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UMass feels primed to end Atlantic 10 Tournament woes
By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/10/2009

As far as Derek Kellogg is concerned, there is no losing streak in the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team.

“I don’t know anything about a losing streak. The last I remember is winning every game, so that is the way I’m looking at it,” UMass’ first-year coach said. “There is not a losing streak with this team. I don’t know what’s happened in the past, but this team is going in with a fresh start. That is the mentality I have, and that is the mentality they better have.”

Back when Kellogg led the Minutemen on the court, he went a perfect 12-0 over four years in the tournament – winning four consecutive conference titles from 1992-95. But since then, the Minutemen have not been able to continue that dominance.

On Wednesday when the Minutemen take on Duquesne in the first round of the A-10 Tournament at 6:30 p.m. in Atlantic City, N.J., they hope to find the success Kellogg had during his playing days.

To find the last victory for UMass (12-17, 7-9 A-10) in the conference tournament, you have to go back to 2002 when the No. 4-seeded Minutemen upended No. 5 George Washington, 73-62. UMass lost the following day to No. 1 Xavier and has lost its first game for six straight seasons since then.

From 2003-06, the Minutemen lost in the first round, despite being seeded higher than their opponents. They lost in the quarterfinals in 2007 and 2008 after receiving a first-round bye. Again, the Minutemen continued to lose despite holding a higher seed. In 2007, UMass had the No. 2 seed but lost in overtime to No. 7 Saint Louis, and in 2008, the No. 3-seeded Minutemen lost to No. 6 Charlotte.

This year, however, will be the first time that UMass is the underdog in the first game it plays in the tournament since 1991. With the Minutemen’s victory over Rhode Island on Saturday, it propelled them to the No. 10 seed of the tournament, the lowest seed they have ever had. It also sets them up to face off against the No. 7 Dukes (18-11, 9-7 A-10).

But regardless of the seeding, senior point guard Chris Lowe just wants Wednesday to come so he and his teammates can try to end the seven-game losing streak in the tournament.

“It has definitely been on my mind a lot. I can’t sleep right now,” Lowe said before practice on Monday. “I’m just ready for Wednesday to come, and I can’t wait for it to come and get this 48 hours over with.”

While the Minutemen must overcome the losing streak, they also must overcome the loss they had just two weeks ago to Duquesne. Despite hitting a school-record 16 3-pointers, the Minutemen couldn’t stop the Dukes as they fell, 94-77, at the Mullins Center on Feb. 25.

“Duquesne got the best of us on our home court the last time we played them, so we’re just going to be ready to play,” Lowe said. “I know coach is going to come up with a good game plan.”

So far this year when UMass faced a team for the second time, Kellogg’s game plan has seemed to be the right one. Despite losing both contests to La Salle, the Minutemen bounced back from their home losses to Saint Joseph’s and Rhode Island, to upset both on their home courts later in the season.

“We know we owe [Duquesne] something. We owed URI something; we owed St. Joe’s something,” said A-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Tony Gaffney. “We’re ready to go. Our mentality right now is completely different than it was two weeks ago. It is almost like we have a bad-boy mentality.”

But what may have been the most important thing Kellogg did to help UMass win the second time around was getting them to play down the stretch.

“The last couple of games have been coming down to the final four minutes, and as you can tell, we’ve become a better team in the last four minutes,” Lowe said. “Coach has been putting in a lot of time with situations in practice with us so we can come down to the last four minutes and execute.”

If the Minutemen want to have a chance to win the game in the last four minutes, they have to play better defense than they did last time against Duquesne. In what quickly became a shootout, UMass became lackluster on defense as it allowed the Dukes to shoot 57.1 percent from the floor in the loss.

“Nobody gave an effort on defense; me, the starting five, the bench players, nobody gave an effort,” Lowe said. “If we give an effort like we’ve been doing the last couple of games, we should be able to come up with a good outcome.”

The last couple of games are definitely a blueprint that UMass can look to, as it has won consecutive games for the first time all season in A-10 play. But the pressing tempo and traps that the Minutemen have used to confuse George Washington and Rhode Island may not be as effective against Duquesne.

“It will be hard to press them and trap them as we have the last couple of games because that is how they play,” Kellogg said. “But we can’t completely get away from that style because it has been successful the last few times and it has kind of re-energized our team.”

Whatever game plan Kellogg comes up with, he knows he has his seniors – Lowe, Gaffney and Luke Bonner – behind him. For them, a loss means the end of their college careers.

A win extends that at least one more game. That next game would be a rematch of Saturday’s contest against Rhode Island.

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


New-look Minutemen since loss to Dukes
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/11/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Things did not get much lower for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team this season than the last time it played Duquesne.

Coming off a memorable win at Saint Joseph's, the Minutemen played one of their worst games of the season falling 94-77 at the Mullins Center on Feb. 25.

"They played very well and we didn't play so well," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "They made shots and they made plays and on that particular night there wasn't any question who the better team was.

"We did some bad stuff defensively last time and we didn't handle their pressure real well," he added. "That hurt us quite a bit."

But the day after that game the Minutemen began the turnaround that has given them momentum coming into tonight's rematch at 6:30 with the seventh-seeded Dukes in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The winner faces No. 2 Rhode Island (22-9, 11-5 Atlantic 10) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kellogg held a 5 a.m. practice on Feb. 26 and another later that afternoon.

"Guys were obviously tired going into the La Salle game (on March 1), but I don't think coach was concerned about that," UMass senior forward Tony Gaffney said. "He wanted to get his message across."

The Minutemen struggled in the first half against the Explorers and while a big second-half surge wasn't enough to pull out the comeback that day, the energy stayed with the players.

No. 10 UMass (12-17, 7-9 A-10) has come together to beat George Washington at home and Rhode Island on the road in the final two regular-season games.

"Our mentality is completely different than it was two weeks ago. Teams aren't looking forward to having us lined up for them," Gaffney said.

Chris Lowe agreed.

"We're playing good right now. We just want to keep it up," Lowe said. "Duquesne got the best of us on our home court. We just want to be ready to play. We have nothing to lose. We have to play all out with nothing to lose."

One of the key ingredients in the Minutemen's turnaround since the second half of the La Salle game has been Kellogg using a full-court press for almost the entire game. Both the Colonials and Rams appeared flustered by it.

But Duquesne (18-11, 9-7 A-10) prefers an up-tempo style.

"It'll be hard to press them and trap them like we have the last couple games because that's how they play," Kellogg said. "But we don't want to get away from that stuff because it's been successful. It's kind of re-energized our team.

"We're playing with the passion I'm looking for - the desire to win," he added. "We're going to trap and move a little bit but by the same token we have to be smart against a team that's not quite as big and every bit as athletic."

Duquesne coach Ron Everhart said he is concerned about the rematch despite his team's big win over the Minutemen.

"UMass is a very, very good basketball team. They're talented. They're tough. They're deep," Everhart said. "On any given night they're as good as any team out there.

"They've got everything covered," he added. "If you play fast, they're fast. If you slow it down they have guys to throw it inside to."

MILESTONE HUNTING - Gaffney, who has 59 steals, needs one to move into the top five seasons in that category in UMass history.

Lowe needs one assist to crack the single-season top five in that category. His 190 are one behind Carl Smith who had 191 in 1985-86.

With 1,129 career points, Lowe is No. 29 in school history, 19 behind Lari Ketner and Will Herndon who are tied for No. 27.

Ricky Harris enters the tournament with 1,330 career points, 39 behind Clarence Hill and 40 back of Julius Erving.

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


First hurdle looms large again in A-10
By Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff, 3/11/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Duquesne has reached the quarterfinal round at the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament only once in the past 13 seasons.

That rare appearance came in 2004, when the Dukes knocked off Massachusetts in the first round in Dayton, Ohio, before being ousted by host Dayton.

Duquesne has been one-and-done the 11 other times it has qualified for the conference tournament since 1996, and the Dukes have made two quick exits under third-year coach Ron Everhart. The Dukes missed the 2006 tournament.

Everhart hopes No. 7 seed Duquesne (18-11) can shake off its first-round failures tonight when it faces No. 10 seed Massachusetts (12-17) in the third of four opening-round games at Boardwalk Hall.

"I think in any tournament, the first round is always tough," Everhart said. "It's always a more difficult game to play than other games. I guess that is why the bye is so valuable."

