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Minutemen host Charlotte on ESPNU
By David Brinch, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/28/2010

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will look to do something they have not yet done this season.

Fresh off their first victory after dropping their last five games, the Minutemen (8-12, 2-4 Atlantic 10) host Charlotte Saturday night, returning to the Mullins Center for the first time since Jan. 20 in hopes of winning their first back-to-back A-10 games of the season.

The game is slated for a 6 p.m. tipoff and will be televised on ESPNU.

“Well it’s great when your team is on TV, and the fans come out and it looks a certain way on national television,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.

“You don’t want to have an empty arena, you need to have a student section that’s cheering and really going for your team, so that way, it will help in recruiting, just the overall image of your program, and we need the support of the students and the fans in the area to make it look a certain way for television.”

Like UMass, the 49ers (15-5, 5-1 A-10) are coming off of a big victory, downing No. 15 Temple Wednesday night, 74-64. Guard Derrio Green scored 26 points against the Owls, who were in the midst of a six-game winning streak, including a win over the Minutemen on Jan. 16, 76-64.

“For Charlotte to beat a top 15 team and do it in a sort of fashion where at times they looked like the better team is a testament to how they have been able to build and have their team where they are,” Kellogg said.

The 49ers also beat Louisville, 87-65, back on Dec. 5.

It was Green’s third game with 20 or more points against a Top 20 team this season, as Kellogg knows how dangerous he can be.

“When he gets going, they are as good as any team we’ve seen this year,” Kellogg said.

Along with Green, junior forward Shamari Spears has averaged 19.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in victories over the Owls, La Salle and Richmond this week. The Boston College transfer is seventh in the A-10, averaging 16.6 points per game, while freshman Chris Braswell is fourth in the conference in rebounds (9.1).

UMass defeated Saint Joseph’s Wednesday night, 87-80, as senior guard Ricky Harris and freshman forward Terrell Vinson combined for 39 points and 17 rebounds, while a season-high 11 different players scored for the Minutemen.

“I was impressed that we were able to withstand some of Saint Joe’s runs and really continue to play our game,” Kellogg said.

The Minutemen also were strong on the glass, outrebounding the Hawks 44-31 while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. Along with Harris and Vinson, freshman forward Freddie Riley contributed off the bench and found his shot, scoring 14 points, including going 4-for-8 from beyond the arc and 5-for-12 from the field.

Charlotte is capable of converting on free throws, leading the conference with a .743 percentage and sits right behind the Minutemen in rebounding margin with a plus 3.5.

“They get to the free-throw line more than a lot of teams attempt, which is a goal a lot of teams have,” Kellogg said.

“They jam the ball inside, those guys are big and physical, they know how to create contact, and their guards can get in the paint and shoot the ball, so they are a really well-rounded team.”

Last season, the 49ers forced overtime and outscored the Minutemen for a 69-64 road win on Jan. 21. Harris had 19 points in the game, while redshirt junior forward Anthony Gurley added 10 points.

“They’re much different, they had some injuries last year, Spears was sitting out as a transfer from Boston College, and Braswell was a prep-school guy at Hargraves with Freddie, and the main pieces they have are either new guys or guys that have improved tremendously,” Kellogg said.

The Owls, the 49ers, and Xavier are now in a three-way tie for first place in the conference with a 5-1 record.

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


After win, Minutemen try to stay focused
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/30/2010

AMHERST - University of Massachusetts senior guard Ricky Harris said Wednesday's win over Saint Joseph's can be the start of something, but only if the basketball team uses it correctly.

"We have to stay focused. With this team we feel like we won the national championship," Harris said. "We have to stay focused, continue to work hard in practice and build off of what we did. There's stuff we can still improve on. We had a lot of mental mistakes and turnovers that led to baskets for them."

The Minutemen (8-12, 2-4 Atlantic 10) will try to keep that focus at 6 p.m. Saturday against Charlotte. While UMass was holding off the Hawks 87-80 on Wednesday, the 49ers were upsetting No. 15 Temple 74-64.

Harris said he sees Saturday's game as an opportunity.

"They're on a high right now. They just beat a top-25 team and they're better than they've been in previous years," he said. "If we can get this win, hopefully it can change our whole momentum of the season. If we could get this one (Saturday) on national television it would be big.

"I feel like we're one of the best teams in this conference even if our record doesn't show it," Harris added. "We come out and compete hard. We have to learn how to finish."

UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thinks his team gained momentum from Wednesday's win.

"I think they're going to carry over because we're starting to be more consistent even in practice," he said. "I'm hoping our guys have a little more confidence about them after playing well the other night.

"Obviously Charlotte is one of the top teams in the league so something might not come quite as easy," he added. "I'm anticipating that we're going to play hard and compete. I'm hoping we play well."

Charlotte arrives in Amherst on a four-game winning streak and is at 15-5 (5-1 Atlantic 10), well exceeding the seventh-in-the-league ranking the 49ers received in the A-10 preseason poll. Charlotte has gotten a big lift from three newcomers. Junior Shamari Spears, a transfer from Boston College, has been one of the conference's best new players. The 6-foot-6 forward has averaged a team-high 16.9 points and 5.8 boards.

"He got in much better shape and he's playing with a hunger for the game," Kellogg said. "He's having a fantastic year."

Spears is joined in the frontcourt by 6-foot-8 freshman Chris Braswell, a candidate for A-10 rookie of the year who is averaging 10.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

Sophomore Derrio Green, a transfer from Gulf Coast Community College, also has been an immediate factor. He is averaging 12.8 points per game and has been in double figures each of the last nine games.

Senior Dijuan Harris remains one of the conference's top point guards, averaging 4.2 assists per game to go with 8.9 points.

UMass and Charlotte are No. 1 and 2 in the conference, respectively, in rebounds per game.

"I want to be in the rebounding battle every game," Kellogg said. "This is a good challenge for us, because this is a very good rebounding team with two big physical guys" in Spears and Braswell.

UMass sophomore center Sean Carter said he is looking forward to the matchup.

"Both of their post players are playing really well this season," Carter said. "Charlotte is a good team. I like the competition. I've never shied away from it."

Charlotte has been much better at home (8-1) than on the road (5-4), but those four road losses have come against Duke, Tennessee, Xavier and Old Dominion.

KELLOGG VS. CANCER - Kellogg and his staff will be among many coaches around the country wearing sneakers with their suits during weekend games as part of the awareness-raising campaign for Coaches vs. Cancer.

"I have a brand new pair of adidas that I've been saving that I haven't even pulled out of the box yet," Kellogg said. "They look nice."

NOTES - The game will be televised on ESPNU, the Minutemen's second straight Saturday appearance on ESPN's college network. UMass is 1-3 in televised games this season.

