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Kellogg, UMass have tall task vs. Nivins, Saint Joseph’s
By Scott Feldman, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/6/2009

After Wednesday’s victory over Richmond, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg commented that his team has finally started to play with some consistency.

“We’re playing some pretty good basketball right now, we’ve strung together a bunch of fairly good games where we’ve competed,” Kellogg said. “The outcome hasn’t always been great, but at the same token we’ve put ourselves in position to win every time out.”

The question for UMass (8-12, 3-4 Atlantic 10) is whether or not it can maintain its level of play. Too often, the Minutemen have appeared to turn the corner only to falter in their next game.

UMass will find out whether its improvement is real or just a mirage when it hosts Saint Joseph’s (13-8, 6-1 A-10) this Sunday at the Mullins Center.

The Hawks are on a hot streak having won eight of their last nine games and are currently third in the conference. A win Sunday would validate Kellogg and the team’s belief that they are much better now both than they were earlier this season and than their record indicates.

The biggest matchup of the game will be in the frontcourt between UMass’ Tony Gaffney and St. Joe’s Ahmad Nivins. Gaffney is arguably the best all-around player on the Minutemen averaging 10.9 rebounds per game (ninth in the NCAA), 4.5 blocks per game (second in the NCAA) and 11.4 points per game. Gaffney and center Luke Bonner will have to contend with Hawks star forward-center Nivins. He scores 19.8 points per game, shoots 66.3 percent from the floor and grabs 11.9 rebounds per game (seventh in the NCAA).

As usual, UMass will rely on Ricky Harris to provide an offensive punch. Harris averages 19.1 points per game and has a true scorer’s mentality.

“The biggest thing about him is he doesn’t remember misses, he only remembers all his makes, so he’s going to continue to shoot and continue to make plays,” Kellogg said after the Richmond game.

Part of the reason for Harris’ success is that he is becoming less one-dimensional offensively. He is still primarily a 3-point shooter, but he has worked to diversify his offense repertoire, making himself a difficult matchup for whoever is trying to guard him.

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

Against Richmond, UMass shot a season-high 28 free throws, making 21. In that game, UMass did not settle for jump shots instead making it a point to attack the basket aggressively. The Minutemen have been working on individual drills during practice and want to continue to be assertive against the Hawks.

“The individual work has been fantastic for our guys.” Kellogg said. “Practice has been very good – we’re not going that long, but we’re going hard and we are concentrating on individual skill development.”

UMass guards Anthony Gurley, Chris Lowe and Harris will be assigned to defend the Hawks backcourt of Darrin Govens and Tasheed Carr, both of whom score 13.5 points per game. However, the UMass guards know that even if their man gets past them, Gaffney or Bonner will be there to defend the paint.

“Tony tells me before every game don’t foul them, just let me block it.” Harris said. “If he’s not there I know nine out of 10 times Luke is going to be there to take the charge.”

While St. Joe’s has a better conference record than UMass, the Minutemen have beaten the only conference opponent that the Hawks have lost to. UMass beat Dayton, 75-62, on Jan. 10 while Dayton knocked off SJU, 69-58, on Feb. 1.

Scott Feldman can be reached at sfeldman@student.umass.edu.


UMass reunion sweet for Kellogg
Rookie coach part of '90s celebration
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 2/7/2009

Like a lot of first-year coaches, Derek Kellogg's debut season has been characterized by a bumpy present (8-12 with a lot of near misses) and a hopeful future. The brief tenure of the UMass coach, however, has also involved a long look in the rearview mirror.

In part, that's because Kellogg is a former Minuteman himself, having been a three-year starter and two-year captain from 1991-95. But Kellogg also inherited the hot seat during a year in which UMass is playing its 100th season of basketball, and that has occasioned a festival of nostalgia.

"It's been kind of funny that my first year has been part of this celebration," said Kellogg. "It's been a nice bonus for me."

The centennial has included four previous tributes to different eras of UMass basketball. Lots of former players have been walking through that door: not Bird, McHale, and Parish, mind you, but UMass players from before and after Rick Pitino's reign as point guard in the mid-'70s.

Tomorrow, the celebration will reach its peak. The Minutemen's game against Saint Joseph's will mark the reunion of the 1990s era, when UMass went to the NCAA Tournament seven straight years. They haven't been back since the end of that road in 1998.

Highlighting the glory days was the Final Four season of 1995-96. Most of the players from that 35-2 team will be back at the Mullins Center, including starters Dana Dingle, Donta Bright, and Edgar Padilla, and key reserve Tyrone Weeks. The marquee names from that season, National Player of the Year Marcus Camby and National Coach of the Year John Calipari, are unlikely to make it because of other commitments. Camby's Los Angeles Clippers play at Atlanta tonight, and at Charlotte Monday. Calipari's University of Memphis squad will play a late game tonight across the country at Gonzaga - but a dramatic return to his coaching womb has not been ruled out.

"It should be exciting," said Dingle, who works as a Wall Street trader and runs an AAU basketball program. "I haven't seen most of those guys since 1996."

Being part of that team, Dingle said, has shaped his life. "It's meant a lot. I understand now how difficult it was and how big of an accomplishment it was. We accomplished goals that were bigger than anyone could have imagined."

"You can't ever forget that bond," said Weeks, an assistant coach at Marist who used to be on Calipari's staff with Kellogg at Memphis. "Being part of that Final Four team is something we'll never forget for the rest of our lives."

Other stars from the 1990s are also expected back, including Mike Williams and Will Herndon. Close to 30 players are anticipated to return.

UMass's all-time leading scorer, Jim McCoy, who now lives in Brighton, was a casualty of the aging process, falling on some ice recently and hurting his knees, which will prevent him from making the trip. McCoy came to UMass as Calipari's first recruit in 1988, and left on the first UMass team to make the NCAA Tournament in 30 years in 1992.

"I went from playing when if the ball goes up into the stands, you'd have to get it yourself, to a time when people would camp out for days for tickets," McCoy said.

In McCoy's senior year, a freshman recruit named Derek Kellogg arrived from Springfield.

"He was just a scrappy kid," McCoy recalled.

Now Kellogg is trying to bring some of that 1990s success back to Amherst.

"I hope to get a piece of that magic," he said. "Some might call it lightning in a bottle. If I could grab just a little piece of that lightning, I would be a happy coach."

Of course, it's not just a reunion tomorrow. There is also a game to play against a tough Saint Joseph's squad (13-8, 6-1 Atlantic 10).

"I have a job to do," said Kellogg. "I don't want to get too caught up in the festivities. But it's going to be great to see some of the guys who made this such a special place."


UMass braces for visit from Nivins and St. Joe's
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/8/2009

AMHERST - The Atlantic 10 player of the year has worn a University of Massachusetts uniform each of the last two season as Stephane Lasme and Gary Forbes captured the honor in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

That streak is almost certainly going to end this season and the player most likely to end it will be in the Mullins Center at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Saint Joseph's big man Ahmad Nivins has always given the Minutemen trouble, but this year he's been dominant against everybody else as well. The 6-foot-9 senior leads the Atlantic 10 in rebounding (11.8 per game) and field goal percentage (.662). He's second in the conference in scoring (19.6 points per game) and fourth in blocked shots (2.05 per game).

"He outworks his opponent. He uses his body. He fights for position and he's one of the best big guys in the league," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "He has to be either the player of the year or right up there in player-of-the-year talk in our conference."

Unlike Cole Aldrich of Kansas and A.J. Ogilvy of Vanderbilt - other big men the Minutemen (8-12, 3-4 Atlantic 10) have faced this season - Nivins is clearly the Hawks' No. 1 option.

"When you have a kid that is that good, you're going to give him the first look, the second look and maybe even the third look on offense," Kellogg said. "Usually when he catches the ball, good things happen for that team."

UMass senior big man Luke Bonner will likely have the first crack at covering Nivins. In addition to trying to neutralize Nivins' offense, Bonner, whose shooting extends beyond 3-point range, will try to draw him away from the basket and out of rebounding position.

