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UMass riding high from Tuesday's dramatics
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/15/2007

AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts men's basketball players didn't get much sleep Tuesday night and Travis Ford didn't get any after the Minutemen's 89-87 overtime win over Alabama in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

The team left Amherst at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday for an 11 a.m. flight to Pittsburgh after a game that ended just before midnight. It then bused the 80 miles south to Morgantown, W.Va., for tonight's game at 9 against West Virginia in the second round of the NIT.

UMass (24-8), the No. 4 seed in the East, advanced with its first postseason win in a national tournament since 1996.

Ford planned to stay up all night watching video of the Mountaineers, but admitted that preparation for tonight's game would be limited.

"It's tough preparation-wise because West Virginia plays a different style of basketball, but I think our kids are running on adrenaline right now. I think they're going to be excited about playing," Ford said. "I do believe that this time of year it's more about yourself. As much as I love preparation and scouting, you have to focus on yourself and make sure you're ready to play."

He did plan to utilize inside knowledge of Mountaineers' system from Luke Bonner, the sophomore backup center who played for West Virginia for a season before transferring to UMass.

"We're going to lean on him as much as possible. We'll run things by him and he'll give us suggestions and opinions," Ford said. "It's great to have somebody who was just in that system a couple years ago."

Bonner said he wasn't sure how much help he'd be scouting his former team.

"They've got a pretty different makeup. They're a very difficult team to scout because they have so many different plays," Bonner said. "But I'm definitely going to be involved trying to help out as much as I can."

Bonner added, "It's exciting to go back. I haven't been back since I transferred. I've been talking trash a little bit with a couple of my buddies who I still talk to."

Bonner said he is uncertain about how the crowd would treat him. "I'm curious. I left there on good terms. I was kind of like a fan favorite when I was there and I still get emails every once in a while from West Virginia fans wishing me luck. They're one of the toughest student sections to play against, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to say. I get a kick out of it. It's funny."

Bonner is the third Minuteman to face his former school this year. Dante Milligan squared off against Pittsburgh and Etienne Brower was on the bench when the Minutemen played Boston University.

West Virginia (23-9) was likely one of the last teams who were considered but left out of the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers' 4-5 finish to the season likely cost them a bid.

The top-seeded team in the East, West Virginia defeated No. 8 Delaware State 74-50 Tuesday.

Seven of the Mountaineers nine losses came against teams in the NCAA Tournament. They boast wins over UCLA, Villanova, North Carolina State and Connecticut.

Senior Frank Young, a 6-foot-5 forward, leads the Mountaineers with 14.2 points per game, followed by sophomore big man Joe Alexander, who averages 11.1 points and a team-best 4.7 rebounds.

West Virginia does most of its damage from deep as it has hoisted almost 900 3-point attempts which puts it among the nation's leaders.

The Mountaineers have made 328 of those shots, a .367 percentage, which is well ahead of a point per shot.

"They play a combination of Princeton with a little more aggressiveness to it. I know they've shot almost 900 3-point shots this year," Ford said. "They're going to shoot a lot of them. That's going to be a key to the game, defending the three. Rebounding is a must. You have to limit how many shots they get period."

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.


Big East Territory
West Virginia hosts UMass in second round of NIT
By Danny Picard, The Daily Collegian Staff, 3/15/2007

Less than 48 hours after winning its first postseason game since 1996, the Massachusetts men's basketball team travels to West Virginia to face the No. 1-seeded Mountaineers in the second round of the NIT this evening at 9 p.m.

UMass (24-8) defeated Alabama, 89-87, in overtime on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center. It was the team's first national playoff win since 1996 when the Minutemen went to the Final Four.

In perhaps one of the biggest tests for UMass this season, West Virginia (23-9) hosts the Minutemen at the WVU Coliseum, with the winner hosting the quarterfinals against either No. 6 NC State or No. 7 Marist next week.

UMass and West Virginia's paths to the NIT quarterfinals have been nearly identical. West Virginia finished the regular season in seventh place in the Big East. The Mountaineers defeated Providence in the first round of the Big East Tournament, but were eliminated by No. 12 Louisville, 82-71, in double overtime of last Thursday's quarterfinals - the exact same night UMass was ousted from the Atlantic 10 Tournament by Saint Louis in overtime.

The Mountaineers thought their resume was good enough for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid after the first-round win over the Friars, but they never got the call from the Selection Committee, just like the Minutemen.

