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Minutemen hoping to snap losing streak
By Adam Miller, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/19/2010

The last time the Massachusetts men’s basketball team played a team with a prominent shot-blocker was against Richmond on Jan. 13 when forward Darrius Garrett recorded a career-high 14 blocks against the Minutemen as they lost 70-63 in overtime.

UMass coach Derek Kellogg doesn’t think any player will record that many blocks against his team for a while. However, he believes that tonight’s opponent, St. Bonaventure, will make going to the basket difficult because he views Andrew Nicholson as a superior shot-blocker.

“You have to be conscious of when there’s a guy in there blocking shots like that,” Kellogg said. “We’ve let our guys know what we’re looking for if he’s coming over to block shots.”

The Minutemen (7-10, 1-3 Atlantic 10) will look to find more open looks such as a lob over Nicholson or kicking out for a 3-pointer. Shooting hasn’t been one of their strengths, as they are 13th in the A-10 in field-goal percentage (40.8) and 11th in 3-point percentage (31.3).

Meanwhile, the Bonnies (8-8, 1-2 A-10) are at the top of the conference in shooting (48.2 percent), but have been dealing with losses against quality opponents the entire season.

SBU lost by 13 points to No. 5 Syracuse on Dec. 19, and are 2-4 since, which included a three-game losing streak to open up January before defeating Saint Joseph’s by a narrow 68-65 win.

Although UMass will be at the Mullins Center for the first time since Jan. 6, when it defeated Fordham, Kellogg expects tonight’s meeting to be difficult because of the Bonnies’ experience this season.

“I think they’re in a similar position that we are,” Kellogg said. “They’ve played in a ton of tough games that have come down to the wire, and similar to us, they just haven’t been able to pull all of them out.”

The Minutemen are currently on a three-game losing streak, which other than a loss to the Spiders includes losses to La Salle and hot-shooting Temple.

Against the No. 16 Owls, UMass came back from a 22-point lead to come within single digits, but couldn’t survive the guard tandem of Ryan Brooks and Juan Fernandez, who finished 14-of-22 from 3-point range.

Despite the Minutemen’s latest road woes, Kellogg is seeing a lot of improvement out of his team, and hopes to see his players benefit from their work over the past week with a win.

“I think it would be a good bonus for these guys that are playing hard and competing at a higher level,” Kellogg said. “We’re still not playing as smart as I want, but a reward of a victory coming up at some point would be good for team morale and also that if you play the game the right way, the wins will come.”

In the last game against Temple, Kellogg inserted guard David Gibbs back into the lineup after trying to bring more experience to his lineup by using junior Gary Correia. Before Tuesday’s practice, he said that both players were playing well, but would base his decision for tonight based on how he believes they match up.

Adam Miller can be reached at amiller@dailycollegian.com.


Minutemen seek end to losing streak
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/20/2010

AMHERST - Despite experiencing the second longest losing streak - three games - of his coaching career, University of Massachusetts men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg believes his team has improved and wants to see the Minutemen rewarded.

"It would be a good bonus for these guys," he said. "They're playing hard and competing at a high level. Getting a victory would be good for team morale, but if you play the game the right way, wins will come.

"We're working towards that," Kellogg added. "We're not a finished product, but we're moving in the right direction."

UMass (7-10, 1-3 Atlantic 10) will try to snap the streak tonight when it hosts St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center.

"We need one bad, in the worst way," said senior guard Ricky Harris. "We keep coming out and playing hard in games, but we need to learn how to finish and get wins.

"Hopefully we can turn this around," he added. "If we continue to play as hard as we've been playing these last couple of games, we can come out with a win. Hopefully we can start on Wednesday."

Harris hopes to put his own shooting struggles behind him. Since missing the Grambling State game on Dec. 11 with an ankle injury, Harris has made just six-of-42 3-point attempts (14.3 percent).

"I've been coming in early every day to get shots up. It's a mental thing right now," Harris said. "It's just locking in, staying focused and focusing on the rim.

"Shots will start falling for me again," he continued. "It's just a matter of when it's going to be over. I've never had a slump this long. It's a matter of staying focused and confident and keeping my mental approach where it needs to be."

The Bonnies arrive in Amherst at 8-8, but they are 0-6 in road games. After opening the season 6-3, they have lost five of their last seven. They dropped their first two league games to George Washington and Charlotte before beating Saint Joseph's 68-65 on Saturday in western New York.

"They're a lot like us. They've been in a lot of close games that have come down to the wire," Kellogg said. "They just haven't been able to pull them out. They're a good team. We're fortunate to be the home team and hopefully that gives our guys a little stability."

Sophomore Andrew Nicholson, last year's A-10 rookie of the year has shown no signs of a sophomore slump. His .482 field goal percentage tops the conference and he's among the A-10 leaders in scoring (15.3 points per game), rebounding (7.9 per game) and blocked shots (2.1).

Senior wings Jonathan Hall (12.1 points per game) and Chris Matthews (11.6) have also been reliable scorers for coach Mark Schmidt's squad.

The Minutemen lost 83-75 at St. Bonaventure last year, snapping a six-game winning streak by UMass in the rivalry.

The Minutemen are 5-1 at the Mullins Center this season, but tonight's game is their first in Amherst since edging Fordham on Jan. 6 and just their second since beating Grambling on Dec. 11.

"It feels good to be back. We have the students back and the home crowd," Harris said. "Hopefully the ball will fall in our favor in this game."

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. Follow UMass coverage on Twitter at twitter.com/GazetteUMass. Get UMass coverage delivered in your Facebook news feed at http://www.facebook.com/GazetteUMassCoverage.


Late Comeback Falls Short As UMass Downed By St. Bona, 70-69
UMass trailed by 10 with four to go and tied it, but lost by one when a shot at the buzzer missed
From UMass Athletics, 1/20/2010

AMHERST, Mass. - After a game that featured eight lead changes and eight ties, a Freddie Riley 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the mark as UMass fell to St. Bonaventure, 70-69, on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen came back from a 10-point deficit with four minutes to go. Ricky Harris led the Minutemen with 22 points, while Anthony Gurley and Riley added 16 and 12, respectively. The Minutemen fell to 7-11 overall and 1-4 in A-10 play, while the Bonnies improved to 9-8 overall and 2-2 in conference.