"If I can be effective out there, that would certainly help us," Bonner said.

Sunday is the fifth decade game as part of the celebration of 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball. This one honors the 1990s and features 10 members of the 1995-96 Final Four team: Donta Bright, Dana Dingle, Edgar and Giddel Padilla, Tyrone Weeks, Rigoberto Nunez, Charlton Clarke, Ross Burns, Ted Cottrell and Andy Maclay.

This is Maclay's second time being honored this year. He was also the punter for the football team and came back for a ceremony in the fall honoring the 1998 Division I-AA national championship football team.

Jim McCoy, the basketball program's all-time leading scorer, is also expected Sunday along with Craig Berry, Ronell Blizzard, Darryl Denson, Francois Firmin, Jason Germain, Rafer Giles, Will Herndon, Lari Ketner, Chris Kirkland, Tommy Pace, Kennard Robinson, John Tate, and Mike Williams. They will all be recognized at halftime.

Kellogg, who played from 1991 to 1995 with 14 of the returning players, said hopes his current team would impress his former teammates.

"I want our team to play well with those guys here," Kellogg said. "I want them to be proud of how hard our guys play. I want them to say ¿I love the way you guys are playing and how hard you compete. It kind of reminds us of how we played.'"

The Hawks arrive in Amherst at 13-8, (6-1 A-10). Under coach Phil Martelli, Saint Joe's each year has gotten better as the season progressed. After opening this season 5-7, the Hawks have won eight of nine including seven straight in January.

With Nivins dominating inside, Darrin Govens (13.6 points per game) and Tasheed Carr (13.5) both have been strong on the wing.

MILESTONE - On 1990s day, Ricky Harris and Chris Lowe will likely each pass a star from that era on the UMass career scoring list.

Harris (1,182 career points) is only four points behind No. 22 Carmelo Travieso (1,186), who is not expected to attend, while Lowe (1,012) is just one behind No. 39 Weeks.

Lowe needs 24 assists to pass Carl Smith (633) as the program's all-time leader.

And Tony Gaffney needs 12 blocks to become the third Minuteman to block 100 shots in a season, a club that includes only Marcus Camby and Stephane Lasme.

NOTES - Saint Joseph's freshman walk-on guard Mike Auriemma is the son of Connecticut women's coach Geno Auriemma.

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.


Many memories for Mike Williams
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/8/2009

AMHERST - Two pieces of University of Massachusetts basketball lore were born on Jan. 12, 1993, when the men's team traveled to Rutgers - coach John Calipari's catchphrase and Mike Williams' status as a legend in the clutch.

According to the book "Going Bigtime," Calipari used the phrase "refuse to lose" for the first time in his halftime speech that night in New Jersey.

Calipari might have never said it again if the Minutemen had lost the game.

But with 1.7 seconds left and the game tied, Williams launched a 3-pointer from well behind the line which gave UMass the win and started a string of memorable moments for the 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Hartford, Conn.

Some of those moments figure to be prominently featured on the video boards Sunday when players from the 1990s are honored at halftime of the Minutemen's 3 p.m. game against Saint Joseph's at the Mullins Center. Williams is expected to be one of 25 former players in attendance.

Williams never had the most talent or the best numbers on the Minutemen, because he played with quite a few high-profile teammates during his career. But no UMass player before or since was better with the game on the line.

Bonus material from Matt Vautour's blog...

LEFTOVER MIKE WILLIAMS QUOTES
"I'm looking forward to coming up there and seeing a couple guys I haven't seen in a long time."

WILLIAMS ON KELLOGG
"I figured he was going to be a coach. He was always a heady player. His I.Q. was realy high. I thought he'd lean toward a coaching career. He looks good. He looks like the old Derek out there.

I don't want to seay that he's getting old cause that would mean I'm getting old. It'll be good to see him. I'm really happy for him. I hope he continues the good work.

WILLIAMS ON WATCHING CAMBY
"I have the NBA League Pass and I watch all the college games too."

KELLOGG on WILLIAMS
"As a coach you always think of what you'd do in a situation like that. We just went to a one-four low and gave him the ball and said go make a play. He just had a knack for putting the ball in the basket in key situations. He could always get his shots off and he always made tough shots."

REUNION? I'm hoping to witness a reunion between Phil Martelli and Rigo Nunez. For anyone who doesn't remember Rigo's flop against St. Joe's on senior day in 1996 cost Martelli and the Hawks an upset of the Minutemen. Nunez is expected at the game Sunday.

Current UMass coach Derek Kellogg was Williams' backcourt partner for most of their Minuteman careers. Kellogg still thinks of Williams when his team is in a tight situation late.

"When I think of all the close games I've been in as a head coach this year, it's pretty rare for a guy to make one or two of those," Kellogg said. Williams "had a string of five or six. He loved those situations with the game on the line. He wanted to have that added pressure on him."

Williams, now 36, is a counselor in the Hartford school system. When fans recognize him, they still ask about beating the buzzer.

"A lot of people when they talk about clutch shooting at the end of games, they always bring up my name. It's something they don't forget. They like to talk about it," Williams said. "For the moments to occur as many times as they did and for me to have the opportunity to take part, I'm very blessed to be put in those situations. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to take them."

The list was memorable.

- Williams fouled out of the Minutemen's 91-86 overtime upset win of No. 1 North Carolina in 1993, but his 3-pointer forced overtime.

- Later that season his 10-footer with three seconds left gave the Minutemen a 56-55 win over rival Temple in Amherst, a play that was overshadowed afterward because Temple coach John Chaney threatened to kill Calipari in the press conference.

- Eleven days later, Williams delivered again by hitting a 22-foot banked 3 with eight seconds left to beat the Owls again for the first-ever win by UMass at McGonigle Hall.

- In his senior season in 1995, UMass trailed 80-62 against West Virginia with four minutes left, but Williams led the rally to force overtime and then hit a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc in the final seconds to win 97-94.

"Nobody in the history of college basketball has hit more clutch shots than Mike Williams," Calipari said after that game.

Williams was hesitant to pick his favorite, but settled on the bank against the Owls.

"They're all kind of my favorites because we came out with the wins," he said. "But the best one was the one at Temple. It meant so much because of the rivalry we had with them. That meant the most to me."

Williams never got to finish his career. After several clashes with Calipari over the course of his time at UMass, Williams was permanently suspended on Feb. 22, 1995.

Williams said he bears UMass or Calipari no ill will for the way his career ended and he is glad to be invited back for Sunday's celebration.

"I haven't really spoken to him in a long time," Williams said of his former coach. "But we should be good. I'm much more mature. I'm not stuck on pause about things that happened in the past. What don't break you makes you a stronger person. Everything's fine on my part.

"I'm looking forward to coming up there and seeing a couple guys I haven't seen in a long time."

Williams' twin sons Michael and Mishawn, who as toddlers were fixtures with their father in postgame celebrations, are sophomores in high school now, reserves on the basketball team at the Sports and Medical Sciences Academy in Hartford.

"They're getting pretty good," Williams said. "Maybe they'll end up playing at UMass."

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


Late Surge Lifts Saint Joseph's Past UMass, 68-64
The Minutemen tied a season low with only seven turnovers
From UMass Athletics, 2/8/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - With close to 30 members of the 1990s decade on hand as part of the 100 Seasons Of UMass Basketball Celebration, the Minutemen couldn't rekindle the glory of yesteryear as Saint Joseph's had a 13-2 run in the final minutes to beat UMass, 68-64 on Sunday afternoon. Both Ricky Harris and Anthony Gurley led the Minutemen (8-13, 3-5 A-10) with 18 points. Tony Gaffney, who was plagued by foul-trouble in the second half had eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks.

Ahmad Nivins led Saint Joseph's with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tasheed Carr added 14 and Darren Goven had 10 for the Hawks (14-8, 7-1). It was Saint Joseph's ninth win in 10 games.