Six Big East teams advanced to the Big Dance, with West Virginia and Syracuse being surprisingly shutout of the action and thrown into the NIT - Providence is the third Big East team in the tournament.

UMass will have to shut down the Mountaineers' prominent 3-point shooting, as West Virginia leads the Big East in 3-point field goals made, averaging 10.25 buckets from behind the arc per game.

West Virginia is led by senior Frank Young. The 6-foot-5 forward leads the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game. The Mountaineers have four players averaging in double figures in scoring. Young is joined by forward Joe Alexander (11.1 ppg) and guards Darris Nichols (10.6 ppg) and Alex Ruoff (10.3 ppg). Alexander also leads the team in rebounding with 4.7 boards per game.

Young (17) and Ruoff (14) combined for 31 points in the Mountaineers' 74-50 first round win over Delaware State on Tuesday night. West Virginia outscored Delaware State 39-13 in the first half, en route to its 23rd win of the season.

Now UMass comes into the WVU Coliseum after putting together one of its greatest performances of the year on Tuesday night. Sophomore point guard Chris Lowe hit a fade-away floater in the lane with 1.6 seconds remaining in overtime, giving the Minutemen an 89-87 win over Alabama.

Lowe tied his career-high with 19 points in the win, but A-10 Player of the Year Stephane Lasme carried the team on his back throughout the game. Lasme fouled out of the game with three minutes left in overtime, but he finished the game with a team-high 21 points and nine blocks.

His fifth and final foul led to two free throws made by Alabama's Jermareo Davidson, putting the Crimson Tide on top 85-84. But he wasn't done contributing.

"When [Stephane] fouled out, it was the best leadership I've ever seen from a player," UMass coach Travis Ford said. "He was getting after it, and maybe coaching more than I was. He wanted to win so bad."

Lasme was standing next to Ford for the remainder of the game, and had been more vocal than ever before, not wanting to end his last game at the Mullins Center with a loss.

There's still a chance to come home for one more. The only obstacle is West Virginia, a team that is also looking to prove something to the NCAA Selection Committee.


UMass Rallies Late, But Mountaineers Hold Court 90-77 In NIT Second Round
James Life scores 20 points as UMass etches 5th-best record in school history
From UMass Athletics, 3/15/2007

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - It looked like it might be a repeat of the 1995 season when UMass rallied back from 18 points down to beat West Virginia in overtime the last time these two teams faced each other. This time, the Minutemen trailed by 19 in the second half, whittling it to four on two occassions, but the Mountaineers were too much down the stretch defeating UMass 90-77 in the second round of the 2007 MasterCard NIT on Thursday night at the WVU Coliseum.

At 24-9 overall, UMass finishes its season with the fifth best record in school history.

West Virginia's Frank Young led all scorers in the game with a career-high 31 points on the strength of six three pointers and 11-of-15 shooting from the floor. His six three pointers in the game gave him the school record for treys in a single-season with 101.

Stephane Lasme (Libreville, Gabon) led UMass with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to finish his career with 1,011 points. James Life (Fort Myers, Fla.) was the high-scorer for the Minutemen with 20 points despite going 0-4 in the first half from behind the three-point arc and scoring just two points. He found his stroke in the second half hitting four-of-five from down town to help the UMass rally.

West Virginia (24-9) led by as many as 19 early in the second half before the Minutemen were able to whittle that down to a 56-52 with 11:52 to play. UMass cut the lead thanks to a 16-5 run on the strenght of seven points from Life and five points from Dante Milligan (New York, N.Y.). Milligan finished the game with a career-high 10 points after Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) was saddled early in the second half with his fourth foul.

WVU hit six free throws to extend the lead to 62-52 in the next two minutes.

The Mountaineers continued to build their lead before Life hit back-to-back treys and then scored a lay-up off a WVU turnover to make it a four point game, 74-70, with 4:55 to go.

A jumper from Da'Sean Butler and two free throws from Young stretched the lead back to eight, 78-70.

The Mountaineers, however, closed the final minutes of the half on a 12-7 run to improve to 16-1 at home this season.

WVU led at the half 37-23 after UMass had one of its worst halves of basketball all season. The Minutemen scored the second-fewest total points in a half and had their second-worst field goal shooting percentage.

UMass finished the game shooting 50 percent hitting 31-of-62 field goals. The Minutemen were able to convert 13 Mountaineer turnovers into 22 points, however, the WVU bench outscored UMass 23-to-19.

