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UMass aims to build from loss at Xavier
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/4/2009

AMHERST - University of Massachusetts men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg said if his team does not build off its strong showing in Saturday's near-upset at No. 10 Xavier, then the 82-80 defeat at the Cintas Center was just another loss.

"We're going to try to use that Xavier game as a springboard for the rest of the season, not just a reason for us to be excited that we played well in a loss," Kellogg said. "This is a springboard for us to see if we can do something special in the last regular season games and in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

"I'm interested to see if our guys will play and compete every time out, no matter who the opponent is," he added.

Kellogg will get his first look at how his team responds at 7 tonight when the Minutemen (7-12, 2-4 Atlantic 10) host Richmond at the Mullins Center.

Kellogg said he is optimistic. "I feel like our team is in a good frame of mind, ready to play and compete."

The Spiders have had a back-and-forth season reflected accurately in their 11-10 overall and 3-3 Atlantic 10 record.

Richmond has not won or lost more than two games in a row all season. That doesn't bode well for UMass as the Spiders have lost two straight heading into tonight's game.

This will be Kellogg's first game as a head coach against Richmond, and he will try to match up against its Princeton-style, slowdown offense.

"Teams that play and master that style of play have been very effective and have done some good things," Kellogg said. "It's unique. It's a tempo-control style and it's hard to get teams to play their way out of it because they usually have five guys that can all pass, catch, shoot and put the ball on the floor a little bit.

"More often than not you end up playing a half-court game, trying to defend and squeak out a win at the end."

The Spiders were dealt a blow before the season began as junior big man Dan Geriot tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a summer league game. Geriot led the Spiders in scoring last year with 14.3 points to go with 5.5 rebounds per game.

Sophomore Justin Harper has emerged as a presence in Geriot's absence. The 6-foot-10 big man is averaging 10.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game and he may challenge Tony Gaffney for the conference's most improved player honors.

Still, Geriot's presence would have helped on the glass as Richmond is among the league's worse rebounding teams. Opponents have averaged 3.5 more boards per game than the Spiders.

Junior wing David Gonzalvez is coming off a 36-point game in a 74-65 loss at Temple on Saturday. He leads the Spiders with 16.7 points per game (sixth in the A-10) and had 20 against the Minutemen last year. Sophomore Kevin Anderson has built off its strong freshman year, averaging 14.6 points per game.

Chris Lowe enters the game needing just one point to become the 40th 1,000-point career scorer at UMass, which will put him in a club that includes four of his current or former teammates - Rashaun Freeman, Ricky Harris, Gary Forbes and Stephane Lasme.

"That doesn't matter," Lowe said. "Right now I just want to get some Ws."

Lowe, who has been exclusively a point guard during his career, played at shooting guard at times against Xavier with freshman David Gibbs running the point. That lineup, which was intended to take some pressure off Lowe, had some success against the Musketeers and will likely be used in stretches again.

"It's something we've been using in practice," Kellogg said. "Gibbs is becoming more comfortable with the college game and is understanding what I expect of him. He's done some very, very good things. It's been in pieces, but now he's doing it in stretches. I'm excited to continue to watch him grow and progress."

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


Minutemen host Spiders
By Jeffrey R. Larnard,, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/4/2009

With wins against some of the top teams in the Atlantic 10 and a two-point loss to then-No. 10 Xavier, games against middle-of-the-pack Atlantic 10 opponents should be easy for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team.

So far this season, that has not been the case for UMass coach Derek Kellogg and his Minutemen. Despite those strong games, UMass has lost to the likes of Toledo and Charlotte.

Although the Minutemen are coming off arguably one of their best games of the year, an 82-80 loss to Xavier, today’s opponent, Richmond, will not be taken lightly by Kellogg and his team.

“I’ve had the opportunity to watch them quite a bit on tape,” Kellogg said during his weekly A-10 teleconference. “Quite frankly, I’m a little nervous.”

While Xavier (19-2, 7-0 A-10) boasted a perfect record in conference play and is nationally ranked, the same can’t be said of the Spiders. Richmond (11-10, 3-3 A-10) is just a game over .500 overall and is .500 in the A-10.

Richmond still holds a better record than UMass (7-12, 2-4 A-10) but on a much easier schedule. The Minutemen currently have the 21st toughest schedule in the nation as opposed to Richmond’s schedule that ranks 135.

The Spiders are built around a youthful core including three sophomore starters and just three seniors on the team. Senior Jarhon Giddings is the only senior starter, on a team that returned almost every player and finished fourth last season in the A-10.

Junior swingman, David Gonzalvez, leads the team with 16.7 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game and shoots 50 percent from the floor. Last year’s A-10 Rookie of the Year, Kevin Anderson, has also been an integral player this year for the Spiders. The sophomore is second on the team in scoring with 14.6 ppg and also grabs 2.3 rebounds per game.

Three of Richmond’s five starters average double figures in points per game, but the Spiders lack an inside presence after the loss of forward/center Dan Geriot. The junior led Richmond in points (14.3 ppg) and rebounds (5.5 rpg) last season but injured his knee in a summer league competition and will miss the entire season.

Richmond’s lack of an inside game could work to UMass’ advantage. With Tony Gaffney (10.89 rpg) and Luke Bonner (5.42 rpg) both averaging more rebounds than the Spider’s leading rebounder (Justin Harper 5.1 rpg).

Despite the lack of an inside game, Kellogg acknowledges that the Spiders do play a unique style of basketball and the Minutemen need to be prepared.

“We’re going to have to do some things to make sure we’re aware of how they’re trying to play and what they’re trying to do,” Kellogg said.

Kellogg also noted during his weekly teleconference that the Spiders don’t play at a slow tempo but are a very patient team.

“They wait for you to make a mistake, and then they capitalize,” Kellogg added.

Last year, while Kellogg was an assistant to John Calipari at Memphis, he saw Richmond when the then-No. 3 Tigers defeated the Spiders 80-63. According to Kellogg, even though the Spiders lost by 17, they controlled the tempo of the game.

The Minutemen will look to defend their home court where they are 2-1 in A-10 play, compared to their 0-3 record on the road.

Jeffrey R. Larnard can be reached at jlarnard@dailycollegian.com.