After a hot offensive start, the Minutemen cooled down with only 27 second-half points. UMass was 24-for-63 (38 percent) from the field, 9-for-27 (27 percent) from behind the arc, while Saint Joseph's was 25-for-55 (46 percent) and 5-for-14 (36 percent). Rebounds were 40 to 36 in favor of the Hawks.

Saint Joseph's went on an 9-0 run starting with 4:07 left in the second half that was keyed by back-to-back jumpers from Nivins and Garrett Williamson with less than 2:30 left in the second for a 60-56 Hawks lead. Then Carr added a pair of free throws for a 62-56 edge and Williamson made a foul shot for a 63-56 lead.

Gurley's jumper cut the lead to 63-58 with 39 seconds left.

A Williamson runner in the lane with less than five minutes gave the Hawks their first lead since 7-6, at 54-53. Luke Bonner quickly answered with a 3-pointer with 4:25 left to retake the lead, 56-54.

Gurley's 3-pointer on a pass from Lowe gave UMass a 53-48 edge with 7:22 left. Saint Joseph's Darren Govens' putback with 6:58 left drew the Hawks to within 53-50.

A questionable foul call on Gaffney, his fourth of the game, with 11:21 left in the second half, put UMass at a disadvantage as the Hawks quickly took over scoring the next three points to cut the lead to 48-45 with 10 minutes left in regulation. The game continued to get chippy as double-technical fouls were called on UMass' Lowe and Saint Joseph's Idris Hilliard.

Gary Correia's underhanded lay-up with just under 14 minutes left gave UMass a 46-40 lead before Nivins quickly answered.

The Minutemen led 37-34 at the half as Harris led all scorers with 13 points. Saint Jospeh's Tasheed Carr knocked in a 3-pointer as time expired to end the first half.

UMass continued to maintain its lead as Harris bombed away from 3-point land. The Hawks got back to within two points on a 3-point play by Nivins with 2:34 left in the first half, cutting it to 30-28.

The Minutemen extended the run to 15-5 building a 21-12 lead with 11:14 left in the first half. UMass had 10 fastbreak points in early going to help build the advantage.

After falling behind 7-6 in the first two minutes, UMass went on a 9-0 run punctuated by a Gaffney alley-oop from Chris Lowe with 16:35 left as UMass took a 15-7 lead at the first media break, 4:20 into the game.

UMass heads to the road for a pair of games this week. First at Fordham on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Than Saturday, UMass plays at St. Bonaventure. The next home game is set for Wednesday, Feb. 18 against Rhode Island. That game is the 2000s Celebration and Black Out Night.



NOTES

Ricky Harris had 10 first-half point to give him his 19th game in double-figures in 21 this season.

Harris moved to No. 22 on UMass' all-time scoring list with 1,200. He passed Johnny Murphy (1,184) and Carmelo Travieso (1,186).

Chris Lowe had seven points to move to No. 39 on the all-time giving him 1,019 in his career. He passed No. 39 Tyrone Weeks (1,013).

Lowe also had nine assists to give him 619 as he closes in on the all-time career assists record held by Carl Smith (633).

Anthony Gurley had his 13th game this season in double-figures with 18. It was his 22nd career 10-plus game.

Tony Gaffney had his 33rd dunk on an alley-oop, 3:31 into the game.

Luke Bonner had two drawn charges in the game. He has 21 of UMass 29 on the season having played just 14 games.

Matt Glass drew his third charge of the season in the second half.



QUOTES

Head Coach Derek Kellogg's General Comments
I think we have been involved in as many close games as any team in the country. I give St. Joe's credit. They have been in as many close games and they have done a good job of figuring out ways to win down the stretch. Something that has alluded us as a team right now. I thought we played a good basketball game, today. We played about as good a defense at stretches as we have all year. We really picked up the intensity and the pressure on those guys. We came out hard on them. They do have, who I would say is the player of the year in the league, a kid that you have to double and even triple team every time he touches the ball. And that makes a difference when it's a big guy, especially. We were right there with Gaffney in foul trouble and a few other things happening. I thought we were right there. The little, tiny things are what makes the difference in this league. I am really figuring that out. It's a missed block out here, a tough shot there. Free throws come into play at times. There are some things that we really have to get better at in the last four minutes, not only for this year, but for the entire time that I am here as coach.

Coach Kellogg on shot selection
No actually, [at the end of the game] I was trying to push it a little faster because we have gone different ways in the last four minutes of trying to win games. I was telling our guys to push it and try to get an easy, open shot if we could. I don't know what the time was, but I thought we had a bunch of good looks that just didn't go in. At the end, I thought they did a good job in the half court. We took a couple of ill-advised shots that we will rectify in the film session.

Coach Kellogg on losing Tony Gaffney
Obviously, he is a kid that we would like to get in for 18-20 minutes in the second half and when he goes out, it hurts us a little bit.

Coach Kellogg on 1990's celebration
Before the game, I went up to the Massachusetts room and it was jam packed. You couldn't even move up there. I walked in and got to see a lot of the former guys and see how many guys were happy and excited. There are a lot of memories that walked through that door today. They brought back a few to myself and a little bit of a tear to my eye. How those guys want to be a part of the program and how they want to help the program in any way they can. I said this on the radio. They have a lot of tall, young kids. Some potential recruits! There are a bunch of young kids that look like they could be future Minutemen. I told them, if any of them get over 6-feet, 10 inches, they're coming right to UMass.

Tony Gaffney on finishing out games
I don't think offense is the issue, I think we have to figure out ways to close out games. We have been in so many of these situations and in the end the other team just seems to make more plays than us. It is nice to show that we can play for 38 minutes but it's bad that we can't play for 40. It is frustrating, I don't think the word frustrating describes it. We have to keep going and getting tougher, and hopfully around A-10 time we will be rolling.

Ricky Harris
I knew that Saint Joe's was going to make a run because they always do that to the other teams. That shot that Nivins made gave them momentum. In the second half we knew as a team that we were going to have to fight, and it was going to be a war before we were through. Like Tony said, we play for 38 minutes but in the other two minutes they played harder and came up big.

Saint Joseph's Head Coach Phil Martelli's general comment
All year this team has talked to themselves about toughness and what it means on the road. I don't thnk that was a great basketball effort, I think it was a great mental effort. The defense had to keep scratching, and once we got the lead, they had the bulldog mentality of holding on to that lead. I'm impressed with that. It is a good step for our team with half of the league season done. This was a road test. Harris is a wonderful player and what we were trying to do was make sure that Chris Lowe didn't run amok. Darrin Govens did a great job defendinng Lowe all day. I'm very pleased with the second half defense but we have a reasons to practice on Tuesday.

Coach Martelli on the shot clock
We have been in that situation a lot this year. I have not done a very good job of coaching this team in halfcourt offense. We spent a lot of time on shot clock calls, you will hear me yell different colors. I thought Garrett Williamson had a huge basket on a dribble-drive against Tony Gaffney, who is a great defender, in a shot clock situation. We are okay with getting to the end of the shot clock, as long as we don't turn it over that would be considered a good posession for us to run the clock all the way down.

Coach Martelli on defense
I think the defense we were playing, we did not want to push up on that. I thought they did a fabulous job at Xavier, exploiting Xavier's overexhuberance. Xavier was chasing and Chris Lowe was penetrating the lane. In the Richmond game he had 10 assists and they just dribbled at everybody. We tried to back off and keep the ball in front of us. If a guy made a shot in front of us, as long as it was not Ricky Harris, that is okay with us.

Coach Martelli on UMass' future this season
I have watched five of their games and I think that Derek Kellogg is the right guy here. I am amazed at how calm he is for a young head coach. I know what this means and I know what this means for this community. The change these players have undergone. Lowe was not even recruited by Travis Ford and now he has been through two head coaches. I think this league is jumble, I think Xavier is the best team despite what happened last night, and seeds 2-12 can compete any day, any time, anywhere. UMass certainly fits in that mix.