As part of ESPN's Campus Connection week, WMUA's student radio broadcast of the game will be aired on ESPNU for part of the game.

Harris needs 21 points to become the sixth player in UMass history to reach 1,700 career points.

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.


Minutemen Fall At Home To Charlotte, 72-58
The 49ers' Green and UMass' Harris engaged in a scoring duel with 34 and 25, respectively
From UMass Athletics, 1/30/2010

AMHERST, Mass. - A key scoring run in each half by Charlotte and a career-high 34 points by Derrio Green led to a 72-58 loss for UMass against the 49ers on Saturday night at the Mullins Center. Ricky Harris led the home club with 25 points and four assists, while Anthony Gurley added 11. The Minutemen fell to 8-13 overall and 2-5 in the Atlantic 10, while the 49ers improved to 16-5 overall and 6-1 in the A-10.

Green shot 8-for-16 from 3-point range, tying a UMass opponent record for most field goals and attempts from behind the arc in a game. 21 of his 34 points came in the first half.

For the game, UMass shot 34 percent from the field, including 14 percent from 3-point range. Charlotte shot 42 percent from the field and 43 percent from beyond the arc. The Minutemen held the edge on the boards, led by Sean Carter's 10 and Terrell Vinson's eight, 44-39.

UMass trailed by one, 37-36, with 16 minutes left in the game, but the 49ers outscored the Minutemen, 21-5, over the next 10 minutes, including a stretch in which UMass went without a field goal for 8:37, to fall behind by 17, 58-51, with six minutes to go. The Minutemen managed to get the deficit back to single digits, 65-56, on a Harris 3-pointer with 1:33 left, but the visitors were able to make enough free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

It was back and forth early, as the teams traded leads four times in the opening four minutes, but the 49ers went on a 15-0 run in which they held the Minutemen scoreless for 6:26 to take a 21-9 lead at the midway point of the first half. Green led the run, draining three 3-pointers in a three-minute span.

Gurley pulled the Minutemen back into it by scoring six-straight points, making it 21-15, and Harris hit 3-pointers on back-to-back trips, pulling UMass within five, 26-21 with 4:39 to go in the half. The 49ers outscored the Minutemen, 8-5, over the final four minutes of the half to take a 34-26 lead into halftime.

Green was the story of the first half with 21 points on 5-for-10 shooting from behind the arc. Harris paced UMass with 10 points, while Charlotte outshot the Minutemen, 41 percent to 33 percent.

After the Charlotte lead reached 10 on the first field goal of the second half, the Minutemen went on a 10-1 run on five layups, the last two coming on Harris drives, to pull within one, 37-36, with 16:09 to go.

The Minutemen return to action on Wednesday when they host Xavier at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised regionally on CBS College Sports.



NOTES

Record Book Notes

# Charlotte's Derrio Green tied the record for most 3-pointers against UMass with eight. Vanderbilt's Shan Foster made eight treys back on Jan. 5, 2008.

# Green also tied the record for most 3-pointers attempted against UMass with 16. He tied the record of Marvin O'Connor of Saint Joseph's on March 9, 2001.

# Ricky Harris continues to stand sixth in career scoring at UMass with 1,704. Next on the list is No. 5 Lorenzo Sutton (1,731).

# Harris moved to fourth in career field goal attempts at UMass with 1,338, after he took 24 shots in the game. He passed Mike Pyatt (1,318) in the game. Next on the list at No. 3 is Lorenzo Sutton (1,518).

# Harris continues to be third on the career 3-pointers attempted list with 10 in the game, giving him 703 in his career. Next on the list is Anthony Anderson (705).

# Harris is tied for third in career made 3-pointers (245). Carmelo Travieso is third with 245 makes on 666 attempts from 1993-97. Next on the list at No. 2 Anthony Anderson (275).

# Harris had two steals to move to a tie for 10th in career steals with 135 in his career. He is tied with Anton Brown and Tony Barbee in 10th place. Next on list is No. 9 Will Herndon (137).

# Harris also moved on to the career made field goals list with 11. He now has 557 in his career to moved to ninth, passing Donald Russell (541) and 9 Harper Williams (554). No. 8 Clarence Hill (565).

Individual Player Notes

# Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 20th time this season in as many games with 25. Harris now has 31 games in a row in double-figures and 84 in his 118 career games. Dating to his sophomore year, Harris has 81 of his last 86 games with 10 or more points.

# Ricky Harris scored 20 or more points for the seventh time this season and 35th in his career. It was his third time in four games with 20-plus.

# Harris is the A-10's second-leading active career scorer (1,704) behind only La Salle's Rodney Green (1,744).

# Anthony Gurley returned to the double-figure scoring column for the 17th time this season and 42nd of his career with 11 in the game.

# Sean Carter had his third game this season with double-figure rebounds with 10 in the game. The last time he achieved it was at Davidson on Dec. 30.

# Gary Correia drew a 5-second call on Charlotte in the first half. It was the second time this season that UMass has drawn a 5-second call.

# Javorn Farrell drew his third start of the year and second in a row. The other was at Davidson (12/30/09).

# Charlotte's Derrio Green's 34 points were the most against UMass this season. The previous high was 31 by Fordham's Brenton Butler on Jan. 6.

Series Notes

# The all-time series with Charlotte is now is led by Charlotte, 5-3.

# In games at the Mullins Center Charlotte lead the series, 2-1.

Also Of Note

# Two former UMass stars of the 1996 Final Four team were in attendance and sitting right behind the UMass bench were Dana Dingle and Carmelo Travieso.

# The crowd of 6,003 was the largest crowd of the year at the Mullins Center.



QUOTES

Derek Kellogg game reaction:
First of all I would like to say I was 100% pleased with the atmosphere in the crowd, I thought that was great that everybody came out and supported the team. It actually gave us some sort of a home court advantage when we were making our run in the second half, they really got into the ball game, and I'm hoping that down the line we'll continue to have fan support and a crowd like that. It makes a difference, it truly makes a difference and its good for our players' and anybody interested in the university on TV to see that. That's my first comment on the game, is that the crowd was great, and I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of crowds like that in the future, that was fantastic. As far as the game goes, we played hard, we rebounded the ball, the one kid Green had a career night. He shot the ball well, I thought their team played well, played fantastic, and I thought we did some good things, where our basketball decisions were something we need to work on. We're a little bit of a work in progress, as these kids continue to learn what were trying to do were going to continue to get better.

Kellogg on Charlotte switching defenses in the second half:
I don't know because I thought they were playing a zone. We got on that run quite a bit, we didn't make outside shots. We were four for 28 from three. We shoot a lot of threes, and quite a few of those were in transition. I thought their zone was pretty good, they did a good job with it and like I said we have to make some better decisions against the zone. We've actually went against the zone more in the last week, I've made some changes more than I have as a player or a coach in a career, so were going to have to do a little bit more.