Huge Second Halves By Gaffney & Harris Lead UMass Over Richmond, 80-71
Chris Lowe scores his 1,000th career point as Minutemen snap 3-game skid
From UMass Athletics, 2/4/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - After combining for just three points in the first half, Ricky Harris and Tony Gaffney combined to score 33 second half points to spark UMass to a 80-71 victory over Richmond on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center on the 16th anniversary of the building's opening. Senior Chris Lowe scored his 1,000th career point in the first half and recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists. The Minutemen go to 8-12 on the season and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10, while the Spiders fall to 11-11 and 3-4 in conference.

Harris scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half, while Gaffney netted all 12 of his points after the break.

A player for both sides scored their 1,000th point in the game, with Lowe getting his in the first half and Richmond's David Gonzalvez getting his in the second half, finishing with 18 points. Kevin Anderson also scored 18 for the Spiders.

Both teams shot the ball well from outside as UMass was 9-for-18 from 3-point range (49% overall) and Richmond was 7-for-17 from behind the arc (47.5% overall).

The offenses were slow to get things going early on with the score knotted at six after five minutes of play. At the 14:29 mark, Lowe drove the lane and made a spinning layup for his 1,000th and 1,001st career points. He became the 41st Minuteman to reach the 1,000-point mark and the first to ever combine 1,000 points with 600 assists.

After Lowe's basket, the Spiders went on a 8-0 run to take a 15-8 lead with 12:44 left in the half, but the Minutemen quickly came back with an even bigger run of their own. A Matt Glass 3-pointer started a 15-2 UMass run over a 4:38 span giving the home team a 25-19 lead with 6:20 left in the first half.

Richmond outscored UMass, 12-2, between the 5:16 and 2:35 marks of the half to take the lead, but the Minutemen used a 3-pointer by Luke Bonner and free throw by Lowe to score the last four points of the half and head to the locker room with the game tied, 32-32.

Bonner led all scorers in the first half with seven points, while Tyrell Lynch led the way on the boards with five rebounds to go along with four points. The Spiders were paced six points each from Kevin Smith and Ryan Butler.

The Minutemen controlled the first seven minutes of the second half, outscoring the Spiders, 15-9, and out-rebounding them, 11-1, to take a 47-41 lead.

Harris then got hot for UMass, scoring 10 points in a four and a half minute span with a 3-pointer from the corner giving the Minutemen a 12-point lead, 71-59, with 4:37 to go.

The Spiders tried to use a fullcourt press to come back in the closing minutes, but the Minutemen were able to knock down enough free throws down the stretch to ensure the victory.

The Minutemen are back in action on Sunday when they host Saint Joseph's in a 3 p.m. A-10 match-up at the Mullins Center. The 100 Years of UMass Basketball will continue with the 1990s Celebration commemorating the Minutemen teams of that decade, including the 1995-96 Final Four team.



NOTES

Chris Lowe scored his 1,000th career point on a driving, spinning lay-up at 14:29. He became the 41st player in UMass history to break the barrier. He joins Ricky Harris for a 1,000-point backcourt. Lowe now has 1,012 points in his career after scoring 13 in the game. He is now 40th in career scoring, passing Stephane Lasme (1,011) on the all-time list. It was Lowe's 11th game this season with double-figures.

Lowe also had 10 assists for the seventh time this season and 13th time in his career, all in his last 33 games.

Ricky Harris (21) and Tony Gaffney (12) nearly combined to outscore 39-33 Richmond in the second half by themselves. Harris (3) and Gaffney combined (0) three first half points and went for 33 in the second half.

Ricky Harris has scored in double-figures in 18 of 20 games this season with 24. Harris moved to 24th in career scoring as he now has 1,182. He passed Rafer Giles (1,163).

Harris had his ninth game of the season with 20 or more points and 27th of his career with 24.

Harris moved to fifth in made 3-pointers with five in the game, giving him 182. He passed Lorenzo Sutton (178).

Harris had four steals, one off his career-high of five.

Tony Gaffney had his 10th game this season and 14th in his career with 10 or more points as he had 12.

Luke Bonner drew three charges, giving him 19 draws in just 13 games.

Matt Glass had just his third-ever 2-point field goal on a tip-in at 9:05 of the first half. Of his first 33 career field goals, 31 were 3-pointers.



QUOTES

Head Coach Derek Kellogg's general thoughts
That was a good basket ball game for our team; I thought we got a great team effort. I loved the way that Tyrell Lynch, Matt Glass, Gary Correia, and Daivd Gibbs played in the first half to keep us in the game. I thought that those guys did a great job with Gaffney being in foul trouble and Ricky not really clicking on offensively. For us to be tied at the half, with the style of play and the way things were going, I thought we did a pretty good job. That enabled Ricky to come out and have a great second half. Chris Lowe played well, Tony Gaffney was fantastic, and Luke Bonner did what Luke Bonner does. He made big plays down the stretch. I liked the way Anthony Gurley played this evening. He covered the other team's best player again. He didn't really force his offense. I thought he passed up some tough shots and took the open ones. This was a good game to get us back in the winning column. I think this team deserves it. We are playing pretty good basketball right now. I think we have strung together a couple of games where we have competed. The outcome hasn't always been great, but at the same token we put ourselves in a position to win every time out.

Coach Kellogg on defending Princeton offense
The funny thing about it is that the coaches were the ones running the Princeton offense, and I don't think we could do it as fast as them, but it was good for what we were trying to do. It's nice when you put a game plan together and a style of play, and your team follows through with game plan. I thought we did a nice job. I don't believe they got very many backdoor cuts, but they did get some nice threes. I would prefer them knocking down some long threes over easy lay-ups.

Coach Kellogg on bench play
It's been great. We've done a ton of individual work as of late. We've really concentrated on ball handling, getting past the defender, and getting in the lane and making plays. The thing about college coaching is you can run a bunch of sets and put guys in position to make plays, but I think you have to have the ability to get into the lane and make plays. In the end, I think it was fantastic for our guy's confidence and their toughness with the ball. Gibbs is much more confident with the ball, Anthony Gurley has gotten better, Ricky Harris has gotten a hundred times better handling the ball in the past two weeks. Chris Lowe is at times the best player on the floor at making plays. Practice has been very, very good. We're not going long, but we're going hard, and focusing on individual skill development right now.