Andrew Nicholson led all scorers with 24 points for the Bonnies on 10-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-6 from the foul line. Michael Davenport had a double-double for St. Bonaventure with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Minutemen trailed by seven, 68-61, with four minutes left but a Riley 3-pointer, a Harris layup, and a Harris dunk off a miss following a David Gibbs steal, tied the game up at 68-68 with 2:38 to go. After Nicholson sank two free throws for St. Bonaventure and Gurley made 1-of-2 at the line for UMass, the Minutemen had possession of the ball with a minute to go.

Following a long possession, a Riley 3-pointer from the top of the key was off the mark, giving the Bonnies the ball with 41 seconds to go. After Bonnies miss, the Minutemen came away with the rebound with 10 seconds to go, working the ball up the floor before Riley took a pass on the deep right wing for the attempt at the buzzer.

UMass shot 41.5 percent (27-65) from the field, including 4-for-24 from 3-point range, while St. Bona shot 48.2 percent (27-56) and was 1-for-10 from behind the arc. The Bonnies held the edge on the boards, 40-32.

Both teams' offenses got off to slow starts, combining for just six points, a 4-2 Bonnies lead, at the first media timeout with 15:42 left in the half. As the offenses warmed up, the two clubs went back and forth for the duration of the half with eight lead changes and six ties. The Minutemen took a four-point lead, their biggest of the half, 25-21, on a Riley jumper with 4:41 left. The Bonnies then went on a 9-2 run over the final four minutes to take a 30-27 lead into halftime.

Nicholson led all scorers in the opening 20 minutes with 15 points to go with five rebounds and four blocks. UMass was led by eight points from Harris, while Riley added seven. St. Bona held a slight edge in shooting, 39.3 percent (11-28) to 36.7 percent (11-30). The Bonnies turned the ball over 10 times in the first half to UMass' five, but a 21-15 rebounding advantage evened things out for the road team.

A Harris 3-pointer just over a minute into the second half tied the game at 32-32, but the Bonnies, led by six points from Davenport, outscored the Minutemen, 13-6, over the next five minutes to open up a seven-point lead, 45-38, with 14 minutes to go. The St. Bona lead reached double-digits, 57-47, at the midway point of the second half on a Davenport runner in the lane.

UMass responded by scoring seven-straight points, finished off by a Harris 3-pointer, to pull within three, 57-54, with 9:08 to go.

The Minutemen travel to Waco, Texas for their final non-conference game of the season on Saturday when they take on No. 25 Baylor at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU.



NOTES

Record Book Notes

# Ricky Harris continues to stand seventh in career scoring at UMass with 22 in the game. He now has 1,641. Next on the list is No. 6 Tony Barbee (1,643) and at No. 5 is Lorenzo Sutton (1,731).

# Harris moved to fifth in career field goal attempts at UMass with 1,286, after he took 19 shots in the game. On Wednesday, he passed Donald Russell (1,272) and Clarence Hill (1,284). Next on the list at No. 4 is Mike Pyatt (1,318).

# Harris continues stand to eighth in career made free throws with two in the game. He now has 335. Next on the list is No. 7 Rashaun Freeman (379).

# Harris continues to stand third on the career 3-pointers attempted list with six in the game, giving him 682 in his career. Next on the list is Anthony Anderson (705).

# Harris continues to stand fourth in career made 3-pointers (240). Carmelo Travieso is third with 245 makes on 666 attempts from 1993-97.

Individual Player Notes

# Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 17th time this season in as many games with 22. Harris now has 28 games in a row in double-figures and 81 in his 115 career games. Dating to his sophomore year, Harris has 78 of his last 83 games with 10 or more points.

# Ricky Harris scored 20 or more points for the fifth time this season and 33rd in his career. It was his most points since 26 vs. Cornell in the second game of the season.

# Harris is the A-10's second-leading active career scorer (1,641) behind only La Salle's Rodney Green (1,668 entering action).

# Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures for the 15th time this season and 41st time in his career with 16.

# Freddie Riley had his eighth game in double-figures with 12 and his second in a row.

# Hashim Bailey drew his team-high fifth charge of the season.

Series Notes

# UMass now leads the all-time series with St. Bonaventure, 37-19.

# In home games, UMass is 20-7 all-time vs. the Bonnies and 11-4 at the Mullins Center.

# UMass has won seven of the last eight games in the series and 10 of the last 13 overall.

# UMass has won five home games in a row in the series.

Also Of Note

# UMass heads to #25 Baylor for a match-up on Saturday. The game will air on ESPNU at 4 p.m. ET. It will be UMass' 100th all-time game against a ranked team, the Minutemen are 30-69 all-time vs. AP Top 25 teams.



QUOTES

Ricky Harris on the final play of the game
Basically I just wanted to push, see if I had a lay-up. I saw a guy who was guarding Freddie come over and stop my penetration. I saw Freddie wide open he's a great shooter, I've got confidence in him, and I kicked it out to him and he shot a three.

Freddie Riley on how the shot felt coming out of his hands
Yeah it felt good but once it left my hands I kind of knew it was going to be short. It was a clear shot, and I was wide open. I should have made it but unfortunately I missed so we lost the game.

Ricky Harris on how frustrating the loss is
It's real frustrating man because everyday at practice we come out and work hard and we learn. We play hard in practice, we do everything in practice and we just can't find a way to close out games, and it's kind of getting frustrating. But we've got a good group of guys here, none of us are starting to go our separate ways. We're all still sticking together, we're all still hanging in there together and hopefully we're going to find a way to get this rolling. We just have to, like I said at previous press conferences, we've just got to come back and work hard at our game. That's something that we've been doing. We've been working hard every day, we've just got to find a way to close it out. Just close it out.

Ricky Harris on his confidence
I just don't want to lose anymore. I've gotten into the gym these last couple nights, worked on my game, my J late night after practice. It boosted my confidence I played more relaxed and more loose out there. Coach Kellogg talked to me and I do feel more relaxed out there.