Duquesne entered its final regular-season game Saturday with a chance to secure fourth place and a first-round bye in the conference tournament, but the Dukes lost to Dayton, 74-61, and ended up in a three-way tie for fifth at 9-7, their best finish in league play since a tie for third in 1994.

Massachusetts, which finished 7-9 in Atlantic 10 play and lost to the Dukes, 94-77, at home Feb. 25, is coming off a stunning, 72-71 road victory Saturday against Rhode Island. Senior guard Chris Lowe drove the length of the court to sink the winning layup with 0.6 seconds left.

"To say that I'm excited about playing these guys, I don't think that would be anywhere near accurate," Everhart said. "To say I am concerned about playing those guys would probably be somewhere closer to the truth."

Massachusetts is the only team in the Atlantic 10 tournament field to post regular-season victories against No. 2 seed (Rhode Island), No. 3 (Dayton), No. 4 (Temple), No. 5 (Saint Joseph's) and No. 6 (Richmond). The Minutemen also nearly knocked off regular-season champion Xavier, falling 82-80 in Cincinnati.

"They're talented, they're tough, they're deep," Everhart said.

When the two teams met last month at the Mullins Center, sophomore swingman Bill Clark had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Senior guard Aaron Jackson, a first-team all-conference selection as well as the league's most improved player, had 17 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds.

First-year Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg, who never lost a game in the Atlantic 10 tournament as a player for the Minutemen, posting a 12-0 record from 1992-95, believes Jackson is one of the conference's top all-around players.

"He just does a lot of different things," Kellogg said. "To have a point guard who is between 6-4 and 6-5 that can rebound the ball, play defense and control the game is tremendous. When they really need a play or a basket, he's the catalyst on the offensive end of the floor, whether it's pick-and-roll, hitting a 3-pointer or running in transition."

As a junior a year ago, Jackson averaged 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30 games. Through 29 games this season, he has nearly doubled his production, averaging 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists. He also ranks fourth in the country among guards with a 53.4 shooting percentage.

Everhart said Jackson has worked extra hard since the end of last season to make himself a more complete player.


UMass hopes to end tourney drought
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/11/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Since the last University of Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Tournament game victory, every other team in the conference has won at least one.

The Minutemen have lost seven straight games in the conference tournament since they defeated George Washington 73-62 in the first round of the 2002 Tournament at the Spectrum in the Philadelphia.

The Minutemen lost to top-seeded Xavier 65-59 in overtime in the quarterfinals that year and have not won since. Six different teams have defeated UMass during that time, and all had lower tournament seeds than the Minutemen.

As a player at UMass, Derek Kellogg never lost an Atlantic 10 Tournament game. As an assistant coach at Memphis, Kellogg was on the bench for nine straight wins before leaving to coach the Minutemen.

"I don't know anything about a losing streak," Kellogg said. "The last thing I remember is winning every game. That's the way I'm looking at it.

"I don't know what happened in the past, but this team is going in with a fresh start," he added. "That's the mentality I have and that's the mentality they better have."

Senior Tony Gaffney said he did not know the last time UMass had won an A-10 Tournament game, and "I don't think I want to know."

Chris Lowe is aware that the Minutemen have not won in the conference tournament during his career.

"It's been on my mind a lot. I can't sleep right now," Lowe said Monday. "I can't wait for Wednesday to come."

Tenth-seeded UMass (12-17, 7-9 A-10) faces No. 7 Duquesne 18-11, 9-7) at 6:30 tonight.

Other first-round matchups

No. 8 La Salle (18-12, 9-7) vs. No. 9 Saint Louis (17-13, 8-8), noon, today

Regular season: The Explorers defeated the Billikens 68-62 Saturday

Winner faces: No. 1 Xavier (24-6, 12-4), noon, Thursday

Notes: Preparation should be easy because the teams met four days ago. Both teams have a shot to be in one of the four postseason tournaments. Both would need to win the A-10 title to get into the NCAA Tournament and the National Invitation Tournament is a long shot, but the College Basketball Invitational and the College Insider tournaments are both in range.

No. 5 Saint Joseph's (16-14, 9-7) vs. No. 12 Charlotte (11-19, 5-11), 2:30 p.m., today

Regular season: The Hawks defeated the 49ers 78-69 on Jan. 18.

Winner faces: No. 4 Temple (19-11, 11-5)

Notes: The Hawks, who entered conference play with a shot to play their way into NCAA Tournament, head to Atlantic City hoping to land in some postseason tournament. Saint Joseph's lost six of its last eight games. Charlotte isn't much better having lost four of five as its disappointing season heads to the finish line.

No. 6 Richmond (17-14, 9-7) vs. No. 11 St. Bonaventure (15-14, 6-10), 9, tonight

Regular season: The Bonnies slipped past the Spiders 71-67 on Jan. 17

Winner faces: No. 3 Dayton (25-6, 11-5)

Notes: The Spiders, who also have a shot at a postseason berth in one of the two lesser tournaments, have won five of their last six and upset Xavier on Saturday. The Bonnies have struggled down the stretch, but after narrowly missing the tournament last year are glad to be in the field.

HISTORY OF THE NO. 10 SEED - Since the league dropped the East and West divisions, three teams have enter the tournament as a No. 10 seed. No. 10 has gone 4-2 in those three tournaments. Duquesne was No. 10 in the last two tournaments and lost in the first round both times.

Xavier was No. 10 in the 2006 Tournament which was played in Cincinnati. The Musketeers became the first team to win tournament without having a first-round bye.

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 Fall Short To Duquesne In A-10 First Round, 91-81
UMass fails to win its first A-10 Tournament contest since 2002
From UMass Athletics, 3/11/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Despite staging a 29-11 run over the final eight minutes of the first half, the UMass men's basketball team saw its season end with a 91-81 loss to Duquesne in the first round of the A-10 Tournament on Wednesday evening. The Minutemen trailed by as many as 19 points, but rallied to within one at the half before taking the lead on four occasions in the final 20 minutes. The Minutemen were burned by a pair of freshmen, Melquan Bolding and Eric Evans, who combined for 30 second half points in turning the tides back in Duquesne's favor. UMass ends its season at 12-18 while the Dukes advance to face Rhode Island in the A-10 Quarterfinals on Thursday.

Chris Lowe tied a career-high with 23 points and Ricky Harris added 17 despite shooting 3-of-13 from behind the arc. Anthony Gurley scored 16 of his UMass career-high 22 points in the first half. Tony Gaffney ended his college career with his 12th career double-double on 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Bolding's 16 second half points gave him 23 for the game to go with 13 rebounds. Evans chipped in with all 14 of his points after halftime. Aaron Jackson and Bill Clark finished with 18 and 16, respectively.

The Minutemen shot 43 percent from the field and only 24 percent from behind the arc while Duquesne was 51 percent, 46 percent from 3-point range.

Lowe scored UMass' first four points of the second half to deadlock the score at 45 for the first tie of the game. The teams traded baskets until a Luke Bonner tip-in gave the Minutemen their first lead, 52-50, with 15:49 remaining in the second half.

The score was knotted at 56, 58, and 60 before a David Gibbs steal and dunk gave UMass its third lead, 62-60 with 12:02 to go. Duquesne went on an 11-2 run capped off by a 4-point play by Evans to turn a 64-62 UMass lead into a 73-66 Duquesne advantage with 4:31 to go.

After Lowe cut the score to 75-70, Duquesne scored six consecutive for its largest lead of the second half, 81-70. The Minutemen cut the lead to eight, but could not get any closer the rest of the way.

Jason Duty scored Duquesne's first eight points of the game to jumpstart the Dukes' offensive attack. Duquesne extended its advantage to 31-12 with 7:59 remaining in the first half, but the Minutemen answered with a 12-0 run to pull back to within seven, 31-24.

The Dukes responded by opening up another double figure lead, but UMass scored seven straight in the final 1:36 to cap off the 29-11 run for the 42-41 halftime score.



NOTES

UMass finishes Derek Kellogg's first season with a 12-18 record.

The Minutemen have lost eight A-10 Tournament games in a row and in their first game of the event for the seventh year in a row.

In his final college game, Tony Gaffney had his 12th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. It was his 16th game with 10 or more points of the season and 20th in his career. It was his 20th game this year with 10 or more rebounds this year.