Chris Lowe on reaching the century mark in points:
It's a great milestone. Its great to be included with Ricky (Harris), Gary Forbes, Jim McCoy, Marcus Camby, Dr, J, Rashaun Freeman, Steph(ane) Lasme. I accomplished it, now its over, I just want to start getting some W's.

Chris Lowe on how he reached the milestone:
I was just trying to make something happen, being aggressive on the court.

Ricky Harris on his confidence as a shooter:
I don't let misses get to me. I am a confident shooter. If I missed the first one, I know that the next one is going down. When I miss a I don't really let it effect me. When I let that happen I tend to lose focus on the defensive end and become the weak link. I try to let that go. The coach Jackson is always stressing that in coach, let the misses go, let the misses go.

Harris on diversifying his game:
We have been doing a lot of ball handling drills in practice. Doing a lot of ball handling drills in practice. I am more confident in my ability to dribble the basketball. A lot of teams are playing me for my jump shot so I need to out smart them and use one dribble pull ups or drive to the basket. Coach is always telling me that at practice.

Gaffney on big second half
I was pretty fresh, I came out of warm ups feeling pretty good, the best I have felt in the second half all year. I just wanted to help the team out because I did absolutely nothing in the first half.

Gaffney on contributions from the bench in the first half
We would not have won this game if not for our bench. If not for Matt Glass, Tyrell Lynch, David Gibbs and Gary Correia we are not here right now talking about a win. We saw this coming, this is how we have been practicing for the last 2 weeks. Those guys have been bringing a ton of enthusiasm and energy to our team. We are a dangerous team if we have a bench like that, hopefully that continues for the rest of the way.


UMass pulls away in second half
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/5/2009

AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team waited for Ricky Harris to find the range and Tony Gaffney to find the floor in the second half before pulling away from Richmond Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

Harris scored 21 of his 24 points after intermission in the Minutemen's 80-71 victory. That included eight in a 10-2 run midway through the second half that turned a two-point lead into a double-digit edge at 61-51 with 6 minutes, 46 seconds remaining.

"Ricky has done a good job figuring out different ways to score," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "He's getting into the lane and getting to the free-throw line. When you do those things, the 3s start falling. He's a great scorer. He's going to find a way to put the ball in the basket."

Gaffney played just five first-half minutes and had no points as a pair of early fouls earned him an extended stay on the bench. He put his fresh legs to good use in the second half, scoring 12 points after intermission.

"I was pretty fresh," Gaffney said. "That was probably the best I felt in the second half all year. I just wanted to help the team out #cause I did absolutely nothing in the first half."

For much of the second half, Harris and Gaffney were outscoring the Spiders by themselves.

Senior Chris Lowe, who registered his 1,000th career point in the first half, was three rebounds shy of a triple-double. He finished with 13 points, 10 assists and seven boards.

Spider junior David Gonzalvez, who got his 1,000th career point in the second half, and Kevin Anderson each had 18 points to lead Richmond.

Practicing for Princeton

In practice Monday and Tuesday, the UMass coaching staff served as the practice squad by simulating the Spiders' Princeton-style offense. That prepared the Minutemen well enough defensively to deny Richmond any baskets on backdoor cuts, a staple of the Princeton style.

"We didn't run it as fast as them, but our guys got the principles of what they were trying to do," Kellogg said.

UMass (8-12, 3-4 Atlantic 10) returns to action at 3 p.m. Sunday when they host Saint Joseph's at the Mullins Center.

The Spiders (11-11, 3-4 A-10) host Saint Louis at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Gary Correia gets pinned under the hoop by Justin Harper
Gary Correia gets pinned under the hoop by Justin Harper.
Photo courtesy: Associated Press
Without much production from Harris and Gaffney in the first half, the Minuteman reserves - Tyrell Lynch, David Gibbs, Gary Correia and Matt Glass - combined for 13 points as the teams went to intermission tied 32-32.

"I love the way that those guys played in the first half to keep us in the game," Kellogg said. "I thought those guys did a great job keeping us in the game with Gaffney being in foul trouble and Ricky not clicking offensively."

Gaffney agreed. "We wouldn't have won this game if it wasn't for our bench," he said.

After snapping their three game losing streak, the UMass players spent most of the press conference joking and teasing each other, but Harris was serious as he walked out.

"We're just happy to have a win," he said.

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.


Lowe joins 1,000-point club
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/5/2009

AMHERST - Chris Lowe's 1,000th career point came on a signature shot Wednesday night.

The University of Massachusetts senior guard, who entered the game with 999 career points, drove into the lane 5 minutes and 31 seconds into in the first half. He spun right and put up a left-handed floater that swished to make him the 41st member of the Minutemen's 1,000-point club.

He's the only member of that group to also have 600 assists.

Derek Kellogg directs Chris Lowe
Derek Kellogg directs Chris Lowe.
Photo courtesy: Associated Press
"He's going to go down in UMass history as one of the best scoring point guards," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.

Lowe finished with 13 points to lift him past former teammate Stephane Lasme (1,011) into No. 40 on the career list with 1,012. Lowe was more happy with the 80-71 victory over Richmond than the milestone.

"I accomplished it. Now it's over I just want to start getting some Ws," said Lowe, who had his seventh 10-assist game this season. He has 610 in his career. He's 23 away from matching Carl Smith as the Minutemen's all-time leader in the category.

David Gonzalvez, the Spiders' leading scorer, entered the game needing nine points for 1,000. He didn't reach the milestone until there was 4:22 remaining and the game was mostly out of reach.

SEASON-LOW CROWD - The crowd of 3,439 was the lowest of the season as 36 fewer people were at the Mullins Center than attended the Dec. 20 win over Hofstra.

LUKE CHARGES - UMass senior big man Luke Bonner continues to pile up the charges taken. With three more against the Spiders, Bonner has seven in the past two games and 19 on the season in 13 games played. Bonner added seven points and eight rebounds Wednesday.

