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UMass seeks back-to-back wins
By David Brinch, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 11/24/2009

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg and the rest of the Minutemen will have a lot to be thankful for with a victory over St. Francis College tonight at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.

UMass is coming off a 94-68 victory over Division II Arkansas-Forth Smith, their first win of the season, and Kellogg could be even happier with back-to-back wins heading into the Legends Classic Championship over the weekend, where they will face Rutgers on Friday and either Michigan State or Florida on Saturday.

“I love coaching these guys and I love being around them, it’s just hard when you have so many young guys and inexperienced players,” Kellogg said.

Redshirt junior guard Anthony Gurley paced the Minutemen (1-2) with 21 points off the bench against the Lions while adding a career-high five assists, while senior guard Ricky Harris had 18.

“Anthony really gave us a great boost when we were a little bit stagnant in the first half,” Kellogg said. “Ricky was making some decent plays, but when he’s not in the game or scoring, who else do you go to, and Anthony gave us the boost that we really need from him, and he did it kind of within the context of the offense.”

Freshman Freddie Riley also provided a lift off the bench, adding 17 points, including going 4-of-9 from 3-point range. The Minutemen will look to capitalize off a still winless Terrier (0-3) team that is coming off a 10-point loss to Canisius College on Saturday after falling to Boston College, 72-44, on Nov 17.

The Terriers were picked to finish seventh out of 12 teams in the Northeast Conference, and have a lot of veteran leadership in forward Nigel Byam and center Herman Wrice. However, Kellogg realizes how long the road is for his young team, and will not look past the match-up with the Terriers, who only have one freshman on their team, while the Minutemen have five and two transfers.

“We obviously have a long way to go, and until we get to where there are no defensive breakdowns and we take care of the basketball every time on offense, we’ll be a work in progress,” Kellogg said. “But I do see some signs that this team is going to, at some point, and who knows really when, do some good things.”

After sitting out the first two games for violating team rules, the Terriers welcomed back junior guard Ricky Cadell, who was suspended for two games for violating team rules. Cadell earned Second Team All-Northeast Conference honors after averaging 15.3 points and 3.4 assists per game. Cadell led the team with 22 points against the Golden Griffins. The Minutemen will want to pressure Cadell into taking bad shots and generate scoring from center Sean Carter and Terrell Vinson.

Through their first three games, the Terriers have been outscored a total of 219-177, and average a total of 16.7 turnovers per game.

Along with Cadell, the Terriers are led by Akim Bennett, who is averaging 18.5 points per game, along with seven rebounds and four and a half steals per contest. After taking on the Minutemen, the Terriers will open their NEC schedule against Central Connecticut State on Dec. 3 after taking on Colgate Nov. 28.

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


Kellogg sees signs of maturity from freshmen
By Adam Miller, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 11/24/2009

When it comes to putting together a basketball team, inexperience cuts two ways. On one hand, a coach knows that there is plenty of time to get the new players accustomed to the system and there is usually plenty of promise.

On the other hand, there are plenty of frustrating moments the coach has to go through before that promise turns into productivity.

Such is the case with the Massachusetts men’s basketball team.

UMass coach Derek Kellogg brought in five freshmen through recruiting, all of whom are versatile and capable of playing multiple positions. He feels that all of his new players are capable of accomplishing a lot, but they have much progress to make before getting there.

“These guys have been recruited and are good players, but it’s going to take a little bit of time for them to realize how hard you have to play,” Kellogg said following the Minutemen’s exhibition win over Dowling.

One of Kellogg’s projects is Raphiael Putney, a 6-foot-8 inch forward listed at 180 pounds, although he said he is actually 20 pounds lighter. In fact, Putney hopes that he can push 175 by the end of the season after going through his current diet and weight program.

Kellogg believes that Putney could be great for his team’s offense once he puts on the weight, which he sees as something that will happen naturally as he moves through his college career.

“Sometimes the maturation of coming to college for those kids is that they put on some weight,” Kellogg said.

Putney has yet to see a minute of action during the regular season and may end up redshirting while he takes a year to mature.

The four other newcomers are having a chance to perform often during the season. Since the start of the preseason, Kellogg emphasized that although he’s going to have to deal with mistakes early on, the expectations aren’t going to be any lower.

“I need a lot of these young [players] to step up and maybe be better than they’re supposed to be early on,” Kellogg said.

To some respect, he’s gotten flashes of how good his freshmen can be in UMass’ first three games of the season.

After struggling in his first game against Central Florida, forward Terrell Vinson put up double figures in the Minutemen’s two-game stretch against Cornell and Arkansas-Fort Smith.

He has started all three games this season and recently showed Kellogg that he can play away from the basket as well as inside.

Javorn Farrell is a player who Kellogg knows isn’t the most talented out of his freshmen, but is still a leader in practice and has a work ethic that he hopes will catch onto the rest of them. He’s been praised for his maturity because he doesn’t get nervous over games and his comfort on the court.

However, Farrell feels the problem with the newcomers as a whole is that while they all play hard at certain times, it’s not at a level of consistency that it takes to win games, and that includes himself.

“I feel that we all play at a certain amount of intensity at certain times but I feel like we all need to play with a high level of intensity at all times, which is a lot of intensity,” Farrell said.

Guard Freddie Riley ran into this problem earlier in the season. Kellogg often criticized Riley’s lack of shot selection and his intensity on defense.

In the first game of the season against UCF, Riley scored 12 points, but went 4-for-11 on plenty of tough shots.

He has since shown flashes of the type of player Kellogg hopes he can become with his ability to drive to the basket. During UMass’ current home stretch, Riley has done a better job of making the extra pass and taking fewer shots.

Now Riley feels that he needs to make strives defensively before he becomes the type of college basketball player he hopes to be.

“At first it was tough getting adjusted to all the strength and the speed and everything but now I think I’m fitting in well,” Riley said prior to the game against the Big Red.

The Minutemen are just days away from heading to Atlantic City, N.J., where they are guaranteed to play Rutgers and either Florida or Michigan State in perhaps their toughest game of the season.

Kellogg knows his young team is going to be tested there and for the rest of the season, but he feels that as long as the younger players continue to work hard, his patience will pay off.

“When you have a great attitude and have some God-given ability, and you’ve worked at it, you’re going to be a good player at some point,” Kellogg said.

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


UMass men's hoop aims for second win
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 11/24/2009

AMHERST - With one win under its belt, the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team will try to start a winning streak tonight at 7 against St. Francis (N.Y.) at the Mullins Center.

"The win was good because it put our guys in the right frame of mind where it felt good to get a W," Minuteman coach Derek Kellogg said. "It still hasn't changed that we have a long way to go and are trying to get better every day."