Gaffney finished averaging a double-double with 11.5 PPG and 10.2 rebounds. He closed out with 115 blocked shots, the third-most in a season in UMass history and 61 steals, the fifth-most in a season. For a career, Gaffney's 174 blocks is seventh-most in a career (in just two seasons).

In his final college game, Chris Lowe tied his career-high with 23 points, done twice before in 2007 and 2008. It was his third game this year and sixth in his career with 20 or more points. He scored 10 or more for the 20th time this year and 50th time in his 124 career games.

Lowe's 23 points, gives him 1,152 in his career, to stand 27th at UMass. He passed Will Herndon and Lari Ketner in his final game, both has 1,148.

Lowe had three assists in his final game to finish with a UMass record 678 assists, fifth-most ever in the A-10.

Anthony Gurley scored a season/UMass high with 22 points. He made a career-high 10 field goals and attempted a career-high 18 field goals.

Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 28th time in 30 games this season with 17. Harris led UMass with an 18.2 scoring average.

Harris enters his senior season with 1,347 points, 15th-most all-time at UMass.

Luke Bonner drew his 28th charge of the season in his final game as a collegian.

Tyrell Lynch grabbed a career-high 10, his first-career game with a double-figure board game.



QUOTES

Massachusetts Head Coach Derek Kellogg
Opening Statement:
"First of all, I want to thank my seniors Chris Lowe, Tony Gaffney and Luke Bonner. I feel like those guys gave everything they had this year. They were unbelievable teammates, great student-athletes, great people in the community and on the basketball court night in and night out and everyday in practice. It made my transition that much easier having three great kids first and foremost and three very good basketball players who put together a nice senior year. It was a nice senior campaign for all three of them. Unfortunately, as fate wouldn't have it tonight, we just didn't beat Duquesne. I thought we played a good basketball game. There were some points in the second half where I thought we were going to turn it over and come away victorious but we settled for too many [three-pointers] and never got to the free throw line."

On what he learned from this season as a first year head coach at Massachusetts:
"This was a great year for me to learn a little bit about myself as a coach and also about personnel and players. I really learned about the day-to-day operations on how to run the program, to expect a lot out of the kids and really force them to do what you want them to do both on and off the court."

On senior Tony Gaffney's season:
"Thank goodness [Tony Gaffney] played the way he did because coming in as a first year head coach you look back at stats and minutes and that stuff and the expectation level for him was hopefully he can be a very good player. Well, after working him out and spending time around with him, I realized that he had an unbelievable energy level and played with such high passion every time out."

Massachusetts Guard Chris Lowe
On playing catch-up and if that took anything out of them physically or mentally:
"The way Duquesne played and the way we played, it's going to be a game of runs. They made their run first, they hit us first and then we hit them back and then we got it to a reasonable lead at halftime. That run really didn't bother us. We thought we had it. We came out at halftime but, like coach said, they made the last run."

On Duquesne's four-point play:
"I fouled [Eric Evans] on the three-point shot and he knocked it down. That was really the turnaround of the game right there because I think it was a one or two point game. That was it from there."

Massachusetts Forward Tony Gaffney
On playing in close games like this all season:
"If you look across the board, I think every guy left it out there, gave everything they possibly had tonight. I think it's safe to say that everyone left it out there and gave everything they had."

Duquesne Head Coach Ron Everhart
Opening Statement
"We have to give UMass a lot of credit. Those kids played hard and kept fighting. I'm really proud of our guys. I thought we executed real well, when we had to, when the game got tough down the stretch and they passed us. We made some real nice passes. We shared the ball. We got some real nice opportunities out of their press. We know that they changed a little bit, pressed a little more; and they were very effective with it. I thought our guys did a real nice job of just listening and understanding and executing what we tried to game plan early on. I think any time your basketball team has 20 assists and basically, almost seven guys in double figures. In a tournament game, I know from my standpoint, that hasn't happened very much. I'm awful proud of these kids and how hard they fought and how well they played tonight."

On the impact of the Eric Evans 4-point play
"We were searching for some offense. UMass was doing a real good job of sagging off and keeping our dribble drive out of the paint. We just decided to eliminate the ball screen. It was a big momentum changer for us simply because we were searching for some offense at that time, and we were not shooting the ball particularly well. It was a big play, and I thought a very well executed play. We had the right guys on the floor at that time."

On the play of Malquan Bolding & Aaron Jackson
"First of all, I think Aaron Jackson was a warrior. He's got a bad back because of the intentional foul now. His nose is split and been bleeding the whole game. He has a real nice big bruise on his right ribs where he got hit. He played through a lot tonight, and I thought he really gave us a great effort. As far as [Malquan] Bolding, I don't know that anyone in the tournament thus far has stepped up and played like an all-freshman guy like he [Malquan Bolding] did tonight. He stepped up and put us on his back a lot of the game, especially on the defensive glass late in the game. I thought he showed a lot of toughness and a lot of heart tonight."

On fighting off the UMass comeback at the end of the first half
"We took their best shot. You have to give those guys a lot of credit. They really fought back at the end of the first half. The way those guys play, they're never out of the game. They've got depth. They keep pressing you, and they keep coming. You're just going to take hard shots all night long. I think our zone kind of saved our behinds late because we were in foul trouble, and we were having a real hard time guarding [Chris] Lowe and [Anthony] Gurley on the dribble drive."

Duquesne Senior Aaron Jackson
On the impact of the Eric Evans 4-point play
"It was a good momentum bust. We were kind of struggling trying to hit the three. I think that swung the momentum our way."

On past adversity the team has faced and how winning tonight helps
"I never really stayed two nights here [at the tournament]. Our motto this year was to stay alive. I've been through a lot of downs, and this year has been a whole lot of ups. I'm enjoying it as much as I can."

On having the other guys step up as well
"When you have those guys coming in and the supporting cast and playing to their full potential and their knocking down their shots, it's easy for me to get assists. I was really sluggish tonight."

On turning the season around
"I'm happy to be a part of. It's a whole new era at Duquesne. We're going to get their best effort, and we are going to bring our best effort every night. I'm very proud to be a part of this team."

On facing Rhode Island after losing to them in the final moments 11 days previous
"They are a real good team. We feel like we let one slip away. We did not play our best basketball in that game. We know we are going to get their best shot, and we want to give them our best shot. Hopefully, we can do the little things and come out with a victory."

Duquesne Junior Melquan Bolding
What was the difference tonight in your play?
"I just wanted to play hard. Aaron [Jackson] was a little sluggish. I just wanted to make it easier for him."

On having the ball at pivotal moments in the second half
"Billy Clark did a great job, and I just knocked down open shots."


UMass falls in first game of A-10s for seventh straight season
By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — It was a different team, a different opponent, a different head coach, yet still the same result.

With the Massachusetts men’s basketball team hoping to win its first Atlantic 10 Tournament game since 2002 – something its coach Derek Kellogg never failed to do in his playing days at UMass – the Minutemen failed to land the last punch against Duquesne, resulting in an all-too-familiar ending.

“[Duquesne] plays a fun, fast style; we play a fun, fast style and it was a game of swings,” said Kellogg following Wednesday night’s 91-81 loss to the Dukes in the first round. “They made the last swing to come out victorious.”

Despite multiple lead changes in the second half, Duquesne reeled off one last run in the final five minutes of regulation to pull away for good. But the Dukes might have to give UMass senior point guard Chris Lowe credit for starting the run.

With 5 minutes, 22 seconds left in the game, Duquesne freshman guard Eric Evans hit the most important shot of the contest. With the Dukes on top, 69-66, Evans took a pass from point guard Aaron Jackson and fired a shot from 3-point range. Lowe, who would lead the Minutemen with 23 points, made an effort to disrupt the shot, but instead fouled Evans as the ball fell through the net.

“I fouled a kid on a 3-point shot and he knocked it down,” Lowe said after the loss. “That was the turnaround of the game.”

Evans would complete the four-point play, extending Duquesne’s lead to seven, a lead it would not relinquish. The Minutemen (12-18, 7-10 A-10) would cut the deficit to five points less than a minute later, but the Dukes, who were led by freshmen Melquan Bolding’s double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds, continued to hit shot after shot, extending the lead to as many as 14 before the end of regulation.