West Virginia will now play the winner of the N.C. State/Marist game tomorrow night.


Massachusetts Minutemen (#4 East seed) 77
West Virginia Mountaineers (#1 East seed) 90
NIT Second Round
at West Virginia

Official Basketball Box Score
Massachusetts vs West Virginia
3/15/07 9:00 p.m. at WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.

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VISITORS: Massachusetts 24-9
                          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  7-15   0-0    0-2    7  7 14   4  14  1  4  3  0  38
3  Forbes, Gary........ f  6-13   1-3    2-3    2  2  4   0  15  3  4  0  1  31
1  Freeman, Rashaun.... c  2-5    0-0    2-2    3  3  6   4   6  0  2  0  0  15
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  3-4    0-1    2-4    0  1  1   3   8  5  1  0  3  29
34 Life, James......... g  7-13   4-9    2-2    0  3  3   2  20  0  2  0  2  36
10 Mayben, Tiki........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  5  1  0  1  16
2  Thomas, Brandon.....    1-3    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  1  0  0   4
20 Milligan, Dante.....    4-6    0-0    2-4    2  0  2   5  10  1  0  0  1  15
22 Brower, Etienne.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
31 Bonner, Luke........    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
5  Harris, Ricky.......    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   31-62   5-15  10-17  16 19 35  20  77 15 15  3  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-32 31.3%   2nd Half: 21-30 70.0%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-10 10.0%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half:  8-15 53.3%   Game: 58.8%    2

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HOME TEAM: West Virginia 24-9
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 ALEXANDER, Joe...... f  4-9    0-3    1-1    2  1  3   1   9  0  0  1  0  17
21 YOUNG, Frank........ f 11-15   6-8    3-6    0  4  4   2  31  3  0  1  2  35
33 SUMMERS, Rob........ c  2-5    0-0    1-1    2  3  5   2   5  1  0  2  0  21
14 NICHOLS, Darris..... g  4-5    2-3    4-4    1  1  2   4  14  6  4  0  0  37
22 RUOFF, Alex......... g  3-10   1-8    1-3    0  4  4   3   8  7  5  2  1  32
1  BUTLER, Da'Sean.....    4-8    2-5    0-0    1  2  3   0  10  2  3  0  1  28
3  MAZZULLA, Joe.......    1-2    0-0    6-6    1  0  1   0   8  0  0  0  0  11
43 SMALLIGAN, Jamie....    2-3    1-1    0-0    0  3  3   3   5  0  1  0  1  19
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   31-57  12-28  16-21   9 20 29  15  90 19 13  6  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-31 48.4%   2nd Half: 16-26 61.5%   Game: 54.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  7-18 38.9%   2nd Half:  5-10 50.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half: 16-21 76.2%   Game: 76.2%    3

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Officials: John Gaffney, Sean Hull, Tim Nestor
Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. West Virginia-None.
Attendance: 7146
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts.................   23   54  -   77
West Virginia.................   37   53  -   90
ID-536187
Milligan (UMass) fouled out with 3:09 left in the game.

Points in the paint-UMASS 46,WVU 28. Points off turnovers-UMASS 22,WVU 19.
2nd chance points-UMASS 17,WVU 10. Fast break points-UMASS 6,WVU 4.
Bench points-UMASS 14,WVU 23. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-UMASS 2nd-00:08, WVU 2nd-00:55.
Largest lead-UMASS None, WVU by 19 2nd-16:48.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Massachusetts vs West Virginia
3/15/07 9:00 p.m. at WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, W.Va.