"My freshman year whenever I got beat off the dribble I knew Steph (Lasme) was going to block it," said Ricky Harris, who complimented Bonner while teasing Lowe at the same time. "This year whenever a guy beats Chris off the dribble, I know Tony (Gaffney) is going to block it or Luke is going to be there to take a charge."

After smirking at Harris, Lowe praised the senior big man. "Luke probably leads the country in charges taken."

MR. THREE - Matt Glass had his third career two-point field goal. He has 31 career 3s.

NEXT UP - UMass hosts Saint Joseph's at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Hawks are 13-8 (6-1 Atlantic 10) after beating George Washington 66-58 Wednesday.

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.

Tony Gaffney tries to cut off Kevin Anderson
Tony Gaffney tries to cut off Kevin Anderson.
Photo courtesy: Associated Press
David Gonzalvez tries to create some space around Tony Gaffney
David Gonzalves tries to create some space around Tony Gaffney.
Photo courtesy: Associated Press


16 sweet memories at Mullins
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/5/2009

AMHERST - Sixteen years ago Wednesday night, the University of Massachusetts left behind the cozy Curry Hicks Cage to open the brand new William D. Mullins Memorial Center.

The building has hosted concerts ranging from the Boston Pops to Counting Crows to 50 Cent. It's housed wrestling, Broadway shows, the circus, and Jehovah's Witness services.

But on most nights the Mullins Center has been home to UMass men's and women's basketball and ice hockey. Those three primary tenants have delivered quite a few memorable games.

In honor of the 16th anniversary here are the 16 best UMass games ever played in the Mullins Center.

16. Jan. 16, 1999 - Men's basketball: UMass 64, No. 15 Kansas 60 - Arguably the biggest win in Bruiser Flint's UMass tenure.

15. Feb. 3, 1994 - Men's basketball: UMass 62, Florida State 58 - Before Tim Duncan visited, Seminoles guard Charlie Ward was the Mullins Center's highest-profile guest.

14. Feb. 28, 1996 - Men's basketball: UMass 68, Saint Joseph's 66 (OT)- Any UMass fan who complains about Lenny Wirtz's call in the 1992 Tournament should remember that the officiating gods atoned when Rigo Nunez drew a game-saving charge that was better acting than anything Kevin Costner ever did.

13. March 10, 2006 - Hockey; UMass 5, Maine 2 - This win gave UMass a first-round series sweep in the Hockey East Tournament and all but clinched the Minutemen's berth in the NCAA Tournament.

12. Jan. 22, 1994 - Men's basketball: UMass 56, George Washington 55 - Marcus Camby's dunk in the closing seconds allows UMass to escape with the win.

11. Feb. 25, 2006 - Men's basketball: UMass 66, Dayton 47 - Former UMass coach John Calipari was the surprise visitor as the Mullins Center floor became Jack Leaman court.

10. Jan. 8, 2005 - Men's basketball: UMass 90, Xavier 86 (3 OT) - The smallest crowd in the history of the Mullins Center saw its longest game. Snow kept the fans away and they missed a classic, which will be forever remembered as the Big Deli game. Jeff Salovski, the 6-foot-10, 360-pound freshman big man, scored 12 of his 21 points in overtime as the Minutemen pulled off the upset.

9. March 13, 2007 - Men's basketball: UMass 89, Alabama 87 (OT) - Chris Lowe hit a jumper with 1.6 seconds left to cap a 19-point, seven-rebound, six assist night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

8. Feb. 4, 1993 - Men's basketball: UMass 64, West Virginia 59 (OT) - The grand opening of the new building turned out to be a terrific game as the Minutemen came from 11 points down to fend off the Mountaineers in overtime.

7. Nov. 24, 1995 - Women's basketball: UMass 65, No. 8 Stanford 56 - This game was billed as a homecoming for Cardinal star Jamila Wideman, a former Amherst Regional standout. UMass figured to be the Washington Generals to Stanford's Globetrotters, but behind Tez Kraft's 14 points, the Minutewomen stunned Stanford.

6. Jan. 18, 1995 - Hockey: UMass 4, No. 1 Maine 2 - This was the equivalent of New Jersey Institute of Technology beating North Carolina in men's basketball. Twenty-two months before this game the Minutemen had no program. A year before they were beating up on Division III schools. Maine on the other hand was No. 1 and dominant. Somehow UMass, helped by goaltender Brian Regan's 51 saves, delivered the stunning upset.

5. Dec. 8, 2006 - Hockey: UMass 2, No. 6 Boston College 1 - Matt Burto scored on a late breakaway to give UMass the upset win, a victory that helped earn the Minutemen a spot in the NCAA Tournament later on. In between periods, fans watched the Minuteman football team upset Montana.

4. Dec. 6, 2002 - Hockey: UMass 5, Boston University 4 (OT) - The Minutemen trailed 4-1 in the second period against a school that had dominated them over the years. But three third-period goals and Chris Capraro's game-winner in overtime gave UMass a turning-point win in program history. Every fan who left the building that night knew that the Minutemen weren't the Hockey East kick-arounds any longer.

3. Dec. 9, 2004 - Men's basketball: UMass 61, No. 7 UConn 59 - I have two enduring memories from the aftermath of this game. The first is Rashaun Freeman standing on the scorers' table smiling as the sea of court-rushing fans celebrated around him. The second is coach Steve Lappas, after hugging his wife, turning to me to say that Jack Leaman must have been looking down and looking out for the Minutemen that night.

2. Dec. 6, 1995 - Men's basketball: No. 3 UMass 60, No. 10 Wake Forest 46 - Camby vs. Duncan. In truth this wasn't much of a game, but the atmosphere was unmatched. For one night Amherst was the center of the college basketball universe. Dick Vitale headlined a gaggle of national media in the building. There's never been a tougher ticket in college hoops in the state of Massachusetts.

1. Feb. 13, 1994 - Men's basketball: No. 11 UMass 56, No. 8 Temple 55 - People still walk into the Mullins Center's green room and ask "Is this the John Chaney room?" Because the Temple coach attacked Calipari afterward, few people remember what a terrific game preceded that. Before Mike Williams helped block Chaney's path to Calipari, he hit a 10-footer in the closing seconds to clinch the win.

