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UMass renews hoop rivalry in Saint Louis
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/14/2009

AMHERST - It's an odd rivalry considering the distance between the University of Massachusetts and Saint Louis.

But since the Billikens joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005-06, the contests between the two schools have been pretty even heading into tonight's game at 8 p.m. at the brand-new Chaifetz Arena.

Saint Louis won on a Tommie Liddell buzzer-beater in 2006 and UMass answered with a tight win on a Gary Forbes steal in 2007.

The Billikens prevailed 74-71 in overtime in the 2007 Atlantic 10 Tournament. That was the game when most of the Minutemen were suffering from the flu.

"That game still sticks out in my mind," said UMass senior big man Luke Bonner. "That was one of the most heartbreaking games I've been a part of. It's still fresh in my memory. We've had battles with them. It's definitely been a rivalry."

The teams split two games last season, with each winning at home in February.

Saint Louis again is led by the senior backcourt tandem of Liddell and Kevin Lisch, who are both averaging 13.5 points per game. The two are among the school's top-10 career scorers. Liddell, despite being just 6-foot-4, also leads the Billikens in rebounds with 6.4 per game.

"They're like the veterans of this league," said UMass junior Ricky Harris. "Everybody in this conference knows who they are. They're a great tandem. We've both got backcourts with experienced players. It should be fun to watch."

Coach Rick Majerus' squad features eight freshmen, including the other three starters, to go with those two seniors.

Kwamain Mitchell is at the point averaging 7.5 points and 3.8 assists per game, while Brian Conklin (7.7 points, 5.3 rebounds) and Willie Reed (7.3 points, 6.3 rebounds) start inside.

Saint Louis enters the game at 9-6 (0-1 Atlantic 10) including a 53-50 win over Boston College. The Billikens are coming off of a 70-44 loss at Xavier on Thursday.

This figures to be a low-scoring game as Saint Louis ranks eighth nationally in scoring defense, allowing 56.6 points per game, and leads the nation in 3-point percentage defense at 23.5 percent.

"I think the tougher team is going to win," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "We'll see who decides they're going to put their nose to the ground, get more floor burns and outwork their opponent."

He was anxious to see how the Minutemen (6-8, 1-0 A-10) build off their 75-62 victory over Dayton.

"We're coming off a big win on Saturday, I'm excited to see our response," Kellogg said. "Last week we practiced hard and we came in every day with a purpose and I felt very comfortable going into Saturday's game knowing we were going to play hard and compete. We've had some good practices this week. I'm expecting we're going to play well on Wednesday."

MILESTONES - Harris enters the game in a tie with Shannon Crooks for No. 31 on the UMass career scoring list with 1,074 points. He's seven points behind No. 30 Jack Foley (1,081).

Harris is No. 6 in career 3-pointers with 164, 14 behind No. 5 Lorenzo Sutton (178).

Chris Lowe is No. 3 on the Minuteman career assist list with 570, 17 behind No. 2 Edgar Padilla (597). He's on pace to become the UMass career assist leader, a spot currently held by Carl Smith (633).

Lowe needs 66 points to reach 1,000 in his career.

Tony Gaffney's 128 blocked shots as a Minuteman has him tied with Will Herndon at No. 7 all-time at UMass.

NOTES - Kellogg said he expects freshman Travon Wilcher to transfer to Maine.

This is the eighth meeting between the Minutemen and Billikens (Saint Louis leads 4-3) and the sixth different arena in which they have played. They have met twice each in the Mullins Center and the Scottrade Center (formerly the Kiel Center).

They played in the Georgia Dome in the 1998 NCAA Tournament, at St. Charles, Mo., in 2006 and at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City in the 2007 Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. For more UMass coverage, including a UMass sports blog, go to http://www.gazettenet.com/category/sports/umass-sports


Saint Louis' Hot Shooting Downs Minutemen, 69-64
The Billikens shoot 53 percent from 3-point range to counter Lowe/Harris' 39 points
From UMass Athletics, 1/14/2009

ST. LOUIS - Kwamain Mitchell scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half as UMass men's basketball fell to Saint Louis, 69-64, on Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena. Saint Louis, which came into the game shooting 28 percent from beyond the 3-point arc was red hot canning 53 percent including 6-of-9 in the second half. UMass falls to 6-9 on the season and 1-1 in the A-10, while Saint Louis goes to 10-6 and 1-1 in the A-10.