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: West Virginia                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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MISSED JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank                   19:46
REBOUND (OFF) by ALEXANDER, Joe                 19:46
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     19:31   3-0   H 3
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           19:31
REBOUND (DEF) by RUOFF, Alex                    19:13              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
MISSED 3 PTR by ALEXANDER, Joe                  19:04              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by NICHOLS, Darris                18:49              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
TURNOVR by NICHOLS, Darris                      18:42
FOUL by NICHOLS, Darris                         18:42
                                                18:33   3-2   H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank                    18:02   5-2   H 3
                                                17:39              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED 3 PTR by ALEXANDER, Joe                  17:24              REBOUND (DEF) by Forbes, Gary
BLOCK by RUOFF, Alex                            17:17              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                17:17              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by RUOFF, Alex                    16:53              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
MISSED JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank                   16:46              REBOUND (DEF) by Life, James
                                                16:37              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
STEAL by YOUNG, Frank                           16:36
                                                16:10              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED LAYUP by SUMMERS, Rob                    15:53              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (OFF) by NICHOLS, Darris                15:52
MISSED 3 PTR by NICHOLS, Darris                 15:49              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
BLOCK by RUOFF, Alex                            15:39              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                15:38              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                15:36   5-4   H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     15:07
REBOUND (OFF) by SUMMERS, Rob                   15:07
TURNOVR by RUOFF, Alex                          14:44
                                                14:43              STEAL by Forbes, Gary
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         14:39              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   14:36
                                                14:36              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                14:36              SUB IN : BUTLER, Da'Sean
                                                14:36              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                14:36              SUB OUT: ALEXANDER, Joe
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     14:22
REBOUND (OFF) by BUTLER, Da'Sean                14:22
GOOD! 3 PTR by NICHOLS, Darris                  13:49   8-4   H 4
                                                13:34              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
STEAL by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                       13:32
TURNOVR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                      13:30
                                                13:29              STEAL by Lowe, Chris
                                                13:27   8-6   H 2  GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                13:27              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank [PNT]              13:08  10-6   H 4
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           13:08
                                                12:51  10-8   H 2  GOOD! DUNK by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                12:51              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                      12:38
                                                12:36              STEAL by Life, James
                                                12:34  10-10  T 1  GOOD! DUNK by Life, James [FB/PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                      12:13  13-10  H 3
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       12:13
REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Frank                   11:56              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     11:51
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         11:51
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        11:49
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          11:49
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        11:49
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       11:49
SUB OUT: Life, James                            11:49
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           11:49
                                                11:48              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
TURNOVR by RUOFF, Alex                          11:35
                                                11:30              STEAL by Lowe, Chris
                                                11:28              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                11:28              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                11:26  13-12  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by NICHOLS, Darris                 10:50  15-12  H 3
                                                10:43  15-14  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Thomas, Brandon [PNT]
                                                10:43              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank                    10:21  17-14  H 3
BLOCK by YOUNG, Frank                           10:04              MISSED LAYUP by Milligan, Dante
                                                10:04              REBOUND (OFF) by Milligan, Dante
SUB IN : Mayben, Tiki                           10:04              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           10:04              SUB IN : ALEXANDER, Joe
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        10:04              SUB OUT: YOUNG, Frank
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            10:04              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
REBOUND (DEF) by SUMMERS, Rob                   09:52              MISSED 3 PTR by Thomas, Brandon
TURNOVR by NICHOLS, Darris                      09:43