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.



Bonus from Vautour's blog on GazetteNet.com...

Five worst losses in the Mullins Center

To go with today's 16 best wins in the Mullins Center, here's the worst losses.

I kept this list to men's hoop. What makes a bad loss? A lousy result in a lousy season isn't that memorable. This list is in chronological order, not in order of magnitude.

Jan. 2, 2007 - Miami 72, UMass 71 - UMass wasn't far from NCAA at-large consideration. Switching this one would have helped a lot.

Feb. 17, 2001 - Temple 84, UMass 52 - An ABC audience and Dick Vitale watched the Minutemen get embarassed badly. UMass hasn't been on ABC since.

Dec. 29, 1999 - Davidson 75, UMass 66 (OT) - This one doesn't seem so bad now, but at the time UMass didn't lose games to mid-majors. Certainly not at home. Plus win this one and a 14-16 season becomes 15-15. At the time I wrote "uably the worst defeat since UMass fell to Division 2 UMass-Lowell in 1989."

Dec. 10, 1996 - Fresno State 102, UMass 81 - After this one the mystique of the Mullins Center took a sizable hit.


Minutemen snap losing streak with win over Spiders
By Jeffrey R. Larnard,, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/5/2009

Snapping a three-game losing streak can give a team a sense of humor.

“When Chris [Lowe] leaves I might slide over to point [guard] and lead the conference in assists,” Ricky Harris joked after the Massachusetts men’s basketball team beat Richmond, 80-71, Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

“You guys are in trouble,” Lowe added, shaking his head.

But for now, UMass (8-12, 3-4 Atlantic 10) likes Harris at shooting guard, especially when he has nights like Wednesday’s performance. Harris came out of the gates sluggishly, scoring just three points in the first half on 1-of-4 shooting from the floor and 0-of-1 from 3-point distance.

“[Harris] was a little bit frustrated and flustered in the first half, and I told him ‘relax, just go play and it will come to you’,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said after the game.

Harris did just that as he shot 6-of-9 in the second half, 5-of-7 from 3-point range, and scored 21 more points to give him a game-high 24. Harris took over the game with the Minutemen up 54-49 with nine minutes left in regulation. Over the next 4 minutes, 23 seconds, UMass went on a 17-10 run, building a 12-point lead, in which Harris scored 13 of the Minutemen’s 17 points.

The junior guard shot 4-for-4 (3-for-3 from 3-point range) during the stretch, including 2-for-2 from the foul line. He also added two steals.

“Ricky has done a good job of figuring out different ways to score other than just shooting all 3s,” Kellogg said. “He’s put the ball down some, he’s getting to the lane and getting to the free-throw line. And once you start doing all those things then the 3s start falling.”

Harris wasn’t the only one who put up sub-par numbers in the first half. Tony Gaffney, who found himself in early foul trouble with two personal fouls in the first 5:05 of the game, sat out the final 15 minutes of the first half. At that point, the forward had no points, one rebound and one block.

Despite two of the team’s top three scorers managing just three combined points in the first half, the Minutemen found themselves knotted at 32 with the Spiders (11-11, 3-4 A-10) at the end of the first half.

“I loved the way that Tyrell Lynch, Matt Glass, Gary Correia and David Gibbs played in the first half to keep us in the game,” Kellogg said of his bench. “I thought those guys did a great job with Gaffney being in foul trouble and Ricky Harris not really clicking offensively.”

All four players to come of UMass’ bench contributed, especially in the first half, giving the Minutemen 13 points. With Gaffney’s presence missing down low, Lynch stepped up adding four points and five rebounds in 10 minutes in the first half.

The Spider’s were led by guards David Gonzalvez and last years Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, Kevin Anderson. Both gave Richmond 18 points, the only two players to score in double figures, with Gonzalvez reaching the 1,000 point mark for his career during the second half.

Kellogg was impressed with the defense of Anthony Gurley who was asked to defend the tough Gonzalvez all night. Gurley played the Spider’s guard well, limiting him to just five points in the first half.

Snapping the team’s three-game losing streak wasn’t the only positive on the night; with 14:28 still remaining in the first half Lowe drove to the hoop with one of his signature moves – dribble right then a spin move – to beat his defender. When the shot fell, Lowe had registered his 1,000 and 1,001 career points in a UMass uniform.

Lowe became the 41st player in UMass history to accomplish the feat, joining Harris as the second player to reach the mark this season. The shot also made Lowe the first ever in UMass history to score 1,000 points and register 600 assists.

Lowe did all this on a night where he had his third double-double of the season, on 13 points and 10 assists. The 10 assists now gives him 610 for his career, 23 shy of tying Carl Smith’s career record of 633.

Jeffrey R. Larnard can be reached at jlarnard@dailycolelgian.com.


Richmond Spiders 71
Massachusetts Minutemen 80
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Richmond vs Massachusetts
02/04/09 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

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VISITORS: Richmond 11-11, 3-4 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 SMITH, Kevin........ f  4-5    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   8  2  4  0  1  18
32 HARPER, Justin...... f  3-7    1-3    1-2    1  6  7   4   8  1  3  2  0  27
04 GIDDINGS, Jarhon.... c  2-5    0-2    1-2    1  2  3   2   5  2  2  0  1  21
05 GONZALVEZ, David.... g  7-13   2-3    2-3    0  3  3   1  18  4  1  1  2  39
14 ANDERSON, Kevin..... g  8-17   2-4    0-0    1  0  1   2  18  2  0  0  1  38
01 GARRETT, Darrius....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
11 DUINKER, Josh.......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   3  0  1  0  0   5
15 MARTEL, Francis.....    0-5    0-2    2-2    1  1  2   5   2  2  1  2  2  20
21 HOVDE, Kevin........    0-1    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   0   1  0  0  0  0   5
44 BUTLER, Ryan........    3-5    1-2    1-2    0  0  0   4   8  0  1  0  1  26
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   28-59   7-17   8-13   9 16 25  23  71 13 13  5  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-29 41.4%   2nd Half: 16-30 53.3%   Game: 47.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-6  50.0%   2nd Half:  4-11 36.4%   Game: 41.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   Game: 61.5%   2,2


