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Tender ankle won't stop Harris
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/18/2009

AMHERST - Ricky Harris was still limping a bit before Thursday's practice, but barring a setback, the University of Massachusetts senior guard is looking forward to being back on the floor when the Minutemen host Memphis at the TD Garden in Boston at 6 p.m. Saturday.

"I'll be out there," said Harris, holding a bottle of painkillers. "I'll take a couple of pills and I'll be all right."

Harris said the injury to his right ankle was a grade-one sprain, making it fairly mild. But he was still being diligent with his rehab.

"At this point in my life you have to take care of your body. I've been getting a lot of treatment with Dave (MacLutsky, the team's athletic trainer), trying to get it healed so I can get back out there," said Harris.

"When I had to jump for a rebound I was a little timid coming down on it," he added. "But as practice goes on I think I'll get my confidence back."

Harris sprained his ankle in practice on Dec. 10 and missed the 81-58 win by Umass over Grambling on Dec. 11.

THROWBACKS - The Minutemen will wear white throwback uniforms for Saturday's game that are similar to those worn between 1963 and 1977 with the word "Massachusetts" in maroon over block-style numerals. There are no names on the back.

They are the same style as the uniforms worn by Julius Erving during his UMass career in 1970 and 1971. However, much to the relief of the current UMass players, the shorts are the same length as today's uniforms, unlike the shorter ones of the earlier era.

Harris gave the uniforms his vote of approval. "I've seen them," he said. "They're real nice."

The Minutemen had hoped to get the uniforms for the 100 Seasons of UMass Basketball celebration in 2008-09, but the school wasn't able to obtain them in time. UMass will wear them again on Feb, 3 against Xavier, which is the annual Leaman Legacy game.

COMMONWEALTH TRAVELERS - Boston will be the third Massachusetts community to host a Minuteman basketball game this season, with two more to go. Besides Amherst, they already have played Holy Cross in Worcester and will play Boston College in Chestnut Hill on Wednesday and La Salle in Springfield on Jan. 10. UMass has won five straight games in the Bay State.

HOME COURT - Saturday's game is a home game for the Minutemen because it is part of the season-ticket package and is being staffed by UMass personnel.


No Calipari for UMass in Boston
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/19/2009

AMHERST - When Saturday's game against Memphis at the TD Garden in Boston was scheduled, it looked to be one of most anticipated games in recent memory for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball program.

It figured to feature the return of former Minuteman coach John Calipari to Massachusetts to face Derek Kellogg, his former player and top assistant coach.

But it didn't quite turn out that way as Kentucky once again hindered a UMass game at the state's marquee arena.

This is the second game in recent years scheduled at the Garden by the Minutemen. They were supposed to play Kentucky - the alma mater of then-UMass coach Travis Ford - there in 2007 as the second half of a home-and-home series between the two schools. But after the Minutemen played the Wildcats at Rupp Arena in 2006, Kentucky backed out of the return game and paid the Minutemen $50,000 not to play.

When Kellogg was hired last year to coach UMass, Calipari - then the coach at Memphis - agreed to schedule a home-and-home series between the Minuteman and Tigers to help his former player and assistant rebuild the team with a high-profile game.

At a golf event in Worcester in 2008, Calipari jokingly took a shot at Kentucky for canceling its game with UMass by saying, "You know I'll show up."

After the teams played last year at Memphis, the game figured to be a considerable draw for UMass fans. The Tigers have been a fixture in the top 10 under Calipari, who led the Minutemen to five straight NCAA Tournaments from 1992 to 1996.

But Calipari is not showing up Saturday. Instead, he's coaching Kentucky where he replaced Billy Gillespie, the coach who canceled the game at the Garden with UMass.

But Kellogg was undaunted.

"It's great that we're going to play in one of the great venues in America, hopefully in front of a lot of UMass fans who don't make the trek to Amherst on a regular basis," he said.

The game at 6 p.m. still has plenty of appeal for the UMass players who were excited to play in an NBA arena. Anthony Gurley of Newton, who grew up rooting for the Boston Celtics, played at the Garden twice in high school and is enthusiastic about returning.