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       09:43              SUB IN : MAZZULLA, Joe
SUB OUT: Milligan, Dante                        09:43              SUB OUT: RUOFF, Alex
                                                09:29              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
GOOD! JUMPER by BUTLER, Da'Sean [PNT]           09:03  19-14  H 5
                                                08:59              TURNOVR by Thomas, Brandon
SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane                        08:53
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           08:53
SUB OUT: Thomas, Brandon                        08:53
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           08:53
GOOD! LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe [PNT]             08:38  21-14  H 7
                                                08:27              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                08:27              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
BLOCK by ALEXANDER, Joe                         08:23              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                08:22              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                08:21              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe [PNT]             08:07  23-14  H 9
ASSIST by SUMMERS, Rob                          08:07
                                                08:06              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : Brower, Etienne                        08:06              SUB IN : RUOFF, Alex
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           08:06              SUB OUT: NICHOLS, Darris
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         07:51              MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky
                                                07:51              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:51
SUB IN : Life, James                            07:51
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           07:51
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       07:51
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          07:51
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     07:24              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                07:14  23-16  H 7  GOOD! JUMPER by Mayben, Tiki
                                                07:14              ASSIST by Forbes, Gary
MISSED 3 PTR by ALEXANDER, Joe                  06:59              REBOUND (DEF) by Mayben, Tiki
REBOUND (DEF) by ALEXANDER, Joe                 06:48              MISSED 3 PTR by Forbes, Gary
MISSED LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe                  06:35              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by BUTLER, Da'Sean                06:28              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
MISSED JUMPER by BUTLER, Da'Sean                06:04              REBOUND (DEF) by Forbes, Gary
REBOUND (DEF) by RUOFF, Alex                    05:47              MISSED LAYUP by Forbes, Gary
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            05:43              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Brower, Etienne                        05:43              SUB IN : YOUNG, Frank
                                                05:43              SUB IN : NICHOLS, Darris
                                                05:43              SUB OUT: MAZZULLA, Joe
                                                05:43              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                05:43              SUB OUT: ALEXANDER, Joe
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     05:35  26-16  H 10
ASSIST by BUTLER, Da'Sean                       05:35
                                                05:21              MISSED LAYUP by Forbes, Gary
                                                05:21              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
FOUL by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                        04:57  26-17  H 9  GOOD! FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
                                                04:57  26-18  H 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
TURNOVR by NICHOLS, Darris                      04:56              STEAL by Lowe, Chris
                                                04:42  26-20  H 6  GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                04:42              ASSIST by Forbes, Gary
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     04:13              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Frank                   03:37              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                 03:22  29-20  H 9
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           03:22
                                                03:04              TURNOVR by Mayben, Tiki
STEAL by YOUNG, Frank                           03:03
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     02:56  32-20  H 12
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       02:56
                                                02:41  32-23  H 9  GOOD! 3 PTR by Forbes, Gary
                                                02:41              ASSIST by Mayben, Tiki
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     02:24  35-23  H 12
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           02:24
                                                02:12              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:12              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by RUOFF, Alex                    02:09              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     01:51              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by SMALLIGAN, Jamie               01:26              MISSED 3 PTR by Forbes, Gary
TURNOVR by RUOFF, Alex                          01:18
FOUL by RUOFF, Alex                             01:18
                                                01:18              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Thomas, Brandon                        01:18              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
SUB OUT: Mayben, Tiki                           01:18              SUB IN : ALEXANDER, Joe
                                                01:18              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                01:18              SUB OUT: BUTLER, Da'Sean
                                                01:00              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                    00:44              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
BLOCK by SUMMERS, Rob                           00:33              MISSED JUMPER by Thomas, Brandon
REBOUND (DEF) by SUMMERS, Rob                   00:32
GOOD! LAYUP by RUOFF, Alex [PNT]                00:05  37-23  H 14


