12:39
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          12:39
SUB OUT: Life, James                            12:39
GOOD! LAYUP by CALATHES, Pat [PNT]              12:37  55-52  H 3
ASSIST by FERGUSON, Rob                         12:37
                                                12:37              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                12:37              SUB OUT: CARTER, Jawan
FOUL by CALATHES, Pat                           12:25  55-53  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
REBOUND (DEF) by RIVERA, D.J.                   12:25              MISSED FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
MISSED LAYUP by RIVERA, D.J.                    12:06
REBOUND (OFF) by RIVERA, D.J.                   12:06
MISSED LAYUP by RIVERA, D.J.                    12:04              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
                                                12:02              REBOUND (DEF) by Milligan, Dante
REBOUND (DEF) by CALATHES, Pat                  11:56              MISSED LAYUP by Milligan, Dante
TURNOVR by CALATHES, Pat                        11:49
                                                11:47              STEAL by Thomas, Brandon
FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                     11:44
                                                11:44              TIMEOUT media
                                                11:44  55-54  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
                                                11:44  55-55  T 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
                                                11:44              SUB IN : CARTER, Jawan
                                                11:44              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED JUMPER by CARTER, Jawan                  11:16              REBOUND (DEF) by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:09              MISSED 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon
                                                11:09              REBOUND (OFF) by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:03              TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky
                                                11:03              SUB IN : MOFUNANYA, Alvin
                                                11:03              SUB OUT: MOODY, Rockwell
MISSED JUMPER by RIVERA, D.J.                   10:28              REBOUND (DEF) by Milligan, Dante
                                                10:22              FOUL by Forbes, Gary
                                                10:22              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            10:22
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           10:22
MISSED JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob                  09:54              REBOUND (DEF) by Milligan, Dante
                                                09:46              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                09:46              REBOUND (OFF) by Milligan, Dante
FOUL by MOFUNANYA, Alvin                        09:44              MISSED FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
                                                09:44              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  09:44              MISSED FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           09:44
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          09:44
TURNOVR by RIVERA, D.J.                         09:12
                                                09:10              STEAL by Lasme, Stephane
FOUL by RIVERA, D.J.                            09:09              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
                                                09:09              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                09:09  55-56  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           09:09
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        09:09
MISSED 3 PTR by CALATHES, Pat                   08:38              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by CALATHES, Pat                  08:26              MISSED JUMPER by Milligan, Dante
GOOD! 3 PTR by RIVERA, D.J.                     07:55  58-56  H 2
                                                07:36              TIMEOUT media
SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane                        07:36              SUB IN : MOODY, Rockwell
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           07:36              SUB OUT: MOFUNANYA, Alvin
                                                07:22              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
SUB IN : Life, James                            07:22
SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon                        07:22
GOOD! JUMPER by FERGUSON, Rob [PNT]             06:52  60-56  H 4
                                                06:33              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
                                                06:33              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                06:27  60-58  H 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by FERGUSON, Rob                   06:03              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       06:02
SUB OUT: Milligan, Dante                        06:02
BLOCK by MOODY, Rockwell                        05:53              MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                05:51              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
BLOCK by RIVERA, D.J.                           05:50              MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by MOODY, Rockwell                05:47
MISSED LAYUP by CALATHES, Pat                   05:25
REBOUND (OFF) by RIVERA, D.J.                   05:25
GOOD! TIP-IN by RIVERA, D.J. [PNT]              05:21  62-58  H 4
                                                04:58  62-60  H 2  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
                                                04:58              ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! FT SHOT by RIVERA, D.J.                   04:48  63-60  H 3  FOUL by Lowe, Chris
MISSED FT SHOT by RIVERA, D.J.                  04:48              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         04:20              MISSED LAYUP by Forbes, Gary
                                                04:19              SUB IN : NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                04:19              SUB OUT: MOODY, Rockwell
TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad                        03:56
                                                03:53              STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                03:37              TIMEOUT media
                                                03:37              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                03:37              SUB OUT: RIVERA, D.J.
                                                03:37              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
STEAL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                    03:29              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                03:29              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
                                                03:29              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
TURNOVR by CARTER, Jawan                        03:19
                                                03:17              STEAL by Lowe, Chris
                                                03:17  63-62  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [FB/PNT]
FOUL by CARTER, Jawan                           03:17  63-63  T 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by FERGUSON, Rob                   02:58              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:57              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:45  63-65  V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
                                                02:45              ASSIST by Life, James
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   02:45
TURNOVR by CARTER, Jawan                        02:38
                                                02:35              STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                02:33  63-67  V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [FB/PNT]
                                                02:33              ASSIST by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED 3 PTR by CARTER, Jawan                   02:13              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:03              TIMEOUT TEAM
                                                01:40              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad                   01:21              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                00:47              MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:47              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                00:47              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                00:47              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
FOUL by CARTER, Jawan                           00:44              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:44              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  00:44              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:44              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
                                                00:44              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED LAYUP by CARTER, Jawan                   00:32              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
                                                00:31              SUB IN : LASHLEY, Edwin
REBOUND (OFF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  00:30
MISSED LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad                   00:27
REBOUND (OFF) by CALATHES, Pat                  00:27
                                                00:27              FOUL by Life, James
                                                00:27              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                  00:27  64-67  V 3
GOOD! FT SHOT by CALATHES, Pat                  00:27  65-67  V 2
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        00:27              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       00:27              SUB OUT: NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                00:20  65-69  V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Thomas, Brandon [FB/PNT]
                                                00:20              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by RIVERA, D.J.                    00:14              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by FERGUSON, Rob                           00:13  65-70  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
REBOUND (DEF) by FERGUSON, Rob                  00:13              MISSED FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       00:13              SUB IN : NIVINS, Ahmad
SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon                        00:13              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED LAYUP by CARTER, Jawan                   00:05
REBOUND (OFF) by NIVINS, Ahmad                  00:05
GOOD! TIP-IN by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]             00:05  67-70  V 3
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:05
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        00:05              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       00:05              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
FOUL by CARTER, Jawan                           00:04              MISSED FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
                                                00:04              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                00:04              MISSED FT SHOT by Thomas, Brandon
                                                00:04              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       00:04              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            00:04              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                00:03              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
TIMEOUT TEAM                                    00:03
                                                00:03              TIMEOUT 30sec
TURNOVR by FERGUSON, Rob                        00:03
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            00:03              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        00:03              SUB OUT: CALATHES, Pat
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           00:03
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       00:03
STEAL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett                    00:02              TURNOVR by Thomas, Brandon
                                                00:02              SUB IN : CALATHES, Pat
                                                00:02              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
TURNOVR by FERGUSON, Rob                        00:01              STEAL by Lasme, Stephane
FOUL by CALATHES, Pat                           00:01              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
                                                00:01              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                00:01  67-71  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED LAYUP by CALATHES, Pat                   00:00
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:00


                              Massachusetts 71, Saint Joseph's 67

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          16       9       2       6      10      2     2
          Saint Joseph's         16       5      11       2       6      1     2


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    6   9 -  15
Saint Joseph's..........    4   5 -   9

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   24  16 -  40
Saint Joseph's..........   16  16 -  32

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    8   2 -  10
Saint Joseph's..........    5  11 -  16

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    3   6 -   9
Saint Joseph's..........    0   2 -   2

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   17  10 -  27
Saint Joseph's..........    4   6 -  10

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   2 -   2
Saint Joseph's..........    0   1 -   1

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   2 -   2
Saint Joseph's..........    0   2 -   2

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