As well as making the last run of the game, Duquesne made the first run – one that just 12:01 into the game, seemed to bury the Minutemen too deep. The Dukes (19-11, 10-7 A-10) quickly built a 10-point lead just over five minutes into the game and extended it to 19 points with 7:59 left in the first half.

“We were coming down shooting crazy 3s and just firing away,” Kellogg said. “It was like we were at the carnival just firing away.”

Trailing 31-12 at that point, UMass would take its first swing of the game. Ricky Harris (17 points on 6-of-18 shooting, 3-of-13 from 3-point range) hit a 3-pointer that ended a 9-2 Duquesne run and started a 12-0 run for the Minutemen. Anthony Gurley (22 points, four rebounds) followed with a 3-pointer of his own.

Not only did UMass’ offense get hot, so did its defense. In the 12-0 run, Lowe, Harris and Gaffney, who recorded his 12th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 40 minutes, each got a steal that led to points.

The 12-0 run was just a part of a bigger spurt for the Minutemen. From the beginning of that run to the end of the first half, UMass went on a 29-11 run, cutting the Dukes lead to 42-41 going into the locker room.

“They made their run first, they hit us first and we didn’t wilt, we hit them back and we got it to a reasonable lead at halftime,” Lowe said. “We thought we had it when we came out at halftime, but like coach said, they made the last run to settle the game.”

The second half featured eight ties and six lead-changes, coming after a first half in which Duquesne led from start to finish. UMass’ poor 3-point shooting in the second half, coupled with no second-half free-throw attempts, doomed the Minutemen.

After going 6-for-20 (30 percent) from 3-point range in the first half, UMass shot 2-for-14 (14.3 percent) in the second half. The Minutemen also failed to get to the line even once in the second half after going 7-of-11 from the free-throw line in the first half.

“I thought we played a good basketball game and there were some points in the second half where I thought we were going to turn it around and come away victorious,” Kellogg said. “But we settled a little bit for too many 3s and never got it the free-throw line.”

Duquesne will take on second-seeded Rhode Island (22-9, 11-4 A-10) Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

While Wednesday night’s loss was the last game for the Minutemen this season, and the last collegiate competition ever for the seniors, none of the players had regrets about the game.

“If you look across the board, I think every guy left it out there and gave everything they possibly had,” Lowe said. “You can’t ask for more than that.”

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


Gurley provides spark off bench in loss
By Scott Feldman, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Massachusetts men’s basketball team may have fallen short in its comeback attempt Wednesday night in a 91-81 loss to Duquesne, but it wasn’t Anthony Gurley’s fault.

The sophomore transfer has had a rocky year that saw him struggle and get removed from the starting lineup, but he certainly lived up to his preseason hype – helping UMass end the first half down only one point after falling behind by 19. He certainly impressed Duquesne coach Ron Everhart.

“Gurley was tremendous in the first half, he came in and really lit us up,” Everhart said. “He ran hard, he caught and shot, when he couldn’t shoot he put it on the floor and got into the teeth of our defense and either made [a basket] or got it out to [UMass guard Ricky] Harris on the other side.”

In a game where it seemed like nobody else on UMass realized the game had started until eight minutes were left in the first half – trailing 31-12 – Gurley kept the Minutemen alive and keyed the rally with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 13 minutes off the bench. He single-handedly made half of UMass’ field goals (14-of-37) in the half.

“I was fortunate enough to knock down a couple shots, my layups were falling and my teammates were finding me and I was converting,” Gurley said.

He consistently attacked the rim and was the only player on the team who could finish around the basket early on. Even when his shots didn’t fall, he opened the lane and allowed UMass big men Tony Gaffney or Tyrell Lynch to get easy tip-ins.

UMass coach Derek Kellogg has preferred having Gurley come of the bench, because he can jump-start the Minutemen if the starters struggle early – as they did against the Dukes.

“Anthony Gurley was fantastic in the first half,” Kellogg said. “I like him coming off the bench – he gives us instant offense and he seems to be playing much better defense and coming in with a good attitude.”

If there was a downside to his performance, he did cool off in the second half. He finished with 22 points (in 26 minutes) and missed all three of his second half 3-point attempts.

Gurley has had a hot streak at the end of the season for the Minutemen and both he and Kellogg expect that he will only get better as he gains experience.

Youth is served

A dominant performance by a pair of freshmen not only helped lead Duquesne over UMass, but gave the Dukes at least 19 wins for the first time since the 1980-81 season.

Melquan Bolding had his best game of the year with 23 points and 13 rebounds and created match-up problems for the Minutemen all night long.

Fellow freshman Eric Evans chipped in 14 points off the bench – all in the second half – including a four-point play with 5 minutes, 22 seconds left with Duquesne leading, 66-69, to give the Dukes a seven-point lead. The play ultimately proved to be the back-breaker for UMass, which never really threatened after that.

The freshmen combined to score 15 of Duquesne’s final 22 points, getting to the rim consistency for layups or knocking down free throws to ice any comeback attempt.

3-point woes

All season long, UMass has lived and died by the 3-pointer – when the 3s are falling, the Minutemen can beat anyone, but when they miss, it usually makes for a long night.

The Minutemen could not find their rhythm from long range Wednesday night, hitting 8-for-34 for 23.5 percent efficiency.

Their penchant for the 3-pointer can get them in major trouble, especially when they settle for deep shots and neglect to drive to the paint.

“We settled for too many threes and never got to the free-throw line,” said Kellogg, who saw his team take 20 fewer foul shots than Duquesne.

Learning experience

It’s always tough for first-year coaches in any sport. They have to learn the attitudes of the players, try to implement a new system without confusing the veterans and figure out just how hard they can push players before they break.

The season wasn’t as successful in terms of wins and losses as Kellogg and company would have liked, but he did gain a year of experience that will likely prove valuable down the road.

“I think this will be a good springboard for our program for the next two, three, four, five and hopefully 10 or 15 years,” Kellogg said. “I got a good indication of how I want the team to play on both ends of the floor. The biggest thing now is our off-season conditioning program. I do know that we have to get bigger and stronger, and continue to get in better shape and improve our athleticism.”

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


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COMMENTARY | Stuff I learned on the boardwalk, and other stories
By Scott Feldman, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - So this year wasn’t so hot for the Minutemen, but what did everyone really expect?

The team lost three seniors, including Gary Forbes, the centerpiece of the offense. UMass was forced to hire a new coach after Travis Ford’s unexpected (and classless) leap to Oklahoma State, and they had to play one of the toughest schedules in the country.

It was definitely an adjustment for everyone on the team, getting used to Ford’s style of coaching, then suddenly having to learn new coach Derek Kellogg’s system.

Ultimately, it was too much for UMass to handle this season, as it suffered what felt like 100 agonizingly close losses and brutal shooting slumps that always seemed to happen in the last five minutes.

It made an especially frustrating year for the seniors, which culminated in Luke Bonner’s flagrant foul against Duquesne’s Aaron Jackson near the end of UMass’ exit from the tournament. The foul, which split Jackson’s nose, came after UMass had erased a 19-point deficit in the first half, only to fall in the final minutes.

Stumbling late seemed to be the theme of the year. The first game at the Mullins Center set the tone for the 2008-09 season. Holding a five-point lead with 26 seconds left in the game and possession, UMass somehow allowed six unanswered points to drop a shocking 70-69 loss.

The Minutemen had a lot of talent, but were terribly inconsistent all year. It was maddening to watch games because no one ever new what to expect. Some games, they looked like a program that was on the verge of being elite, such as Temple and Xavier. Other games they looked like they should drop down to division two in blowout losses to Vanderbilt and Houston.

Now don’t get me wrong, I know there were bright spots in the season. An awesome one-point victory over defending National Champion Kansas, a near upset against Xavier, wins over the 2-6 seeded teams in the Atlantic 10 including a beatdown of Dayton in Derek Kellogg’s hometown of Springfield, and two game-winning plays by Chris Lowe against Saint Joseph’s and Rhode Island.

And that’s without even mentioning the massive improvement of senior forward Tony Gaffney, which is another story in itself.

Despite those positives, a 12-18 overall record and yet another one-day stay in the conference tournament has me feeling pretty safe that everyone involved in Massachusetts basketball can’t wait for next year, and sincerely believe themselves when they say they are better than their record.