                               West Virginia 37, Massachusetts 23

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          16      10       6       2       4      1     0
          West Virginia          10       9       6       0       5      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: West Virginia                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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                                                19:49              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe                  19:18              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         19:18
MISSED JUMPER by SUMMERS, Rob                   19:12
REBOUND (OFF) by ALEXANDER, Joe                 19:12
GOOD! LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe [PNT]             19:02  39-23  H 16
FOUL by SUMMERS, Rob                            18:57
FOUL by RUOFF, Alex                             18:54  39-24  H 15 GOOD! FT SHOT by Life, James
                                                18:54  39-25  H 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by Life, James
MISSED LAYUP by SUMMERS, Rob                    18:47              REBOUND (DEF) by Life, James
                                                18:33              TURNOVR by Life, James
GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLS, Darris [PNT]            18:17  41-25  H 16
REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Frank                   18:02              MISSED 3 PTR by Life, James
GOOD! JUMPER by YOUNG, Frank                    17:48  43-25  H 18
BLOCK by SUMMERS, Rob                           17:32              MISSED JUMPER by Forbes, Gary
                                                17:30              REBOUND (OFF) by Forbes, Gary
                                                17:27              MISSED JUMPER by Forbes, Gary
                                                17:27              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by SUMMERS, Rob                   17:25              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
MISSED 3 PTR by RUOFF, Alex                     17:17              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                17:11  43-27  H 16 GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [FB/PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by SUMMERS, Rob [PNT]               16:52  45-27  H 18
ASSIST by YOUNG, Frank                          16:52
GOOD! FT SHOT by SUMMERS, Rob                   16:48  46-27  H 19 FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        16:48              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Freeman, Rashaun                       16:48              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
FOUL by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                        16:40
                                                16:35  46-29  H 17 GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
TURNOVR by RUOFF, Alex                          16:18
                                                16:17              STEAL by Milligan, Dante
                                                16:09  46-31  H 15 GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
                                                15:49              FOUL by Milligan, Dante
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:49
                                                15:49              SUB IN : MAZZULLA, Joe
                                                15:49              SUB IN : BUTLER, Da'Sean
                                                15:49              SUB OUT: RUOFF, Alex
                                                15:49              SUB OUT: ALEXANDER, Joe
                                                15:41              FOUL by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by MAZZULLA, Joe [PNT]              15:30  48-31  H 17
ASSIST by BUTLER, Da'Sean                       15:30
                                                15:11  48-33  H 15 GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                15:11              ASSIST by Milligan, Dante
TURNOVR by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                     14:58
                                                14:36  48-35  H 13 GOOD! JUMPER by Milligan, Dante
FOUL by NICHOLS, Darris                         14:36  48-36  H 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
                                                14:36              SUB IN : RUOFF, Alex
                                                14:36              SUB OUT: MAZZULLA, Joe
                                                14:20              FOUL by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                  14:03  51-36  H 15
ASSIST by YOUNG, Frank                          14:03
FOUL by RUOFF, Alex                             13:44              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by SMALLIGAN, Jamie               13:44
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          13:44              SUB IN : MAZZULLA, Joe
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           13:44              SUB OUT: RUOFF, Alex
                                                13:42  51-38  H 13 GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                13:42              ASSIST by Forbes, Gary
MISSED 3 PTR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                 13:23              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
                                                13:18  51-40  H 11 GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [FB/PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                 13:00              REBOUND (DEF) by Life, James
                                                12:49              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                12:49              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
                                                12:49              SUB IN : ALEXANDER, Joe
                                                12:49              SUB OUT: YOUNG, Frank
                                                12:49              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                12:36  51-43  H 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                12:36              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by ALEXANDER, Joe [FB/PNT]          12:20  53-43  H 10
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       12:20
GOOD! FT SHOT by ALEXANDER, Joe                 12:20  54-43  H 11 FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
                                                12:12  54-46  H 8  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                12:12              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by NICHOLS, Darris                      12:03
                                                12:01              STEAL by Life, James
                                                12:00  54-48  H 6  GOOD! JUMPER by Life, James
                                                11:52              FOUL by Milligan, Dante
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:52
GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLS, Darris                11:52  55-48  H 7
GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLS, Darris                11:52  56-48  H 8
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           11:52              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        11:52              SUB IN : YOUNG, Frank
                                                11:52              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                11:52              SUB OUT: BUTLER, Da'Sean
                                                11:33              MISSED LAYUP by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:33              REBOUND (OFF) by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:32  56-50  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
FOUL by ALEXANDER, Joe                          11:32              MISSED FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
                                                11:32              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                11:32              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
                                                11:32              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
FOUL by SUMMERS, Rob                            11:24  56-51  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                11:24  56-52  H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : Lasme, Stephane                        11:24
SUB OUT: Milligan, Dante                        11:24
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  11:10  57-52  H 5  FOUL by Harris, Ricky
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  11:10  58-52  H 6
SUB IN : Milligan, Dante                        11:10              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           11:10              SUB IN : BUTLER, Da'Sean
                                                11:10              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                11:10              SUB OUT: ALEXANDER, Joe
REBOUND (DEF) by BUTLER, Da'Sean                10:57              MISSED JUMPER by Life, James
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  10:47  59-52  H 7  FOUL by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  10:47  60-52  H 8
SUB IN : Mayben, Tiki                           10:47              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            10:47              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Frank                   10:28              MISSED JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                    10:12
REBOUND (OFF) by SUMMERS, Rob                   10:12
GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLS, Darris                09:54  61-52  H 9  FOUL by Mayben, Tiki
GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLS, Darris                09:54  62-52  H 10
SUB IN : Forbes, Gary                           09:54              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          09:54              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                09:36  62-54  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                09:22              BLOCK by Lasme, Stephane
                                                09:20              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                09:14              SUB IN : RUOFF, Alex
                                                09:14              SUB OUT: NICHOLS, Darris
FOUL by SMALLIGAN, Jamie                        09:02              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by SMALLIGAN, Jamie               09:02
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     08:50  65-54  H 11
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           08:50
                                                08:37  65-56  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
                                                08:37              ASSIST by Mayben, Tiki
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  08:26  66-56  H 10 FOUL by Milligan, Dante
GOOD! FT SHOT by MAZZULLA, Joe                  08:26  67-56  H 11
                                                08:26              SUB IN : NICHOLS, Darris
                                                08:26              SUB OUT: MAZZULLA, Joe
                                                08:00  67-58  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
                                                08:00              ASSIST by Mayben, Tiki
                                                07:37              FOUL by Life, James
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:37
MISSED FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                  07:37
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     07:37
MISSED FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                  07:37              REBOUND (DEF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                07:37              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
                                                07:37              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                07:20  67-60  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by Milligan, Dante [PNT]
                                                07:20              ASSIST by Mayben, Tiki
GOOD! 3 PTR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                  07:00  70-60  H 10
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       07:00
                                                06:49  70-62  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by Forbes, Gary [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by SUMMERS, Rob [PNT]               06:38  72-62  H 10
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       06:38
                                                06:18              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
TURNOVR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                      06:17
                                                06:03  72-65  H 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                06:03              ASSIST by Mayben, Tiki
GOOD! LAYUP by YOUNG, Frank [FB/PNT]            05:51  74-65  H 9
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           05:51
                                                05:51              MISSED LAYUP by Forbes, Gary
                                                05:51              REBOUND (OFF) by Forbes, Gary
FOUL by NICHOLS, Darris                         05:35              MISSED FT SHOT by Forbes, Gary
                                                05:35              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                05:33  74-68  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by Life, James
                                                05:33              ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:26
TURNOVR by RUOFF, Alex                          05:02
                                                05:01              STEAL by Mayben, Tiki
                                                04:55  74-70  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Life, James [PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by BUTLER, Da'Sean                 04:34  76-70  H 6
                                                04:09              TURNOVR by Forbes, Gary
STEAL by RUOFF, Alex                            04:08
                                                03:52              FOUL by Milligan, Dante
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:52
GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                   03:52  77-70  H 7
GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                   03:52  78-70  H 8
                                                03:52              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                03:52              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
FOUL by YOUNG, Frank                            03:33              MISSED FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
                                                03:33              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                03:33  78-71  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by Milligan, Dante
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            03:33
SUB OUT: Mayben, Tiki                           03:33
MISSED FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                  03:32              FOUL by Life, James
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     03:32
GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Frank                   03:32  79-71  H 8
                                                03:32              SUB IN : SUMMERS, Rob
                                                03:32              SUB OUT: SMALLIGAN, Jamie
                                                03:23              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
                                                03:23              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED FT SHOT by RUOFF, Alex                   03:09              FOUL by Milligan, Dante
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     03:09
GOOD! FT SHOT by RUOFF, Alex                    03:09  80-71  H 9
SUB IN : Brower, Etienne                        03:09              SUB IN : SMALLIGAN, Jamie
SUB OUT: Milligan, Dante                        03:09              SUB OUT: SUMMERS, Rob
                                                02:53              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:53              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
                                                02:51  80-73  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by SMALLIGAN, Jamie [PNT]           02:40  82-73  H 9
ASSIST by NICHOLS, Darris                       02:40
                                                02:36              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
STEAL by BUTLER, Da'Sean                        02:35
GOOD! 3 PTR by YOUNG, Frank                     02:06  85-73  H 12
ASSIST by RUOFF, Alex                           02:06
FOUL by NICHOLS, Darris                         02:01              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:01              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                02:01              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:01              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
SUB IN : Freeman, Rashaun                       02:01
SUB OUT: Forbes, Gary                           02:01
FOUL by YOUNG, Frank                            02:00  85-74  H 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                02:00  85-75  H 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          02:00
SUB OUT: Brower, Etienne                        02:00
GOOD! 3 PTR by NICHOLS, Darris                  01:32  88-75  H 13
ASSIST by YOUNG, Frank                          01:32
                                                01:22              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by RUOFF, Alex [PNT]                00:55  90-75  H 15
MISSED FT SHOT by RUOFF, Alex                   00:55              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
                                                00:55              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                00:45              TURNOVR by Life, James
SUB IN : Brower, Etienne                        00:45              SUB IN : MAZZULLA, Joe
SUB OUT: Lasme, Stephane                        00:45              SUB OUT: RUOFF, Alex
MISSED LAYUP by MAZZULLA, Joe                   00:19
REBOUND (OFF) by MAZZULLA, Joe                  00:19
MISSED 3 PTR by BUTLER, Da'Sean                 00:14              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                00:08  90-77  H 13 GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [PNT]


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   10  12 -  22
West Virginia...........    9  10 -  19

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   16  30 -  46
West Virginia...........   10  18 -  28

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    6  11 -  17
West Virginia...........    6   4 -  10

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    2   4 -   6
West Virginia...........    0   4 -   4

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    4  10 -  14
West Virginia...........    5  18 -  23

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    1   0 -   1
West Virginia...........    0   0 -   0

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0
West Virginia...........    0   0 -   0

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