Ricky Harris on Nicholson's performance
In the first half he had half of their points. They had 30 as a team and he had 15 of their 30. That just speaks for itself. Five rebounds, four blocks, he was a big part for them. He altered a lot of our shots when we went to the lane, and he got our big man in foul trouble. So he did a lot for them in the first half, and I guess that kind of set the tone for them and gave them confidence to come into this game and into the second half.

Ricky Harris on Coach Kellogg's feelings
Obviously he's frustrated, but you can see that he's not giving up. He's still motivated, he's still telling us that it's going to turn around. And when we see our coach like that, it just motivates us because a lot of teams in this situation just pack their bags and that's something that we're not doing because our coaches aren't doing it. We're not going to give up on them.

Freddie Riley on their chances
We always thought we were going to pull it out because every day in practice when we scrimmage we do end of game situations. One team will be down eight points with three minutes left. It just didn't go our way.

Harris on the three-point shooting struggles
A lot of teams are starting to play a pack defense and clog the lane up so when we drive you see a lot of guys converging in and coming in. But we do three-point shooting in practice for a good amount of practice. So it's just basically us raising up and shooting with confidence, being able to stand up there and knock down shots. And that's just something that we've got to do so teams will respect our three-point ball. We have three-point shooters, we've just got to start making some.

Coach Kellogg on the game
Well I'd be feeling much better if that last shot would have went in. It was one of those situations where I told the guys when they called a timeout that we're going to play it straight out. If they had made a shot we had set a play for a three, and on a miss I just said we were going to go. I really wanted to try to get in the paint to shoot a lay-up, but they did a nice job of setting up what we would call a wall. Freddie was wide open, I elected to kind of let him take a wide open three that he works on very often in practice, and I had all the confidence that that ball was going in. I was actually kind of surprised when it didn't. And I thought it was a good played game, we missed some little things that we're going to work on that I thought were the difference in the game. You know, a few loose balls here and there. They got to the free throw line many more times than we did which was kind of a battle cry before the game. And our own defense needs a little bit of work.

Coach Kellogg on the size of UMass' lineup
When we pressed and had Javorn come in, we played a little smaller, a little faster, and a little more athletic. We were able to force some turnovers and really create the tempo and allow the home crowd to get involved in the game. We tied it at I believe it was 68 and I thought we were in good shape to win the game.

Coach Kellogg on Farrell's second to last shot
I wouldn't say it's exactly the shot I was looking for. I explained to him in the locker room after the game that with that amount of time, drive the ball to the rim for future reference. He's only a freshman and that's probably the first time he's been in that situation as a college player. So I wanted him to know that at home, in that situation, take the ball to the rim. I didn't think it was a bad shot but it definitely wasn't the shot I was looking for.

Derek Kellogg on the second half
We played a little tougher. We had better ball pressure and I think our big guys forced them off the block a little bit more than in the first half.

Coach Kellogg on the losses
I keep telling them let's reward ourselves. Let's come out here and reward ourselves for how hard we're working in practice, how hard we're working in the games. Reward yourself with a victory. I'm optimistic that it's coming soon.

Derek Kellogg on the many missed three pointers
It's made it very difficult. We shoot threes, and I think we have very good three point shooters. Although our percentages at times tell us otherwise. And when you're not knocking them down they can really pack things in. I thought they did a better job in the first half of packing it. I thought it the second half we did a better job of spreading things out and getting in the paint. I would venture to guess we missed more open threes tonight than we have any game all year. But I'll have to watch the tape and see. I expect to see us make more threes. I'm not really a coach that is on top of guys for taking open shots, I'm actually more like "shoot the ball". There was one in the first half that I thought Ricky was open that he passed up. I'm like "you're one of the best three point shooters in the league, maybe in the country why are you passing it up". I'm expecting that they're going to make those. So I guess 18 games in we've got to have a run here where we make some shots.

Coach Kellogg on Ricky's mental game
Ricky and I have spent a lot of time together as of late. I want to make sure he realizes how important he is to the team. Like what I need out of him and what I expect out of him. I want him to play loose and free, that's when he's at his best. This happens a lot of times with seniors on teams that are struggle a little bit. He's trying to find his way. And I'm trying to be with him every step of it and make sure we're on the same page. I need him to play great every night, is the reality of it. Our only senior, really one of the only guys that's been through this.


Bonnies edge Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/21/2010

AMHERST - Even a home game against a team that had been bad on the road was not enough to halt the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team's losing streak Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

Freddie Riley's would-be, game-winning 3-pointer was off the mark at the buzzer and St. Bonaventure beat the Minutemen 70-69.

It was the second shot in the final minute that Riley, who was not nearly as accurate from long range as he had been in recent games, did not hit. With UMass trailing by a point and under a minute left, Ricky Harris fed Riley at the top of the key but the freshman missed and the Bonnies got the rebound.

St. Bonaventure wound the clock down to 10 seconds before Michael Davenport missed a shot from the corner. David Gibbs grabbed the rebound with eight seconds left and got the ball to Harris who raced into the frontcourt.

The senior drove into the lane, but drew defenders and passed up the shot, instead getting the ball to Riley, who was open in the right corner. The crowd of 3,121 inhaled as one as the shot went up, but it was off line.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Minutemen (7-11, 1-4 Atlantic 10) and the first road win of the season for the Bonnies (9-8, 2-2 A-10).

"I wanted to push and see if I had a layup," Harris said. "I saw the guy that was guarding Freddie come over to try to stop my penetration. I saw Freddie wide open. He's a great shooter. I have confidence in him. I kicked it out to him and he shot a 3."

Riley knew he'd missed when it left his hands.

"When it came out of my hands I kind of knew it as going to be short. I was wide open," Riley said. "I should have made it. But unfortunately I missed and we lost the game."

UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thought his team was in good shape when Riley took the shot.

"I had all the confidence that that ball was going in. I was very surprised when it didn't," Kellogg said.