Kellogg has been focused especially on improving his team's defense.

"I don't want to have any breakdowns in our defense," he said. "The great teams, and even the good teams, are so solid defensively that you have to beat them. They're not going to beat themselves."

Kellogg said he was pleased with his team's approach even if the results are still lacking.

"We're not there yet. But we're getting better. The guys are at least taking pride in it," he said. "It's changing mentality. There's a process to winning games and I don't think guys had ever really thought about that. You have to put a lot of good plays together, take good shots and play a certain level of defense."

The Terriers (0-3) lost 64-60 to Brown and 79-69 to Canisius, both at home in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and 72-44 at Boston College.

"Although they haven't won any games yet, they've played some competitive teams," Kellogg said. "They hung in there with Canisius. They played Boston College tough at times on the road."

Akeem Bennett, a 6-foot-3 junior swingman, has led St. Francis by averaging 19.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists.

Ricky Cadell, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, who missed the first two games with an injury, scored 22 points in his season debut against Canisius.

The Terriers' 3-point shooting concerns Kellogg.

"They're better when (Cadell) plays," Kellogg said. "If they make their 3s, and they're going to take a lot of them, they can stay in the game with you and beat you.

"With a team like that you want to make sure you make the game hard on them and make it that much more difficult for them to get in a flow," he added. "If they make some tough shots you live with those, as long as they're not getting open looks."

After tonight's game, UMass (1-2) will head to Atlantic City Wednesday morning and will spend Thanksgiving there before this weekend's semifinals of the Legends Classic. The Minutemen face Rutgers at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

BAILEY POSSIBLE - UMass junior big man Hashim "Big City" Bailey, who missed Saturday's win 94-68 over Division II Arkansas-Fort Smith, returned to practice on a limited basis on Monday and could play tonight.

"He moved around a little bit" Monday, Kellogg said. "We'll see. We'll decide at shoot-around."

HARRIS CLIMBING - A 23-point game would put Ricky Harris among the Minutemen's top 10 scorers all time. He has 1,406 points in his career and is chasing No. 10 Horace Neysmith (1,428).

Harris is fifth in career 3-pointers made with 217, four behind No. 4 Rafer Giles (221).

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.


Freshmen's 43 Lead UMass Over St. Francis, 83-65
Anthony Gurley led with 18 points and UMass' freshmen combined for 43 to lead a balanced attack
From UMass Athletics, 11/24/2009

AMHERST, Mass. - Led by a balanced scoring attack with five players in double figures for the second-straight game, UMass men's basketball defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 83-65, on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center. Anthony Gurley led all scorers with 18 points, while 43 of the Minutemen's 83 points came from freshmen. UMass improved to 2-2 while St. Francis fell to 0-4.

Rookies Sampson Carter and Terrell Vinson each had 13 points, Freddie Riley had 12, and Ricky Harris added 10 as it was the second time in the Derek Kellogg era, and second game in a row that the Minutemen had five scorers in double-digits.

Sean Carter chipped in with eight points, while freshman Javorn Farrell had five to help the rookie class to their best game of the season thus far.

The Minutemen enjoyed their best 3-point shooting game of the season, connecting at a 47.4 percent clip (9-for-19). Overall, UMass shot 49.1 percent (28-for-57), while St. Francis shot 45.1 percent (23-for-51). Though no UMass player had more than six rebounds (Vinson), the Minutemen held a 35-26 advantage on the glass.

Ricky Cadell led the Terriers with 17 points, while Stefan Perunicic and Alexander Harrington had 12 each.

After Sean Carter began the game with a dunk 10 seconds in, the next 12 Minutemen points came on 3-pointers and all were from different players. After a 9-0 run gave UMass a 20-8 lead with 12 minutes left in the opening half, seven different Minutemen were already in the scoring column.

UMass' lead reached its largest of the first half, 38-21 with 3:21 left, following a 16-5 run that included a pair of Riley 3-pointers and a pair of Sean Carter dunks.

The Minutemen took a 42-30 lead into halftime after the Terriers outscored them, 9-4, over the final three minutes.

Riley led all scorers in the first half with nine points and all rebounders with four boards. UMass had eight different scorers in the half and shot 55.2 percent (16-for-29) from the field, including 6-for-12 from 3-point range. St. Francis shot 40 percent (10-for-25), including 5-for-11 from long range.

The Terriers began the second half by outscoring the Minutemen, 12-6, over the first four minutes, cutting the UMass lead to six, 48-42. A Ricky Cadell 3-pointer and a layup on the break by Stefan Perunicic after a steal on the ensuing UMass possession further reduced the Minutemen lead to three, 53-30, with 12:41 left.

UMass would respond however, as it then went on a 11-3 run, capped off by a Harris lob to Sean Carter for an emphatic dunk that put the Minutemen back in front by double-digits, 64-53, with 7:58 to go.

UMass would maintain that lead down the stretch and increase it when the Terriers began to foul in the closing minutes. The Minutemen scored eight points from the foul line in the final two and half minutes, while holding Terriers without a field goal for the final 3:39.

The Minutemen resume play on Friday when they take on Rutgers to begin the championship rounds of the Legends Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. with a 5:30 p.m. tip scheduled.



NOTES

UMass is now 3-0 all-time against St. Francis (N.Y.), beating the Terriers in 2002, 2006 and 2009.

Ricky Harris remains to 11th in career scoring with 10 points, he now has 1,416. Next on the list is Horace Neysmith (1,428).

Harris continued to score in double-figures in every game this season and in 65 of his last 70. Overall in 102 career games, he has more than 10 in 68 games.

Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures for the fourth game in a row this season with a game-best 18. Overall, he has 30 career games with 10 or more.

UMass' four freshmen (Sampson Carter, Javorn Farrell, Freddie Riley, Terrell Vinson) combined for 43 points. Within the game's first 7:30, all four UMass freshmen scored points.

Freddie Riley scored in double-figures for the third time in four games this season with 12.

Terrell Vinson reached double-figures for the third game in a row with 13.

Sampson Carter had a career-high with 13 points. It was his first time in double-figures.

The Minutemen hit six of their first nine 3-point field goal attempts and finished 9-of-19 from beyond the arc.

Trey Lang had his first-career field goal, late in the first half.

A season-best nine Minutemen scored in the game.



QUOTES

Sampson Carter on his play:
I'm out there working on my game, trying to get better on the opposite side, more defense and rebounding. Coach tells us to give it all the confidence we have. He gasses us up and tells us to play with all the confidence we have.