"I'm looking forward to playing on the parquet. I'm excited," said Gurley, who expected a lot of friends and family to be in the crowd.

Ricky Harris, who participated in the Paul Pierce Skills Academy over the summer, has adopted both the Celtics and Red Sox as teams to cheer for despite his Baltimore roots. Meeting Pierce only added to that.

But mostly Harris likes playing where the pros do.

"For me it's exciting because its an NBA arena and one of the best teams in the NBA plays there every day," Harris said.

Kellogg will be coaching against several players he recruited for the Tigers.

"D.K. recruited me," Willie Kemp told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "He was one of the main reasons I came to the UofM."

"He is the whole reason I came to Memphis," Doneal Mack said, echoing Kemp in the same story. "Cal didn't offer me a scholarship; Derek Kellogg offered me."

Kellogg roots for Memphis most of the time.

"It'll be good to see those guys. I'll wish them luck after the game," Kellogg said. "I hope they have a successful season, play in the NCAA Tournament and do some great things. I just hope on Saturday they don't play so well."

They have played well so far this season under new coach Josh Pastner, who succeeded Kellogg as the Tigers' top assistant last year and took over as head coach when Calipari left for Kentucky.

Memphis arrives in Massachusetts unofficially ranked No. 26 in the country as the team with the most "others receiving votes" outside of the Top 25 in this week's Associated Press poll.

The Tigers are 7-1 and have won six straight games. Their lone loss was 57-55 to No. 1 Kansas in St. Louis on Nov. 17.

Duke transfer Elliot Williams has made an instant impact, leading Memphis with 20.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

Junior big man Will Coleman, who is averaging 8.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, figures to be difficult for UMass to handle inside.

The Minutemen have struggled this season anytime they've come up against a top-level opponent. Four of their five losses have come by 13 or more points.

With this game being national televised on ESPN2, the Minutemen said they are determined to avoid another lopsided loss.

"Coach said that Memphis is the second-best team we play all season after Michigan State," Harris said. "This is a chance for us to get out there and show people on national television what we're capable of doing.

"If guys come out and play at the level we're capable of, we have a good chance to winning this basketball game," he added.

Gurley agreed.

"This is a big game for us to come out and prove ourselves to let people know that we have gotten better from the previous games," Gurley said. "We've gotten better at defense and rebounding. Hopefully that will show in Saturday's game."

UMASS AT THE GARDEN - The Minutemen are 3-0 all-time in the building, although in their three previous games it was still called the FleetCenter.

UMass beat Boston College in the first three Commonwealth Classic games in the building before the annual contest was moved to other locations.

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


Calipari disagrees with Knight
From The Associated Press, 12/19/2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky coach John Calipari doesn't agree with Bobby Knight that college basketball lacks integrity or that he is proof there is a problem.

Calipari refused to get into a war of words Friday when asked about the pointed criticism from Knight that Calipari's continued employment proves the game has a problem. Instead, Calipari said he remains a "big fan" of the former Texas Tech and Indiana head coach.

"I don't agree with what he says but it doesn't change how I feel about him," Calipari said.

Calipari said Knight's comments surprised him.

"I get up to go to mass this morning and there's like 100 text messages and I'm like what in the world happened?" Calipari said. "And I get word and what I can tell you is I'm a big fan, respect him as a basketball coach, always have."

Knight called out Calipari during a fundraiser for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday.

'Integrity lacking'

"We've gotten into this situation where integrity is really lacking and that's why I'm glad I'm not coaching," Knight said. "You see we've got a coach at Kentucky who put two schools on probation and he's still coaching. I really don't understand that."

Both Memphis and the University of Massachusetts were forced to vacate Final Four appearances by the NCAA for infractions made during Calipari's tenure, though Memphis is appealing the penalty.

Calipari was not implicated in either case by the NCAA.

Calipari declined to take questions on the matter on Friday, but created some of the success he has had with his offensive strategy to Knight, who retired with 902 career victories. Calipari said he took his staff at Memphis down to Texas Tech while Knight was coaching to watch the Red Raiders practice.

Calipari said Knight gave him some help on perfecting the "Dribble Drive" offense.

"Made it even better," Calipari said.