The Minutemen will try to snap their streak in their final nonconference game at 4 p.m. Saturday at No. 25 Baylor.

"It's real frustrating," Harris said. "Every day we come out in practice and work hard. We just can't find a way to close out games.

"But we have a good group of guys here," Harris added. "None of us are starting to go our separate ways. Hopefully we're going to find a way to get this rolling."

The Bonnies led by 10 midway through the second half before Kellogg went to a lineup with one big man and four perimeter players down the stretch, using full-court pressure to frustrate the St. Bonaventure guards. Harris scored 11 of his team-high 22 points in the final 10 minutes to bring the Minutemen back.

"When we played a little smaller and a little faster we were able to create tempo," Kellogg said. "I thought we were in good shape to win the game."

Harris hit a driving layup with two minutes, 52 seconds left to cut St. Bonaventure's lead to 68-66. Javorn Farrell dove to steal the inbounds pass and passed the ball from the floor to Riley (12 points).

Riley put the ball up, but it seemed to slip out of his hand and fluttered over the hoop. Harris caught it high in the air and dunked it to tie the game 68-68 with 2:38 remaining.

Andrew Nicholson, who led St. Bonaventure with 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots, had been quiet for much of the second half until he drew a foul from Sean Carter with 1:45 left.

The sophomore made both free throws to give St. Bonaventure back the lead. Anthony Gurley (16 points) drove and was fouled at the other end, but made only one of two free throws to make it 70-69 and set up the final sequence.

Nicholson carried the Bonnies in the first half. Sean Carter and Hashim "Big City" Bailey had some success for UMass slowing him down early, but both picked up two fouls trying to guard him.

The Minutemen were forced to play seldom-used reserve Matt Hill for seven minutes and Nicholson took advantage with 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks before intermission.

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.


UMass struggles with 3-point shooting
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/21/2010

AMHERST - Familiar surroundings did little to help the 3-point shooting woes for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team as its season-long struggles from behind the arc continued Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

The Minutemen missed 20 of their 24 3-point tries. The 16.7 percent shooting marked the fourth time this season UMass has been under 20 percent from long range.

Opponents have started to crowd the lane, giving UMass more and more open looks.

"It's made it very difficult. I think we have good 3-point shooters, but our percentages at times tell us otherwise," coach Derek Kellogg said. "When you're not knocking them down, they can really pack things in.

"I would guess we missed more open 3s than we have in any game all year," Kellogg added about Wednesday's 70-69 loss to St. Bonaventure.

Ricky Harris, who has been among the slumping shooters, agreed.

"A lot of teams are starting to play a packed defense and clog the lane up," he said. "When we drive you see a lot of teams converging in.

"We do 3-point shooting every day in practice," Harris added. "It's just basically us raising up and shooting with confidence. We have shooters. We just have to start making some."

Kellogg remained optimistic.

"I expect to see us make more 3s," he said. "Eighteen games in, we need to have a run where we knock down some shots."

LOSING STREAK - The four-game losing streak is now the second longest in Kellogg's tenure as coach. UMass lost five straight from Nov. 12 to Dec. 6, 2008.

YOUNG BIG MEN - It was the third time in the last four games that one of the Atlantic 10's young big men has put up big numbers against the Minutemen.

La Salle freshman Aaric Murray started the trend with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots on Jan. 10 in an 80-74 win over UMass. Three days later, Richmond sophomore Darrius Garrett had eight points, 13 rebounds and 14 blocked shots in a 70-63 overtime victory against the Minutemen.

Andrew Nicholson, last year's A-10 freshman of the year, became the next young center to damage UMass inside with 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots on Wednesday.

NOTES - UMass is offering general admission tickets for the rest of its weekend home games for $6.

Junior Anthony Gurley turns 22 on Thursday.

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.


Last-second shot misses to give UM fourth straight loss
By Adam Miller, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/21/2010

There’s no 3-point shot Freddie Riley is afraid to take.

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg is just as confident in his freshman, even with the game on the line. But no matter how sure Kellogg (or any of the other Minutemen) were that one of Riley’s two potential game-winning shots was going to go in, mind wasn’t over matter, and St. Bonaventure squeaked out a 70-69 win.

Riley’s second shot came at the buzzer on a pass from senior Ricky Harris who passed up an opportunity of his own in hopes that his wide-open teammate would convert.

“He’s a great shooter. I’ve got confidence in him,” Harris said, who finished with a game-high of 22 points.

UMass (7-11, 1-4 Atlantic 10) climbed back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to tie the game with 2 minutes, 36 seconds left. However, center Sean Carter fouled the Bonnies’ leading scorer, Andrew Nicholson (26 points, seven rebounds, five blocks), who converted both free-throw attempts.

The forward then fouled guard Anthony Gurley on the next possession, who made 1-of-2 from the line.

The Minutemen then went scoreless until they called a 30-second timeout. When play resumed, Riley took a 3-pointer at the top of the key, which fell short. His second opportunity came after guard David Gibbs rebounded SBU guard Michael Davenport’s missed shot from beyond the arc, which turned into Riley’s second attempt at winning the game.

“We missed on some little things that we’re going to work on that I thought was the difference in the game,” Kellogg said on his team’s loss.

It was a back-and-forth affair the entire first half with the lead changing eight times, but SBU had a three-point lead going into the locker room by controlling second chance points, 11-6. Nicholson made an impact early with 15 points and four blocks in the first half.

UMass tried to counter from beyond the arc, but ended up 1-of-12.

The first time the Bonnies (9-8, 2-2 A-10) led by more than three was almost five minutes into the second half when Chris Matthews rebounded Harris’s missed layup and set Michael Davenport up for a fast break basket at the other end.

SBU led by its biggest margin of 10 points with 9:58 to go in the game, but quickly saw it shrink following a 7-0 run with five of those points by Harris.

Just as things started to turn up for the Minutemen, they found themselves in trouble once again when Matthews set up another fast break layup for Malcolm Eleby to make the game 59-54 with 8:44 to go.

The Bonnies built their lead back up to seven by the four minute mark, but UMass went on another 7-0 run. This time, it was to tie the game for the first time all half.