Terrell Vinson on the freshmen's play:
It took us a couple of wins and a couple of games to get used to working with each other, and we get more and more used to it as the games go by.

Ricky Harris on the play of the team:
There's going to be nights where I don't play as well, but these guys came out and played some good basketball, and they played up to their abilities tonight. I think these past few games have been some good stepping stones for them. They got their confidence up, and you can see them on the court playing with confidence, especially Anthony Gurley who came off the bench and made great contributions, but I'm just proud of each freshman who came out and played basketball really well, the way our coach teaches us, and I'm going to have nights like this, and I have confidence in my teammates to come out and play just like they did tonight.

Harris on if the rest of the team playing well takes pressure off him:
It takes a lot of pressure off of me to have my teammates play this well. My 3-point shot hasn't been going the way I'd like it to be going for the past three or four games, and as you can see Freddie Riley always steps up and hits four or five threes a game, and that takes a lot of pressure off of me because teams will start lagging off of me and defending other guys, which leaves me open shots, and that's good. But we have playmakers on this team. We have guys with talent that can score, not just myself, so we have to use that.

Harris on using other parts of his game to help the team:
I don't want to be known as a one-dimensional player, I want to be able to pass the ball, shoot the ball, also to be able to play defense, and tonight I got a couple of assists, four turnovers though, that needs to even out.

Derek Kellogg's thoughts on the game:
I like to learn lessons from wins, and while we did a lot of good things, there are obviously a lot of things to work on, like when you get a nice lead on a team you make it very difficult for them instead of giving them an opportunity to come back, but all in all I thought we did some good things tonight. I think we played some better defense, we rebounded at times, and we didn't turn the ball over with as much frequency as we have been in the past. I was happy that a lot of different guys were able to step up when Ricky didn't play his best. Vinson played well, Freddie did some good things, and Farrell did some good things, and Sampson Carter wasn't bad either, I thought he played well.

Kellogg on letting St. Francis back into the game in the second half:
We don't have the mentality yet to put teams away when we're ahead, and sometimes that comes with age, sometimes that comes with how we practice, sometimes it comes with just having that killer, and that's something that I think over time I want our UMass program to have, when we have a team down by a certain amount that they never come back, and that's something that takes time to really build that kind of mentality.

Kellogg on the play of David Gibbs:
I thought David Gibbs played a good game tonight, he's been struggling a little bit, and I'm just trying to get him in the right mentality whether that be by scoring a little bit more, or playing better defense like he did tonight, if it means trying to get other guys involved, really if we come away with the win, I think the point guards play pretty well. He was better tonight, and it's great that he's a long ways away, there's a lot of room for improvement, and as he improves, we'll improve.

Kellogg on the play of the freshmen:
The freshman did tonight what I thought they should do when I recruited them. Sampson played like I expect him to play. He was assertive when he carved down the middle, made free throws, attacked the rim. Freddie, he shot the ball. He made some shots, he took that ill-advised one in front of the bench in the second half that I thought, well if I keep him in and he takes a couple more bad ones, and the team is going on a run, that might be bad. And Terrell Vinson he plays more mature than a freshman. Javorn did some good things, in only eight minutes, he still stuffed the stat sheet. And we'll see what happens when they go up against teams like Rutgers and Michigan State or Florida, if the freshman can still play like they did tonight.

Kellogg on the play of Trey Lang:
I think Trey's getting better. He's making a conscious effort to defend and try to do some things out there. He's a pretty quick learner, when we go over some things on defense in practice he usually has a pretty good feel for the game and where he's supposed to be. A lot of times with scorers, its hard to get them to play great defense all the time, but even Ricky at times, I'm trying to get him to play better defensively.

Kellogg on the freshmen's free throw shooting:
I think that the freshman making nice free throws is very helpful. I actually put Vinson in at the end of the game for Sean because he can rebound the ball and he's a much better free throw shooter. But I know Freddie, Sampson, and T.V. are all pretty good free throw shooters, and I think Javorn will make them when the games on the line.


UMass topple Terriers, on to Legends Classic Championships
By Herb Scribner, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 11/24/2009

Coming off a blow-out victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith, the Massachusetts basketball team was looking to keep its winning ways alive, and did just that with a 85-63 victory over Saint Francis.

A thick drama filled the Mullins Center during the game against the Terriers (0-4), despite a final score that suggests otherwise. St. Francis was able to cut a 12-point deficit to within four midway through the second half. A persistent effort, however, brought the Minutemen (2-2) back to its earlier halftime lead and beyond it.

“I like to learn lessons from wins, and I thought while we did a lot of good things, there are obviously a lot of things to work on,” UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.

Freshman Freddie Riley kept the Minutemen afloat, despite a 21-10 Terrier run between the two periods. Coming off the bench, Riley hit three shots from outside the arc in the first half, accounting for 12 of the 27 points scored from the UMass bench.

“I think he’s getting better,” said Kellogg on Riley’s performance. “It’s funny. He’s a pretty quick learner.”

Four Minutemen finished in double digits. Riley (12 points) and freshman Terrell Vinson (13 points), not only scored double-digits but also grabbed four rebounds each. On the veterans’ side, Anthony Gurley (game-high 18 points) and senior Ricky Harris (10 points) also contributed nicely for the Maroon and White.

While high-scoring Harris scored few points, he was not worried following the game.

“It takes a lot [of pressure] off,” Harris said. “We have playmakers on this team.”

The Minutemen shot 49 percent (28-for-57) in its rout over St. Francis, with 9-for-19 coming from beyond the arc. Nearly half of those nine came from Riley, who was 4-for-8 from the 3-point line.

The Minutemen also out-rebounded St. Francis 32-to-25. Both teams grabbed 15 offensive rebounds.

It was a physical game, featuring 12 Minutemen fouls and 13 from the Terriers.

UMass’ 11-2 run made it 42-30 over St. Francis at halftime. In the first half, the Minutemen out-shot the Terriers 16-for-29 compared to 10-for-25.

Sloppy play plagued both teams in the first half. UMass turned over a seemingly-slick ball eight times while the Terriers lost it 10.

The Minutemen’s 3-point shooting success continued in the opening half with two 3-pointers in the first five minutes from Harris and forward Sampson Carter. Over the course of the first half, UMass shot 50 percent from beyond the arc. For St. Francis, it was a similar story, hitting 5-of-11 from 3-point range.

Sean Carter’s presence was (eight points, three rebounds) certainly felt in the first 20 minutes of play, in which he scored six points including a powerful dunk with four minutes to play. Carter’s dunk was two of the 38 points that the Minutemen scored in the paint.