The returning players should feel more comfortable with Kellogg’s approach now that they know what to expect, new recruits are coming in, which are likely to fit in Kellogg’s system, and guards Ricky Harris and Anthony Gurley are returning.

I could see UMass doing next year what Duquesne has done this year. Combine a run-and-gun offense, experienced play at the guards, one athletic big man, get lucky with an impact freshman or two and a team can go from 12-18 to something like 23-8 in a heartbeat.

Now for a few of my personal thoughts on the season. UMass games were always exciting to watch and cover. And while Kellogg has not been the head coach long enough for me to assess his coaching ability, I can assure everyone he is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and always good to talk to. (Soccer coach Sam Koch is still No. 1, though).

The seniors, especially Lowe and Gaffney were among the most quotable athletes I’ve ever met and they showed some real leadership keeping the team focused during some dark days.


UMass season ends with loss to Duquesne
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A season filled with near misses for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team ended with another one Wednesday night.

UMass erased an 19-point, first-half deficit to take a lead in the second half, but the 10th-seeded Minutemen could not finish and fell to No. 7 Duquesne 91-81 in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Boardwalk Hall.

UMass finishes its season at 12-18.

The Dukes (19-11) advance to play No. 2 Rhode Island in the quarterfinals at 6:30 tonight.

The teams stayed within a basket of each other for most of the second half. But with 5 minutes, 22 seconds remaining and Duquesne ahead by three, Chris Lowe - who had been helping on a double team - was late getting back to Eric Evans. Lowe fouled the Dukes freshman guard, but Evans' 3-pointer dropped in despite the contact and so did the free throw to put Duquesne up 73-66.

"It was a big momentum-changer. We were searching for some offense at that point," Dukes coach Ron Everhart said. "It was a well-executed play."

The three-possession lead seemed to make the Minutemen desperate and they struggled to score as Duquesne switched to a two-three zone.

"That was the turnaround right there," Lowe said. "I fouled a kid on a 3-pointer and he made the free throw. That was the turnaround of the game."

Freshman Melquan Bolding led the Dukes with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

Lowe and Tony Gaffney put up impressive numbers in their final college games. Lowe tied a career high with 23 points. Gaffney had 11 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Senior Luke Bonner had four points and four rebounds before fouling out.

"I'd like to thank my seniors. They were great teammates and great student-athletes," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "It made my transition easier as a coach to have guys like that."

Anthony Gurley scored a career-high 22 points off the bench for the Minutemen, and Ricky Harris added 17.

UMass looked like it was going to get blown out early. After Bonner missed the front end of a one-and-one, Duquesne raced down the floor and Aaron Jackson hit a 3-pointer to give his team a 31-12 lead as the players on the Dukes bench jumped up, fists pumping.

Harris, who had not made a shot at that point, hit a 3-pointer and Gurley followed with another to jump-start the Minutemen. After two free throws by Harris, Lowe picked Evans' pocket and raced in for a layup.

Gaffney then deflected the Dukes' inbounds pass to Gurley who laid it in to cap a 12-0 run that brought the Minutemen within 31-24.

Two free throws by Bill Clark stopped the UMass run, but not the momentum. Harris hit a long two with two seconds left to cut the Minutemen's once-huge deficit to 42-41 at halftime.

The momentum carried into the second half as UMass actually took a 52-50 lead 4:38 after intermission, setting up the back-and-forth second half.

"I think every guy left it all out there and gave everything they possibly had tonight," Gaffney said. "You can't ask for more than that. We made some costly mistakes, but everybody gave it everything they had."

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


Tournament losing streak reaches eight
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The losing streak in the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team is now eight games under three different coaches.

Derek Kellogg, who never lost an A-10 Tournament game as a player, lost his first one as a coach Wednesday night, 91-81 to Duquesne. That extended a losing streak started under Steve Lappas that Travis Ford could not snap in three tries.

It was the second time the Minutemen fell to the Dukes during the streak as Duquesne upset the Minutemen 79-76 in 2004.

Since UMass last won an A-10 Tournament game on March 6, 2002, every other team in the conference has won at least twice.

NO NEWS ON VENUES - The Atlantic 10 has yet to announce where it will play its conference tournament next season. Its three-year contract with Boardwalk Hall expires when this tournament ends Saturday, The league has no announcement planned for this week.

Atlantic City has bid to keep the event and is competing with Springfield, Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio and Pittsburgh.

SAINT LOUIS 62, LA SALLE 60 - Kwamain Mitchell's driving layup with 1.8 seconds left in overtime got the Atlantic 10 Tournament off to an exciting start Wednesday afternoon.

The freshman guard had 18 points for the ninth-seeded Billikens (18-13) who will face Xavier at noon today.

La Salle finishes its season at 18-13.

QUOTABLE - Despite winning his first-round game, Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus is not a big fan of conference tournaments.

"I never liked conference tournaments. I never liked the academics of it," Majerus said. "I've said that when I've won, and I've said that when I lost. I'm not changing anything.

"To me, the academics are the most important thing. I think that these tournaments detract from the academic effort.

"I really believe that the regular season is everything," Majerus continued. "... We aren't going to win this, and say #Oh, we're the champs.' What a phony thing that would be. We were the champs of that four-game tournament. The champs are the regular-season champs. That's the way life is. We're going to come out and play our ass off (Thursday). But I'm not a big conference tournament guy."

SAINT JOSEPH'S 72, CHARLOTTE 62 - The 49ers took a 13-point lead in the first half. But the Hawks cut it to 30-23 at halftime and then dominated the second half.

Tasheed Carr led St. Joseph's with 22 points while Ahmad Nivins scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Lamont Mack led No. 12 Charlotte (11-20) with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 5 Saint Joseph's (17-14) will face No. 4 Temple (19-11) at 2:30 p.m. today in a rematch of last year's championship game.

MILESTONES - Senior Chris Lowe finished as the Minutemen's career leader in assists with 678 and is fifth all time in the Atlantic 10.

Lowe's three assists gave him 193 for the season, which is No. 5 on the UMass single-season list. His 23 points pushed him into 27th place on the Minuteman career scoring list with 1,152.

Tony Gaffney's two steals gave him 61 this season, the fifth-best season ever for a UMass player.

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


Freshman lifts Dukes into quarterfinals
Bolding scores 16 of 23 in second half in victory
By Ron Musselman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Staff, 3/12/2009

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Duquesne freshman guard Melquan Bolding saved his best effort for the second half.

Bolding scored 16 of his 23 points in the final 20 minutes and finished with 13 rebounds as the Dukes defeated Massachusetts, 91-81, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament at Boardwalk Hall.

Bolding's point total was his second-best output of the season -- he had 26 against George Washington in mid-January -- and his rebound total was a career high. It also was one rebound shy of the A-10 freshman tournament mark of 14, held by George Washington's Yinka Dare.

"Melquan obviously put us on his back and carried us throughout," Duquesne coach Ron Everhart said.

Bolding hit 8 of 13 shots from the field, including all three of his 3-point attempts. He was 4 of 5 from the free-throw line and had 10 defensive rebounds.

"I just wanted to play hard and knock down some open shots," Bolding said.

No. 7 seed Duquesne (19-11), which rallied in the second half after allowing a 19-point lead to slip away, will play No 2 seed Rhode Island (22-9) at 6:30 p.m. today. It will mark just the second time since 1996 that Duquesne has advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Dukes lost to the Rams, 73-71, at home 11 days ago as senior guard Aaron Jackson's desperation 3-pointer hit the front of the rim at the buzzer.

"They're a real good team," Jackson said. "They're one of the top teams in our league. Not only did we feel we let that one slip away, we didn't feel like we played all that well."

Jackson had 18 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds last night against No. 10 seed Massachusetts (12-18), which was 0-2 against the Dukes this season. Sophomore swingman Bill Clark contributed 16 points, freshman guard Eric Evans 14 and junior walk-on guard Jason Duty 11.

"I was real sluggish," Jackson said. "I was really glad the other guys were able to pick me up."

Duquesne, which led, 42-41, at halftime, shot 50.9 percent (28 of 55) from the field, 45.8 percent (11 of 24) from 3-point range and 77.4 percent (24 of 31) from the free-throw line.