“We always thought we were going to pull it out because every day in practice when we scrimmage, we do end-of-game situations where one team is down eight points with three minutes to go so we always know we’re going to win, but it just didn’t go our way,” Riley said of his team’s ability to come back from a deficit.

Despite the team’s frustration with losing four straight games, Harris said nobody has given up because of how Kellogg believes in his players. But he’s been doing everything he can to keep that losing to a minimum by shooting jumpers well after practice ends.

The Minutemen’s next game will be against the third ranked opponent they’ve played this season, No. 25 Baylor, on Jan. 23. UMass hasn’t beaten a ranked opponent in either game against Michigan State or Temple.

Game Notes:

The loss was UMass’ first at the Mullins Center since the home opener on Nov. 18 when it dropped to Cornell, 74-61. The Minutemen are now 5-2 in Amherst.

Adam Miller can be reached at amiller@dailycollegian.com.


UM plagued by outside shooting struggles
By David Brinch, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/19/2010

Some teams live by it, others die by it.

For the Massachusetts basketball team, it’s been a staple of their success the past few seasons, as senior guard Ricky Harris is fourth in career 3-point shots made (240) and third in career 3-pointers attempted (682) in UMass history, even surpassing UMass coach Derek Kellogg.

However, the long ball has not found its way into the bottom of the net as of late for not only Harris, but for the rest of the Minutemen, who made just 4-of-24 shots from beyond the arc in a 70-69 loss to St. Bonaventure Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

Freshman guard Freddie Riley, known for his scoring ability, especially from long range, took the most important 3-pointer of his young career in the closing seconds of the game. But the shot was short, as Riley finished the night just 2-for-8 from the 3-point line, while Harris made only two 3-point shots on eight attempts.

Four other UMass players attempted 3-point shots, but freshman forward Terrell Vinson (0-for-2), redshirt junior guard Anthony Gurley (0-for-4), junior guard Gary Correia (0-for-2) and freshman forward Sampson Carter (0-for-2) were not able to score from beyond the arc.

Like other opponents UMass has faced recently, the Bonnies were effective in forcing the Minutemen to take open shots from the 3-point line by collapsing in the middle of the lane, preventing players from getting easy lay-ups. UMass, however, was unable to knock down shots from deep, a problem that has plagued them in their past four contests.

“We do 3-point shooting everyday in practice, for the majority of practice,” Harris said. “We shoot the ball, its basically just us raising up and shooting the ball with confidence, being able to stand up there and knock down shots, and that’s just something that we have to do so that teams can respect our 3-point ball, because we have shooters all across the ball, we just have to start making them.”

Riley was impressive from 3-point range in losses to Richmond and Temple Jan. 13 and last Saturday, going 7-for-14 in both games, including a 6-of-14 performance en route to 22 points in a loss to La Salle Jan. 20. In that three-game stretch, Harris was just 2-of-17 from beyond the arc, and is just 4-of-23 in his last four games, all loses to Atlantic 10 opponents.

Riley is second to Harris in 3-point attempts with 104, and is second on the team with a .375 average, but leads the team with 39 3-pointers made, good for a 2.8 average. Harris is second with 32 for an average of 1.8 per game.

Against opponents so far this season, UMass has a .304 3-point shooting percentage, while opponents have a .366 mark, but the Minutemen average 6.9 3-point field goals made per game, compared to opponents (6.6).

UMass coach Derek Kellogg felt that his teams’ struggle with making 3-point shots has made it difficult to do other things on the offensive side of the ball.

“Its made it very difficult, we shoot threes, and I think we have good 3-point shooters, although our percentages, you know, at times tell us otherwise,” Kellogg said.

“I would venture to guess that we missed more open threes tonight than we have pretty much all year, but I will have to watch the tape and see.”

Kellogg wants to see his team continue to take threes, and to not pass up open shots, but also wants the Minutemen to start knocking them down in order to win games and stop their four-game losing skid.

David Brinch can be reached at dbrinch@student.umass.edu.


St. Bonaventure Bonnies 70
Massachusetts Minutemen 69
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
St. Bonaventure vs Massachusetts
01/20/10 7:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

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VISITORS: St. Bonaventure 9- 8, 2-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 COOK, Da'Quan....... f  1-2    0-0    0-1    2  4  6   3   2  1  2  0  1  27
44 NICHOLSON, Andrew... f 10-18   0-0    6-6    3  4  7   2  26  1  2  5  0  37
00 ADEGBOYE, Ogo....... g  1-3    0-1    3-4    0  3  3   0   5  4  2  0  1  25
04 MATTHEWS, Chris..... g  4-12   1-7    0-0    0  2  2   4   9  5  0  0  1  32
32 DAVENPORT, Michael.. g  7-11   0-2    2-2    2  8 10   3  16  1  5  0  1  32
11 CONGER, Demitrius...    0-3    0-0    3-6    1  2  3   1   3  3  2  0  0  14
20 ELEBY, Malcolm......    4-7    0-0    1-4    0  2  2   3   9  2  1  0  0  19
33 SIMMONS, Marquise...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   3   0  0  2  0  0  14
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   27-56   1-10  15-23  11 29 40  19  70 17 16  5  4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-28 39.3%   2nd Half: 16-28 57.1%   Game: 48.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-4   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-6  16.7%   Game: 10.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-12 66.7%   2nd Half:  7-11 63.6%   Game: 65.2%   5,1