UMass watches Hawks fly by
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/9/2009

AMHERST - Another close game ended up in the loss column for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team which led for most of Sunday afternoon's contest before falling to Saint Joseph's 68-64 at the Mullins Center.

Six of the Minutemen's last seven games have been decided by five points or fewer and five of those have been losses.

UMass senior big man Tony Gaffney shook his head in the postgame press conference.

"I think we have to figure out ways to close out games," Gaffney said. "We have been in so many of these situations and in the end the other team just seems to make more plays than us.

"It is nice to show that we can play for 38 minutes but it's bad that we can't play for 40," he added. "It is frustrating. We have to keep going and getting tougher, and hopefully around A-10 (Tournament) time we will be rolling."

With Xavier and Dayton already losing during the weekend, Saint Joseph's (14-8, 7-1 Atlantic 10) appeared to be on the verge of becoming the third top team in the conference to fall.

Ricky Harris had 13 of his 18 points in the first half as UMass (8-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10) opened a nine-point advantage early and led 37-34 at halftime.

The Minutemen stretched their edge back to 44-36 four minutes into the second half. They still appeared in control when Anthony Gurley hit a 3-pointer to make it 53-48 with 7:26 remaining, but the UMass offense dried up after that.

"A couple plays just didn't happen," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "Chris Lowe missed a layup on a great drive and then he threw a lob pass to Tony Gaffney and the ball just hit the rim."

The Hawks scored six straight points to take their first lead since the first three minutes of the game.

A 3-pointer by Luke Bonner briefly plugged the leak, but those were the only points scored by UMass for almost seven minutes. Saint Joseph's scored the next nine to pull ahead 63-56 with 46 seconds left.

A 3-pointer by Harris got the Minutemen within three at 67-64 with three seconds left, but Darrin Govens hit a free throw to clinch the win.

"I think we have been involved in as many close games as any team in the country," Kellogg said. "I give St. Joe's credit. They have been in as many close games and they have done a good job of figuring out ways to win down the stretch, which is something that has eluded us as a team right now.

"I thought we played a good basketball game today. We played about as good defense in stretches as we have all year. We really picked up the intensity and the pressure on those guys. We came out hard on them. I thought we were right there.

"It's the little, tiny things are what makes the difference in this league," Kellogg added. "I am really figuring that out. It's a missed block-out here, a tough shot there. Free throws come into play at times. There are some things that we really have to get better at in the last four minutes, not only for this year, but for the entire time that I am here as coach."

Atlantic 10 player of the year favorite Ahmad Nivins helped his cause with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Hawks. Tasheed Carr added 14 points, six rebounds and five assists for Saint Joseph's.

Gurley and Harris each had 18 points and four rebounds for the Minutemen. Gaffney added eight points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. UMass returns to the road Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game at Fordham. Hawks coach Phil Martelli said he was pleased with his team's poise more than its performance.

"All year this team has talked to themselves about toughness and what it means on the road. I don't think that was a great basketball effort, I think it was a great mental effort," he said.

"The defense had to keep scratching, and once we got the lead, they had the bulldog mentality of holding on to that lead. I'm impressed with that. It is a good step for our team with half of the league season done."

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


Martelli still takes issue with 1996 call
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/9/2009

AMHERST - Thirteen years later, Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli and former University of Massachusetts men's basketball forward Rigo Nunez still disagree.

On Feb. 28, 1996, Martelli was in his first year coaching Saint Joseph's and the Hawks led UMass 58-55 with 34.4 seconds left at the Mullins Center and were set to inbound. But before the ball came in, Nunez, then a senior reserve, fell to the floor, his gangly arms and legs flailing on the way down. The referees not only called a foul on St. Joe's guard Terrell Myers, but a flagrant foul, giving UMass two free throws and the ball.

Nunez hit one free throw and Donta Bright sank a jumper to force overtime where the Minutemen prevailed 68-66.

Martelli, who was furious at the time of the call, chased the officials off the floor after the game claiming that Nunez had flopped and that even if it was a foul it shouldn't have been flagrant.

"That's still the worst call in the history of the game," Martelli said Sunday, smiling but still serious in his assessment.

The Hawks actually faced a similar situation on Sunday, inbounding the ball with a three-point lead with three seconds left. But there was not a repeat of the 1996 scene. Nunez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., was in Amherst to be honored with other players from the 1990s as part of the 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball celebration. He said the officials got the call right.

"That was definitely a true charge. I hurt my head," Nunez said, with a somewhat mischievous grin on his face. "My ear scraped Marcus Camby's knee. The player was out of control and pushed me before the play."

Nunez sat behind the St. Joe's bench and heckled Martelli during Sunday's game, but didn't get a reaction from the coach.

Nunez was one of 28 former players and managers who made the trip to Amherst for the event. UMass coach Derek Kellogg, who played with many of those players during his Minuteman career, said he enjoyed having them around.

"There are a lot of memories that walked through that door today. They brought back a few to myself and a little bit of a tear to my eye," Kellogg said. "Those guys want to be a part of the program and they want to help the program in any way they can."

One way they might help is by providing future players.

"They have a lot of tall, young kids, some potential recruits. There are a bunch of young kids that look like they could be future Minutemen," Kellogg said. "I told them if any of them get over 6-feet, 10 inches, they're coming right to UMass."

GAFFNEY FOUL TROUBLE - Tony Gaffney's usual on-court smile was missing in the second half when he picked up his fourth foul with 11 minutes, 21 seconds remaining in the game.

Tasheed Carr drove to the basket past Gaffney and freshman big man Tyrell Lynch appeared to hit Carr on the arm. But the foul was called on Gaffney, his fourth, prompting an angry tirade from him on his way to the bench. The UMass lead disappeared while he was out of the game.

"Obviously, he is a kid that we would like to get in for 18 to 20 minutes in the second half," Kellogg said. "Anytime he goes out, it hurts us a little bit."

Gaffney thought better about criticizing the call in the postgame press conference. "I guess I don't have any comment on that. The ref called it so I guess I had four fouls," he said.

NEXT UP - UMass (8-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10) returns to the road for its next two games beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fordham. The Rams are 3-17 overall and 1-7 in Atlantic 10 play. The Minutemen are 2-8 away from the Mullins Center this season.

MISCELLANEOUS - Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma was among the 5,982 fans in attendance. His son Mike Auriemma is a freshman walk-on guard for Saint Joseph's.

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


Kellogg, Minutemen drop another in final minute
By Eli Rosenswaike, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/9/2009

No matter how well the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plays on a particular night, it always seems to change in the final few minutes of the game.

Sunday’s contest against Saint Joseph’s was no different.

The Minutemen fell to the Hawks, 68-64, Sunday afternoon at the Mullins Center, losing another late lead and melting down in the final minutes – dropping their seventh game decided by five points or less this season.

“It’s nice to know we’re finally showing we can play for 38 minutes, but if you can’t play for 40 [minutes], there’s no point in playing,” UMass forward Tony Gaffney said after the game.

The Minutemen (8-13, 3-5 Atlantic 10), who led for much of the game, held a 53-48 lead with 7 minutes, 26 seconds to play after Anthony Gurley hit one of his four 3-pointers. But with Gaffney out of the game with foul trouble for an extended period, the Hawks quickly came back and went on a 15-3 run – taking the lead for good on a 20-footer by Ahmad Nivins at the 2:26 mark with the shot clock at one second.

Down by nine points with 16 seconds left, the Minutemen gave St. Joe’s (14-8, 7-1 A-10) a brief scare in the final seconds. David Gibbs converted on a 3-point play to cut the lead to six, and after two missed free throws by the Hawks, Ricky Harris hit a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to climb within three points.

But Darrin Govens hit his first free throw for SJU, extending the lead to four and sealing the win for the Hawks.