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts  8-12, 3-4 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  5-6    1-1    1-3    1  3  4   4  12  0  3  3  0  23
31 Bonner, Luke........ c  2-5    1-3    2-2    0  8  8   3   7  2  1  0  0  31
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  7-13   5-8    5-6    1  0  1   1  24  0  4  0  4  32
12 Gurley, Anthony..... g  3-9    1-4    2-2    0  1  1   0   9  1  1  0  1  27
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  2-6    0-0    9-13   3  4  7   0  13 10  4  0  0  28
02 Gibbs, David........    1-3    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   2  1  1  1  1  21
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-1    0-1    2-2    0  1  1   2   2  0  0  0  0  12
25 Lynch, Tyrell.......    3-6    0-0    0-0    4  3  7   0   6  0  1  0  0  15
33 Glass, Matt.........    2-2    1-1    0-0    1  0  1   2   5  0  0  1  0  11
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   25-51   9-18  21-28  12 24 36  12  80 14 15  5  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0%   2nd Half: 15-26 57.7%   Game: 49.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-8  25.0%   2nd Half:  7-10 70.0%   Game: 50.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-12 83.3%   2nd Half: 11-16 68.8%   Game: 75.0%   3,1


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Officials: Joe DeMayo, Brian O'Connell, Kenneth Turner
Technical fouls: Richmond-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 3439
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Richmond......................   32   39  -   71
Massachusetts.................   32   48  -   80
ID-708416

Points in the paint-UR 32,UMASS 30. Points off turnovers-UR 13,UMASS 13.
2nd chance points-UR 10,UMASS 15. Fast break points-UR 8,UMASS 6.
Bench points-UR 14,UMASS 15. Score tied-5 times. Lead changed-10 times.
Last FG-UR 2nd-00:10, UMASS 2nd-01:32.
Largest lead-UR by 7 1st-12:45, UMASS by 12 2nd-04:38.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Richmond vs Massachusetts
02/04/09 7:00 p.m. at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Richmond
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GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              19:27   2-0   H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           19:27
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    19:02              MISSED 3 PTR by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 18:54              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          18:36              MISSED LAYUP by HARPER, Justin
                                                18:36              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    18:23              MISSED JUMPER by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                18:06   3-0   H 3  FOUL by GIDDINGS, Jarhon (P1T1)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                18:06   4-0   H 4
                                                17:43   4-2   H 2  GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Kevin
                                                17:43              ASSIST by GONZALVEZ, David
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    17:24              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P1T1)                    17:22
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          17:22
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           17:22
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            17:22
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        17:22
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  16:53              MISSED JUMPER by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                16:41              FOUL by SMITH, Kevin (P1T2)
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   16:41
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   16:30              BLOCK by HARPER, Justin
                                                16:27              REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Kevin
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          16:25
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           16:25
                                                16:22   4-4   T 1  GOOD! LAYUP by GIDDINGS, Jarhon [PNT]
                                                16:22              ASSIST by SMITH, Kevin
MISSED LAYUP by Gibbs, David                    16:11              REBOUND (DEF) by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                16:04   4-6   V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [FB/PNT]
                                                15:41              FOUL by HARPER, Justin (P1T3)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:41
GOOD! FT SHOT by Correia, Gary                  15:41   5-6   V 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by Correia, Gary                  15:41   6-6   T 2
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            15:41
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          15:41
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   15:24              MISSED JUMPER by GONZALVEZ, David
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          15:12
                                                15:10              STEAL by GONZALVEZ, David
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P2T2)                    14:55   6-7   V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                14:55              MISSED FT SHOT by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                14:55              REBOUND (OFF) by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           14:55              SUB IN : BUTLER, Ryan
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          14:55              SUB OUT: SMITH, Kevin
                                                14:48              MISSED JUMPER by HARPER, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  14:47
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                14:28   8-7   H 1
                                                14:07   8-9   V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   13:46              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                13:38   8-11  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by GIDDINGS, Jarhon [FB]
                                                13:38              ASSIST by ANDERSON, Kevin
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     13:09              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                13:03   8-12  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by BUTLER, Ryan
FOUL by Correia, Gary (P1T3)                    13:03              MISSED FT SHOT by BUTLER, Ryan
                                                13:03              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        13:03              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            13:03              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          13:03
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          13:03
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          13:03
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           13:03
                                                12:45   8-15  V 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by BUTLER, Ryan
                                                12:45              ASSIST by GONZALVEZ, David
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 12:25
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         12:25
GOOD! LAYUP by Bonner, Luke [PNT]               12:19  10-15  V 5
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           12:19
FOUL by Glass, Matt (P1T4)                      12:05
                                                12:05              SUB IN : SMITH, Kevin
                                                12:05              SUB IN : HARPER, Justin
                                                12:05              SUB OUT: GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                12:05              SUB OUT: GONZALVEZ, David
                                                11:59  10-17  V 7  GOOD! JUMPER by BUTLER, Ryan
                                                11:59              ASSIST by ANDERSON, Kevin
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  11:42              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                11:42              TIMEOUT media
                                                11:22              FOUL by SMITH, Kevin (P2T4)
                                                11:22              TURNOVR by SMITH, Kevin
                                                11:22              SUB IN : GONZALVEZ, David
                                                11:22              SUB OUT: SMITH, Kevin
GOOD! 3 PTR by Glass, Matt                      10:59  13-17  V 4