Chris Lowe led all scorers with 21 points on 10-for-16 shooting. He gave the Billiken defense fits all night driving to the basket. Ricky Harris connected on 4-of-6 from 3-point range on his way to 18 points. Luke Bonner turned in a solid effort with nine points and eight rebounds.

The Billikens were led by Mitchell and Tommie Liddell with 14 points each. Liddell and Kevin Lisch, SLU's senior guards, combined to score their club's final 13 points as they rallied from down 57-56 with 5:54 left to come away with the win.

The game see-sawed back and forth as UMass retook the lead at 57-56 on a 9-2 run capped by a Lowe lay-up with 5:54 left in the second half.

But Saint Louis' senior guard combo of Lisch and Liddell hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Billikens a 62-59 lead with 4:25 left in the second.

SLU took advantage of an inside-outside game early in the second half making 12 of their first 16 shots including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Liddell's free throw - the first point for SLU not on a lay-up or a 3-pointer - gave the Billikens their largest lead at 52-46 with 9:51 left in the second half.

The early second half was more of give and take as UMass took a 33-27 edge on another lay-up by Lowe. But SLU answered as Mitchell canned two 3-pointers and Brian Conklin's lay-in gave the Billikens a 37-36 led with 16:42 left in regulation.

The teams battled nip-and-tuck in the first half with the Minutemen holding a slight 31-27 advantage as Lowe hit a runner in the lane as time expired. That gave Lowe 11 points in the first half.

The Minutemen built a lead as large as eight at 22-14 with 5:45 left in the first half on a Harris jumper. That finished off a 14-4 run.

SLU answered UMass' run with an 11-2 run to retake the lead at 25-24 with 2:45 left as Kwamain Mitchell hit a pair of free throws.

With the Billikens up 27-26 on a Brett Thompson putback with 1:50, UMass scored the final five points of the half including an Anthony Gurley 3-pointer with 1:12 left as the shot clock was about the expire. Lowe followed that with his lay-up for the four-point halftime edge.

UMass returns home to host Temple at 7 p.m. on Saturday in an A-10 clash. The game will air live on ESPN2. The night also serves as the 1970s Celebration as the Minutemen continue to honor the 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball.



NOTES

Chris Lowe had his second 20-point game of the season and fifth of his career with 21 points.

Lowe scored in double-figures for the seventh time this season, including 11 in the first half. He now has 37 in his 109-game career.

Ricky Harris moved to 30th in career scoring at UMass with 18 points. He now has 1,092 points. He passed Shannon Crooks (1,074) and Jack Foley (1,081).

Harris had his 14th game in double-figures in 15 contests this season with 18.

Tony Gaffney had five blocks as he continues to rank second in the NCAA in swats, entering the game with 4.9 per game.

Gaffney also had five rebounds and is averaging 11.1 rebounds, eighth in the NCAA.

UMass shot a season-best 53.8 from the floor, besting the 52.5 mark against Hofstra.

The Minutemen made just two free throws for the second time this season as they also did it against Houston.

UMass had a season-low seven assists and a season-low 24 rebounds.

On the flip side, the seven turnovers were the fewest of the season for the Minutemen.


Bills spring the unexpected
By Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/15/2009

Kevin Lisch was struggling with his shot. So was Tommie Liddell. Despite some tough defense by St. Louis University, Massachusetts kept making shots. Not to worry. SLU had Paul Eckerle.

Eckerle, a sophomore from Borgia High who is averaging nine minutes and 1.5 points a game and mostly is out on the court to play defense, made four 3-pointers to give SLU a badly needed boost, and the team hit some clutch shots down the stretch to pull out a 69-64 win over the Minutemen at Chaifetz Arena.

"Tonight was a really good night for me offensively and defensively," said Eckerle, who had his career high of 13 points last season against UMass. "I feel like I contributed on both sides of the ball and defense is obviously the more important of the two. I came in, it was a great atmosphere, for some reason they were leaving me open and my teammates were getting me the ball. It was a special night."