Kellogg on Javorn Farrell's play:
I thought he was great, his intensity level was higher than anybody in the game, you can put the Charlotte guys in that mix also. He really went after loose balls, he dove on the floor. Now its shooing up his basketball game a little bit as far as what he's trying to do. We were down ten at the end and he took the three from the corner and as I coaching tip I told him they were flying at you, you an okay three point shooter, drive the ball to the rim and get fouled, get to the free throw line and then give us a chance to set up our press. There's a lot of teaching tips going on out there. Especially when you're playing three and four freshman at different times during the game.

Kellogg on UMass making a comeback in the second half:
I believe if I'm not mistaken that Phil Jones hit three or four jump shots all in a row and we told our guys to play him halfway and he made some shots that I didn't envision on top.

UMass Ricky Harris on making a comeback and then struggling shooting:
It's tough because we shot the ball decent against St. Joe's and came out with a good win. Then we came home, felt confident, and it just didn't roll our favor. We can't keep saying that every week, but we just have to start shooting with confidence and raising up and knocking down shots.

Ricky Harris on Charlotte switching to zone defensively in the second half:
I don't think so, we wanted to attack the zone the same way we would attack them in a man-to-man. The way they played their zone was kind of weird. If you set a ball screen right there then basically this guy right here will play the shooter and leave the lane open. We could get in the lane whenever we wanted, it's just a matter of us finishing and making plays when we got in there.

Head Coach Bobby Lutz initial thoughts
It's a really good win. Watching the UMass game at St. Joe's I was really worried cause I thought the second half they played incredibly well, they shot the ball well and they were coming in with momentum coming in off that road win. Any road win in this league is a very good one. The same can be said for us. I was really pleased with our guys focus we got off to a good start, we knew how well they rebound the ball. They actually out rebounded us in the first half, second half we actually out rebounded them by a couple, they still out rebounded us for the game. We thought that was going to be a huge part of the game. I'm not happy with our turnovers, but give them credit, they just kept fighting and forced some of those turnovers. We got a little out of sync at times because of their pressure in the second half. Derrio was terrific and Phil had his second big game in a row. He hit big shots in the game against Temple, and followed it up with some big ones here. Derrio was spectacular if he isn't player of the week in the A-10 this week their needs to be a federal investigation cause nobody did any more than he did this week in the two wins that we had. We are really pleased. We think UMass is young but they are going to beat people, and I am just really pleased with our effort. In particular I thought switching from man to zone, back and forth, and a lot of zone in the second half I thought was a big key to the win.

Coach Lutz on the 49's depth
Derrio didn't score much the second half. They did a good job of finding him. It was a weird game for us. It isn't normal for us to have 34 from a guy and 12 from another and nobody else in double figures. I've shortened our bench a little bit and in the last couple of games, I think that's kind of helped our flow, but that can change quickly because we have guys like Javarris, Gokhan and KJ who can come in for specific matchups. But I really like that core group of seven guys, I feel we have the best chance to win with them.

Derrio Green on the first half
We always try to pound the ball in, and DiJuan was doing a good job of finding me in transition. Coach said we would get excellent shots if we ran our lanes in the fast break, and that's what we did.


Green lights up UMass in 49ers win
Niners guard finished the game with a career-high 34 points as Charlotte won its 5th straight game and remained tied atop the A-10 with Temple and Xavier
By Jim Utter, Charlotte Observer, 1/31/2010

AMHERST, Mass. – How to describe Derrio Green's week for the Charlotte 49ers?

Teammate Phil Jones shook his head and said softly, "I'm at a loss for words."

Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz insisted a federal investigation should be launched if Green is not named Atlantic 10 player of the week.

"Nobody did more than he did this week," Lutz said after Green's career-high 34 points lifted Charlotte to a 72-58 win Saturday night against Massachusetts at the Mullins Center.

Green finished with eight 3-pointers - the most ever scored by a UMass opponent at the Mullins Center. Combined with 26 points from Charlotte's win Wednesday against No. 15 Temple, Green amassed 60 points, seven assists and four steals in two games.

Not a bad week's worth of work.

"We always try to pound the ball inside first to Shamari (Spears) and Chris (Braswell) but DiJuan (Harris) was doing a great job of finding me in transition," said Green. "Coach said we would get excellent shots if we just ran our lanes in the fast break.

"This could have been a trap game for us. But we were determined to stay focused."

The win is Charlotte's fifth straight, and coupled with the win against Temple, the 49ers (16-5, 6-1 Atlantic 10) should receive serious consideration for a spot in the AP Top 25 when the new poll is released Monday.

Most importantly, Charlotte remains in a three-way tie for first-place in the A-10 with Temple and Xavier.

"We took a huge step Wednesday," Lutz said. "But the next step was to go on the road and validate that by winning."

The 49ers got off to a quick start in the game as Charlotte ran out to 21-9 lead with 10 minutes, 35 seconds left in the first half with the help of four 3-pointers from Green.

The Minutemen (8-13, 2-5) got within four, 28-24, before Charlotte made a 6-2 run to take a 34-26 halftime lead.

UMass used a 10-3 run to start the second half and got within one, 37-36, with 16:09 left in the game when another Charlotte hero emerged.

For the second consecutive game, Jones powered a 49ers second-half run with three straight jumpers. This time, his final jumper was a 3-pointer and that gave Charlotte a 46-36 lead with 11:21 play. Charlotte pushed its lead to as much as 17 before settling on the final margin.

"I asked every day in practice, 'Are we happy to beat Temple or are we ready to take the next step?'" Lutz said. "Tonight we answered the question."


UMass again amiss
By Marty Dobrow, Boston Globe Correspondent, 1/31/2010

AMHERST - Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days’’ has a bit of a hollow ring to it at the Mullins Center these days.

To be sure, the Minutemen are trying. Last night, they brought back Dana Dingle and Carmelo Travieso from the 1996 Final Four team as part of a spirited crowd of 6,003. A fan wearing a Marcus Camby shirt won a plasma TV. And coach Derek Kellogg (who played on four straight NCAA teams for UMass from 1992-95) even evoked his mentor, John Calipari, when he was given a warning - though not a technical foul - for stepping out of the coach’s box.

But the struggles continue as Kellogg tries to resurrect the program. Last night, the young Minutemen fell to resurgent Charlotte, 72-58, dropping to 8-13 (2-5 in the Atlantic 10).

“We played hard,’’ said Kellogg. “We rebounded the ball.’’

What the Minutemen didn’t do was make shots, a recurrent theme. UMass clanged away from the field (34.3 percent), from 3-point land (an abysmal 4 for 28), and from the foul line (just 6 for 12). That offset all the hustle.

“I didn’t anticipate that the shooting would mean so much, but it has,’’ said Kellogg. “We do need to make shots with this team to really get to the next level.’’