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           10:59
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   10:42              MISSED 3 PTR by BUTLER, Ryan
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    10:31  14-17  V 3  FOUL by BUTLER, Ryan (P1T5)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    10:31  15-17  V 2
                                                10:31              SUB IN : HOVDE, Kevin
                                                10:31              SUB OUT: ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                10:17  15-19  V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David [PNT]
                                                10:01              FOUL by MARTEL, Francis (P1T6)
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     09:30              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                09:14              TURNOVR by HARPER, Justin
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          09:12
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   09:10
REBOUND (OFF) by Glass, Matt                    09:10
GOOD! TIP-IN by Glass, Matt [PNT]               09:05  17-19  V 2
                                                08:52              TURNOVR by MARTEL, Francis
                                                08:52              SUB IN : ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                08:52              SUB OUT: MARTEL, Francis
MISSED JUMPER by Bonner, Luke                   08:36              REBOUND (DEF) by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                08:30              MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                08:30              REBOUND (OFF) by ANDERSON, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   08:23              MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bonner, Luke                   08:22  18-19  V 1  FOUL by HARPER, Justin (P2T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bonner, Luke                   08:22  19-19  T 3
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           08:22              SUB IN : GIDDINGS, Jarhon
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          08:22              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          08:22
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           08:22
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            08:22
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          08:22
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  08:02              MISSED LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   07:49
REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  07:49
GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]              07:45  21-19  H 2
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  07:18              MISSED LAYUP by BUTLER, Ryan
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            07:04  23-19  H 4
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          07:04
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   06:47              MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
GOOD! LAYUP by Gibbs, David [PNT]               06:23  25-19  H 6
                                                06:17              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                06:16              SUB IN : SMITH, Kevin
                                                06:16              SUB OUT: BUTLER, Ryan
BLOCK by Glass, Matt                            06:03              MISSED LAYUP by HOVDE, Kevin
                                                06:00              REBOUND (OFF) by HOVDE, Kevin
FOUL by Glass, Matt (P2T5)                      06:00
                                                06:00              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                06:00  25-20  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by HOVDE, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  06:00              MISSED FT SHOT by HOVDE, Kevin
TURNOVR by Gibbs, David                         05:54
                                                05:54              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
                                                05:54              SUB OUT: HOVDE, Kevin
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          05:51
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        05:51
                                                05:47              TURNOVR by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          05:45
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 05:44              FOUL by MARTEL, Francis (P2T8)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     05:44
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  05:44  26-20  H 6
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           05:44              SUB IN : DUINKER, Josh
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            05:44              SUB OUT: GIDDINGS, Jarhon
                                                05:24  26-23  H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                05:24              ASSIST by SMITH, Kevin
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        04:59
                                                04:57              STEAL by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                04:55  26-25  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Kevin [FB/PNT]
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        04:33
                                                04:31              STEAL by MARTEL, Francis
                                                04:27              MISSED 3 PTR by MARTEL, Francis
                                                04:27              REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Kevin
                                                04:23  26-27  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Kevin [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell                   03:58              BLOCK by MARTEL, Francis
REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  03:56
GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]              03:53  28-27  H 1
                                                03:27              MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Kevin
                                                03:27              REBOUND (OFF) by MARTEL, Francis
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P1T6)                     03:17
                                                03:17              TIMEOUT media
                                                03:17  28-28  T 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by MARTEL, Francis
                                                03:17  28-29  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by MARTEL, Francis
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            03:17              SUB IN : BUTLER, Ryan
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        03:17              SUB OUT: SMITH, Kevin
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           03:17
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          03:17
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 02:59              REBOUND (DEF) by DUINKER, Josh
                                                02:39  28-32  V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by DUINKER, Josh
                                                02:39              ASSIST by MARTEL, Francis
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    02:07              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            02:07
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          02:07
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         01:41              MISSED JUMPER by MARTEL, Francis
GOOD! 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                     01:16  31-32  V 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           01:16
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   01:01              MISSED LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:47  32-32  T 5  FOUL by DUINKER, Josh (P1T9)
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   00:47              REBOUND (DEF) by GONZALVEZ, David
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           00:47
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            00:47
                                                00:34              TURNOVR by DUINKER, Josh
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            00:34              SUB IN : GARRETT, Darrius
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           00:34              SUB OUT: DUINKER, Josh
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          00:03
                                                00:02              STEAL by BUTLER, Ryan