"It's amazing," Majerus said. "I told him to lose five pounds, he lost five pounds. I told him to take extra shots, he got to practice early and stayed late and got extra shots and he got in better shape. He did the three things I asked him to do. Even if he didn't hit those shots, he got in position to hit them. The kid's all heart."

If Eckerle was an unlikely hero, it was equally unlikely that SLU won with help from a 1-2-2 zone defense, the first time they've used one under coach Rick Majerus. The defense, the brainchild of associate head coach Porter Moser, was used selectively in the first half but was used just enough to confound the Minutemen (6-9, 1-1), who not surprisingly weren't expecting it.

"It was a good call," Majerus said. "It was Porter's idea. I've never played zone in my life. The guys embraced it. It changed the pace of the game and it bought us some foul time. It was disruptive to them."

SLU (10-6, 1-1) won despite being outshot by UMass 53.8 percent to 44.6. Liddell had 14 points and nine rebounds and drew praise from Majerus for an excellent all-around game. Lisch finished with 13 points, though five of them were on free throws in the final 31 seconds. Kwamain Mitchell had 14 points and six assists against no turnovers.

Eckerle's two first-half 3s snapped SLU out of some offensive doldrums. His first 3 in the second half tied a seesaw game at 40-40 and his second put SLU ahead 45-42. SLU built the lead up to six midway through the half but fell behind 57-56 before the sequence that UMass coach Derek Kellogg said decided the game. Mitchell missed a 3-point try but Lisch got the rebound and then hit a 3-pointer that put SLU ahead 59-57. UMass never led again. After a traveling call on UMass, Liddell hit a 3 after Mitchell drove and then passed the ball out. UMass had a chance to tie the game with about 50 seconds to go but Chris Lowe, who had 21 points to lead UMass, drove the lane and missed a shot. Barry Eberhardt got the rebound and SLU made most of its free throws down the stretch to put the game away.

SLU trailed by four at the half after falling behind at one point by eight and then rushing back to take the lead. That SLU was so close at the half was impressive considering UMass outshot SLU 53.8 percent to 33.3 percent in the first 20 minutes. SLU outrebounded UMass 21 to 11 in the half and got nine points on offensive rebounds.

The Billikens were down 22-14 with 5:45 to go in the first half when they began one of their more impressive spurts of the season, keyed defensively by the zone. Lisch hit a 3-pointer then got an assist when he drove to the basket and passed the ball as he fell to Eberhardt for a layin. A UMass turnover led to a nice layin on a Mitchell to Liddell to Eberhardt exchange on the drive. Finally SLU went ahead 23-22 on a tip in by Willie Reed of a Liddell miss. SLU led 27-26 with 90 seconds to go before a 5-0 run by UMass put it up at the half.


Massachusetts Minutemen 64
St. Louis Billikens 69
at St. Louis

Official Basketball Box Score
Massachusetts vs Saint Louis
1/14/09 7:05 p.m. at St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Arena)

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VISITORS: Massachusetts 6-9, 1-1 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
24 Gaffney, Tony....... f  3-5    0-0    1-2    1  4  5   0   7  1  0  5  2  36
31 Bonner, Luke........ c  4-5    1-1    0-0    2  6  8   3   9  1  0  0  0  26
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  7-11   4-6    0-0    0  2  2   3  18  1  1  0  0  36
12 Gurley, Anthony..... g  3-8    1-3    0-0    0  1  1   2   7  0  2  0  0  29
14 Lowe, Chris......... g 10-16   0-2    1-3    0  2  2   2  21  4  1  0  0  31
02 Gibbs, David........    0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  2  0  1  20
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
25 Lynch, Tyrell.......    1-5    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   2  0  0  0  1  14
33 Glass, Matt.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   4
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   28-52   6-13   2-5    5 19 24  14  64  7  7  5  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-26 53.8%   2nd Half: 14-26 53.8%   Game: 53.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 40.0%    2