Kentucky forward Josh Harrellson said he was surprised by Knight's comments but that Knight's words seem to be part of the national perception of his coach.

"People hear stuff about him and they kind of guess what he's like, but playing for him and actually being around him, he's a great guy," Harrellson said. "He's fair to everybody."

The third-ranked Wildcats (10-0) host Austin Peay on Saturday. Calipari can break Adolph Rupp's record for best start by a first-year coach in program history with a victory.


Guest list revised
Calipari won’t attend UMass-Memphis Garden party
By Peter Abraham, Boston Globe Staff, 12/19/2009

University of Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg wanted to bring his team into TD Garden, but knew he needed a marquee opponent to help fill all those seats. College basketball sells itself in some parts of the country, but here it has to be sold.

“Boston is important to us. It’s where a lot of our alumni live and it’s an area we need to recruit,’’ said Kellogg, who is in his second season. “The fans there are sophisticated and you need to do something to grab their attention and get them to buy tickets.’’

Few do that better than John Calipari, the successful and controversial former UMass coach who had built Memphis into a national power. A game was arranged against the Tigers, ESPN2 picked it up, and anticipation built.

“One thing about coach Cal, people pay attention to him,’’ said Kellogg, who played for Calipari at UMass before spending eight years at Memphis as an assistant coach. “It was perfect for us.’’

But the guest of honor won’t be attending the party tonight. Calipari left Memphis for Kentucky in the spring, so instead of facing his former coach, friend, and professional mentor, Kellogg will coach against Josh Pastner.

The Tigers are 7-1 and on the verge of being ranked despite losing point guard Tyreke Evans to the NBA and most of its recruiting class to Kentucky. The school is also digging out from an academic scandal that led to its 2008 Final Four appearance being vacated by the NCAA.

“I wish I was going to be there, I really do,’’ Calipari said. “It would have been a fun game for me. But Memphis is still a national program and Derek is going to get UMass going. It’s still a good game.’’

For the Minutemen (5-5), this will be their first trip to the Garden since a 65-57 victory against Boston College in December 1997. That game drew 9,218 fans, about the number expected tonight.

Kellogg hopes to play at least one game a year in Boston and this season played in Worcester for the first time in nine seasons, beating Holy Cross. The Minutemen also have a home-and-home series with Boston College that will be played on campus. They return to Boston Wednesday to face the Eagles at Conte Forum.

“We have to get around the state and sell the program,’’ Kellogg said. “These kind of games are big for us in terms of exposure. I want to get people involved in the program again.’’

Kellogg, 36, was 12-18 in his first season. His leading scorer this season, guard Ricky Harris (17.7), is a senior. But Kellogg has four freshmen and two sophomores getting regular playing time. Junior guard Anthony Gurley, who starred at Newton North High School, is averaging 16.6 points in his second season after transferring from Wake Forest.

“Derek is doing the right thing, building it up with freshmen,’’ Calipari said. “That’s the only way to do it at UMass, get players who will grow with you and be there for four years. He’s going to be successful because he’s doing it the right way.’’

Kellogg’s staff and coaching style are a product of his time at Memphis. Assistant Vance Walberg, the former head coach at Pepperdine, perfected the dribble-drive motion offense that helped vault Memphis into the spotlight and is now being employed by the Minutemen. Walberg’s son Jason is on Calipari’s staff at Kentucky.

Two staff assistants, director of operations Andy Allison and director of player personnel Shyrone Chatman worked under Calipari at Memphis before following Kellogg to UMass. The Minutemen also took a Memphis transfer, 6-foot-10-inch Hashim Bailey.

“I probably talk to coach Cal every day during the season,’’ Kellogg said. “He’s been basically like a father figure to me in terms of basketball. I was with him so long and it worked out well. But when I had a chance to come back to UMass and coach, I had to take it.’’

That was in May of 2008. The coach who replaced him on Calipari’s staff at Memphis was Pastner.

“DK and I knew each other from being recruiters but he really became a friend,’’ Pastner said. “He told me about Memphis, the players, the people I had to get to know, the players they were recruiting. He made it easy for me to get settled and get to work.’’