“I think we’ve been involved in as many close games as probably anyone in the country right now,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. “I give St. Joe’s credit, they’ve done a good job of figuring out ways to win down the stretch – something that’s eluded us as a team right now.”

The Minutemen have now lost nine games by eight points or less this season. But St. Joe’s coach Phil Martelli had words of encouragement for UMass’ first-year coach.

“I think Derek Kellogg is the right guy here,” Martelli said. “I am amazed at how calm he is for a young, head coach. I know what this means and what it means to the community. I think this league is a jumble, I think Xavier is the best team and I think [teams] two-through-12 [can beat each other] anytime, any day, anywhere. And UMass certainly fits right in that mix.”

Without Gaffney from the 11:21-5:15 mark, the Hawks were able to get to the paint with greater efficiency. Nivins, who both coaches said should be the A-10 Player of the Year after the game, finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds – including the go-ahead basket.

Harris and Gurley each had 18 points as the only two Minutemen to score in double figures. Point guard Chris Lowe finished with seven points and nine assists, while Gaffney just missed a double-double with eight points and 13 rebounds. Along with Nivins, Tasheed Carr (14 points), Govens (11) and Idris Hilliard (nine) led the way offensively for the Hawks.

UMass began the game hot from the floor, hitting its first three 3-pointers to take a 15-9 lead four minutes into the contest. Despite only committing seven turnovers on the afternoon, the Minutemen struggled offensively for the rest of the game, missing a number of close-range shots in the second half.

“We’ve been doing a ton of individual work in practice and we’ve shot 700 layups over the last three weeks, there’s no excuse for missing layups,” Kellogg said.

UMass resumes action on Wednesday night for a road tilt against St. Bonaventure (12-10, 3-6 A-10) in Olean, N.Y.

Game notes

During halftime, as part of its 100-years of UMass basketball celebration, UMass honored the legends of the 1990s, including Dana Dingle, Will Herndon, Lari Ketner, Edgar Padilla, Tyrone Weeks and Mike Williams. Marcus Camby, Carmelo Travieso, Lou Roe and John Calipari could not attend the ceremony. Calipari’s daughter, Erin Calipari, who played on the UMass women’s team from 2005-07, was there in his place.

Eli Rosenswaike can be reached at erosensw@dailycollegian.com.


UMass players aren't final-minute men
By Marty Dobrow, The Boston Globe Correspondent, 2/9/2009

AMHERST - Perhaps fueled by nostalgia, perhaps fueled by the bitter taste of so many near-misses this season, the University of Massachusetts outfought one of the Atlantic 10's heavyweights for 36 minutes yesterday. But in the final four - not to be confused with the Final Four - the essential difference between Saint Joseph's and UMass came clear.

The Hawks finish games. The Minutemen don't.

Thus, Saint Joseph's (14-8, 7-1) walked away with a hard-fought 68-64 victory over the no-cigar Minutemen (8-13, 3-5) on a day commemorating the great UMass teams of the 1990s.

"It's the little tiny things that make the difference in this league, I guess, which I'm really figuring out," said first-year coach Derek Kellogg, who was part of that '90s glory as a point guard from 1991-95. "It's a missed block out here, a tough shot there. Free throws come into play at times."

Indeed.

UMass led almost the entire game, but found itself tied at 56 with 3:04 left and Tony Gaffney on the line for a one-and-one. After he missed, the Hawks ran the shot clock down almost all the way, then found Ahmad Nivins, the clear front-runner for A-10 Player of the Year, 15 feet from the basket. A devastating low-post presence, Nivins has been expanding his face-up game, and he went up without hesitation, swishing what Hawks coach Phil Martelli called "a terrific confidence shot."

That fueled a 7-0 run during which the Hawks executed crisply in all the little, necessary ways, and the Minutemen did not.

"All year, this team has talked to themselves about toughness, and what it means on the road," said Martelli. "I don't think that was a great basketball effort . . . It was a great mental effort."

Nivins, averaging 19.6 points and 11.8 rebounds, came through again with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Tasheed Carr had 14 for the Hawks, and Darrin Govens added 11.

UMass got 18 points apiece from guards Ricky Harris and Anthony Gurley. Gaffney was again impressive with 8 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. He had to sit for a big chunk of the second half, though, after picking up a fourth foul.

While the Hawks clearly outplayed UMass in the last few minutes, they did open the door a crack in the closing seconds. They led by 9 with 16 seconds to go after a layup by Carr, but UMass closed with a conventional 3-point play by David Gibbs and a long-range three by Harris sandwiched around a couple of missed Hawks free throws. That led to Saint Joseph's inbounding with a 67-64 lead and three seconds remaining.

That provided an eerie reminder of a memorable game in UMass's Final Four season of 1995-96. That was Martelli's first year coaching the Hawks, and he came to the Mullins Center for the first time as a head coach in February when UMass had just lost for the first time after winning its first 26 games. A second loss seemed sure with UMass trailing by 3 with 34.4 seconds left with Saint Joseph's inbounding. Remarkably, the Hawks' Terrell Myers was called for not just a foul, but an intentional foul on a collision with Rigoberto Nunez, who appeared to flop, before the ball was inbounded. Nunez hit one of two shots. UMass got the ball back and tied it up, then won in overtime.

It didn't happen that way this time. The ball was inbounded. Govens was fouled and hit one of two to clinch the win.

Asked whether he was having any déjà vu about 1996, Martelli said, "Was that kid in the building, Nunez? Did he fall down? That's still the worst call in the history of the game."

Nunez, now a hospital administrator in Oregon, was, in fact, in the building. "I'm still going to stick to my guns. I was actually pushed," he said with a laugh. "Martelli tries to skew my personality, who I am, my integrity. I'm a man of integrity, and I play hard. We outplayed them. It's a psychological as well as a physical game, and I beat them mentally."

Lots of other UMass players from that Final Four team were on hand, including Edgar and Giddel Padilla, Dana Dingle, Tyrone Weeks, Charlton Clarke, Ted Cottrell, Ross Burns, and Andy Maclay.


Close still not good for UMass
Last-minute woes
By Dan Duggan, The Boston Herald, 2/9/2009

The good news for first-year UMass coach Derek Kellogg: His team has been competitive this season, having nine games decided by five points or fewer. The bad news: The Minutemen are just 2-7 in such games.

Banner day for '90s UMass basketball stars

To commemorate the 100th season of UMass basketball, the program has honored players from each decade at home games throughout the current campaign. Yesterday marked the return of the most successful teams in UMass history.

There were 18 players from the 1990s in attendance, most notably Edgar Padilla and Dana Dingle, who were starters on the 1996 Final Four team.

The biggest stars of the era - Marcus Camby (playing for the Los Angeles Clippers), Lou Roe (playing professionally in Spain) and John Calipari (coaching Memphis) - were unable to attend the reunion because of scheduling conflicts.

“I walked in (the Massachusetts Room before the game) and got to see a lot of the former guys and to see how many people were happy and excited to see those guys,” said UMass coach Derek Kellogg, who played point guard for four Minutemen NCAA tournament teams from 1992-95. “There’s a lot of memories that walked through that door today. And they brought back a few to myself and a little bit of a tear to the eye.”

For the first 36 minutes of yesterday’s Atlantic 10 battle with Saint Joseph’s, it appeared UMass would pull out a hard-earned victory. But the Minutemen’s late game woes resurfaced and the Hawks used a pivotal 9-0 run to claim a 68-64 win at the Mullins Center.

“We’ve been involved in as many close games as probably anyone in the country,” Kellogg said. “I give St. Joe’s credit, they’ve been in about as many, or maybe even more, close ones and they’ve done a good job of figuring out ways to win down the stretch. (That’s) something that’s eluded us as a team right now.”

UMass (8-13, 3-5 A-10) was in control for most of the game, but never was able to extend its cushion to double digits.

Saint Joseph’s (14-8, 7-1) took its first lead since the game’s opening minute on a Garrett Williamson layup with 4:48 remaining. UMass center Luke Bonner answered with a 3-pointer on the next possession to give the Minutemen a 56-54 advantage, but the Hawks scored the next nine points to steal the win.