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HOME TEAM: Saint Louis 10-6,1-1 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
14 CONKLIN, Brian...... f  2-3    0-0    0-0    3  3  6   1   4  1  1  0  0  20
41 THOMPSON, Brett..... c  1-3    0-1    0-0    2  1  3   1   2  0  0  1  1  15
03 MITCHELL, Kwamain... g  5-11   2-5    2-2    0  3  3   2  14  6  0  0  0  28
21 LISCH, Kevin........ g  3-13   2-6    5-6    2  1  3   0  13  4  2  0  0  35
25 LIDDELL III, Tommie. g  5-13   1-1    3-4    1  8  9   0  14  2  1  0  1  37
10 ECKERLE, Paul.......    4-5    4-4    0-0    0  1  1   1  12  1  2  0  1  18
15 EBERHARDT, Barry....    4-5    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   3   8  0  1  0  0  23
23 CASSITY, Kyle.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
33 REED, Willie........    1-3    0-0    0-0    3  0  3   1   2  0  0  0  0  22
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   25-56   9-17  10-12  13 20 33   9  69 14  7  1  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-30 33.3%   2nd Half: 15-26 57.7%   Game: 44.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-8  37.5%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 52.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half:  6-8  75.0%   Game: 83.3%    1


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Officials: Gene Steratore, Lamar Simpson, James Breeding
Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. Saint Louis-None.
Attendance: 7632
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts.................   31   33  -   64
Saint Louis...................   27   42  -   69