When Calipari left for Kentucky, Pastner was a surprise choice to replace him as head coach. Athletic director R.C. Johnson approached a number of established coaches, including Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton, before offering the position to Pastner.

Until that moment, Pastner was preparing to follow Calipari to Kentucky.

“I had turned in the keys to my car and had packed up my office. Everything was in boxes,’’ Pastner said. “I was out of there. It was not how I expected to become a head coach.’’

Pastner, 32, had been a coaching prodigy, assisting his father with an AAU program at Houston as a teenager then joining Arizona as a walk-on primarily to learn from coach Lute Olson. He earned an undergraduate degree in five semesters, then a master’s in education.

After two years as a graduate assistant at Arizona, Pastner applied to become the head coach at Prairie View A&M, an historically black school 40 miles from Houston. That he was a most unlikely finalist for the position is a testament to his persistence.

“When Derek went to UMass, I wanted Josh on the staff because I knew he would get us involved with the best recruits in the country,’’ Calipari said. “I told him he was going to be a head coach within a year or two. Nobody expected it would work out the way it did.’’

Memphis has only eight scholarship players but took No. 1 Kansas to the final shot before losing, 57-55, Nov. 17. Guard Elliot Williams, a Duke transfer, is averaging 20.8 points.

The Tigers have played a soft schedule since the Kansas game, making today somewhat of a test.

“We’re going on the road to play a team from a major conference. It’s a big game for us,’’ Pastner said. “You know Derek is going to have his team ready. UMass is better than their record.’’

As for Calipari, Kentucky hosts Austin Peay this afternoon, two hours before Memphis and UMass tip off at the Garden. Calipari plans to hurry through his postgame chores and watch as much of the game as he can.

“I know this can’t happen, but I hope it ends up in a tie,’’ he said. “If both teams play well, I’ll be happy.’’


Vinson's Hoop With .7 Left Lifts UMass Over Memphis, 73-72, In Boston
Terrell Vinson led the Minutemen with 21 points and nine rebounds
From UMass Athletics, 12/19/2009

BOSTON - A basket in the lane by Terrell Vinson with .7 seconds left off an inbounds play erased a one-point deficit and gave UMass a thrilling 73-72 victory over Memphis at the TD Garden on Saturday night in front of 8,096 fans that braved winter storm conditions. Head Coach Derek Kellogg led his alma mater to the victory over the team he was an assistant for eight years in back and forth game in which the teams traded leads 18 times. The Minutemen improved to 6-5 on the season, while the Tigers fell to 7-2.

UMass trailed by on following two Ricky Harris free throws with 46.8 seconds left and got a stop on the defensive end when Elliot Williams' contested shot missed. The Minutemen had an inbounds play under the basket with 3.8 seconds left when Vinson came up with the loose ball off a lob attempt and banked it in with seven-tenths of a second remaining.

UMass held huge advantages in rebounding (44-24) and shooting (50.0 percent to 36.2 percent), but Memphis stayed in the game thanks to eight 3-point field goals and 24 points off 20 UMass turnovers.

Coming off his first career double-double, Vinson led again led the Minutemen with 21 points and added nine rebounds. Anthony Gurley, playing in his hometown, contributed 14 points, while Harris added 13. Memphis was led by Doneal Mack's 23 points.

It was a back and forth game in the opening minutes, as the teams traded leads seven times in the opening three and a half minutes. The Minutemen turned an early rebounding edge, 8-4 at the first media timeout, into second chance points, as Sean Carter and Hashim Bailey combined to score eight of UMass' first 10 points.

Memphis then went on a 9-3 run to open up a seven-point lead, 20-13, but the Minutemen responded by outscoring the Tigers, 18-9, over 8:21 to take a 31-29 lead with 3:44 left in the half. Gurley and Harris fueled the run with seven and six points, respectively. Memphis took a one-point lead into halftime, 35-32.

Mack led all scorers in the opening 20 minutes with 10 points, while UMass was led by Vinson's eight. UMass held the edge in shooting, 44 percent to 37.9 percent, and in rebounding, 24-11, but turned the ball over 11 times to Memphis' five.