In the first half, UMass outperformed Saint Francis under the basket, outscoring them 20-6. Later, however, the Terriers began a comeback, in which St. Francis outscored the Minutemen from the paint, 20-18.

“I’ll be able to watch the tape and get a better feel on how things went,” Kellogg said.

The victory over the Terriers is surely a moral booster for UMass, as it looks ahead to stronger teams in the Legends Classic Championship.

On Friday, the Minutemen travel to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City N.J. to face Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) are fresh from a 77-71 loss to Vermont this past Sunday – their first defeat this season.

Rutgers has been stingy against 3-point shooting teams, ranking second in the Big East in its defense against 3-point shots. The Scarlet Knights have allowed 11-of-50 3-pointers.

UMass, contrarily, sits in the 14th place among Atlantic 10 teams in its defense, allowing 19-of-50 attempts. Currently, UMass is also eighth in the A-10 for 3-point field-goal percentage with a .304 percent.

Rebounding will be a key element against Rutgers, as UMass is sixth in the A-10 with rebounding offense compared to the Scarlet Knights’ 15th spot in the Big East with rebounding defense.

Blocked shots could disrupt a Minutemen offense. Rutgers is second in the Big East with 27 blocked shots in its first three games. The Minutemen, however, are last in the A-10 with seven.

After Rutgers, UMass will compete against either Florida or No. 2 Michigan State.

Herb Scribner can be reached at hscribne@student.umass.edu.


Minutemen full of shooters in early part of season
By Adam Miller, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 11/24/2009

If Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg had not figured it out yet, he now knows his team is a shooting one.

Despite guard Ricky Harris’ shooting 33 percent with a season-low 10 points, several players stepped up and put them in during his off night.

“I’m going to have nights like this, and I have to have confidence in my teammates – that they’re going to come out and play just like they did tonight,” Harris said.

The other Minutemen (2-2) finished the game shooting 53 percent from the floor behind a 5-for-9 shooting effort from redshirt junior Anthony Gurley (18 points), who finished with the game-high.

With just under six minutes remaining, UMass battled to a 68-59 lead after St. Francis cut the deficit to three points earlier in the half.

Gurley then scored eight points in five minutes, anchoring a 14-4 late-game run that gave the Minutemen a 19-point lead with a minute left.

The sixth man also had the game-high (21 points) in the win against Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he finished 8-for-12 on field-goals attempts.

As much as Gurley’s offense once again led the way for UMass, he wasn’t the only one having a good night.

Freshman Sampson Carter finished with a career-high 13 points, which included perfect free-throw shooting on four attempts. After the game, Kellogg said Carter did exactly what he recruited him to do offensively.

“I’ve been staying after and working on my game and trying to get better on the offensive side,” Carter said of his improvement since the season’s start.

Five players finished the game in double figures, while the other starting freshman, Terrell Vinson (13 points, 3-of-4 shooting) was also perfect on six free throws. Kellogg said Vinson’s free-throw shooting is why he played some time at center over Sean Carter, who made no free throws on four attempts.

With Harris cold and UMass up by three points, Kellogg said it was important that his team found multiple others on whom he could rely for quality minutes. Many of those points came in the paint, where the Minutemen held an advantage in both wins.

On Tuesday night, UMass outscored the Terriers (0-4), 38-28, in the paint.

“I was happy that a lot of different guys were able to step up on a night when Ricky really didn’t play his best game,” Kellogg said.

Harris said the freshmen’s composure impressed him during the last few games. Against St. Joseph’s, the four newcomers who played combined for 43 of UMass’ 83 points with 56 percent shooting.

“I think these last few games were good stepping stones for [the freshmen],” Harris said. “They got their confidence up. You could see them out on the floor playing with confidence.”

Guard Freddie Riley (12 points) made half of his eight shots from long range. Although Kellogg found Riley’s decisions to take difficult shots frustrating, he praised the freshman’s ability to learn quickly.

Harris further praised the guard out of Hargrave Military Academy when he said that Riley’s willingness to shoot essentially takes some of the pressure off, which allows him to get open when needed.

“Riley always steps up and hits four or five 3s a game, so it takes a lot of pressure off of me because, sometimes, teams will start lagging off of me and playing other guys,” Harris said.

Heavyweights await UMass

While the Minutemen take on Rutgers in New Jersey, the marquee matchup on Friday night will feature undefeated Florida and Michigan State.

The No. 2 Spartans (4-0) enter the game undefeated with their last win coming in a 30-point rout over Valparaiso. Their only win that wasn’t in the double-digits came on Nov. 17 when they beat Gonzaga 75-71.

MSU has found success thus far because of a defense that allows 62.9 points per game while averaging 84.2. Its leading scorer is Lucas Kalin (16.8 points per game) though four players average in the double-digits.

The Gators (4-0) have also proven to be a solid defensively while thrashing pretty much every opponent they play on their way to an undefeated record. Their biggest win was a 22-point thumping over Troy on Nov. 20.

UF played its last home game on Tuesday night against Florida State and stifled its opportunities offensively. In the first half, the Gators held the Seminoles to 19 points before FSU made its own run. However, it struggled to match-up defensively against UF late in the game as the Gators pulled away.

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


Freshmen help lift UMass over Terriers
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 11/25/2009

AMHERST - What looked like an easy win late in the first half Tuesday night got close enough to make University of Massachusetts men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg nervous for a while before the Minutemen pulled away late in an 83-65 win over St. Francis at the Mullins Center.

When Trey Lang, who had never scored a field goal in a game before, hit a baby hook with 3 minutes, 21 seconds left in the first half to put UMass up 38-21, the game looked like a laugher for the Minutemen (2-2).

But the Terriers (0-4) finished the half on a 9-4 surge that made the halftime score 42-30, and their momentum carried into the second half.

With UMass looking flat, St. Francis attacked coming out of intermission on a 20-9 run that cut the deficit to 53-50. The Terriers had a chance to get within one, but Stefan Perunicic missed a jumper.

Anthony Gurley, who ignited the Minutemen in their win over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Saturday, lifted them again Tuesday. He scored 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half and hit a layup driving through the lane to put UMass up 55-50.

The Minutemen built their lead from there and pulled away.

"I like to learn lessons from wins," Kellogg said. "There's obviously a lot to work on, like when you get a nice lead you want to make it very difficult on a team instead of giving them an opportunity to come back.

"We don't have the mentality yet to put teams away," he added. "That's something I want our UMass program to have. When we get a team down by a certain amount - that they never come back. It takes time to build that mentality."

Freshman Terrell Vinson said the Minutemen got the coach's message.

"We definitely felt like we let up when we got up a little bit," Vinson said. "We have to learn to break their neck when we get up like that."