“We just have to figure out ways to close games,” UMass forward Tony Gaffney said. “We’re in so many and at the end (the opposition) always seems to make more plays than we do. It’s nice that we’re finally showing up to play for 38 minutes, but if you can’t play for 40, there’s no point in playing.”

As usual, the Hawks were led by center Ahmad Nivins. The favorite to win A-10 player of the year honors, Nivins powered his way to 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Making things even tougher on UMass, Gaffney picked up his fourth foul with 11:21 left on a questionable call. It appeared frontcourt mate Tyrell Lynch committed the foul, but nonetheless the Minutemen’s best defensive player was forced to the bench for six minutes.

“I’m not really going to get into the call stuff, but obviously (Gaffney is) a kid that we’d like in for 18-20 minutes in the second half,” Kellogg said. “Any time he goes out, it hurts us a little bit.”

The Minutemen tried to counter Nivins’ inside presence with 3-point shooting, but made only 9-of-27 shots from beyond the arc. Ricky Harris and Anthony Gurley led UMass with 18 points each.

Despite the loss, Kellogg sees signs of improvement as the Minutemen head down the stretch.

“I think we’re getting better defensively,” Kellogg said. “I like our intensity. It’s for stretches - I don’t think we’re anywhere near 40 minutes of what I would consider UMass basketball yet - but it’s getting closer and closer.

“If we’re making shots and playing that kind of defense, we’re a pretty good basketball club.”


Nivins is Saint Joseph's go-to guy in win over UMass
By Mike Scandura, for the Philadelphia Daily News, 2/9/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - In a perfect world, Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli would continually pound the ball in low to Ahmad Nivins, who leads the Atlantic 10 Conference in field-goal percentage.

But the chances of that happening are slim and none, and "slim" already has left for Texas.

Nivins drained a 15-foot jumper with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left to break a tie and helped key a 9-0 run that enabled the Hawks to beat Massachusetts, 68-64, yesterday at the Mullins Center.

"Ahmad has really improved because of how much work he's put in on his face-up game," Martelli said of his all-conference forward, who recorded his A-10 leading 15th double-double (21 points, 12 rebounds). "What we've found over the last several games is that people aren't going to let him get the ball close to the basket.

"I'd like to put him in the lane, throw him the ball and say, 'Go get 20 and 10 every night.' But you can't do that against that kind of defense."

What made Nivins' basket even more impressive was the fact the shot clock was about to expire.

"It was a terrific confidence shot," Martelli said.

After Nivins scored, Garrett Williamson drained a jumper, Tasheed Carr (14 points) buried two free throws and Williamson sank another free throw to give the Hawks (14-8, 7-1) a 63-56 lead with 46.4 seconds left.

The Minutemen (8-13, 3-5), who went 4 minutes without a basket late in the second half, made it interesting when David Gibbs hit a layup and Ricky Harris (18 points) nailed a three-pointer with 3 seconds left. But Darrin Govens (14 points) clinched the Hawks' ninth win in their last 10 games by converting one of two free throws.

"During halftime, my coaches and teammates were telling me that UMass was way too physical and was doing way too much crowding for me to stay married to the blocks," Nivins said. "One of the things they told me was I needed to trust my skills and trust that jumper I've been working on throughout the season.

"It came to crunch time. I believe the shot clock was running down, it was a tie score and we really needed a bucket. Tasheed attracted attention and did a wonderful job of finding me. Then, it came down to confidence with my being a senior and a leader for this team and saying we need this basket."

Baskets of any type were hard to come by in the first half for the Hawks, who twice fell behind by as many as nine points. But a three-point basket by Carr just before the buzzer pulled Saint Joseph's within 37-34 at halftime.

The Hawks took what was only their second lead of the game, at 54-53, on Williamson's jumper with 4:48 remaining. After Luke Bonner drained a trey to give UMass a 56-54 lead, Nivins hit both ends of a two-shot foul to ignite the Hawks' 9-0 run.

"All year these players have talked to themselves about toughness and what it means on the road," Martelli said. "I don't think this was a great basketball effort, but I think it was great mental effort, with the defense in the second half.

"Once we got the lead, we had a bulldog mentality of holding onto that lead. It's a good step for our team now with half the league season gone."


Saint Joseph's Hawks 68
Massachusetts Minutemen 64
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Saint Joseph's vs Massachusetts
02/08/09 3:00 p.m. at Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass.

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VISITORS: Saint Joseph's 14-8, 7-1 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
32 HILLIARD, Idris..... f  4-8    0-0    1-3    2  4  6   5   9  2  1  0  1  29
34 NIVINS, Ahmad....... c  8-14   0-0    5-6    1 11 12   2  21  2  4  3  0  38
00 CARR, Tasheed....... g  4-13   2-4    4-6    0  6  6   4  14  5  2  1  1  31
13 GOVENS, Darrin...... g  4-8    2-5    1-2    1  2  3   2  11  4  1  0  1  31
15 WILLIAMSON, Garrett. g  3-5    0-0    1-2    0  6  6   3   7  1  2  0  0  36
01 PRESCOTT, Chris.....    1-4    1-4    0-2    1  1  2   1   3  2  1  0  0  17
11 BENTLEY, Charoy.....    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   5
40 IRWIN, Bryant.......    0-2    0-1    1-2    0  3  3   0   1  0  0  0  0  12
45 ROGERS, A.J.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   25-55   5-14  13-23   6 34 40  17  68 16 11  4  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-29 44.8%   2nd Half: 12-26 46.2%   Game: 45.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-8  50.0%   2nd Half:  1-6  16.7%   Game: 35.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-7  57.1%   2nd Half:  9-16 56.3%   Game: 56.5%   5,1


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 8-13, 3-5 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  4-8    0-1    0-1    3 10 13   4   8  4  1  2  0  30
31 Bonner, Luke........ c  2-6    2-5    0-0    1  6  7   3   6  0  1  0  1  27
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  5-12   3-5    5-8    1  3  4   5  18  0  2  0  0  30
12 Gurley, Anthony..... g  7-15   4-9    0-0    0  4  4   1  18  2  0  0  1  31
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  3-13   0-2    1-2    1  3  4   2   7  9  3  0  0  31
02 Gibbs, David........    1-4    0-3    1-1    0  1  1   1   3  0  0  0  1  19
11 Correia, Gary.......    1-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0  10
25 Lynch, Tyrell.......    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   2  0  0  0  1  12
33 Glass, Matt.........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  0  0  0  1  10
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   24-63   9-27   7-12   7 29 36  21  64 15  7  2  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-31 41.9%   2nd Half: 11-32 34.4%   Game: 38.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-13 38.5%   2nd Half:  4-14 28.6%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-8  75.0%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 58.3%    2


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Officials: Sean Hull, Will Bush, Ron Tyburski
Technical fouls: Saint Joseph's-HILLIARD, Idris. Massachusetts-LOWE, Chris.
Attendance: 5982
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Saint Joseph's................   34   34  -   68
Massachusetts.................   37   27  -   64
ID-711541

Points in the paint-SJU 28,UMASS 28. Points off turnovers-SJU 3,UMASS 10.
2nd chance points-SJU 7,UMASS 11. Fast break points-SJU 2,UMASS 16.
Bench points-SJU 6,UMASS 7. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-7 times.
Last FG-SJU 2nd-00:16, UMASS 2nd-00:03.
Largest lead-SJU by 9 2nd-00:16, UMASS by 9 1st-13:20.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Saint Joseph's vs Massachusetts
02/08/09 3:00 p.m. at Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass.