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 7-11, 1-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 Vinson, Terrell..... f  4-7    0-2    0-0    1  0  1   1   8  0  2  0  0  20
23 Carter, Sean........ c  0-1    0-0    0-0    3  0  3   4   0  1  1  1  0  18
01 Gibbs, David........ g  2-4    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   2   4  2  1  0  1  15
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  9-19   2-6    2-3    2  3  5   2  22  3  3  0  2  32
12 Gurley, Anthony..... g  5-13   0-4    6-8    1  4  5   1  16  1  0  0  0  31
10 Farrell, Javorn.....    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  4  4   3   2  1  0  0  3  14
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  3  1  0  0  13
22 Carter, Sampson.....    0-3    0-2    0-0    0  3  3   3   0  1  0  1  0  15
24 Riley, Freddie......    5-12   2-8    0-0    0  1  1   0  12  0  0  0  0  20
35 Bailey, Hashim......    1-2    0-0    3-4    3  3  6   4   5  0  0  4  0  15
50 Hill, Matt..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   7
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   27-65   4-24  11-15  11 21 32  22  69 12  8  6  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-30 36.7%   2nd Half: 16-35 45.7%   Game: 41.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-12  8.3%   2nd Half:  3-12 25.0%   Game: 16.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half:  7-11 63.6%   Game: 73.3%    1


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Officials: Bill McCarthy, John Gaffney, Jeffry Clark
Technical fouls: St. Bonaventure-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 3121
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
St. Bonaventure...............   30   40  -   70
Massachusetts.................   27   42  -   69
ID-831293

Points in the paint-SBU 38,UMASS 38. Points off turnovers-SBU 10,UMASS 14.
2nd chance points-SBU 20,UMASS 13. Fast break points-SBU 12,UMASS 6.
Bench points-SBU 12,UMASS 19. Score tied-8 times. Lead changed-8 times.
Last FG-SBU 2nd-04:00, UMASS 2nd-02:36.
Largest lead-SBU by 10 2nd-09:58, UMASS by 4 1st-04:40.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
St. Bonaventure vs Massachusetts
01/20/10 7:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Bonaventure
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REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  19:36              MISSED LAYUP by DAVENPORT, Michael
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   19:08              REBOUND (DEF) by COOK, Da'Quan
                                                19:00              MISSED LAYUP by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                19:00              REBOUND (OFF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                18:56   0-2   V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
TURNOVR by Vinson, Terrell                      18:28
                                                18:12              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                18:12              REBOUND (OFF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                18:09   0-4   V 4  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 17:49
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                17:49
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            17:46   2-4   V 2
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T1)                     17:30
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P1T2)                     17:21
STEAL by Gibbs, David                           17:13              TURNOVR by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                17:03              FOUL by MATTHEWS, Chris (P1T1)
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 16:56              BLOCK by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                16:55              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                16:44              TURNOVR by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   16:31              REBOUND (DEF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                16:08              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                15:42              FOUL by COOK, Da'Quan (P1T2)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:42
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  15:42   3-4   V 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  15:42   4-4   T 1
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          15:42
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         15:42
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        15:42
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           15:42
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           15:42
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        15:42
                                                15:25   4-6   V 2  GOOD! JUMPER by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                15:25              ASSIST by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
TURNOVR by Vinson, Terrell                      14:54
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        14:54              SUB IN : ELEBY, Malcolm
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        14:54              SUB IN : SIMMONS, Marquise
                                                14:54              SUB OUT: COOK, Da'Quan
                                                14:54              SUB OUT: ADEGBOYE, Ogo
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         14:34              MISSED JUMPER by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                14:34              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                14:23   4-8   V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by MATTHEWS, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   13:44              REBOUND (DEF) by SIMMONS, Marquise
                                                13:40              TURNOVR by SIMMONS, Marquise
STEALVbybHARRIS,SRickyky                        13:39
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           13:39
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        13:39
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         13:39
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          13:39
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          13:39
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        13:39
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 13:21              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVENPORT, Michael
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   13:08   7-8   V 1
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          13:08
                                                12:56              SUB IN : CONGER, Demitrius
                                                12:56              SUB OUT: DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                12:48              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                12:48              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P1T3)                  12:45
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                12:38              MISSED JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]           12:24   9-8   H 1
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P2T4)                     12:07
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          12:07
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           12:07
                                                11:57   9-10  V 1  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]           11:39  11-10  H 1
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         11:22              MISSED LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  11:20
GOOD! DUNK by Riley, Freddie [FB/PNT]           11:16  13-10  H 3
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         11:16
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         11:04              MISSED LAYUP by CONGER, Demitrius
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:03
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           11:03              SUB IN : COOK, Da'Quan
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          11:03              SUB IN : DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        11:03              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         11:03              SUB OUT: SIMMONS, Marquise
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         11:03
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        11:03
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   10:52              BLOCK by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                10:50              REBOUND (DEF) by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                10:29  13-12  H 1  GOOD! JUMPER by DAVENPORT, Michael [PNT]
                                                10:29              ASSIST by ELEBY, Malcolm
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         10:18
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P2T5)                     10:10  13-13  T 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                10:10  13-14  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         10:10              SUB IN : SIMMONS, Marquise
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           10:10              SUB OUT: NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                10:00              FOUL by ELEBY, Malcolm (P1T3)
                                                10:00              FOUL by SIMMONS, Marquise (P1T4)