That has been a struggle all season. UMass came into the game 13th out of 14 teams in the A-10 in field goal percentage, 12th from 3-point range, and tied for eighth in foul shooting.

On the other side, Charlotte got some sizzling shooting from Derrio Green, who went off for a career-high 34 points, with 8-of-16 shooting from 3-point land. Green, who played community college ball a year ago, has been a revelation in the Atlantic 10. He has now had three straight games of 20-plus points. Earlier in the week, Green keyed an upset of 15th-ranked Temple.

“He was spectacular,’’ said Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz. “If he’s not player of the week in the league, there’s going to be a federal investigation.’’

The 49ers, winners of just 11 games last season, are now 16-5, having won five in a row. Their 6-1 conference record puts them in a three-way tie with Temple and Xavier for first place.

UMass trailed by 8 points at halftime, but pulled within 1 four minutes into the second half when Ricky Harris (team-high 25 points) scored on a drive. From there, though, UMass’s shooting matched the arctic-like conditions outside the Mullins Center as the Minutemen went almost 10 minutes without hitting a field goal. By then, the game was long gone.

The Minutemen got 11 points from Anthony Gurley and a solid inside performance from Sean Carter (6 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks).

UMass faces another stiff challenge Wednesday night when it hosts Xavier.


Minutemen fall on national television to 49ers
By David Brinch, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/31/2010

The Massachusetts basketball team hung with one of the best teams in the conference for a while, with a strong home crowd and a nationally televised game.

However, the Minutemen (8-13, 2-5 Atlantic 10) could not stop Charlotte from scoring, falling to the 49ers, 72-58, on Saturday night at the Mullins Center in front of 6,003 people, the largest crowd this season.

Senior guard Ricky Harris led UMass with 25 points and four assists, and redshirt Anthony Gurley added 11 in the loss.

The 49ers (16-5, 5-1 A-10) had two solid scoring drives in each half, as Derrio Green scored a career-high 34 points on 8-for-16 from beyond the arc, as 21 of his 34 points came in the first half on 5-of-10 from the field.

“As far as the game goes, we played hard, we rebounded the ball, the one kid Green had a career night,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. “He shot the ball well, I thought their team played well, played fantastic, and I thought we did some good things, where our basketball decisions were something we need to work on.”

The Minutemen again held an advantage on the glass against their opponents, outrebounding the 49ers 44-39, behind redshirt sophomore center Sean Carter and freshman forward Terrell Vinson, who had 10 and eight, respectively.

However, after shooting the ball relatively well in a victory against Saint Joseph’s, the Minutemen fell back into a slump, shooting just 34.3 percent from the field and going 4-for-28 from 3-point range.

“We shoot a lot of 3s, and quite a few of those were in transition,” Kellogg said. “I thought their zone was pretty good, they did a good job with it and like I said, we have to make some better decisions against the zone.”

In the first half, the 49ers kept the Minutemen scoreless for almost six and a half minutes, as they went on a 15-0 run, leading 21-9, after both teams traded leads four times in the opening four minutes of the game.

The 49ers switched from man-to-man to zone defenses throughout the game, providing problems for the Minutemen’s offense.

Freshman guard Freddie Riley had no points, going 0-for-4 from both the field and beyond the arc. Even with just four points, freshman forward Javorn Farrell was a lone bright spot for the Minutemen. Farrell had four steals, one block, three assists and three rebounds.

“I thought he was great, his intensity level was higher than anybody in the game, you can put the Charlotte guys in that mix also,” Kellogg said. “He really went after loose balls, he dove on the floor.”

With 16 minutes left in the game, UMass trailed the 49ers by just one point, 37-36. But Charlotte outscored the Minutemen 21-5 over the next 10 minutes, as UMass fell behind by 17 points, and could not come within more than nine points for the rest of the game.

Despite the loss, Kellogg was pleased with the crowd, noting that it helped his team stay in the game.

“It actually gave us some sort of a home-court advantage when we were making our run in the second half, they really got into the ball game, and I’m hoping that down the line we’ll continue to have fan support and a crowd like that,” Kellogg said. “It makes a difference, it truly makes a difference and its good for our players’ and anybody interested in the University on TV to see that.”

The game was nationally televised on ESPNU, and the Minutemen’s next game against Xavier at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mullins Center will be televised on CBS College Sports.

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


Shooting woes continue for UMass in loss to Charlotte
By Adam Miller, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 1/31/2010

Like many other times this season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team came close to taking a lead over an opponent, but poor shooting late in the second half against Charlotte made it easy for the 49ers to pull ahead and take UMass out of the game.

The Minutemen opened up on a 10-3 run to put them down one against the 49ers with 16 minutes, 10 seconds left in the second half. However, unlike the last time they were on ESPN against Memphis, there was no dramatic finish at the buzzer to beat Charlotte.

In fact, UMass (8-13, 2-5 Atlantic 10) never cut the deficit down to fewer than nine points since the 11:21 mark and was down by 17 points with 6:26 left.

After the Minutemen came within a point of tying the game, the 49ers (16-5, 6-1 A-10) went on a 15-3 run to increase the lead to 13 points. All three of those points came off of free-throws.

With a 39-36 lead, Charlotte center Phil Jones scored seven-straight points to push the lead back to double-digits for the first time since the opening minute of the second half.

UMass didn’t score a single field goal until center Hashim Bailey finished a layup with 7:32 left in the game. In that stretch, the Minutemen missed nine-straight field goals, four of which were from 3-point range, where they finished 1-for-13 in the second half against Charlotte.

“We didn’t make outside shots,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. “We shoot a lot of 3s and quite a few of those were in transition.”

Saturday night was not the only time the Minutemen were taken out of a close game in the second half.

On Dec. 23, UMass was down a point to Boston College at halftime and eventually failed to bounce back after the Eagles went on an 11-2 run. BC finished the game with a 79-67 win.

The Minutemen had a seven-point lead over La Salle on Jan. 10 at the MassMutual Center, but went on to lose that game too. Despite freshman Freddie Riley’s 22 points off the bench, Explorer center Aaric Murray’s strong play in the middle and 6-for-14 free-throw shooting in the second half gave the Maroon and White an 80-74 loss.

Part of the reason for the offensive struggles against the 49ers came because of how Charlotte adjusted in the second half; they went with a zone, which forced the Minutemen to take tougher shots.

Charlotte made more shots on fewer attempts (21-for-52) than UMass (24-for-70).

Senior Ricky Harris (25 points, 11-for-24 from the field) was the only Minuteman who didn’t struggle with his shot. The remaining guards (Riley, Anthony Gurley, David Gibbs and Gary Correia) went 19 percent from the field and missed all 10 attempts from beyond the arc.