The teams continued to go back and forth in the second half, as UMass used balanced scoring from seven different players in the first seven minutes of the half, while holding the Tigers to just four field goals over that span, but three of those four were 3-pointers. Memphis led by one, 49-48, when the Minutemen scored seven-straight points, started by a Gary Correia 3-pointer and capped off by a Vinson 3-point play, to take 56-49 lead with 13:34 to go.

The Minutemen still had a seven-point lead, 58-51, when Memphis, led by nine points from Witherspoon, went on a 12-2 run over the next 3:12 to take the lead back, 63-60 with 6:40 left.

The Minutemen return to action, and to the Boston area, on Wednesday when they take on Boston College at 7 p.m. at Conte Forum.



NOTES

UMass takes the series lead, 2-1 with this victory. The Minutemen won in 1996 while Memphis captured last year's game, 80-58, in Tennessee.

UMass wore their retro throwback jerseys for the first time. They resemble the ones worn by the Minutemen from the mid 1960s to the mid 1970s. UMass will wear them again for the Leaman Legacy Game on Feb. 3 vs. Xavier and possibly other game.

Terrell Vinson scored in double-figures for the third game in a row with 21. He has six games this season with 10 or more.

Boston native Anthony Gurley was in double-figures for the 10th time in 11 games this season with 14.

Ricky Harris returned to the lineup and posted his 21st game in a row in double-figures with 13. He has scored 10 or more in 71 of his last 76 games.

UMass outrebounded Memphis, 44-24 including 23-12 in the first half.

Vinson drew his first charge of the season, on Elliot Williams in the first half.



QUOTES

Derek Kellogg on the game:
First of all I have to apologize to Ethan back there who ran onto the court a little early I kind of ripped him around a little bit so I apologize. I just didn't want to get a technical or anything like that. But that was a well played game I thought. It went right down to the wire both teams fought tooth and nail for a victory. I have a ton of respect for Memphis, their team, and their program. And quite honestly I was a little worried coming into the game that their athleticism and their ball pressure would turn us over too much and make it very, very difficult. But our guys responded and played tough, tough, tough. And they played tough because that's what we're working on in practice. The one thing that's holding us back a little bit is we don't always play as tough as I want to, even in practice. So we've really worked on that and I think it paid dividends on the rebounds tonight.

Derek Kellogg on the teams poise:
I thought we did a good job on the boards. And the reality of it is we threw the ball inside tonight. They played four guards and a big guy, and we flip flopped our big guy in Terrell Vinson and let him hang around the basket a bit and I thought that was effective for us.

Coach Kellogg on the play of Gary Correia and Hashim "Big City" Bailey:
I thought they played great tonight. City was city. He went in and banged people around and was physical. He set a lot of nice screens up top to free the guards. And Gary Correia I thought was pretty much one of the guys that was responsible for the poise that we had in the second half. He made a nice couple three balls and really helped us. And once again, that's a junior-junior, older guys that are making plays.

Derek Kellogg on being concerned with Sean Carter's fourth foul:
Yes I was. I think at that point we had two freshmen in with Vinson and Sampson Carter. And it's hard to put those guys in that position. I tried to ride it as long as we could and came back with Sean, and I think maybe even City. It's kind of a little bit of a blur at this point.

Coach Kellogg on the impact of playing in the Garden:
I hope it went a long way. I thought the crowd for the weather and what was going on was fantastic. I mean they really helped us win tonight, they were into the game about as good as and UMass on campus crowd we've had all year. So I was very, very happy of how it played out. And I thought it was great that we won the game and let people know in this part of the state that a state school is right down the road.

Coach Kellogg on the turnout at the Garden:
I think it's a great venue, a great atmosphere, and if we could have the right game that would draw interest in all of our alums that live down this area. And if they can't make the trek down to Amherst every night let's bring a game to where they can get to pretty easily to keep the interest going.

Derek Kellogg on schools being sanctioned by the NCAA:
I mean I think every situation is different. And I think you have to look at every situation and make your own determination.

Coach Kellogg on beating his former team:
The win is great. I love the win. I know those kids personally, I know their families. They still, and even Memphis as a city, hold a place for me. So to beat them really doesn't have that much special meaning. I would have probably preferred that both of us could have came away with a win. Because I do want to see that team and those kids do well.