The UMass freshmen accounted for over half the Minutemen's points and rebounds with 43 and 18, respectively.

Vinson led the group with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sampson Carter had 13 and five. Freddie Riley scored 12 on four 3-pointers, and senior Ricky Harris added 10 on 4-of-12 shooting.

Ricky Cadell led the Terriers with 17.

"All in all we did some better things tonight," Kellogg said. "We played better defense. We rebounded at times and didn't turn the ball over with as much frequency as we have been."

Harris said, "These guys came out and played to their ability tonight. They've got their confidence up. I'm just proud of these freshman.

"They came out and played like our coach teaches us," he added. "I'm going to have nights like this and I have confidence they can come out and play like they did tonight."

UMass heads to Atlantic City, N.J., to play Rutgers at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boardwalk Hall in the semifinals of the Legends Classic.

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.


Rookies pick up UMass scoring slack
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 11/25/2009

AMHERST - After the University of Massachusetts lost its season-opening game to Central Florida, coach Derek Kellogg wondered who was capable of picking up the scoring slack if Ricky Harris had an off night.

Against St. Francis on Tuesday, the answer turned out to be the freshmen. Harris had just 10 points, but the Minuteman rookies accounted for over half of the team's points (43) and rebounds (18) in the 83-65 win.

"I was happy that a lot of different guys were able to step up on a night when Ricky didn't really play his best game," Kellogg said.

Sampson Carter stood out the most. The 6-foot-8 forward, who had been a bit tentative in his first three games for UMass, played his best game with 13 points and five rebounds.

"I've been working on my game trying to get better on the offensive side," Carter said. "Coach gases it up and tells us to play with all the confidence we have."

He got Kellogg's attention.

"Sampson played like I expect him to play. He was assertive when he caught it in the middle," Kellogg said. "He attacked the rim and made free throws."

Terrell Vinson reached double figures for the second straight game with 13 points and a game-high six rebounds.

"Vinson played well," Kellogg said. "Terrell Vinson plays more mature than a freshman."

Vinson said as a group, the freshmen are feeling more comfortable.

Freddie Riley had 12 points, including nine to lead UMass in the first half, while Javon Farrell added five points, three rebounds and three assists in eight minutes.

Kellogg said his rookies would be tested this weekend at the Legends Classic.

"We'll see when they go up against Rutgers, Michigan State or Florida if a freshman can do what they did tonight," he said.

DROUGHT IS OVER - A two-game scoring drought is behind sophomore point guard David Gibbs. After scoring no points against Cornell and Arkansas-Fort Smith, Gibbs hit a driving layup late in the second half. He had not scored since hitting a 3-pointer with 3 minutes, 26 seconds remaining against Central Florida.

Gibbs finished with two points on 1-for-3 shooting, but had five assists and just one turnover.

"I thought he played a good game tonight," Kellogg said. "He's been struggling a little bit. Trying to get him in the right mental frame of mind has been my goal. He was better tonight, but the good thing is he's a long way away and as he improves, we'll improve."

FREE THROWS - With the exception of sophomore center Sean Carter, who was 0-for-4 from the free-throw line, the Minutemen were impressive, hitting 18-of-24 foul shots.

NEXT UP - The Minutemen head south and will spend Thanksgiving in Atlantic City, N.J., where they will face Rutgers in the semifinals of the Legends Classic at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Boardwalk Hall.

The Scarlet Knights are 2-1 with close wins over Marist and Drexel. They fell to Vermont 77-71 on Sunday.

NO BAILEY - UMass junior big man Hashim Bailey missed his second straight game with a pulled groin. His status for Friday is uncertain.

"He moved around some in shoot-around," Kellogg said. "He'll probably be able to go on Friday, but we'll see after we get on the bus."

MISCELLANEOUS - The crowd of 2,411 was the smallest for a men's basketball game at the Mullins Center since Jan. 18, 2005, when the Minutemen drew just 2,338 fans against Fordham.

Kellogg will be inducted into the Cathedral High School Athletic Hall of Fame before his alma mater's Thanksgiving Day football game against Westfield. He won't be unable to attend the event because the Minutemen will already be in Atlantic City.

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.


St. Francis (NY) Terriers 65
Massachusetts Minutemen 83
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
St. Francis (N.Y.) vs Massachusetts
11/24/09 7:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

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VISITORS: St. Francis (N.Y.) 0-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
22 BENNETT, Akeem...... f  3-8    0-1    2-5    2  3  5   4   8  5  6  1  4  38
40 HARRINGTON, Alex.... f  4-5    1-1    3-4    3  2  5   3  12  0  2  0  1  31
33 WRICE, Herman....... c  2-3    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   4  0  1  1  0  16
11 CADELL, Ricky....... g  5-12   3-5    4-7    0  2  2   2  17  4  2  0  0  38
15 NEWTON, Justin...... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  2  1  0  1  16
02 PERUNICIC, Stefan...    4-9    3-7    1-2    0  1  1   4  12  0  1  0  1  29
20 CLARK, Richard......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
30 JOHNSON, Akeem......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   5
32 AYENI, Kayode.......    4-12   1-5    1-2    0  3  3   3  10  3  4  2  1  26
   TEAM................                         3  2  5
   Totals..............   23-51   8-19  11-20   9 17 26  20  65 14 17  4  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0%   2nd Half: 13-26 50.0%   Game: 45.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-11 45.5%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 42.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-6  83.3%   2nd Half:  6-14 42.9%   Game: 55.0%   6,1


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 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
02 Vinson, Terrell..... f  3-4    1-1    6-6    3  3  6   3  13  0  1  0  0  23
22 Carter, Sampson..... f  4-6    1-2    4-4    0  5  5   3  13  1  1  1  0  21
23 Carter, Sean........ c  4-8    0-0    0-4    2  1  3   1   8  1  3  2  1  29
01 Gibbs, David........ g  1-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  5  1  0  1  25
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  4-12   2-6    0-0    0  3  3   3  10  4  4  1  3  30
04 Mongo, Lex..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
10 Farrell, Javorn.....    2-3    0-0    1-2    3  0  3   1   5  3  1  0  0   8
11 Correia, Gary.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  2  1  0  0  13
12 Gurley, Anthony.....    5-9    1-1    7-8    1  4  5   2  18  2  1  0  0  27
13 Lang, Trey..........    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   4
24 Riley, Freddie......    4-10   4-8    0-0    1  3  4   1  12  0  0  0  0  14
50 Hill, Matt..........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   28-57   9-19  18-24  13 22 35  18  83 18 13  4  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 16-29 55.2%   2nd Half: 12-28 42.9%   Game: 49.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-12 50.0%   2nd Half:  3-7  42.9%   Game: 47.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half: 14-20 70.0%   Game: 75.0%    4