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Saint Joseph's
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GOOD! 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                     19:50   3-0   H 3
ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony                         19:50
                                                19:36              MISSED JUMPER by CARR, Tasheed
                                                19:36              REBOUND (OFF) by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                19:33   3-2   H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by HILLIARD, Idris [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   19:11              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                18:58   3-4   V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                18:58              ASSIST by GOVENS, Darrin
                                                18:51              FOUL by CARR, Tasheed (P1T1)
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  18:37   6-4   H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           18:37
                                                18:18   6-6   T 1  GOOD! LAYUP by CARR, Tasheed [PNT]
                                                18:18              ASSIST by HILLIARD, Idris
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          18:04
                                                18:02              STEAL by HILLIARD, Idris
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T1)                    17:59              MISSED FT SHOT by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                17:59              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                17:59   6-7   V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by HILLIARD, Idris
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    17:43              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                17:33              TURNOVR by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
STEAL by Gurley, Anthony                        17:31
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [FB/PNT]             17:29   8-7   H 1
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       17:29
                                                17:23              TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad
STEAL by Bonner, Luke                           17:21
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky [FB]               17:14  11-7   H 4
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           17:14
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    16:55              MISSED JUMPER by HILLIARD, Idris
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     16:49              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  16:41              MISSED 3 PTR by GOVENS, Darrin
GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [FB/PNT]            16:35  13-7   H 6
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           16:35
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  16:12              MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  16:07  14-7   H 7  FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett (P1T2)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  16:07  15-7   H 8
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          16:07
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          16:07
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           16:07
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           16:07
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            16:07
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        16:07
                                                15:51              MISSED LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                15:51              REBOUND (OFF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                15:47              TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad
STEAL by Lynch, Tyrell                          15:45
TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony                        15:41
                                                15:39              STEAL by CARR, Tasheed
                                                15:34              TURNOVR by CARR, Tasheed
TIMEOUT media                                   15:34
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   15:02              REBOUND (DEF) by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                14:55  15-9   H 6  GOOD! DUNK by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                14:55              ASSIST by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                14:27              FOUL by HILLIARD, Idris (P1T3)
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            14:27
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        14:27
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          14:27
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          14:27
MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                     14:19              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P1T2)                    14:11
                                                14:11              SUB IN : PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                14:11              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                13:48              MISSED LAYUP by CARR, Tasheed
                                                13:48              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  13:27              MISSED LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]             13:20  18-9   H 9
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           13:20
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          12:59              MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  12:56
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 12:53              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
                                                12:48              MISSED LAYUP by CARR, Tasheed
                                                12:48              REBOUND (OFF) by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                12:43              MISSED LAYUP by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                12:43              REBOUND (OFF) by PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                12:36  18-12  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by CARR, Tasheed
                                                12:36              ASSIST by PRESCOTT, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              12:06  20-12  H 8
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            12:06              SUB IN : IRWIN, Bryant
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          12:06              SUB OUT: HILLIARD, Idris
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           12:06
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          12:06
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          12:06
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           12:06
                                                11:40              TURNOVR by GOVENS, Darrin
STEAL by Glass, Matt                            11:39
                                                11:14              FOUL by PRESCOTT, Chris (P1T4)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:14
MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                   11:14
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     11:14
GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris                    11:14  21-12  H 9
                                                11:14              SUB IN : WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                11:14              SUB OUT: CARR, Tasheed
                                                11:01  21-15  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by GOVENS, Darrin
                                                11:01              ASSIST by PRESCOTT, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by Glass, Matt                     10:34
REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke                   10:34
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                10:23  23-15  H 8
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   09:56              MISSED 3 PTR by IRWIN, Bryant
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 09:47              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           09:46
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          09:46
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            09:46
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        09:46
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   09:25              MISSED JUMPER by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   09:14              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
FOUL by Glass, Matt (P1T3)                      09:07
SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony                          09:07              SUB IN : CARR, Tasheed
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            09:07              SUB OUT: GOVENS, Darrin
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  09:04              MISSED 3 PTR by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    08:56              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                08:37  23-18  H 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                08:37              ASSIST by NIVINS, Ahmad
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P1T4)                     08:14
TURNOVR by Bonner, Luke                         08:14
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            08:14
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          08:14
                                                07:56              TURNOVR by PRESCOTT, Chris
TIMEOUT media                                   07:56
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  07:38              REBOUND (DEF) by IRWIN, Bryant
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   07:15              MISSED LAYUP by CARR, Tasheed
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky [FB]               07:08  26-18  H 8
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           07:08
                                                06:40  26-20  H 6  GOOD! JUMPER by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    06:19
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  06:19
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              06:15  28-20  H 8
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   05:54              MISSED JUMPER by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony                   05:45              BLOCK by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                05:42              REBOUND (DEF) by PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                05:34  28-22  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                05:34              ASSIST by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     05:03              BLOCK by CARR, Tasheed
                                                05:00              REBOUND (DEF) by IRWIN, Bryant
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  04:56              MISSED 3 PTR by PRESCOTT, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by Bonner, Luke                    04:39              REBOUND (DEF) by IRWIN, Bryant
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P1T5)                    04:29              MISSED FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
                                                04:29              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                04:29  28-23  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          04:29              SUB IN : BENTLEY, Charoy
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        04:29              SUB IN : GOVENS, Darrin
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          04:29              SUB IN : HILLIARD, Idris
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           04:29              SUB OUT: CARR, Tasheed
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           04:29              SUB OUT: IRWIN, Bryant
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          04:29              SUB OUT: PRESCOTT, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 04:00              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                03:44              FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad (P1T5)
                                                03:44              TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:44
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          03:44
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          03:44
MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony                   03:30              BLOCK by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                03:30              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                03:20  28-25  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by GOVENS, Darrin [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     02:49
REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  02:49
GOOD! TIP-IN by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]             02:44  30-25  H 5
                                                02:34  30-27  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P2T6)                    02:34  30-28  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           02:34
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          02:34
GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]              02:04  32-28  H 4
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           02:04
                                                01:48  32-30  H 2  GOOD! JUMPER by BENTLEY, Charoy
                                                01:48              ASSIST by NIVINS, Ahmad
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            01:22  34-30  H 4
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P2T7)                    01:00              MISSED FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                01:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   01:00
                                                01:00  34-31  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            01:00              SUB IN : CARR, Tasheed
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          01:00              SUB OUT: BENTLEY, Charoy
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:51  35-31  H 4  FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett (P2T6)
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 00:51              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                00:44              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                00:44              SUB IN : PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                00:44              SUB OUT: WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                00:39              FOUL by NIVINS, Ahmad (P2T7)
                                                00:39              TURNOVR by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                00:39              SUB IN : ROGERS, A.J.
                                                00:39              SUB IN : BENTLEY, Charoy
                                                00:39              SUB OUT: PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                00:39              SUB OUT: NIVINS, Ahmad
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:08  36-31  H 5  FOUL by CARR, Tasheed (P2T8)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:08  37-31  H 6
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           00:08              SUB IN : PRESCOTT, Chris
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          00:08              SUB IN : IRWIN, Bryant
                                                00:08              SUB OUT: ROGERS, A.J.
                                                00:08              SUB OUT: BENTLEY, Charoy
                                                00:00  37-34  H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by CARR, Tasheed


                              Massachusetts 37, Saint Joseph's 34

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Saint Joseph's         12       1       5       0       5      1     2
          Massachusetts          16       8       6      13       2      0     2