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            09:58  15-14  H 1
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         09:58
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         09:52              MISSED LAYUP by CONGER, Demitrius
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 09:52
                                                09:39              SUB IN : MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                09:39              SUB OUT: CONGER, Demitrius
                                                09:28              TURNOVR by SIMMONS, Marquise
                                                09:28              SUB IN : NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                09:28              SUB OUT: SIMMONS, Marquise
MISSED LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim                  09:11              BLOCK by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                09:07              REBOUND (DEF) by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                09:03              MISSED LAYUP by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                09:03              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T6)                    09:01  15-15  T 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                09:01  15-16  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         09:01
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        09:01
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          09:01
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        09:01
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   08:52
MISSED 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                 08:39              REBOUND (DEF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  08:24              MISSED JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  08:16              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P1T7)                   08:15              MISSED FT SHOT by ELEBY, Malcolm
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                08:15
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             08:15
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         08:15
                                                08:07              FOUL by ELEBY, Malcolm (P2T5)
                                                08:07              SUB IN : ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                08:07              SUB OUT: ELEBY, Malcolm
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 08:04
REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony                08:04
                                                07:59              FOUL by MATTHEWS, Chris (P2T6)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:59
GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]             07:38  17-16  H 1
BLOCK by Carter, Sampson                        07:29              MISSED LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                07:26
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         07:23  19-16  H 3
REBOUND (DEF) by Riley, Freddie                 07:00              MISSED JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   06:51              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                06:44  19-18  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by DAVENPORT, Michael [FB/PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 06:28              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                06:21              TURNOVR by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        06:21              SUB IN : CONGER, Demitrius
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        06:21              SUB OUT: DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        06:21
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        06:21
MISSED LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn                 06:13              REBOUND (DEF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P1T8)                  06:08              MISSED FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                06:08              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                06:08  19-19  T 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              05:57  21-19  H 2
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       05:57
                                                05:40              TURNOVR by NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        05:28
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          05:28
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         05:28
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         05:28
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        05:28
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             05:28
                                                05:27              TURNOVR by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                05:24              STEAL by COOK, Da'Quan
                                                05:22  21-21  T 5  GOOD! LAYUP by COOK, Da'Quan [FB/PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 05:16
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 05:16
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                 05:15  22-21  H 1  FOUL by COOK, Da'Quan (P2T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                 05:15  23-21  H 2
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         05:15              SUB IN : SIMMONS, Marquise
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          05:15              SUB IN : DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                05:15              SUB OUT: COOK, Da'Quan
                                                05:15              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                04:55              FOUL by DAVENPORT, Michael (P1T8)
                                                04:55              TURNOVR by DAVENPORT, Michael
GOOD! JUMPER by Riley, Freddie                  04:40  25-21  H 4
                                                04:04              MISSED JUMPER by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                04:04              REBOUND (OFF) by CONGER, Demitrius
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         04:02              MISSED JUMPER by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                04:02              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                03:55  25-23  H 2  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
                                                03:55              ASSIST by CONGER, Demitrius
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P2T9)                   03:55
                                                03:55              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                03:55  25-24  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             03:55
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         03:55
MISSED 3 PTR by Vinson, Terrell                 03:29              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                03:23              TURNOVR by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                03:23              SUB IN : MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                03:23              SUB OUT: DAVENPORT, Michael
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   02:58              REBOUND (DEF) by SIMMONS, Marquise
                                                02:36  25-26  V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
                                                02:36              ASSIST by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 02:23              BLOCK by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                02:22              REBOUND (DEF) by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
FOUL by Correia, Gary (P1T10)                   02:22              MISSED FT SHOT by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                02:22              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                02:22  25-27  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        02:22              SUB IN : DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          02:22              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        02:22
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        02:22
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              02:01  27-27  T 6
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         02:01
FOUL by Hill, Matt (P1T11)                      01:47  27-28  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                01:47              MISSED FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        01:31
                                                01:15  27-30  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                01:15              ASSIST by DAVENPORT, Michael
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  01:01              REBOUND (DEF) by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                00:45              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                00:45              SUB IN : MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                00:45              SUB OUT: DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                00:36              TURNOVR by NICHOLSON, Andrew
MISSED 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                 00:05              REBOUND (DEF) by ADEGBOYE, Ogo