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Officials: Kenneth Clark Jr.,Kevin Ferguson, Michael McCloskey
Technical fouls: St. Francis (N.Y.)-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 2411
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
St. Francis (N.Y.)............   30   35  -   65
Massachusetts.................   42   41  -   83
ID-831376

Points in the paint-SFNY 28,UMASS 38. Points off turnovers-SFNY 19,UMASS 11.
2nd chance points-SFNY 9,UMASS 15. Fast break points-SFNY 8,UMASS 6.
Bench points-SFNY 24,UMASS 37. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-SFNY 2nd-03:42, UMASS 2nd-01:23.
Largest lead-SFNY None, UMASS by 19 2nd-01:01.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
St. Francis (N.Y.) vs Massachusetts
11/24/09 7:00 pm at Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Francis (N.Y.)
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GOOD! DUNK by Carter, Sean [PNT]                19:48   2-0   H 2
ASSIST by Carter, Sampson                       19:48
                                                19:37              TURNOVR by HARRINGTON, Alex
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        19:27
                                                19:25              TURNOVR by WRICE, Herman
TURNOVR by Carter, Sampson                      19:00
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P1T1)                  18:29              MISSED FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
                                                18:29              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                18:29   2-1   H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by Gibbs, David                    18:07              REBOUND (DEF) by NEWTON, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                17:56              MISSED 3 PTR by BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                  17:30   5-1   H 4
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         17:30
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                16:55              MISSED JUMPER by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                 16:45              REBOUND (DEF) by NEWTON, Justin
                                                16:25   5-4   H 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                16:25              ASSIST by NEWTON, Justin
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    15:57   8-4   H 4
ASSIST by Carter, Sean                          15:57
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           15:50              MISSED LAYUP by CADELL, Ricky
                                                15:50              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                15:50              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        15:50              SUB IN : AYENI, Kayode
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          15:50              SUB OUT: WRICE, Herman
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         15:50
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        15:50
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          15:50
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           15:50
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           15:30              MISSED LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode
                                                15:28              REBOUND (OFF) by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                15:25   8-6   H 2  GOOD! LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem [PNT]
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         15:08              STEAL by NEWTON, Justin
                                                14:59              FOUL by AYENI, Kayode (P1T1)
                                                14:59              TURNOVR by AYENI, Kayode
GOOD! 3 PTR by Vinson, Terrell                  14:41  11-6   H 5
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       14:41
REBOUND (DEF) by Riley, Freddie                 14:29              MISSED 3 PTR by AYENI, Kayode
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         14:18
                                                14:16              STEAL by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                14:08              MISSED 3 PTR by AYENI, Kayode
                                                14:08              REBOUND (OFF) by HARRINGTON, Alex
FOUL by Riley, Freddie (P1T2)                   13:50  11-7   H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                13:50  11-8   H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRINGTON, Alex
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        13:50              SUB IN : PERUNICIC, Stefan
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             13:50              SUB OUT: BENNETT, Akeem
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        13:50
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           13:50
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   13:35  14-8   H 6
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       13:35
                                                13:20              TURNOVR by NEWTON, Justin
                                                13:20              SUB IN : BENNETT, Akeem
                                                13:20              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
MISSED JUMPER by Riley, Freddie                 13:01
REBOUND (OFF) by Riley, Freddie                 13:01
MISSED JUMPER by Riley, Freddie                 12:57
REBOUND (OFF) by Farrell, Javorn                12:57
GOOD! TIP-IN by Farrell, Javorn [PNT]           12:47  16-8   H 8
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  12:41              MISSED LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         12:35  18-8   H 10
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         12:35
                                                12:31              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                12:31              SUB IN : CLARK, Richard
                                                12:31              SUB OUT: HARRINGTON, Alex
REBOUND (DEF) by Riley, Freddie                 12:14              MISSED LAYUP by CLARK, Richard
MISSED LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn                 12:05
REBOUND (OFF) by Farrell, Javorn                12:05
GOOD! LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn [PNT]            12:02  20-8   H 12
                                                11:39  20-10  H 10 GOOD! LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            11:29  22-10  H 12
FOUL by Correia, Gary (P1T3)                    11:06
                                                11:06              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           11:06              SUB IN : JOHNSON, Akeem
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           11:06              SUB IN : HARRINGTON, Alex
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          11:06              SUB OUT: CLARK, Richard
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          11:06              SUB OUT: AYENI, Kayode
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         11:06
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             11:06
                                                11:01              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         10:35
                                                10:18  22-13  H 9  GOOD! 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                10:18              ASSIST by CADELL, Ricky
TURNOVR by Gibbs, David                         10:10
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        10:10
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        10:10
                                                09:52  22-16  H 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   09:36              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                09:20              MISSED 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              09:08  24-16  H 8
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       09:08
                                                08:48              TURNOVR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
STEAL by Carter, Sean                           08:45
                                                08:42              FOUL by CADELL, Ricky (P1T2)
                                                08:42              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
                                                08:42              SUB OUT: PERUNICIC, Stefan
MISSED LAYUP by Carter, Sean                    08:39
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   08:39
MISSED LAYUP by Carter, Sean                    08:35              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P1T4)                  08:33
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         08:33              SUB IN : WRICE, Herman
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        08:33              SUB OUT: JOHNSON, Akeem
                                                08:11              MISSED JUMPER by CADELL, Ricky
                                                08:11              REBOUND (OFF) by WRICE, Herman
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  08:08              MISSED LAYUP by WRICE, Herman
                                                08:03              FOUL by BENNETT, Akeem (P1T3)
                                                08:03              SUB IN : JOHNSON, Akeem
                                                08:03              SUB OUT: WRICE, Herman
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   07:46  27-16  H 11
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         07:46
                                                07:09  27-18  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by JOHNSON, Akeem [PNT]
                                                07:09              ASSIST by CADELL, Ricky
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   07:01  30-18  H 12
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          07:01
                                                06:35              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   06:35
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        06:35              SUB IN : PERUNICIC, Stefan
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          06:35              SUB OUT: CADELL, Ricky
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  06:10              REBOUND (DEF) by JOHNSON, Akeem
REBOUND (DEF) by Riley, Freddie                 05:48              MISSED 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                05:43  31-18  H 13 FOUL by PERUNICIC, Stefan (P1T4)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                05:43  32-18  H 14
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        05:43              SUB IN : CADELL, Ricky
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          05:43              SUB IN : AYENI, Kayode
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        05:43              SUB OUT: JOHNSON, Akeem
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         05:43              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
                                                05:34              FOUL by HARRINGTON, Alex (P1T5)
                                                05:34              TURNOVR by HARRINGTON, Alex
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   05:25              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                05:17              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! DUNK by Carter, Sean [PNT]                05:06  34-18  H 16
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       05:06
                                                04:43  34-21  H 13 GOOD! 3 PTR by AYENI, Kayode
                                                04:43              ASSIST by CADELL, Ricky
                                                04:17              FOUL by HARRINGTON, Alex (P2T6)
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        04:17              SUB IN : WRICE, Herman
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        04:17              SUB OUT: HARRINGTON, Alex
GOOD! DUNK by Carter, Sean [PNT]                04:10  36-21  H 15
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          04:10
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  03:49              MISSED 3 PTR by AYENI, Kayode
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   03:41              BLOCK by AYENI, Kayode
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         03:40
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:37
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          03:37
SUB IN : Lang, Trey                             03:37
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           03:37
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           03:37
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   03:26
REBOUND (OFF) by Lang, Trey                     03:26
GOOD! LAYUP by Lang, Trey [PNT]                 03:22  38-21  H 17
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T5)                    02:59  38-22  H 16 GOOD! FT SHOT by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                02:59  38-23  H 15 GOOD! FT SHOT by BENNETT, Akeem
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        02:53
                                                02:51              STEAL by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                02:49  38-25  H 13 GOOD! DUNK by AYENI, Kayode [FB/PNT]
                                                02:49              ASSIST by BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson                02:20  39-25  H 14 FOUL by WRICE, Herman (P1T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson                02:20  40-25  H 15
BLOCK by Carter, Sampson                        02:00              MISSED LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode
                                                02:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                01:47  40-27  H 13 GOOD! JUMPER by WRICE, Herman
                                                01:47              ASSIST by BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sampson [PNT]            01:21  42-27  H 15
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         01:21
                                                01:03  42-30  H 12 GOOD! 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                01:03              ASSIST by AYENI, Kayode
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   00:58
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   00:38              REBOUND (DEF) by AYENI, Kayode
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T6)                  00:22
                                                00:11              TURNOVR by CADELL, Ricky
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         00:11
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        00:11
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        00:00              STEAL by BENNETT, Akeem
BLOCK by Harris, Ricky                          00:00              MISSED JUMPER by CADELL, Ricky
                                                00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)