“We have to make some better decisions against a zone,” Kellogg said. “We’ve actually went against a zone more in the last week, and I’ve made [more] changes than I ever have as a player or as a coach.”

But the Minutemen have struggled to shoot well all season.

UMass is 13th in the league with 40 percent from the field and 12th from 3-point range at 29 percent. They also shot below 20 percent from beyond the arc in three of the last four games.

UMass finished the game with a 14.3 3-point percentage, the lowest for the Minutemen all season. Harris, who had difficulties finding his shot until recently, said the biggest problem with his team’s shooting is its lack of confidence.

“We just have to start shooting with confidence and raising it up and knocking down shots,” Harris said.

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


Green, 49ers shoot down Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/1/2010

AMHERST - Add Charlotte guard Derrio Green to the list of players to have career nights this season against the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team.

The sophomore guard had 34 points on eight 3-pointers - a record for a Minuteman opponent - as the 49ers pulled away for a 72-58 win over UMass Saturday night at the Mullins Center.

"We played hard and rebounded the ball, but the one kid Green came out and had a career night," Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg said. "We're a little bit of a work in progress, but I think we're going to continue to get better."

An'Juan Wilderness scored to open the second half to put the visitors up, 36-26. But UMass went on a 10-1 run to get within 1, 37-36 with 16 minutes, 10 seconds to play, bringing the season-best crowd of 6,003 fans to life.

But the Minutemen's offense dried up after that. They had just one field goal in the next 10:21. Charlotte (16-5, 6-1 Atlantic 10) took advantage and stretched its lead to 58-41 to clinch the game.

"We switched our defense from man to zone and played a lot of zone in the second half," 49ers coach Bobby Lutz said. "I thought that was a big key to the win."

UMass continued to rebound well against one of the biggest and most physical teams in the Atlantic 10. The Minutemen won the board battle 44-39, led by Sean Carter with 10 and Terrell Vinson with eight.

But little else went right. The Minutemen were 4-for-28 (14.3 percent) from 3-point range, 6-for-12 from the free-throw line and 24-for-70 (34.3 percent) from the field. They turned the ball over 17 times. "You don't want to rely on shooting ... our defense and rebounding have gotten better, but we need to make shots," Kellogg said.

UMass senior guard Ricky Harris agreed. "It's tough. We shot the ball decently against St. Joe's (in Wednesday's 87-80 victory) and came out with a good win," Harris said. "We came home and felt confident, but it didn't roll in our favor."

Harris was not the problem. He seemed to put his offensive slump behind him with 25 points. He had more than two 3-pointers (three) for the first time since early December. Anthony Gurley added 11 points.

Green and Phil Jones (12 points) accounted for almost two-thirds of the 49ers' points by themselves. Senior point guard Dijuan Harris had five points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Charlotte.

Things don't get much easier for the Minutemen (8-13, 2-5 A-10), who host Xavier at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Center in a game that will be televised on CBS College Sports.

The Musketeers (15-6, 7-1 A-10) moved into sole possession of first place in the conference with their 108-60 win over last-place Fordham on Sunday. Xavier is one-half game ahead of Charlotte and Temple.

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.


Guard commits to Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/1/2010

AMHERST - After a tough loss to Charlotte Saturday night, the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team got some good news as Daryl Traynham, a 5-foot-8 point guard from Upper Marlboro, Md., has given a verbal commitment to the Minutemen.

"I feel comfortable with the coaches and I felt like I was at home here," Traynham said.

Traynham, who had narrowed his choices to UMass and Western Kentucky, ESPN.com ranked him as the No. 61 point guard among high school seniors and Rivals.com rated him as the 27th best point guard and No. 110 player overall.

Traynham said he likes to use his small stature as motivation. "I like to prove people wrong who underestimate me," he said.

Traynham listed his strengths as "my tenacity, especially on defense. My ability to push the ball and make the right decision."

He said he plans to work on his jump shot and his strength before he arrives at UMass.

NCAA rules prohibit UMass coach Derek Kellogg from commenting on Traynham until the spring national letter of intent signing period which begins April 14.

Before Saturday's game, Traynham sat behind the Minuteman bench with potential future teammate Jesse Morgan who enrolled at UMass this semester. Morgan won't be allowed to play or practice until the end of the fall 2010 semester as an academic nonqualifier.

The 6-foot-5 native of Philadelphia, who originally signed at Seton Hall, said he is glad to be in Amherst.

"This is a good situation. I'm pretty comfortable here," Morgan said. "I'm here with a clean slate trying to do my best at everything I do. The team and the coaching staff are very nice and everybody has been really supportive."

Morgan said he is focusing more on his academics than basketball right now.

"I just need to keep a 2.0 (grade point average) to be able to play next year," he said. "When I can, I work out by myself and I'm playing intramurals a little."

FAMILIAR FACES IN BIG CROWD - The crowd of 6,003 was the largest for a basketball game at the Mullins Center this season.

Among those in the crowd were former UMass stars Carmelo Travieso and Dana Dingle, who received an ovation from the crowd when their names were announced.

"I was 100 percent pleased with the atmosphere in the crowd," Kellogg said. "I was pleased the way everyone came out and supported the team. It gave us somewhat of a home-court advantage. I'm hoping down the line we'll continue to get crowd support like that. It makes a difference."

SNEAKERS - Both coaching staffs wore sneakers with their suits as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer annual awareness weekend.

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.


Charlotte 49ers 72
Massachusetts Minutemen 58
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Charlotte vs Massachusetts
01/30/10 6:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)


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VISITORS: Charlotte 16-5, 6-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 WILDERNESS, An'Juan. f  2-2    0-0    0-1    0  4  4   1   4  3  0  1  0  20
35 BRASWELL, Chris..... f  2-6    0-0    3-6    1  6  7   3   7  1  2  0  1  23
43 SPEARS, Shamari..... f  2-8    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   3   4  1  4  0  2  30
01 GREEN, Derrio....... g  9-19   8-16   8-8    1  2  3   1  34  2  2  0  2  35
03 HARRIS, Dijuan...... g  1-3    0-1    3-4    2  5  7   2   5  8  3  0  1  37
02 SHERRILL, K.J.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  0  2  0  0   5
05 JONES, Phil.........    4-9    1-2    3-7    1  3  4   1  12  0  0  2  0  21
11 ANDERSEN, Ian.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  1  0  0   8
31 DEWHURST, Charles...    1-2    0-0    4-4    0  5  5   2   6  1  3  0  0  21
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   21-52   9-21  21-30  10 29 39  16  72 17 17  3  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-29 41.4%   2nd Half:  9-23 39.1%   Game: 40.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-13 38.5%   2nd Half:  4-8  50.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-7  71.4%   2nd Half: 16-23 69.6%   Game: 70.0%   3,2