Points in the paint-UMASS 32,SLU 26. Points off turnovers-UMASS 8,SLU 11.
2nd chance points-UMASS 2,SLU 12. Fast break points-UMASS 0,SLU 6.
Bench points-UMASS 2,SLU 22. Score tied-6 times. Lead changed-17 times.
Last FG-UMASS 2nd-00:07, SLU 2nd-02:49.
Largest lead-UMASS by 8 1st-05:45, SLU by 6 2nd-11:10.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Massachusetts vs Saint Louis
1/14/09 7:05 p.m. at St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Arena)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Saint Louis                          TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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                                                19:43   0-2   V 2  GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
                                                19:43              ASSIST by Bonner, Luke
MISSED JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie            19:22              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            19:14              MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                    19:03
REBOUND (OFF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 19:03
FOUL by CONKLIN, Brian (P1T1)                   18:53
TURNOVR by CONKLIN, Brian                       18:53
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            18:30              MISSED JUMPER by Bonner, Luke
                                                18:12              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P1T1)
SUB IN : REED, Willie                           18:12
SUB OUT: THOMPSON, Brett                        18:12
GOOD! FT SHOT by LIDDELL III, Tommie            17:51   1-2   V 1  FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P1T2)
GOOD! FT SHOT by LIDDELL III, Tommie            17:51   2-2   T 1
REBOUND (DEF) by MITCHELL, Kwamain              17:28              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
GOOD! LAYUP by LISCH, Kevin [FB/PNT]            17:22   4-2   H 2
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     17:22
                                                16:58   4-4   T 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by MITCHELL, Kwamain              16:30              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
                                                16:27              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         16:14              MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : EBERHARDT, Barry                       16:12              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         16:12              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
                                                16:12              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
                                                16:12              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie            15:51
REBOUND (OFF) by EBERHARDT, Barry               15:51
MISSED JUMPER by LISCH, Kevin                   15:44              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                15:43              TIMEOUT media
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          15:43
SUB OUT: LISCH, Kevin                           15:43
                                                15:24   4-6   V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by MITCHELL, Kwamain               15:10
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         15:10
GOOD! 3 PTR by ECKERLE, Paul                    15:06   7-6   H 1
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     15:06
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            14:35              MISSED JUMPER by Lynch, Tyrell
MISSED LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie             14:26              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
                                                14:24              REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony
                                                14:21              TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony
STEAL by ECKERLE, Paul                          14:20
MISSED JUMPER by EBERHARDT, Barry               13:49              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         13:49              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : THOMPSON, Brett                        13:49              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
SUB IN : LISCH, Kevin                           13:49
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      13:49
SUB OUT: EBERHARDT, Barry                       13:49
SUB OUT: REED, Willie                           13:49
                                                13:34   7-8   V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky
GOOD! 3 PTR by ECKERLE, Paul                    13:10  10-8   H 2
REBOUND (DEF) by ECKERLE, Paul                  12:54              MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky
TURNOVR by ECKERLE, Paul                        12:48
                                                12:46              STEAL by Gaffney, Tony
                                                12:35  10-10  T 3  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by LISCH, Kevin                         12:12
                                                12:11              STEAL by Gibbs, David
                                                11:59  10-12  V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                    11:46              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                11:23  10-14  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
FOUL by THOMPSON, Brett (P1T2)                  11:23
                                                11:23              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                11:23  10-15  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : MITCHELL, Kwamain                      11:23              SUB IN : Glass, Matt
SUB IN : CASSITY, Kyle                          11:23              SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony
SUB OUT: LIDDELL III, Tommie                    11:23
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          11:23
MISSED JUMPER by LISCH, Kevin                   10:49              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
FOUL by MITCHELL, Kwamain (P1T3)                10:38
                                                10:23              MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
                                                10:23              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : LIDDELL III, Tommie                    10:22              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: CASSITY, Kyle                          10:22              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                10:08              TURNOVR by Glass, Matt
                                                10:08              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                10:08              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by THOMPSON, Brett                 09:45
REBOUND (OFF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 09:45
                                                09:41              FOUL by Glass, Matt (P1T3)
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          09:41
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      09:41
                                                09:36              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                09:36              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
GOOD! JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie             09:08  12-15  V 3
                                                08:35  12-18  V 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
GOOD! LAYUP by CONKLIN, Brian [PNT]             08:19  14-18  V 4
ASSIST by ECKERLE, Paul                         08:19
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            07:55              MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:50
TURNOVR by ECKERLE, Paul                        07:50
SUB IN : REED, Willie                           07:50              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
SUB IN : EBERHARDT, Barry                       07:50              SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         07:50              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: THOMPSON, Brett                        07:50              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                07:50              SUB OUT: Glass, Matt
                                                07:50              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            07:23              MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony
MISSED LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie             06:54              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (OFF) by REED, Willie                   06:52
MISSED LAYUP by REED, Willie                    06:49              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
                                                06:47              REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky
                                                06:41  14-20  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by LISCH, Kevin                   06:20              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
FOUL by EBERHARDT, Barry (P1T4)                 06:20
SUB IN : MITCHELL, Kwamain                      06:20
SUB OUT: LIDDELL III, Tommie                    06:20
REBOUND (DEF) by MITCHELL, Kwamain              06:05              MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony
MISSED JUMPER by ECKERLE, Paul                  05:54              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                05:45  14-22  V 8  GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:43
GOOD! 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                     05:30  17-22  V 5
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     05:30
REBOUND (DEF) by LISCH, Kevin                   05:08              MISSED JUMPER by Lynch, Tyrell
GOOD! LAYUP by EBERHARDT, Barry [PNT]           04:47  19-22  V 3
ASSIST by LISCH, Kevin                          04:47
                                                04:42              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : LIDDELL III, Tommie                    04:42              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          04:42              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                04:26              TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony
STEAL by LIDDELL III, Tommie                    04:24
GOOD! LAYUP by EBERHARDT, Barry [FB/PNT]        04:21  21-22  V 1
ASSIST by LIDDELL III, Tommie                   04:21
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            03:51              MISSED JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony
MISSED LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie             03:42
REBOUND (OFF) by REED, Willie                   03:42
MISSED LAYUP by REED, Willie                    03:38
REBOUND (OFF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            03:38
MISSED LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie             03:28
REBOUND (OFF) by REED, Willie                   03:28
GOOD! TIP-IN by REED, Willie [PNT]              03:02  23-22  H 1
                                                02:57  23-24  V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
                                                02:42              FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P2T4)
TIMEOUT media                                   02:42
GOOD! FT SHOT by MITCHELL, Kwamain              02:42  24-24  T 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by MITCHELL, Kwamain              02:42  25-24  H 1
                                                02:17  25-26  V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Bonner, Luke
MISSED 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                    01:56
REBOUND (OFF) by THOMPSON, Brett                01:56
GOOD! LAYUP by THOMPSON, Brett [PNT]            01:53  27-26  H 1
                                                01:44              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                01:44              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                01:29              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
                                                01:29              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
                                                01:17  27-29  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
MISSED JUMPER by MITCHELL, Kwamain              00:47
REBOUND (OFF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 00:47
                                                00:45              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P2T5)
SUB IN : THOMPSON, Brett                        00:45              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         00:45              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: REED, Willie                           00:45
SUB OUT: EBERHARDT, Barry                       00:45
SUB IN : REED, Willie                           00:43
SUB IN : EBERHARDT, Barry                       00:43
SUB OUT: THOMPSON, Brett                        00:43
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         00:43
TURNOVR by LISCH, Kevin                         00:36
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          00:30              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      00:30              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                00:16              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                00:16              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                00:07  27-31  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris


                                Massachusetts 31, Saint Louis 27

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          14       6       0       0       2      2     6
          Saint Louis            12       4       9       4      12      2     6


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Saint Louis                          TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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MISSED LAYUP by THOMPSON, Brett                 19:40              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                19:29  27-33  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie            19:09              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (DEF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 19:01              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
GOOD! 3 PTR by MITCHELL, Kwamain                18:44  30-33  V 3
ASSIST by LIDDELL III, Tommie                   18:44
REBOUND (DEF) by THOMPSON, Brett                18:13              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
GOOD! LAYUP by MITCHELL, Kwamain [PNT]          17:57  32-33  V 1
                                                17:45  32-36  V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                17:45              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by MITCHELL, Kwamain                17:18  35-36  V 1
ASSIST by CONKLIN, Brian                        17:18
                                                16:56              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
STEAL by THOMPSON, Brett                        16:55
GOOD! LAYUP by CONKLIN, Brian [FB/PNT]          16:49  37-36  H 1
ASSIST by LISCH, Kevin                          16:49
                                                16:13  37-38  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Bonner, Luke [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by MITCHELL, Kwamain               15:51
REBOUND (OFF) by THOMPSON, Brett                15:51
MISSED 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                    15:43              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
FOUL by MITCHELL, Kwamain (P2T1)                15:37
                                                15:37              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          15:37              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
SUB IN : REED, Willie                           15:37              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB IN : EBERHARDT, Barry                       15:37              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      15:37              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         15:37
SUB OUT: THOMPSON, Brett                        15:37
REBOUND (DEF) by EBERHARDT, Barry               15:32              MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David
                                                15:26              FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P1T1)
TURNOVR by LIDDELL III, Tommie                  15:15
                                                15:13              STEAL by Gaffney, Tony
                                                14:39  37-40  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by ECKERLE, Paul                    14:16  40-40  T 5
ASSIST by LISCH, Kevin                          14:16
                                                13:49  40-42  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
TURNOVR by EBERHARDT, Barry                     13:31
                                                13:28              STEAL by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                13:26              TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky
SUB IN : MITCHELL, Kwamain                      13:26              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
SUB OUT: LISCH, Kevin                           13:26              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                13:26              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
                                                13:26              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by MITCHELL, Kwamain [PNT]          13:05  42-42  T 6
REBOUND (DEF) by MITCHELL, Kwamain              12:42              MISSED LAYUP by Gibbs, David
GOOD! 3 PTR by ECKERLE, Paul                    12:32  45-42  H 3
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     12:32
FOUL by REED, Willie (P1T2)                     11:55
                                                11:55              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                11:55              MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
                                                11:55              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                11:55  45-43  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
GOOD! LAYUP by MITCHELL, Kwamain [PNT]          11:41  47-43  H 4
                                                11:31              MISSED JUMPER by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                11:31              REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            11:28              MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                11:25              FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P2T2)
                                                11:25              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                11:25              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                11:25              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                11:25              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                11:25              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                11:25              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
GOOD! LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie [PNT]        11:10  49-43  H 6
FOUL by ECKERLE, Paul (P1T3)                    10:54
SUB IN : LISCH, Kevin                           10:54
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      10:54
                                                10:48  49-46  H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                10:48              ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony
GOOD! LAYUP by EBERHARDT, Barry [PNT]           10:14  51-46  H 5
ASSIST by LISCH, Kevin                          10:14
BLOCK by THOMPSON, Brett                        09:56              MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by LIDDELL III, Tommie            09:54
MISSED FT SHOT by LIDDELL III, Tommie           09:52              FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T3)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     09:52
GOOD! FT SHOT by LIDDELL III, Tommie            09:52  52-46  H 6
SUB IN : CASSITY, Kyle                          09:52              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB IN : THOMPSON, Brett                        09:52              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          09:52
SUB OUT: REED, Willie                           09:52
                                                09:37              MISSED JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony
                                                09:37              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                09:32  52-48  H 4  GOOD! TIP-IN by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by LIDDELL III, Tommie [PNT]        09:02  54-48  H 6
                                                08:54  54-51  H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                08:54              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   08:51