                                 Massachusetts 32, Richmond 32

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Richmond               10       5       8       6      12      2     4
          Massachusetts          16       6       8       0      13      3     3


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Richmond
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                                                19:47  32-34  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Kevin [PNT]
TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony                        19:28
                                                19:26              STEAL by SMITH, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   19:17              MISSED LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky [FB]               19:10  35-34  H 1
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           19:10
                                                18:44  35-36  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by HARPER, Justin [PNT]
                                                18:44              ASSIST by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            18:24  37-36  H 1
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  18:02              MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   17:57
REBOUND (OFF) by Lowe, Chris                    17:57
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 17:52
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         17:52
MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony                 17:49              FOUL by HARPER, Justin (P3T1)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     17:49
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony                  17:49  38-36  H 2
                                                17:49              SUB IN : BUTLER, Ryan
                                                17:49              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
                                                17:26              FOUL by SMITH, Kevin (P3T2)
                                                17:26              TURNOVR by SMITH, Kevin
                                                17:26              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
                                                17:26              SUB OUT: SMITH, Kevin
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              17:04  40-36  H 4
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           17:04
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           17:04
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            17:04
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   16:41              MISSED LAYUP by MARTEL, Francis
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 16:25              BLOCK by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                16:22              REBOUND (DEF) by MARTEL, Francis
                                                16:15  40-39  H 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                16:15              ASSIST by MARTEL, Francis
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   15:55              BLOCK by MARTEL, Francis
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  15:52
                                                15:51              FOUL by MARTEL, Francis (P3T3)
TIMEOUT media                                   15:51
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  15:51  41-39  H 2
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  15:51  42-39  H 3
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          15:51
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            15:51
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          15:51
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        15:51
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   15:34              MISSED 3 PTR by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
MISSED JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony                  15:25
REBOUND (OFF) by Lowe, Chris                    15:25
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                15:19  44-39  H 5
FOUL by Correia, Gary (P2T1)                    15:05
                                                15:05              SUB IN : HARPER, Justin
                                                15:05              SUB OUT: GIDDINGS, Jarhon
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    14:51              MISSED 3 PTR by HARPER, Justin
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          14:27
                                                14:04  44-41  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   13:42
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          13:42
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           13:42
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gaffney, Tony                    13:30  47-41  H 6
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           13:30
                                                12:55  47-43  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell                   12:29
REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  12:29
MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell                   12:25              BLOCK by HARPER, Justin
REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony                  12:23
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          12:23              SUB IN : SMITH, Kevin
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          12:23              SUB OUT: BUTLER, Ryan
TURNOVR by Lynch, Tyrell                        11:59
                                                11:59              TIMEOUT media
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P3T2)                    11:31              MISSED FT SHOT by HARPER, Justin
                                                11:31              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                11:31  47-44  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by HARPER, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     11:24
REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  11:24
GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]              11:19  49-44  H 5
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  11:07              MISSED 3 PTR by MARTEL, Francis
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          11:02
                                                10:37              TURNOVR by GONZALVEZ, David
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     10:17
REBOUND (OFF) by Lowe, Chris                    10:17
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        10:07
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        10:07              SUB IN : GIDDINGS, Jarhon
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            10:07              SUB OUT: MARTEL, Francis
                                                09:47  49-46  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              09:37  51-46  H 5
                                                09:23  51-49  H 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by HARPER, Justin
                                                09:23              ASSIST by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    09:01  54-49  H 5
                                                08:46              TURNOVR by SMITH, Kevin
STEAL by Gibbs, David                           08:44
GOOD! JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony                   08:30  56-49  H 7
                                                08:30              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            08:30
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           08:30
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          08:30
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          08:30
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          08:18              TURNOVR by SMITH, Kevin
                                                08:18              SUB IN : BUTLER, Ryan
                                                08:18              SUB OUT: SMITH, Kevin
                                                07:58              FOUL by ANDERSON, Kevin (P1T4)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:58
TURNOVR by Bonner, Luke                         07:55
                                                07:54              STEAL by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
BLOCK by Gibbs, David                           07:51              MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                07:48
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      07:45
                                                07:43              STEAL by ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                07:41  56-51  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [FB/PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              07:17  58-51  H 7
ASSIST by Bonner, Luke                          07:17
                                                06:55              TURNOVR by HARPER, Justin
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          06:54
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky [FB]               06:50  61-51  H 10
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       06:50
                                                06:33  61-54  H 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                06:33              ASSIST by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                06:32              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony                          06:32
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            06:32
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            06:32
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           06:32
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              06:17  63-54  H 9
ASSIST by Bonner, Luke                          06:17
                                                06:00  63-57  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                06:00              ASSIST by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  05:44  64-57  H 7  FOUL by BUTLER, Ryan (P2T5)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  05:44  65-57  H 8
                                                05:24  65-59  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by BUTLER, Ryan [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  05:17  68-59  H 9
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           05:17
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         04:58              MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    04:38  71-59  H 12
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           04:38
                                                04:22  71-61  H 10 GOOD! LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David [PNT]
                                                04:22              ASSIST by HARPER, Justin
                                                03:46              FOUL by GIDDINGS, Jarhon (P2T6)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:46
MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony                 03:44              FOUL by GONZALVEZ, David (P1T7)
                                                03:44              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                03:35              TURNOVR by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
STEAL by Gurley, Anthony                        03:33
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 03:31              REBOUND (DEF) by GIDDINGS, Jarhon
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P2T3)                     03:23
                                                03:23              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
                                                03:23              SUB OUT: GIDDINGS, Jarhon
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          03:16              MISSED LAYUP by MARTEL, Francis
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   03:12
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        02:41
                                                02:27              FOUL by HARPER, Justin (P4T8)
                                                02:27              TURNOVR by HARPER, Justin
                                                02:27              SUB IN : SMITH, Kevin
                                                02:27              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   01:53              REBOUND (DEF) by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                01:44  71-63  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David [PNT]
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T4)                    01:44  71-64  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    01:32  74-64  H 10
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           01:32
                                                01:22              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Kevin
                                                01:22              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   01:20              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Kevin
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   01:10              FOUL by MARTEL, Francis (P4T9)
                                                01:10              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                01:10              SUB IN : HARPER, Justin
                                                01:10              SUB OUT: MARTEL, Francis
                                                01:01              MISSED 3 PTR by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                01:01              REBOUND (OFF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                00:58  74-66  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by HARPER, Justin [PNT]
                                                00:58              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                00:58              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
                                                00:58              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:56  75-66  H 9  FOUL by ANDERSON, Kevin (P2T10)
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   00:56              REBOUND (DEF) by HARPER, Justin
                                                00:56              SUB IN : HARPER, Justin
                                                00:56              SUB OUT: MARTEL, Francis
                                                00:47  75-68  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David [PNT]
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   00:46              FOUL by BUTLER, Ryan (P3T11)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:46
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:46  76-68  H 8
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:46
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P3T5)                     00:43
                                                00:40              FOUL by BUTLER, Ryan (P4T12)
                                                00:40              TURNOVR by BUTLER, Ryan
                                                00:40              SUB IN : MARTEL, Francis
                                                00:40              SUB OUT: HARPER, Justin
TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony                        00:38
                                                00:36              STEAL by MARTEL, Francis
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P4T6)                    00:36              MISSED FT SHOT by GONZALVEZ, David
                                                00:36              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                00:36  76-69  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by GONZALVEZ, David
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:33  77-69  H 8  FOUL by MARTEL, Francis (P5T13)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:33  78-69  H 9
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           00:33              SUB IN : HARPER, Justin
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        00:33              SUB OUT: MARTEL, Francis
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          00:19              MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    00:17
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:16  79-69  H 10 FOUL by SMITH, Kevin (P4T14)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    00:16  80-69  H 11
                                                00:10  80-71  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by GONZALVEZ, David [PNT]
TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony                        00:08
REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:05              MISSED 3 PTR by HARPER, Justin


                                 Massachusetts 80, Richmond 71

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Richmond               22       8       2       2       2      0     1
          Massachusetts          14       7       7       6       2      0     2


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Richmond................    5   8 -  13
Massachusetts...........    6   7 -  13

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Richmond................   10  22 -  32
Massachusetts...........   16  14 -  30

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Richmond................    8   2 -  10
Massachusetts...........    8   7 -  15

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Richmond................    6   2 -   8
Massachusetts...........    0   6 -   6

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Richmond................   12   2 -  14
Massachusetts...........   13   2 -  15

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Richmond................    2   0 -   2
Massachusetts...........    3   0 -   3

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Richmond................    4   1 -   5
Massachusetts...........    3   2 -   5

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