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 8-13, 2-5
                          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  2-5    0-1    0-0    2  6  8   4   4  0  1  0  1  19
10 Farrell, Javorn..... f  2-5    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   5   4  3  0  1  4  16
23 Carter, Sean........ c  3-6    0-0    0-0    5  5 10   4   6  1  1  4  0  25
01 Gibbs, David........ g  0-4    0-1    2-2    0  1  1   3   2  2  1  0  0  20
05 Harris, Ricky....... g 11-24   3-10   0-2    2  2  4   3  25  4  4  0  2  32
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  2  2  1  0  13
12 Gurley, Anthony.....    4-11   0-5    3-6    0  2  2   2  11  0  3  0  1  21
22 Carter, Sampson.....    1-4    1-3    1-2    1  4  5   0   4  0  1  0  0  14
24 Riley, Freddie......    0-4    0-4    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  2  0  0  15
35 Bailey, Hashim......    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   3   2  1  2  1  0  13
50 Hill, Matt..........    0-3    0-3    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  0  0  12
   TEAM................                         5     5
   Totals..............   24-70   4-28   6-12  17 27 44  26  58 14 17  7  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-30 33.3%   2nd Half: 14-40 35.0%   Game: 34.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-15 20.0%   2nd Half:  1-13  7.7%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-7  42.9%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   Game: 50.0%    4


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Officials: Dave Draucker, Paul Faia, John Hughes
Technical fouls: Charlotte-SPEARS, Shamari. Massachusetts-FARRELL, Javorn.
Attendance: 6003
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Charlotte.....................   34   38  -   72
Massachusetts.................   26   32  -   58
ID-831436

Points in the paint-CHA 12,UMASS 38. Points off turnovers-CHA 15,UMASS 16.
2nd chance points-CHA 10,UMASS 13. Fast break points-CHA 14,UMASS 12.
Bench points-CHA 18,UMASS 17. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-5 times.
Last FG-CHA 2nd-02:21, UMASS 2nd-00:48.
Largest lead-CHA by 17 2nd-06:26, UMASS by 3 1st-15:48.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Charlotte vs Massachusetts
01/30/10 6:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Charlotte
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REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  19:49              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]           19:43   2-0   H 2
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 19:43              FOUL by WILDERNESS, An'Juan (P1T1)
                                                19:43              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             19:43
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        19:43
                                                19:29              MISSED JUMPER by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                19:29              REBOUND (OFF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                19:23   2-3   V 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                19:23              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED 3 PTR by Hill, Matt                      18:58
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   18:58
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   18:54              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                18:40              MISSED JUMPER by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                18:40              REBOUND (OFF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                18:25              TURNOVR by SPEARS, Shamari
STEAL by Vinson, Terrell                        18:23
MISSED 3 PTR by Vinson, Terrell                 18:08
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                18:08
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            18:04   4-3   H 1
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P1T1)                  17:51   4-4   T 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                17:51              MISSED FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         17:37
                                                17:33              STEAL by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                17:31   4-6   V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by BRASWELL, Chris [FB/PNT]
                                                17:31              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
TURNOVR by Vinson, Terrell                      17:21
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          17:21
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        17:21
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         17:21
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        17:21
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           17:21
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           17:21
REBOUND (DEF) by Hill, Matt                     17:04              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
MISSED JUMPER by Carter, Sampson                16:38              REBOUND (DEF) by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         16:30              MISSED LAYUP by SPEARS, Shamari
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                16:27
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                  16:18   7-6   H 1
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         16:18
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        16:08
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          16:08
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                15:55              MISSED JUMPER by SPEARS, Shamari
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         15:48   9-6   H 3
                                                15:25              MISSED 3 PTR by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                15:25              REBOUND (OFF) by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                15:17   9-8   H 1  GOOD! JUMPER by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                15:17              ASSIST by GREEN, Derrio
MISSED 3 PTR by Hill, Matt                      15:04              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                14:40   9-11  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                14:40              ASSIST by BRASWELL, Chris
TURNOVR by Carter, Sampson                      14:13
                                                14:11              STEAL by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                14:06   9-13  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by HARRIS, Dijuan [FB]
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 13:43
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         13:43
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   13:41
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        13:41              SUB IN : JONES, Phil
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         13:41              SUB IN : DEWHURST, Charles
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           13:41              SUB OUT: SPEARS, Shamari
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          13:41              SUB OUT: WILDERNESS, An'Juan
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        13:41
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          13:41
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        13:41
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             13:41
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        13:41
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         13:41
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   13:25
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         13:25
TURNOVR by Riley, Freddie                       13:11
                                                13:10              STEAL by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                13:06              TURNOVR by GREEN, Derrio
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        13:04
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  12:51              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                12:35              MISSED LAYUP by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  12:26
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                12:26
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 12:23              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                12:16   9-16  V 7  GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio [FB]
                                                12:16              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED JUMPER by Farrell, Javorn                11:58              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P1T2)                     11:55
                                                11:55              TIMEOUT media
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         11:55              SUB IN : SPEARS, Shamari
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           11:55              SUB IN : ANDERSEN, Ian
                                                11:55              SUB OUT: BRASWELL, Chris
                                                11:55              SUB OUT: HARRIS, Dijuan
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        11:53
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        11:53
                                                11:48   9-19  V 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                11:48              ASSIST by ANDERSEN, Ian
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P1T3)                   11:30
TURNOVR by Bailey, Hashim                       11:30
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           11:30
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         11:30
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 11:10              MISSED LAYUP by JONES, Phil
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T4)                  11:01
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      11:01
                                                10:37   9-21  V 12 GOOD! JUMPER by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                10:37              ASSIST by GREEN, Derrio
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   10:34
                                                10:34              SUB IN : HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                10:34              SUB OUT: GREEN, Derrio
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        10:07
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 09:55              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSEN, Ian
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T5)                    09:50
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        09:50
                                                09:40              FOUL by DEWHURST, Charles (P1T2)
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            09:23  11-21  V 10
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         09:23
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 09:06              MISSED JUMPER by JONES, Phil
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   08:57              REBOUND (DEF) by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   08:50              MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSEN, Ian
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               08:43              FOUL by HARRIS, Dijuan (P1T3)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     08:43
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                08:43  12-21  V 9
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             08:43              SUB IN : BRASWELL, Chris
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           08:43              SUB IN : GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         08:43              SUB OUT: JONES, Phil
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         08:43              SUB OUT: ANDERSEN, Ian
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          08:43
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        08:43
FOUL by Hill, Matt (P1T6)                       08:31
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   08:11              MISSED LAYUP by SPEARS, Shamari
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         08:04  14-21  V 7
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   07:57              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                07:49              FOUL by BRASWELL, Chris (P1T4)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:49
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               07:49
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     07:49
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                07:49  15-21  V 6
                                                07:49              SUB IN : WILDERNESS, An'Juan
                                                07:49              SUB OUT: DEWHURST, Charles
                                                07:27  15-23  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by BRASWELL, Chris [PNT]
                                                07:27              ASSIST by SPEARS, Shamari
MISSED JUMPER by Carter, Sean                   07:05              REBOUND (DEF) by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
                                                06:42              TURNOVR by GREEN, Derrio
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    06:19
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         06:19
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          06:19
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          06:19
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        06:19
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           06:19
MISSED 3 PTR by Hill, Matt                      05:56              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                05:45  15-26  V 11 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                05:45              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    05:28  18-26  V 8
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         05:28
                                                04:54              TURNOVR by HARRIS, Dijuan
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        04:54              SUB IN : JONES, Phil
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             04:54              SUB OUT: SPEARS, Shamari
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    04:42  21-26  V 5
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         04:42
                                                04:38              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                04:22              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                04:22              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
BLOCK by Correia, Gary                          04:07              MISSED JUMPER by GREEN, Derrio
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  04:04
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   04:02              REBOUND (DEF) by GREEN, Derrio
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P2T7)                  04:00  21-27  V 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
                                                04:00  21-28  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        04:00
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        04:00
                                                03:33              FOUL by BRASWELL, Chris (P2T5)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:33
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson               03:33
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     03:33
GOOD! FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson                03:33  22-28  V 6
                                                03:33              SUB IN : ANDERSEN, Ian
                                                03:33              SUB IN : SPEARS, Shamari
                                                03:33              SUB OUT: BRASWELL, Chris
                                                03:33              SUB OUT: HARRIS, Dijuan
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                02:57              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              02:47  24-28  V 4
ASSIST by Riley, Freddie                        02:47
                                                02:29  24-30  V 6  GOOD! JUMPER by JONES, Phil
                                                02:29              ASSIST by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                 02:01              REBOUND (DEF) by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
FOUL by Riley, Freddie (P1T8)                   01:55  24-31  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
                                                01:55  24-32  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        01:55              SUB IN : HARRIS, Dijuan
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         01:55              SUB IN : DEWHURST, Charles
                                                01:55              SUB OUT: ANDERSEN, Ian
                                                01:55              SUB OUT: WILDERNESS, An'Juan
MISSED JUMPER by Correia, Gary                  01:26              REBOUND (DEF) by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                01:21              TURNOVR by DEWHURST, Charles
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          01:19
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   01:16
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   01:16
GOOD! TIP-IN by Carter, Sean [PNT]              01:09  26-32  V 6
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P2T9)                     01:00              MISSED FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   01:00
                                                00:59              FOUL by SPEARS, Shamari (P1T6)
MISSED LAYUP by Correia, Gary                   00:45              BLOCK by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         00:45
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        00:42
                                                00:40              STEAL by GREEN, Derrio
                                                00:37  26-34  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by GREEN, Derrio [FB/PNT]
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        00:02