Coach Kellogg on the impact of the win:
Well the A-10, if I would have realized how good it was going to be, I'm a little nervous because we're like fifth in the RPI right now and watching games on TV the teams are really good. We'll find out, with a young team. The only thing I can do is try and get us better in practice, continue to work in shoot-arounds, continue to just get the team better. And hopefully they take that and respond in games the way they did today. It would be great if it's a springboard though that would be fantastic.

Derek Kellogg on if they can take this game into Wednesday night:
I'm hoping so. I think we can.

Derek Kellogg on wanting the fans to make it to Conte Forum on Wednesday:
Absolutely that would be fantastic if we had a great contingent of UMass people to go watch UMass and to also go say hello to Coach Skinner. He's a UMass grad. So let's get a huge UMass contingent over there it'd be nice to have kind of a home away from home. I think we had a great crowd in Worcester when we played against Holy Cross. And I think we had a great crowd tonight, this crowd was fantastic for where things are right now and I think it's great. It'd be huge for us and our program if everybody came to Boston College on Wednesday. And then start coming to Amherst that'd be good too. Thank you.

Ricky Harris on the win against Memphis:
Coming into this game coach told us coming into this game if we attack the glass, play hard, and play aggressive, we would come out with a win. It was a good team we just played and the guys came out and competed, it was a great atmosphere, and it felt good to win.

Harris on the last play of the game:
We were running an inbounds play that we had been working on in practice, and it was hard for Gary to get the ball inbounds, and he just threw it up, and luckily it landed in Terrell's hands, and he finished it off with a good layup. As coach always tells us the basketball gods will be with us if we continue to be good kids and good players, and I guess the basketball gods were with us on this one. The ball was supposed to go to Anthony on that last play, and he was just supposed to tip it in, and I guess they jammed Anthony up on the screen.

Harris on Terrell Vinson:
Terrell has been playing well these last two games, and he always tells me that he has to step his game up, he's been down on himself lately, and I think this game helped a lot. He played really well tonight and I congratulate him and I think he's starting to understand what it takes to win college basketball games.

Harris on losing their lead:
We didn't want to get down on ourselves because we had the lead, we were up by seven, and they started to cut down the lead, a couple of calls started going their way, and we didn't want to lose our focus, and we knew that if we continued to play the way we were playing that we would win the game.

Anthony Gurley on the win against Memphis:
This was a big win for us and we're going to use it to build on it. We've got a tough game on Wednesday and I think we're going to have a lot more confidence going into games now. We took a couple of tough losses at the beginning of the season, but beating a good team like Memphis, that gives us a lot of confidence, and it lets us know that we can play with anyone in the country.

Gurley on what it meant to play in his hometown:
It means a lot. I'm so proud of my teammates for the way we came out and played tonight. We really gave it our all out there and just played our hearts out and it means a lot to me to come back home and get a big win like this in front of my hometown. People in the Boston area don't usually get to see us play because we're on the other side of the state, and I think it was a good showcase for us to the Boston area, and it lets them know that there's stuff going on in western Mass too.

Harris on playing at the Garden:
This is a great place to play. The atmosphere was wonderful, the crowd was into it, and just to see all the maroon shirts out there that say UMass, cheering for us, without our fans I don't think we could have done it, and we thank them for it, and we hope they can come out to a lot more games. Playing in the Garden was great, every college player wants to play on an NBA court, and it was a great experience for all of us.

Terrell Vinson on the last play of the game:
I was very surprised, because the ball was meant to go to Anthony, and it looked like Memphis had stolen it, and I don't know what happened but it ended up in my hands, and I had to hurry up and shoot because there was three seconds left.

Vinson on the win against Memphis:
It feels good to get this win, but we've got BC on Wednesday and we've got to get in the gym and get ready to play BC and go hard in practice again like we did last week. It's going to hit me that we won when I turn on my phone and I get non-stop text messages, but it hasn't hit me yet. The team is happy about the win, we celebrated in the locker room, but we're getting ready to play BC and that's what we've got to focus on now.