SUB IN : MITCHELL, Kwamain                      08:51
SUB OUT: CASSITY, Kyle                          08:51
GOOD! JUMPER by EBERHARDT, Barry                08:36  56-51  H 5
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     08:36
                                                08:12  56-53  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by Bonner, Luke
MISSED JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie            07:48              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
FOUL by EBERHARDT, Barry (P2T4)                 07:41
                                                07:39              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         07:39
SUB OUT: EBERHARDT, Barry                       07:39
                                                07:34  56-55  H 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
                                                07:34              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : REED, Willie                           07:27
SUB OUT: THOMPSON, Brett                        07:27
MISSED LAYUP by CONKLIN, Brian                  07:15              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                06:49              FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T4)
                                                06:49              TURNOVR by Gibbs, David
MISSED JUMPER by LISCH, Kevin                   06:17              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (OFF) by LISCH, Kevin                   06:15
MISSED LAYUP by LISCH, Kevin                    06:12              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                05:58  56-57  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by MITCHELL, Kwamain               05:34
REBOUND (OFF) by LISCH, Kevin                   05:34
GOOD! 3 PTR by LISCH, Kevin                     05:26  59-57  H 2
                                                04:50              TURNOVR by Gibbs, David
SUB IN : EBERHARDT, Barry                       04:50              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         04:50              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                04:50              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                04:50              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
GOOD! 3 PTR by LIDDELL III, Tommie              04:31  62-57  H 5
ASSIST by MITCHELL, Kwamain                     04:31
                                                04:19              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          04:19              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: MITCHELL, Kwamain                      04:19              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                04:19              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                04:19              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                03:52  62-59  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
                                                03:52              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
                                                03:37              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P3T5)
TIMEOUT media                                   03:37
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         03:37
SUB OUT: REED, Willie                           03:37
                                                03:08              FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T6)
GOOD! JUMPER by LIDDELL III, Tommie             02:49  64-59  H 5
                                                02:32              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                02:32              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 02:22              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   02:01
SUB IN : MITCHELL, Kwamain                      02:01
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          02:01
MISSED JUMPER by MITCHELL, Kwamain              01:51              REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky
                                                01:40  64-62  H 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke
                                                01:40              ASSIST by Harris, Ricky
MISSED JUMPER by LISCH, Kevin                   01:09              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by EBERHARDT, Barry               00:48              MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                   00:30  65-62  H 3  FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T7)
MISSED FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                  00:30              REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          00:30
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         00:30
FOUL by EBERHARDT, Barry (P3T5)                 00:20              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:20              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by CONKLIN, Brian                 00:20              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         00:20              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          00:20              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:14
                                                00:14              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                00:14              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                00:13              FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T8)
                                                00:13              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                   00:13  66-62  H 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                   00:13  67-62  H 5
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          00:13              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         00:13
                                                00:07  67-64  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
                                                00:07              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : CONKLIN, Brian                         00:07
SUB OUT: ECKERLE, Paul                          00:07
GOOD! FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                   00:05  68-64  H 4  FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P2T9)
TIMEOUT TEAM                                    00:05
GOOD! FT SHOT by LISCH, Kevin                   00:05  69-64  H 5
SUB IN : ECKERLE, Paul                          00:05
SUB OUT: CONKLIN, Brian                         00:05
                                                00:00              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke


                                Saint Louis 69, Massachusetts 64

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          18       2       2       0       0      0     2
          Saint Louis            14       7       3       2      10      2     3


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    6   2 -   8
Saint Louis.............    4   7 -  11

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   14  18 -  32
Saint Louis.............   12  14 -  26

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   2 -   2
Saint Louis.............    9   3 -  12

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0
Saint Louis.............    4   2 -   6

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    2   0 -   2
Saint Louis.............   12  10 -  22

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    2   0 -   2
Saint Louis.............    2   2 -   4

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    6   2 -   8
Saint Louis.............    6   3 -   9

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