                              St. Bonaventure 30, Massachusetts 27

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Bonaventure        16       8      11       4       2      4     4
          Massachusetts          18       2       6       4       9      2     4


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Bonaventure
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GOOD! LAYUP by Gibbs, David [PNT]               19:51  29-30  V 1
                                                19:33  29-32  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
                                                19:33              ASSIST by MATTHEWS, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   19:20              REBOUND (DEF) by COOK, Da'Quan
                                                19:10              TURNOVR by DAVENPORT, Michael
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    18:50  32-32  T 7
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       18:50
                                                18:27  32-35  V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                18:27              ASSIST by NICHOLSON, Andrew
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            18:14  34-35  V 1
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         18:14
                                                17:46  34-37  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by DAVENPORT, Michael [PNT]
                                                17:46              ASSIST by COOK, Da'Quan
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            17:19  36-37  V 1
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T1)                  17:03
                                                16:55  36-39  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                16:55              ASSIST by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
TURNOVR by Gibbs, David                         16:42              STEAL by DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         16:42
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           16:42
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                16:06              MISSED 3 PTR by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                15:51              FOUL by DAVENPORT, Michael (P2T1)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:51
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                15:51  37-39  V 2
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                15:51  38-39  V 1
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        15:51
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          15:51
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           15:51
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        15:51
                                                15:41  38-41  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by DAVENPORT, Michael [FB]
                                                15:41              ASSIST by MATTHEWS, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   15:26              REBOUND (DEF) by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                15:18  38-43  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by DAVENPORT, Michael [FB/PNT]
                                                15:18              ASSIST by MATTHEWS, Chris
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        15:01              STEAL by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         15:01              SUB IN : ELEBY, Malcolm
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        15:01              SUB OUT: ADEGBOYE, Ogo
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 14:46              MISSED LAYUP by COOK, Da'Quan
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  14:36              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                14:22              MISSED JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                14:22              REBOUND (OFF) by COOK, Da'Quan
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P2T2)                  14:21
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        14:21              SUB IN : SIMMONS, Marquise
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           14:21              SUB OUT: COOK, Da'Quan
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         14:21
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        14:21
                                                14:19  38-45  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by ELEBY, Malcolm [PNT]
                                                14:19              ASSIST by MATTHEWS, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   14:05
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   14:05
                                                14:04              FOUL by NICHOLSON, Andrew (P1T2)
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           14:04
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          14:04
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   14:01
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         14:01
GOOD! LAYUP by Riley, Freddie [PNT]             13:55  40-45  V 5
ASSIST by Carter, Sean                          13:55
                                                13:47              MISSED JUMPER by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                13:47              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P3T3)                     13:29
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        13:29
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         13:29
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          13:29
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           13:29
                                                13:24  40-47  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
                                                13:24              ASSIST by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                13:12              FOUL by DAVENPORT, Michael (P3T3)
                                                13:12              FOUL by SIMMONS, Marquise (P2T4)
                                                13:12              SUB IN : CONGER, Demitrius
                                                13:12              SUB OUT: DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                13:03              FOUL by MATTHEWS, Chris (P3T5)
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            13:00  42-47  V 5
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          13:00
                                                12:43  42-49  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by ELEBY, Malcolm [PNT]
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P3T4)                   12:43  42-50  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                12:26              SUB IN : COOK, Da'Quan
                                                12:26              SUB OUT: NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                12:19              FOUL by SIMMONS, Marquise (P3T6)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                12:05  43-50  V 7  FOUL by CONGER, Demitrius (P1T7)
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               12:05              REBOUND (DEF) by COOK, Da'Quan
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           12:05
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         12:05
                                                11:36  43-52  V 9  GOOD! JUMPER by ELEBY, Malcolm
GOOD! JUMPER by Gibbs, David                    11:18  45-52  V 7
                                                10:59  45-54  V 9  GOOD! JUMPER by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                10:59              ASSIST by CONGER, Demitrius
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 10:40              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                10:37              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        10:37              SUB IN : NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          10:37              SUB IN : DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           10:37              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         10:37              SUB OUT: SIMMONS, Marquise
                                                10:33              TURNOVR by CONGER, Demitrius
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        10:31
GOOD! DUNK by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]          10:30  47-54  V 7
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P1T5)                  10:20              MISSED FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                10:20              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                10:20  47-55  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by CONGER, Demitrius
MISSED 3 PTR by Vinson, Terrell                 10:06              REBOUND (DEF) by CONGER, Demitrius
                                                09:58  47-57  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by DAVENPORT, Michael [FB/PNT]
                                                09:58              ASSIST by CONGER, Demitrius
GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                   09:51  49-57  V 8
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 09:51              FOUL by ELEBY, Malcolm (P3T8)
                                                09:51              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        09:51
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        09:51
                                                09:25              TURNOVR by ELEBY, Malcolm
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        09:23
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                09:19  50-57  V 7  FOUL by COOK, Da'Quan (P3T9)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                09:19  51-57  V 6
                                                09:19              SUB IN : MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                09:19              SUB OUT: CONGER, Demitrius
                                                09:11              TURNOVR by COOK, Da'Quan
                                                09:11              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    09:08  54-57  V 3
ASSIST by Carter, Sampson                       09:08
                                                08:53              TURNOVR by DAVENPORT, Michael
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          08:52
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        08:49
                                                08:47              STEAL by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                08:44  54-59  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by ELEBY, Malcolm [FB/PNT]
                                                08:44              ASSIST by MATTHEWS, Chris
MISSED LAYUP by Carter, Sampson                 08:22              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P2T6)                  08:10
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         08:10              SUB IN : ADEGBOYE, Ogo
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           08:10              SUB OUT: ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                07:55              MISSED JUMPER by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                07:55              REBOUND (OFF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                07:51              MISSED JUMPER by DAVENPORT, Michael
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 07:34              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P4T7)                   07:17              MISSED FT SHOT by COOK, Da'Quan
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                07:17
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  07:06
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 07:06
GOOD! LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim [PNT]             07:02  56-59  V 3
                                                06:46              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                06:46              REBOUND (OFF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                06:42  56-61  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P3T8)                  06:42  56-62  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   06:21              REBOUND (DEF) by COOK, Da'Quan
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                06:01              MISSED LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew
GOOD! LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn [PNT]            05:41  58-62  V 4
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         05:41
                                                05:31  58-64  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by NICHOLSON, Andrew [PNT]
                                                05:31              ASSIST by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 05:02              BLOCK by NICHOLSON, Andrew
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  05:00
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   04:58
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 04:58
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                04:58              FOUL by MATTHEWS, Chris (P4T10)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     04:58
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                 04:58  59-64  V 5
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           04:58              SUB IN : ELEBY, Malcolm
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         04:58              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        04:58
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         04:58
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T9)                    04:55  59-65  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                04:55  59-66  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky [PNT]             04:44  61-66  V 5
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P3T10)                 04:41              MISSED FT SHOT by ELEBY, Malcolm
                                                04:41              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                04:41              MISSED FT SHOT by ELEBY, Malcolm
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  04:27              REBOUND (DEF) by ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                04:00  61-68  V 7  GOOD! JUMPER by ADEGBOYE, Ogo [PNT]
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   03:40  64-68  V 4
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         03:40
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   03:40
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           03:40
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        03:40
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  03:09              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:04
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        03:04              SUB IN : MATTHEWS, Chris
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           03:04              SUB OUT: ADEGBOYE, Ogo
GOOD! JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                   02:54  66-68  V 2
                                                02:41              TURNOVR by COOK, Da'Quan
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        02:38
MISSED LAYUP by Riley, Freddie                  02:36
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  02:36
GOOD! DUNK by Harris, Ricky [PNT]               02:36  68-68  T 8
                                                02:35              TIMEOUT 30sec
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           02:18
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        02:18
                                                02:14              MISSED 3 PTR by MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                02:14              REBOUND (OFF) by COOK, Da'Quan
                                                02:08              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                02:08              SUB IN : ADEGBOYE, Ogo
                                                02:08              SUB OUT: MATTHEWS, Chris
                                                02:08              SUB OUT: ELEBY, Malcolm
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P4T11)                    02:06  68-69  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
                                                02:06  68-70  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        02:06              SUB IN : ELEBY, Malcolm
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           02:06              SUB OUT: COOK, Da'Quan
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                01:45  69-70  V 1  FOUL by NICHOLSON, Andrew (P2T11)
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               01:45              REBOUND (DEF) by NICHOLSON, Andrew
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           01:43
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        01:43
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           01:26              MISSED LAYUP by ELEBY, Malcolm
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                01:24
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  00:52
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   00:52
MISSED TIP-IN by Carter, Sean                   00:50
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   00:50
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:50
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  00:42              REBOUND (DEF) by DAVENPORT, Michael
                                                00:33              TIMEOUT TEAM
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   00:08              MISSED 3 PTR by DAVENPORT, Michael
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  00:00              REBOUND (DEF) by MATTHEWS, Chris


                              St. Bonaventure 70, Massachusetts 69

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Bonaventure        22       2       9       8      10      0     0
          Massachusetts          20      12       7       2      10      2     0

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