                                                00:02              SUB IN : ANDERSEN, Ian
                                                00:02              SUB OUT: DEWHURST, Charles

                                 Charlotte 34, Massachusetts 26

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Charlotte               6       8       5       9       2      1     3
          Massachusetts          14       7       4       6      12      0     2


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Charlotte
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MISSED LAYUP by Gibbs, David                    19:39
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         19:39
MISSED LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn                 19:27
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   19:27
MISSED TIP-IN by Carter, Sean                   19:22              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                19:18  26-36  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by WILDERNESS, An'Juan [PNT]
                                                19:18              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
GOOD! LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn [PNT]            19:00  28-36  V 8
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          19:00
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P3T1)                     18:28  28-37  V 9  GOOD! FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                18:28              MISSED FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            18:01  30-37  V 7
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         18:01
                                                17:42              MISSED JUMPER by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                17:42              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P1T2)                  17:42
FOUL TECHNCL by Farrell, Javorn                 17:42
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P2T3)                  17:42
                                                17:42              FOUL TECHNCL by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                17:42              FOUL by SPEARS, Shamari (P2T1)
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           17:42              MISSED LAYUP by GREEN, Derrio
                                                17:36              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                17:28              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   17:18
REBOUND (OFF) by Farrell, Javorn                17:18
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sean [PNT]               17:13  32-37  V 5
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       17:13
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   16:50              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]           16:45  34-37  V 3
ASSIST by Carter, Sean                          16:45
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  16:15              MISSED LAYUP by SPEARS, Shamari
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]           16:10  36-37  V 1
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           15:48              MISSED LAYUP by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                15:43              REBOUND (OFF) by BRASWELL, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   15:41              MISSED LAYUP by BRASWELL, Chris
                                                15:33              FOUL by BRASWELL, Chris (P3T2)
TIMEOUT media                                   15:33
                                                15:33              SUB IN : JONES, Phil
                                                15:33              SUB OUT: BRASWELL, Chris
                                                15:21              FOUL by GREEN, Derrio (P1T3)
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        15:11
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T4)                     15:05
                                                14:44              MISSED LAYUP by JONES, Phil
                                                14:44              REBOUND (OFF) by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                14:39              MISSED JUMPER by JONES, Phil
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   14:33
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   14:33
MISSED TIP-IN by Carter, Sean                   14:29              REBOUND (DEF) by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
                                                14:26  36-39  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by WILDERNESS, An'Juan [FB/PNT]
                                                14:26              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P3T5)                  14:26              MISSED FT SHOT by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                14:26
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        14:26              SUB IN : SHERRILL, K.J.
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        14:26              SUB OUT: SPEARS, Shamari
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         14:26
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        14:26
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        14:26
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           14:26
TURNOVR by Bailey, Hashim                       14:02
                                                13:43  36-41  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by JONES, Phil
                                                13:43              ASSIST by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  13:11
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  13:11
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        13:09
                                                12:50  36-43  V 7  GOOD! JUMPER by JONES, Phil
                                                12:50              ASSIST by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 12:31              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P2T6)                   12:31
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           12:31              SUB IN : DEWHURST, Charles
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         12:31              SUB OUT: WILDERNESS, An'Juan
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          12:31
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         12:31
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           12:31
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          12:31
                                                12:13              FOUL by SHERRILL, K.J. (P1T4)
                                                12:13              TURNOVR by SHERRILL, K.J.
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 11:55              REBOUND (DEF) by SHERRILL, K.J.
                                                11:45              MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
                                                11:45              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                11:42              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                11:42              SUB IN : ANDERSEN, Ian
                                                11:42              SUB OUT: GREEN, Derrio
                                                11:21  36-46  V 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by JONES, Phil
                                                11:21              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 11:04              REBOUND (DEF) by SHERRILL, K.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                10:57              MISSED 3 PTR by JONES, Phil
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P2T7)                  10:52
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      10:52
                                                10:52              SUB IN : SPEARS, Shamari
                                                10:52              SUB OUT: JONES, Phil
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           10:35              MISSED LAYUP by SHERRILL, K.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                10:32
                                                10:29              FOUL by ANDERSEN, Ian (P1T5)
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  10:26
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sampson                10:26
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               10:20              FOUL by SPEARS, Shamari (P3T6)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     10:20
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                10:20  37-46  V 9
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             10:20
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           10:20
                                                10:07              TURNOVR by ANDERSEN, Ian
TURNOVR by Riley, Freddie                       09:42
                                                09:40              STEAL by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                09:33  37-48  V 11 GOOD! LAYUP by DEWHURST, Charles [PNT]
                                                09:33              ASSIST by HARRIS, Dijuan
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      09:15
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          09:15
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        09:15
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           09:15
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        09:15
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         09:15
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          09:15
                                                08:59              FOUL by SHERRILL, K.J. (P2T7)
                                                08:59              TURNOVR by SHERRILL, K.J.
                                                08:59              SUB IN : BRASWELL, Chris
                                                08:59              SUB OUT: SHERRILL, K.J.
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gibbs, David                   08:46  38-48  V 10 FOUL by HARRIS, Dijuan (P2T8)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gibbs, David                   08:46  39-48  V 9
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        08:46              SUB IN : GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           08:46              SUB OUT: ANDERSEN, Ian
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        08:46
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             08:46