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Saint Joseph's
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REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                19:46              MISSED JUMPER by GOVENS, Darrin
                                                19:43              FOUL by CARR, Tasheed (P3T1)
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          19:33
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  19:17              MISSED JUMPER by HILLIARD, Idris
GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]               19:06  39-34  H 5
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    18:46              MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 18:38
REBOUND (OFF) by Lowe, Chris                    18:38
FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P1T1)                      18:32
TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris                          18:32
                                                18:32              SUB IN : IRWIN, Bryant
                                                18:32              SUB OUT: HILLIARD, Idris
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P2T2)                     18:14
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                18:09              MISSED JUMPER by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    17:54              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   17:46              MISSED JUMPER by IRWIN, Bryant
GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]                17:38  41-34  H 7
                                                17:24              FOUL by WILLIAMSON, Garrett (P3T2)
                                                17:24              TURNOVR by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell                          17:24
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           17:24
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           17:24
SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris                            17:24
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 17:02              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
                                                16:48  41-36  H 5  GOOD! DUNK by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                16:48              ASSIST by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED 3 PTR by Gaffney, Tony                   16:21
REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony                  16:21
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  16:15  44-36  H 8
ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony                         16:15
                                                15:57  44-39  H 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by GOVENS, Darrin
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 15:30              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T3)                    15:23
                                                15:23              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                15:23  44-40  H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by IRWIN, Bryant
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                15:23              MISSED FT SHOT by IRWIN, Bryant
                                                15:23              SUB IN : HILLIARD, Idris
                                                15:23              SUB OUT: NIVINS, Ahmad
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    14:57              REBOUND (DEF) by HILLIARD, Idris
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          14:52
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          14:52
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P3T4)                    14:42
                                                14:42              SUB IN : NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                14:42              SUB OUT: IRWIN, Bryant
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  14:38              MISSED 3 PTR by GOVENS, Darrin
MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                14:16              REBOUND (DEF) by GOVENS, Darrin
REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell                  14:03              MISSED 3 PTR by CARR, Tasheed
GOOD! LAYUP by Correia, Gary [PNT]              13:55  46-40  H 6
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       13:55
                                                13:36  46-42  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
                                                13:36              ASSIST by GOVENS, Darrin
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 12:56              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
                                                12:47              TURNOVR by CARR, Tasheed
STEAL by Gibbs, David                           12:45
MISSED JUMPER by Lynch, Tyrell                  12:38
REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony                  12:38
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            12:30  48-42  H 6
ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony                         12:30
BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony                          12:13              MISSED LAYUP by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  12:11
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    11:49              REBOUND (DEF) by GOVENS, Darrin
FOUL by Gaffney, Tony (P4T5)                    11:21
                                                11:21              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                11:21              MISSED FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
                                                11:21              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                11:21  48-43  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          11:21              SUB IN : PRESCOTT, Chris
SUB IN : Bonner, Luke                           11:21              SUB OUT: GOVENS, Darrin
SUB IN : Lowe, Chris                            11:21
SUB IN : Glass, Matt                            11:21
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          11:21
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          11:21
SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell                          11:21
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        11:21
MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris                     11:02              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                10:49  48-45  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                10:49              ASSIST by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   10:30              BLOCK by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                10:27              REBOUND (DEF) by HILLIARD, Idris
REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris                    10:22              MISSED JUMPER by CARR, Tasheed
                                                10:10              FOUL by CARR, Tasheed (P4T3)
                                                10:10              FOUL TECHNCL by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                10:10              FOUL by HILLIARD, Idris (P2T4)
FOUL TECHNCL by Lowe, Chris                     10:10
FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P2T6)                      10:10
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        09:53
                                                09:51              STEAL by GOVENS, Darrin
                                                09:45              FOUL by HILLIARD, Idris (P3T5)
                                                09:45              TURNOVR by HILLIARD, Idris
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        09:45
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           09:45
                                                09:19              FOUL by GOVENS, Darrin (P1T6)
MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                    09:08              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  08:47              MISSED 3 PTR by GOVENS, Darrin
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              08:38  50-45  H 5
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           08:38
                                                08:14  50-47  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by NIVINS, Ahmad [PNT]
FOUL by Glass, Matt (P2T7)                      08:14  50-48  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   07:54              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Glass, Matt                    07:34              MISSED 3 PTR by PRESCOTT, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]             07:26  53-48  H 5
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           07:26
                                                07:00              MISSED 3 PTR by PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                07:00              REBOUND (OFF) by GOVENS, Darrin
                                                06:58  53-50  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by GOVENS, Darrin [PNT]
                                                06:58              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                06:58              SUB IN : GOVENS, Darrin
                                                06:58              SUB OUT: CARR, Tasheed
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    06:28              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                05:57              MISSED JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     05:24              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                05:15  53-52  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by HILLIARD, Idris [PNT]
                                                05:15              ASSIST by GOVENS, Darrin
FOUL by Glass, Matt (P3T8)                      05:15
                                                05:15              TIMEOUT MEDIA
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   05:15              MISSED FT SHOT by HILLIARD, Idris
SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony                          05:15
SUB OUT: Glass, Matt                            05:15
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T9)                    05:00
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        05:00
                                                04:48  53-54  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMSON, Garrett [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke                     04:25  56-54  H 2
ASSIST by Lowe, Chris                           04:25
FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P3T10)                    04:07  56-55  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                04:07  56-56  T 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                04:07              SUB IN : BENTLEY, Charoy
                                                04:07              SUB OUT: PRESCOTT, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   03:43              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  03:17              MISSED JUMPER by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                03:04              FOUL by GOVENS, Darrin (P2T7)
TIMEOUT media                                   03:04
MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony                 03:04              REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                03:04              SUB IN : CARR, Tasheed
                                                03:04              SUB OUT: BENTLEY, Charoy
                                                02:28  56-58  V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by NIVINS, Ahmad
                                                02:28              ASSIST by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   02:01              REBOUND (DEF) by HILLIARD, Idris
                                                01:25  56-60  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
                                                01:25              ASSIST by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris                     01:09
REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony                  01:09
MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony                   01:05              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T11)                 01:00  56-61  V 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
                                                01:00  56-62  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by CARR, Tasheed
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 00:55              FOUL by HILLIARD, Idris (P4T8)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:55
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 00:55              REBOUND (DEF) by NIVINS, Ahmad
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          00:55
SUB OUT: Gaffney, Tony                          00:55
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P4T12)                   00:46  56-63  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
REBOUND (DEF) by Bonner, Luke                   00:46              MISSED FT SHOT by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
SUB IN : Gaffney, Tony                          00:46
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          00:46
GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                 00:38  58-63  V 5
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:38
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           00:38
SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke                           00:38
                                                00:30  58-65  V 7  GOOD! DUNK by HILLIARD, Idris [FB/PNT]
                                                00:30              ASSIST by WILLIAMSON, Garrett
MISSED JUMPER by Lowe, Chris                    00:25              REBOUND (DEF) by CARR, Tasheed
                                                00:16  58-67  V 9  GOOD! LAYUP by CARR, Tasheed [PNT]
                                                00:16              ASSIST by GOVENS, Darrin
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:16
GOOD! LAYUP by Gibbs, David [PNT]               00:11  60-67  V 7
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gibbs, David                   00:11  61-67  V 6  FOUL by HILLIARD, Idris (P5T9)
                                                00:11              SUB IN : PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                00:11              SUB OUT: HILLIARD, Idris
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T13)                    00:09              MISSED FT SHOT by PRESCOTT, Chris
                                                00:09              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  00:09              MISSED FT SHOT by PRESCOTT, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    00:03  64-67  V 3
ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony                         00:03
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P5T14)                   00:03  64-68  V 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by GOVENS, Darrin
REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony                  00:03              MISSED FT SHOT by GOVENS, Darrin

SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          00:03              SUB IN : BENTLEY, Charoy
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          00:03              SUB OUT: PRESCOTT, Chris

                              Saint Joseph's 68, Massachusetts 64

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Saint Joseph's         16       2       2       2       1      1     2
          Massachusetts          12       2       5       3       5      0     1


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........    1   2 -   3
Massachusetts...........    8   2 -  10

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........   12  16 -  28
Massachusetts...........   16  12 -  28

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........    5   2 -   7
Massachusetts...........    6   5 -  11

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........    0   2 -   2
Massachusetts...........   13   3 -  16

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........    5   1 -   6
Massachusetts...........    2   5 -   7

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

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Saint Joseph's..........    2   2 -   4
Massachusetts...........    2   1 -   3

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