A four-point play by Evans with 5:22 remaining in the second half -- he was fouled after making a 3-pointer and converted the free throw -- broke open a tight game and gave the Dukes some breathing room, 73-66.

"I think that swung the momentum our way," Everhart said. "We were kind of struggling to hit 3-pointers and hitting baskets in transition."

Freshmen -- namely Bolding and Evans -- scored 15 of Duquesne's final 23 points.

"I'm real proud of the way our kids played," Everhart said. "They made some real nice plays down the stretch and executed."

Senior guard Chris Lowe had 23 points for the Minutemen while sophomore guard Anthony Gurley added 22 off the bench. Lowe hit 9 of 15 shots from the field.

The Dukes, 3-3 when competing as the No. 7 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament, will be seeking their first 20-win season since 1981 tonight. That Mike Rice-coached team finished 20-10 and reached the National Invitation Tournament.

"This is a new era at Duquesne," Jackson said. "We want to keep winning as many games as we can."


Massachusetts Minutemen (10 seed) 81
Duquesne Dukes (7 seed) 91
Atlantic 10 Tournament, First Round
at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City NJ

Official Basketball Box Score
Massachusetts vs Duquesne
3/11/09 6:30 at Atlantic City, N.J.

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VISITORS: Massachusetts 12-18
                          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    1-1    2-4    5  5 10   0  11  2  1  2  2  40
31 Bonner, Luke........ c  2-6    0-2    0-1    4  0  4   5   4  1  1  0  1  18
02 Gibbs, David........ g  1-5    0-3    0-0    0  3  3   2   2  1  0  0  1  20
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  6-18   3-13   2-2    1  1  2   3  17  1  3  0  3  35
14 Lowe, Chris......... g  9-15   2-5    3-4    0  1  1   4  23  3  5  0  1  31
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  1  0  0  0  11
12 Gurley, Anthony.....   10-18   2-7    0-0    2  2  4   0  22  1  0  0  0  26
25 Lynch, Tyrell.......    1-3    0-0    0-0    4  6 10   3   2  0  2  1  0  14
33 Glass, Matt.........    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   4   0  0  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   33-76   8-34   7-11  19 21 40  24  81 10 12  3  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-37 37.8%   2nd Half: 19-39 48.7%   Game: 43.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-20 30.0%   2nd Half:  2-14 14.3%   Game: 23.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-11 63.6%   2nd Half:  0-0   0.0%   Game: 63.6%   1,1


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HOME TEAM: Duquesne 19-11
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
25 SAUNDERS, Damian.... f  4-8    1-4    0-2    0  4  4   3   9  1  2  5  1  34
30 CLARK, Bill......... f  3-10   1-5    9-10   2  3  5   3  16  5  2  0  4  35
01 JACKSON, Aaron...... g  6-9    2-5    4-5    1  4  5   2  18  7  5  0  1  38
13 DUTY, Jason......... g  4-6    3-4    0-0    0  1  1   2  11  3  1  0  0  27
23 BOLDING, Melquan.... g  8-13   3-3    4-5    3 10 13   1  23  0  1  0  2  35
03 EVANS, Eric.........    3-7    1-3    7-9    0  1  1   2  14  3  2  0  1  21
22 THEIS, David........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   2
32 MONTEIRO, B.J.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  1  0  0  0   7
54 LEWINSON, Oliver....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   28-55  11-24  24-31   8 27 35  14  91 20 14  5  9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-33 45.5%   2nd Half: 13-22 59.1%   Game: 50.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-12 50.0%   2nd Half:  5-12 41.7%   Game: 45.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-8  75.0%   2nd Half: 18-23 78.3%   Game: 77.4%    4


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Officials: Joe DeMayo, Lamar Simpson, John Gwynn
Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. Duquesne-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts.................   41   40  -   81
Duquesne......................   42   49  -   91

Points in the paint-UMASS 40,DUQ 32. Points off turnovers-UMASS 17,DUQ 17.
2nd chance points-UMASS 17,DUQ 7. Fast break points-UMASS 13,DUQ 8.
Bench points-UMASS 24,DUQ 14. Score tied-8 times. Lead changed-6 times.
Last FG-UMASS 2nd-00:16, DUQ 2nd-00:45.
Largest lead-UMASS by 2 2nd-15:49, DUQ by 19 1st-07:59.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Massachusetts vs Duquesne
3/11/09 6:30 at Atlantic City, N.J.