                            Massachusetts 42, St. Francis (N.Y.) 30

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Francis (N.Y.)      8      11       6       2      15      0     0
          Massachusetts          20       7       6       2      19      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: St. Francis (N.Y.)
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SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        20:00              SUB IN : PERUNICIC, Stefan
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        20:00              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 19:45              BLOCK by WRICE, Herman
                                                19:43              REBOUND (DEF) by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                19:37              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
STEAL by Gibbs, David                           19:35
MISSED LAYUP by Gibbs, David                    19:32              REBOUND (DEF) by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                19:17  42-32  H 10 GOOD! LAYUP by HARRINGTON, Alex [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 18:55
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                18:55
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            18:51  44-32  H 12
                                                18:32  44-35  H 9  GOOD! 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                18:32              ASSIST by BENNETT, Akeem
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P2T1)                  18:13
TURNOVR by Vinson, Terrell                      18:13
                                                17:56              MISSED 3 PTR by CADELL, Ricky
                                                17:56              REBOUND (OFF) by HARRINGTON, Alex
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T2)                     17:54
                                                17:50  44-37  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by WRICE, Herman [PNT]
                                                17:50              ASSIST by CADELL, Ricky
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                17:30  45-37  H 8  FOUL by WRICE, Herman (P2T1)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                17:30  46-37  H 9
                                                17:30              SUB IN : AYENI, Kayode
                                                17:30              SUB OUT: WRICE, Herman
                                                17:14              MISSED LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode
                                                17:14              REBOUND (OFF) by HARRINGTON, Alex
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P3T3)                  17:10              MISSED FT SHOT by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                17:10              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                17:10  46-38  H 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by HARRINGTON, Alex
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        17:10
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        17:10
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 17:00
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   17:00
MISSED TIP-IN by Carter, Sean                   16:58              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                16:47              TURNOVR by AYENI, Kayode
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          16:46
GOOD! DUNK by Harris, Ricky [FB/PNT]            16:44  48-38  H 10
                                                16:33  48-40  H 8  GOOD! LAYUP by HARRINGTON, Alex [PNT]
                                                16:33              ASSIST by BENNETT, Akeem
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        16:18
                                                16:17              STEAL by AYENI, Kayode
                                                16:15  48-42  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by CADELL, Ricky [FB/PNT]
                                                16:15              ASSIST by AYENI, Kayode
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   16:06
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         16:06
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        16:06
                                                15:59              FOUL by HARRINGTON, Alex (P3T2)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   15:59
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sean                  15:59
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     15:59
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sean                  15:59
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         15:59
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sampson [PNT]            15:41  50-42  H 8
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          15:41
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                15:21              MISSED 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  15:12              REBOUND (DEF) by HARRINGTON, Alex
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         14:37              MISSED LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          14:35
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             14:35
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           14:35
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           14:35
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   14:17              BLOCK by AYENI, Kayode
                                                14:14              REBOUND (DEF) by PERUNICIC, Stefan
FOUL by Hill, Matt (P1T4)                       14:08
                                                14:04              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                13:58  50-44  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by CADELL, Ricky [PNT]
FOUL by Hill, Matt (P2T5)                       13:58  50-45  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        13:58              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          13:58              SUB OUT: BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                   13:46  53-45  H 8
ASSIST by Farrell, Javorn                       13:46
                                                13:17  53-48  H 5  GOOD! 3 PTR by CADELL, Ricky
                                                13:17              ASSIST by NEWTON, Justin
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  12:54              REBOUND (DEF) by AYENI, Kayode
                                                12:46  53-50  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by PERUNICIC, Stefan [FB/PNT]
                                                12:46              ASSIST by AYENI, Kayode
MISSED LAYUP by Hill, Matt                      12:26              REBOUND (DEF) by CADELL, Ricky
                                                12:16              MISSED LAYUP by HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                12:16              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P2T6)                  12:16
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           12:11              SUB IN : WRICE, Herman
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        12:11              SUB IN : BENNETT, Akeem
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        12:11              SUB OUT: HARRINGTON, Alex
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           12:11              SUB OUT: CADELL, Ricky
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          12:11
SUB OUT: Riley, Freddie                         12:11
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        12:11
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        12:11
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          12:11
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             12:11
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                12:06              MISSED JUMPER by PERUNICIC, Stefan
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            11:46  55-50  H 5
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          11:46
                                                11:23              TURNOVR by AYENI, Kayode
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   11:23
                                                11:23              SUB IN : CADELL, Ricky
                                                11:23              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 11:13
                                                11:09              REBOUND (DEF) by WRICE, Herman
                                                11:09              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T7)                    10:54              MISSED FT SHOT by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                10:54              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                10:54  55-51  H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                10:54              SUB IN : HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                10:54              SUB OUT: AYENI, Kayode
                                                10:32              FOUL by BENNETT, Akeem (P2T3)
                                                10:21              FOUL by PERUNICIC, Stefan (P2T4)
GOOD! 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                    10:15  58-51  H 7
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          10:15
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                09:54              MISSED 3 PTR by PERUNICIC, Stefan
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 09:46              BLOCK by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                09:44              REBOUND (DEF) by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                09:42              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          09:40
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        09:38