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P2T8)                     08:36  39-49  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                08:36  39-50  V 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  08:17              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           08:06              MISSED LAYUP by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                08:06              REBOUND (OFF) by SPEARS, Shamari
                                                08:03              TURNOVR by BRASWELL, Chris
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        08:01
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   07:57              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
BLOCK by Farrell, Javorn                        07:50              MISSED LAYUP by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                07:50              REBOUND (OFF) by GREEN, Derrio
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P3T9)                  07:47
                                                07:47              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                07:47  39-51  V 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
                                                07:47  39-52  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         07:47
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           07:47
GOOD! LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim [PNT]             07:32  41-52  V 11
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       07:32
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P3T10)                  07:17  41-53  V 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                07:17              MISSED FT SHOT by BRASWELL, Chris
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   06:55              REBOUND (DEF) by DEWHURST, Charles
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P4T11)                 06:53  41-54  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                06:53  41-55  V 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by DEWHURST, Charles
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         06:53              SUB IN : JONES, Phil
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        06:53              SUB OUT: BRASWELL, Chris
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        06:53
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           06:53
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 06:32              REBOUND (DEF) by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                06:26  41-58  V 17 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio [FB]
                                                06:26              ASSIST by DEWHURST, Charles
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   06:23
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        06:23
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         06:23
MISSED LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim                  05:54              BLOCK by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 05:52
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   05:52
GOOD! JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                 05:45  43-58  V 15
ASSIST by Bailey, Hashim                        05:45
                                                05:23              TURNOVR by HARRIS, Dijuan
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          05:21
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]           05:19  45-58  V 13
                                                05:07              TURNOVR by SPEARS, Shamari
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        05:05
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 04:56              REBOUND (DEF) by JONES, Phil
                                                04:43  45-61  V 16 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
GOOD! LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn [PNT]            04:26  47-61  V 14
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         04:26
                                                04:05              TURNOVR by SPEARS, Shamari
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           04:05
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         04:05
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   03:56              REBOUND (DEF) by SPEARS, Shamari
STEAL by Farrell, Javorn                        03:53              TURNOVR by SPEARS, Shamari
TIMEOUT media                                   03:53
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           03:53              SUB IN : BRASWELL, Chris
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        03:53              SUB OUT: SPEARS, Shamari
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              03:42  49-61  V 12
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       03:42
                                                03:34              TURNOVR by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   03:28              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P3T12)                    03:14  49-62  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRIS, Dijuan
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                03:14              MISSED FT SHOT by HARRIS, Dijuan
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   03:04
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   03:04
GOOD! TIP-IN by Carter, Sean [PNT]              03:01  51-62  V 11
                                                02:56              TURNOVR by BRASWELL, Chris
MISSED 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                 02:47              REBOUND (DEF) by JONES, Phil
                                                02:21  51-65  V 14 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Derrio
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              02:08  53-65  V 12
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   02:07
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         02:07
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        02:07
                                                01:39              FOUL by DEWHURST, Charles (P2T9)
                                                01:39              TURNOVR by DEWHURST, Charles
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    01:35  56-65  V 9
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          01:35
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T13)                   01:28              MISSED FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
                                                01:28              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                01:28  56-66  V 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
                                                01:28              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                01:28              SUB IN : WILDERNESS, An'Juan
                                                01:28              SUB OUT: JONES, Phil
MISSED 3 PTR by Farrell, Javorn                 01:18              BLOCK by WILDERNESS, An'Juan
                                                01:16              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRIS, Dijuan
                                                01:16              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                01:16              SUB IN : JONES, Phil
                                                01:16              SUB OUT: WILDERNESS, An'Juan
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P4T14)                 01:15              MISSED FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
                                                01:15              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                01:15  56-67  V 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
TURNOVR by Gibbs, David                         01:08
                                                01:06              STEAL by GREEN, Derrio
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P4T15)                    01:03  56-68  V 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
REBOUND (DEF) by Farrell, Javorn                01:03              MISSED FT SHOT by JONES, Phil
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  00:53
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  00:53
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              00:48  58-68  V 10
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 00:48              FOUL by JONES, Phil (P1T10)
                                                00:48              REBOUND (DEF) by GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        00:48
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           00:48
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P5T16)                 00:44  58-69  V 11 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
                                                00:44  58-70  V 12 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Derrio
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        00:44
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        00:44
MISSED 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                 00:33              REBOUND (DEF) by DEWHURST, Charles
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T17)                   00:29  58-71  V 13 GOOD! FT SHOT by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                00:29  58-72  V 14 GOOD! FT SHOT by DEWHURST, Charles
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  00:18              REBOUND (DEF) by DEWHURST, Charles
                                                00:12              TURNOVR by DEWHURST, Charles
STEAL by Gurley, Anthony                        00:10
MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                00:02              REBOUND (DEF) by BRASWELL, Chris


                                 Charlotte 72, Massachusetts 58

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Charlotte               6       7       5       5      16      0     0
          Massachusetts          24       9       9       6       5      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    8   7 -  15
Massachusetts...........    7   9 -  16

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    6   6 -  12
Massachusetts...........   14  24 -  38

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    5   5 -  10
Massachusetts...........    4   9 -  13

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    9   5 -  14
Massachusetts...........    6   6 -  12

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    2  16 -  18
Massachusetts...........   12   5 -  17

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Charlotte...............    1   0 -   1
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

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

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