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM:             Duquesne                 TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS:        Massachusetts
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MISSED 3 PTR by CLARK, Bill                     19:51              REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               19:34              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by DUTY, Jason                      19:26   3-0   H 3
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        19:26
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               19:08              MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony
TURNOVR by JACKSON, Aaron                       19:04
                                                19:02              STEAL by Harris, Ricky
FOUL by JACKSON, Aaron (P1T1)                   18:56   3-1   H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                18:56   3-2   H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by DUTY, Jason                      18:45   6-2   H 4
ASSIST by CLARK, Bill                           18:45
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               18:33              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                18:32              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P1T1)
MISSED JUMPER by CLARK, Bill                    18:05
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         18:05
MISSED JUMPER by CLARK, Bill                    17:56
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         17:56
GOOD! JUMPER by DUTY, Jason                     17:50   8-2   H 6
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        17:50
                                                17:30              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
                                                17:30              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                17:30              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                17:30              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                17:30              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
GOOD! LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan [PNT]           17:15  10-2   H 8
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        17:15
                                                17:07              MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony
                                                17:07              REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony
                                                17:04  10-4   H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
TURNOVR by JACKSON, Aaron                       16:58
                                                16:56              STEAL by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (DEF) by JACKSON, Aaron                 16:48              MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary
MISSED 3 PTR by SAUNDERS, Damian                16:39              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (DEF) by CLARK, Bill                    16:25              MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke
MISSED 3 PTR by JACKSON, Aaron                  16:15              REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               16:06              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
FOUL by SAUNDERS, Damian (P1T2)                 15:42
TURNOVR by SAUNDERS, Damian                     15:42
                                                15:42              TIMEOUT media
                                                15:42              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                15:42              SUB IN : Glass, Matt
                                                15:42              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
                                                15:42              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
                                                15:29              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
STEAL by CLARK, Bill                            15:27
GOOD! LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan [FB/PNT]        15:26  12-4   H 8
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        15:26
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOLDING, Melquan               15:26  13-4   H 9  FOUL by Glass, Matt (P1T2)
                                                15:00  13-6   H 7  GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by JACKSON, Aaron [PNT]             14:33  15-6   H 9
ASSIST by CLARK, Bill                           14:33
GOOD! FT SHOT by JACKSON, Aaron                 14:33  16-6   H 10 FOUL by Glass, Matt (P2T3)
                                                14:33              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                14:33              SUB OUT: Glass, Matt
FOUL by CLARK, Bill (P1T3)                      14:02  16-7   H 9  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by SAUNDERS, Damian               14:02              MISSED FT SHOT by Lowe, Chris
                                                14:02              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
                                                14:02              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                14:01              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P2T4)
                                                14:01              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
                                                14:01              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
MISSED LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan                13:51
REBOUND (OFF) by BOLDING, Melquan               13:51
MISSED TIP-IN by BOLDING, Melquan               13:49              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
REBOUND (DEF) by JACKSON, Aaron                 13:44              MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David
GOOD! 3 PTR by SAUNDERS, Damian                 13:30  19-7   H 12
ASSIST by DUTY, Jason                           13:30
                                                13:15              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
                                                13:15              REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell
BLOCK by SAUNDERS, Damian                       13:12              MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                13:10              REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell
BLOCK by SAUNDERS, Damian                       13:09              MISSED LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell
REBOUND (DEF) by JACKSON, Aaron                 13:07
GOOD! 3 PTR by JACKSON, Aaron                   13:00  22-7   H 15
                                                12:56              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                12:56              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                12:56              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by JACKSON, Aaron                 12:38              MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony
MISSED 3 PTR by SAUNDERS, Damian                12:27              REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David
BLOCK by SAUNDERS, Damian                       12:19              MISSED LAYUP by Gibbs, David
                                                12:18              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : EVANS, Eric                            12:18
SUB OUT: JACKSON, Aaron                         12:18
                                                12:07              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                12:07              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                12:00  22-10  H 12 GOOD! 3 PTR by Gaffney, Tony
                                                12:00              ASSIST by Harris, Ricky
MISSED LAYUP by DUTY, Jason                     11:34
REBOUND (OFF) by CLARK, Bill                    11:34
GOOD! TIP-IN by CLARK, Bill [PNT]               11:31  24-10  H 14
FOUL by BOLDING, Melquan (P1T4)                 11:23
                                                11:23              TIMEOUT media
SUB IN : JACKSON, Aaron                         11:23
SUB OUT: BOLDING, Melquan                       11:23
                                                11:14              TURNOVR by Lynch, Tyrell
STEAL by CLARK, Bill                            11:12
GOOD! LAYUP by JACKSON, Aaron [PNT]             11:05  26-10  H 16
                                                10:51              TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky
STEAL by EVANS, Eric                            10:50
TURNOVR by CLARK, Bill                          10:20
                                                10:19              STEAL by Harris, Ricky
REBOUND (DEF) by DUTY, Jason                    10:00              MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David
GOOD! LAYUP by SAUNDERS, Damian [PNT]           09:33  28-10  H 18
ASSIST by EVANS, Eric                           09:33
FOUL by EVANS, Eric (P1T5)                      09:19
SUB IN : MONTEIRO, B.J.                         09:19              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
SUB OUT: CLARK, Bill                            09:19              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                09:19              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                09:19              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                09:19              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                09:19              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                09:04  28-12  H 16 GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
                                                08:39              FOUL by Correia, Gary (P1T5)
MISSED JUMPER by EVANS, Eric                    08:18              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by SAUNDERS, Damian (P2T6)                 08:18
SUB IN : THEIS, David                           08:18
SUB OUT: SAUNDERS, Damian                       08:18
FOUL by MONTEIRO, B.J. (P1T7)                   08:08              MISSED FT SHOT by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by THEIS, David                   08:08
GOOD! 3 PTR by JACKSON, Aaron                   07:59  31-12  H 19
ASSIST by DUTY, Jason                           07:59
                                                07:31              MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary
                                                07:31              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                07:25              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                07:25              REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky
REBOUND (DEF) by MONTEIRO, B.J.                 07:21              MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky
MISSED JUMPER by THEIS, David                   07:09              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                06:58  31-15  H 16 GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                06:58              ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony
MISSED 3 PTR by EVANS, Eric                     06:37              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                06:29  31-18  H 13 GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]
                                                06:29              ASSIST by Correia, Gary
TURNOVR by THEIS, David                         06:07
                                                06:06              STEAL by Harris, Ricky
FOUL by DUTY, Jason (P1T8)                      06:05
                                                06:05              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                06:05  31-19  H 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky
                                                06:05  31-20  H 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky
SUB IN : BOLDING, Melquan                       06:05              SUB IN : Glass, Matt
SUB IN : CLARK, Bill                            06:05              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: DUTY, Jason                            06:05              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
SUB OUT: THEIS, David                           06:05              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
TURNOVR by BOLDING, Melquan                     05:53
                                                05:52              STEAL by Lowe, Chris
                                                05:50  31-22  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [FB/PNT]
TURNOVR by CLARK, Bill                          05:35
                                                05:34              STEAL by Gaffney, Tony
                                                05:33  31-24  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
                                                05:33              ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:33
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    05:17  32-24  H 8  FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P1T6)
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    05:17  33-24  H 9
REBOUND (DEF) by MONTEIRO, B.J.                 05:03              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by JACKSON, Aaron                       04:56
                                                04:50  33-27  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony [FB]
                                                04:50              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan [PNT]           04:31  35-27  H 8
ASSIST by MONTEIRO, B.J.                        04:31
                                                04:16              MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony
                                                04:16              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
FOUL by CLARK, Bill (P2T9)                      04:13              MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
                                                04:13              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by CLARK, Bill                    04:13              MISSED FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
SUB IN : SAUNDERS, Damian                       04:13              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
SUB OUT: MONTEIRO, B.J.                         04:13              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by CLARK, Bill                    03:50              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (OFF) by BOLDING, Melquan               03:48
MISSED JUMPER by BOLDING, Melquan               03:46
REBOUND (OFF) by CLARK, Bill                    03:46
                                                03:45              FOUL by Glass, Matt (P3T7)
TIMEOUT media                                   03:45
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    03:45  36-27  H 9
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    03:45  37-27  H 10
SUB IN : DUTY, Jason                            03:45              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
SUB OUT: EVANS, Eric                            03:45              SUB OUT: Glass, Matt
                                                03:32              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                03:32              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                03:18  37-29  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by SAUNDERS, Damian                02:53              BLOCK by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                02:52              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                02:46              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
                                                02:46              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
FOUL by DUTY, Jason (P2T10)                     02:41  37-30  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
                                                02:41  37-31  H 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by Gaffney, Tony
                                                02:41              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
                                                02:41              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
GOOD! 3 PTR by CLARK, Bill                      02:28  40-31  H 9
ASSIST by DUTY, Jason                           02:28
                                                02:16  40-34  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:16              ASSIST by Gaffney, Tony
MISSED 3 PTR by CLARK, Bill                     01:58              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                01:57              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                01:57              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
                                                01:39              TURNOVR by Gaffney, Tony
STEAL by SAUNDERS, Damian                       01:38
GOOD! DUNK by SAUNDERS, Damian [FB/PNT]         01:36  42-34  H 8
                                                01:26              MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris
                                                01:26              REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                01:23  42-36  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Lynch, Tyrell [PNT]
MISSED FT SHOT by SAUNDERS, Damian              01:23              FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P1T8)
                                                01:23              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
SUB IN : MONTEIRO, B.J.                         01:23
SUB OUT: CLARK, Bill                            01:23
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         01:11              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
MISSED FT SHOT by SAUNDERS, Damian              01:11              FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P2T9)
                                                01:11              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                01:11              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                01:11              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                01:04  42-39  H 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky [FB]
                                                01:04              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by MONTEIRO, B.J.                  00:33              BLOCK by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (OFF) by BOLDING, Melquan               00:31
MISSED JUMPER by BOLDING, Melquan               00:30              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
SUB IN : LEWINSON, Oliver                       00:30              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
SUB OUT: SAUNDERS, Damian                       00:30              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                00:05              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
                                                00:05              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                00:05              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                00:05              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
                                                00:02  42-41  H 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky


                                 Duquesne 42, Massachusetts 41

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          14      11       9      11      18      0     0
          Duquesne               16       9       6       4       0      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM:             Duquesne                 TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS:        Massachusetts
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                                                19:42              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                19:42              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                19:37              MISSED JUMPER by Gaffney, Tony
                                                19:37              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by SAUNDERS, Damian               19:34              MISSED JUMPER by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! 3 PTR by BOLDING, Melquan                 19:15  45-41  H 4
ASSIST by CLARK, Bill                           19:15
                                                19:00  45-43  H 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by JACKSON, Aaron                       18:53
                                                18:47  45-45  T 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by JACKSON, Aaron                  18:09              REBOUND (DEF) by Lowe, Chris
BLOCK by SAUNDERS, Damian                       18:00              MISSED LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               17:57
GOOD! 3 PTR by DUTY, Jason                      17:34  48-45  H 3
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        17:34
                                                17:24  48-48  T 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                17:24              ASSIST by Lowe, Chris
                                                16:56              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                16:56              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                16:56              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
                                                16:56              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                16:52              FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T1)
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    16:31  49-48  H 1  FOUL by Correia, Gary (P2T2)
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    16:31  50-48  H 2
                                                16:31              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                16:31              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                16:11  50-50  T 3  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by DUTY, Jason                     16:01              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                15:51              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                15:51              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
                                                15:49  50-52  V 2  GOOD! TIP-IN by Bonner, Luke [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by BOLDING, Melquan                 15:36  53-52  H 1
ASSIST by CLARK, Bill                           15:36
FOUL by CLARK, Bill (P3T1)                      15:19
                                                15:19              TIMEOUT media
                                                15:17  53-54  V 1  GOOD! DUNK by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
                                                15:17              ASSIST by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! 3 PTR by BOLDING, Melquan                 15:01  56-54  H 2
ASSIST by SAUNDERS, Damian                      15:01
                                                14:47              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by CLARK, Bill                     14:41              REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony
                                                14:29              MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony
                                                14:29              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                14:27  56-56  T 4  GOOD! TIP-IN by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by SAUNDERS, Damian [PNT]           14:01  58-56  H 2
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        14:01
                                                13:55              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
                                                13:55              SUB IN : Lynch, Tyrell
                                                13:55              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
                                                13:55              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                13:55              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
                                                13:55              SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky
                                                13:55              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by SAUNDERS, Damian                13:24              REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David
FOUL by SAUNDERS, Damian (P3T2)                 13:20
                                                13:10  58-58  T 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
                                                13:10              ASSIST by Gibbs, David
MISSED FT SHOT by BOLDING, Melquan              12:58              FOUL by Correia, Gary (P3T3)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     12:58
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOLDING, Melquan               12:58  59-58  H 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOLDING, Melquan               12:58  60-58  H 2
SUB IN : EVANS, Eric                            12:58              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
SUB OUT: DUTY, Jason                            12:58              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                12:34  60-60  T 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by CLARK, Bill                     12:19              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                12:11              TURNOVR by Lowe, Chris
STEAL by BOLDING, Melquan                       12:09
TURNOVR by EVANS, Eric                          12:06
                                                12:04              STEAL by Gibbs, David
                                                12:02  60-62  V 2  GOOD! DUNK by Gibbs, David [FB/PNT]
                                                11:48              FOUL by Lynch, Tyrell (P3T4)
TIMEOUT media                                   11:48
                                                11:48              SUB IN : Harris, Ricky
                                                11:48              SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony
GOOD! LAYUP by EVANS, Eric [PNT]                11:35  62-62  T 7
                                                11:00  62-64  V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
TURNOVR by EVANS, Eric                          10:38
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               10:03              MISSED 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by EVANS, Eric                    09:39              REBOUND (DEF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                09:26              TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky
STEAL by JACKSON, Aaron                         09:25
GOOD! LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan [FB/PNT]        09:22  64-64  T 8
ASSIST by EVANS, Eric                           09:22
                                                08:49              MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris
                                                08:49              REBOUND (OFF) by Lynch, Tyrell
                                                08:45              TURNOVR by Lynch, Tyrell
STEAL by CLARK, Bill                            08:44
GOOD! LAYUP by CLARK, Bill [FB/PNT]             08:42  66-64  H 2
REBOUND (DEF) by SAUNDERS, Damian               08:06              MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David
                                                08:04              FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P2T5)
                                                08:04              SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony
                                                08:04              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                08:04              SUB IN : Correia, Gary
                                                08:04              SUB OUT: Lynch, Tyrell
                                                08:04              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                08:04              SUB OUT: Lowe, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan                07:48
REBOUND (OFF) by JACKSON, Aaron                 07:48
                                                07:48              FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P3T6)
TIMEOUT media                                   07:48
MISSED FT SHOT by JACKSON, Aaron                07:48
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     07:48
GOOD! FT SHOT by JACKSON, Aaron                 07:48  67-64  H 3
                                                07:33              TURNOVR by Bonner, Luke
STEAL by BOLDING, Melquan                       07:32
TURNOVR by SAUNDERS, Damian                     07:01              STEAL by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               06:57              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
FOUL by JACKSON, Aaron (P2T3)                   06:45
TURNOVR by JACKSON, Aaron                       06:45
                                                06:45              SUB IN : Lowe, Chris
                                                06:45              SUB OUT: Correia, Gary
                                                06:17  67-66  H 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    05:59  68-66  H 2  FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    05:59  69-66  H 3
                                                05:40              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
                                                05:40              REBOUND (OFF) by Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by SAUNDERS, Damian               05:37              MISSED TIP-IN by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! 3 PTR by EVANS, Eric                      05:22  72-66  H 6
ASSIST by JACKSON, Aaron                        05:22
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    05:22  73-66  H 7  FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P3T8)
                                                05:22              SUB IN : Glass, Matt
                                                05:22              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               05:10              MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by JACKSON, Aaron                  04:49              REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky
                                                04:31  73-68  H 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by EVANS, Eric                     04:09              REBOUND (DEF) by Glass, Matt
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               03:57              MISSED 3 PTR by Glass, Matt
TIMEOUT media                                   03:40
GOOD! JUMPER by EVANS, Eric [PNT]               03:22  75-68  H 7
                                                03:09  75-70  H 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by BOLDING, Melquan [PNT]           02:54  77-70  H 7
ASSIST by EVANS, Eric                           02:54
GOOD! FT SHOT by BOLDING, Melquan               02:54  78-70  H 8  FOUL by Glass, Matt (P4T9)
                                                02:54              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
                                                02:54              SUB OUT: Glass, Matt
REBOUND (DEF) by BOLDING, Melquan               02:39              MISSED 3 PTR by Bonner, Luke
GOOD! LAYUP by JACKSON, Aaron [PNT]             02:27  80-70  H 10
ASSIST by CLARK, Bill                           02:27
BLOCK by SAUNDERS, Damian                       02:11              MISSED LAYUP by Lowe, Chris
                                                02:09              REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by CLARK, Bill                    02:06              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
GOOD! FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                    02:06  81-70  H 11 FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P4T10)
MISSED FT SHOT by CLARK, Bill                   02:06              REBOUND (DEF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                01:56  81-72  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]
                                                01:56              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : DUTY, Jason                            01:56              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: BOLDING, Melquan                       01:56              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
MISSED FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                   01:47              FOUL by Lowe, Chris (P4T11)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     01:47
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    01:47  82-72  H 10
SUB IN : BOLDING, Melquan                       01:47              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: EVANS, Eric                            01:47              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
                                                01:40              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
                                                01:40              REBOUND (OFF) by Gaffney, Tony
                                                01:37  82-74  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by Gaffney, Tony [PNT]
                                                01:37              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : EVANS, Eric                            01:37              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: SAUNDERS, Damian                       01:37              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
TURNOVR by DUTY, Jason                          01:32
SUB IN : SAUNDERS, Damian                       01:32              SUB IN : Bonner, Luke
SUB OUT: DUTY, Jason                            01:32              SUB OUT: Gibbs, David
REBOUND (DEF) by EVANS, Eric                    01:28              MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    01:26  83-74  H 9  FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T12)
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    01:26  84-74  H 10
                                                01:18              TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky
STEAL by CLARK, Bill                            01:17
GOOD! FT SHOT by JACKSON, Aaron                 01:14  85-74  H 11 FOUL by Bonner, Luke (P5T13)
GOOD! FT SHOT by JACKSON, Aaron                 01:14  86-74  H 12
SUB IN : DUTY, Jason                            01:14              SUB IN : Gibbs, David
SUB OUT: SAUNDERS, Damian                       01:14              SUB OUT: Bonner, Luke
GOOD! LAYUP by JACKSON, Aaron [PNT]             00:45  88-74  H 14
                                                00:40  88-77  H 11 GOOD! 3 PTR by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:40              TIMEOUT 30sec
MISSED FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                   00:40              FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T14)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:40
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    00:40  89-77  H 12
SUB IN : MONTEIRO, B.J.                         00:40
SUB OUT: JACKSON, Aaron                         00:40
FOUL by EVANS, Eric (P2T4)                      00:34
                                                00:29  89-79  H 10 GOOD! JUMPER by Lowe, Chris
                                                00:29              TIMEOUT TEAM
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    00:28  90-79  H 11 FOUL by Gibbs, David (P2T15)
GOOD! FT SHOT by EVANS, Eric                    00:28  91-79  H 12
                                                00:21              MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony
                                                00:21              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                00:16  91-81  H 10 GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]


                                 Duquesne 91, Massachusetts 81

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts          26       6       8       2       6      6     3
          Duquesne               16       8       1       4      14      2     3


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   11   6 -  17
Duquesne................    9   8 -  17

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   14  26 -  40
Duquesne................   16  16 -  32

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    9   8 -  17
Duquesne................    6   1 -   7

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   11   2 -  13
Duquesne................    4   4 -   8

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........   18   6 -  24
Duquesne................    0  14 -  14

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   6 -   6
Duquesne................    0   2 -   2

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts...........    0   3 -   3
Duquesne................    0   3 -   3

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