                                                09:36              STEAL by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                09:32  58-53  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by HARRINGTON, Alex [PNT]
                                                09:32              ASSIST by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                09:11              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
                                                09:11              SUB IN : AYENI, Kayode
                                                09:11              SUB OUT: WRICE, Herman
                                                09:11              SUB OUT: PERUNICIC, Stefan
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            09:01  60-53  H 7
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                08:42              MISSED LAYUP by CADELL, Ricky
                                                08:38              FOUL by NEWTON, Justin (P1T5)
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            08:25  62-53  H 9
                                                08:07              TIMEOUT 30sec
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  08:04              MISSED 3 PTR by AYENI, Kayode
GOOD! DUNK by Carter, Sean [FB/PNT]             07:59  64-53  H 11
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         07:59
                                                07:38  64-55  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode [PNT]
                                                07:23              FOUL by NEWTON, Justin (P2T6)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:23
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                07:23  65-55  H 10
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                07:23  66-55  H 11
                                                07:23              SUB IN : PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                07:23              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
                                                06:54  66-57  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   06:47
REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony                06:47
MISSED DUNK by Carter, Sean                     06:23
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                06:23
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                06:23  67-57  H 10 FOUL by PERUNICIC, Stefan (P3T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                06:23  68-57  H 11
                                                06:15              TURNOVR by BENNETT, Akeem
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      06:01
                                                06:00              STEAL by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                05:58  68-59  H 9  GOOD! LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem [FB/PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Gibbs, David [PNT]               05:36  70-59  H 11
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P1T8)                     05:03  70-60  H 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by AYENI, Kayode
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   05:03              MISSED FT SHOT by AYENI, Kayode
                                                05:03              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
                                                05:03              SUB IN : WRICE, Herman
                                                05:03              SUB OUT: PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                05:03              SUB OUT: HARRINGTON, Alex
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sean                  04:37              FOUL by AYENI, Kayode (P2T8)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     04:37
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sean                  04:37
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                04:37
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        04:36
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          04:36
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        04:36
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           04:36
GOOD! 3 PTR by Gurley, Anthony                  04:27  73-60  H 13
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         04:27
STEAL by Harris, Ricky                          04:17              TURNOVR by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   03:51              REBOUND (DEF) by CADELL, Ricky
                                                03:42  73-63  H 10 GOOD! 3 PTR by CADELL, Ricky
                                                03:22              FOUL by BENNETT, Akeem (P3T9)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:22
GOOD! FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson                03:22  74-63  H 11
GOOD! FT SHOT by Carter, Sampson                03:22  75-63  H 12
                                                03:22              SUB IN : HARRINGTON, Alex
                                                03:22              SUB IN : PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                03:22              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
                                                03:22              SUB OUT: WRICE, Herman
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T9)                    03:04              MISSED FT SHOT by BENNETT, Akeem
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                03:04
MISSED LAYUP by Carter, Sampson                 02:34              REBOUND (DEF) by AYENI, Kayode
                                                02:32              TURNOVR by AYENI, Kayode
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                02:18  76-63  H 13 FOUL by BENNETT, Akeem (P4T10)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                02:18  77-63  H 14
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           02:18
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          02:18
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P2T10)                 02:11              MISSED FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
                                                02:11              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                02:11              MISSED FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        02:11              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           02:11              SUB OUT: BENNETT, Akeem
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                02:03  78-63  H 15 FOUL by CADELL, Ricky (P2T11)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                02:03  79-63  H 16
SUB IN : Riley, Freddie                         02:03              SUB IN : BENNETT, Akeem
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          02:03              SUB OUT: NEWTON, Justin
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   01:52              MISSED LAYUP by AYENI, Kayode
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sampson [PNT]            01:23  81-63  H 18
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                01:05              MISSED 3 PTR by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               01:01              FOUL by PERUNICIC, Stefan (P4T12)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     01:01
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                01:01  82-63  H 19
SUB IN : Mongo, Lex                             01:01
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        01:01
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        01:01
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           01:01
FOUL by Farrell, Javorn (P1T11)                 00:57  82-64  H 18 GOOD! FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
                                                00:57  82-65  H 17 GOOD! FT SHOT by CADELL, Ricky
MISSED FT SHOT by Farrell, Javorn               00:54              FOUL by AYENI, Kayode (P3T13)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     00:54
GOOD! FT SHOT by Farrell, Javorn                00:54  83-65  H 18
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                00:46              MISSED LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem
MISSED 3 PTR by Riley, Freddie                  00:28
REBOUND (OFF) by Farrell, Javorn                00:28
TURNOVR by Farrell, Javorn                      00:19
                                                00:17              STEAL by PERUNICIC, Stefan
                                                00:16              MISSED LAYUP by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                00:16              REBOUND (OFF) by BENNETT, Akeem
FOUL by Carter, Sampson (P3T12)                 00:16              MISSED FT SHOT by BENNETT, Akeem
                                                00:16              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sampson                00:16              MISSED FT SHOT by BENNETT, Akeem

                                                00:16              SUB IN : NEWTON, Justin
                                                00:16              SUB OUT: AYENI, Kayode

                            Massachusetts 83, St. Francis (N.Y.) 65

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          St. Francis (N.Y.)     20       8       3       6       9      0     0
          Massachusetts          18       4       9       4      18      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......   11   8 -  19
Massachusetts...........    7   4 -  11

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......    8  20 -  28
Massachusetts...........   20  18 -  38

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......    6   3 -   9
Massachusetts...........    6   9 -  15

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......    2   6 -   8
Massachusetts...........    2   4 -   6

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......   15   9 -  24
Massachusetts...........   19  18 -  37

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
St. Francis (N.Y.)......    0   0 -   0
Massachusetts...........    0   0 -   0

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