Vinson on UMass's defense:
The rebounds were big this game. Coach always told us that if we rebound we've got a chance to beat a team, so it was important this game.


UMass tops Tigers 73-72 in final second
By Dan Wolken, Memphis Commercial Appeal, 12/19/2009

BOSTON — After 39 minutes and 56 seconds of a game the University of Memphis did not deserve to win, here the Tigers were, somehow leading UMass by a point, needing to stare down their nemesis one last time.

All game long, Memphis had been punished on the boards, out-hustled. Time and again, the Tigers literally stood and watched as basketballs were ripped away from them by a scrappy team that couldn’t match Memphis’ ability but played with many times the desire.

The Tigers had been exposed Saturday, their flaws laid out for a national television audience to see. And still, all they had to do to escape TD Garden with a victory was hang on for 3.8 more seconds. They couldn’t do it.

UMass freshman Terrell Vinson came up with the ball off a broken inbounds play and scored with 0.7 seconds on the clock, giving the Minutemen a 73-72 victory.

“We couldn’t get a hold of the ball,” sophomore guard Elliot Williams said. “Just like the rest of the game.”

Though freshman forward D.J. Stephens was the culprit on the final play — he broke up UMass’ inbounds pass from underneath the basket and had a grasp on the ball before it was poked away — it was a microcosm of everything that Memphis did wrong Saturday.

UMass, a team that has been out-rebounded this season by an average of four per game, absolutely mauled Memphis (7-2) on the boards, piling up a 44-24 rebounding edge. The Minutemen (6-5) scored 21 second-chance points to Memphis’ 4 and simply went after balls with more aggression.

Though Doneal Mack’s 23-point performance and 22-of-25 shooting from the free-throw line nearly put the Tigers over the edge, it was no surprise that Vinson (21 points, nine rebounds) came out of a hectic scramble to deliver the game-winner after Memphis seemed to have it wrapped up.

“They got every loose ball,” senior Willie Kemp said. “They beat our butt on the rebounding end and came up with the 50-50 balls, something we work on every day in practice. They got the best of us.”

It was a jubilant victory for UMass and coach Derek Kellogg, a former Tigers assistant — almost too jubilant. UMass players came streaming onto the court after Vinson’s basket thinking the game was over, though the Tigers had one desperate heave to win at the end. Sophomore forward Wesley Witherspoon, who gave the Tigers a lift in the second half with 14 points, came up well short on a 28-footer at the buzzer.

“I have a ton of respect for Memphis and quite honestly I was a little worried that their athleticism and ball pressure would turn us over too much and make it very difficult,” said Kellogg, who recruited much of Memphis’ current roster. “Our guys responded and played tough because that’s what we’re working on every day in practice. We don’t always play as tough as I want, even in practice, so we really worked on that and it paid dividends on the rebound totals tonight.”

From the beginning of the game, there were signs that Memphis would have trouble handling how hard UMass was going to the glass. The Tigers led early, 20-13, but the fact that six of UMass’ first 10 points came on second-chance baskets had given a struggling team some newfound confidence.

Then, the numbers just started piling up against Memphis. At one point in the first half, UMass had a 19-5 edge on the boards and 10 offensive rebounds. For the entire game, Memphis’ front line of Will Coleman and Pierre Henderson-Niles had a combined six rebounds. Even on a night when the Minutemen, turned it over 20 times, the Tigers couldn’t make them pay.

“We didn’t come up with balls when we needed to,” Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “How many times were there deflections, jump balls, when we could have had it and they got it? They won the 50-50 game tonight, and that’s why they won. We did a good job defensively; it was the putbacks that kicked our butt.”

Trailing by one at halftime, UMass didn’t quit, either, taking a 58-51 lead with 11:23 left. On a night when Williams struggled to make plays — he scored 15 points but went 3-for-12 from the field — the Tigers found a spark from Witherspoon, who scored 10 points in a 12-2 run that put them back in front. But after Witherspoon’s jumper with 3:07 left gave Memphis a 72-69 lead, the Tigers didn’t score again.

Leading by a point in the final 30 seconds, Memphis tried to get a shot for Williams, who sliced into the center of the lane but missed a leaning 8-footer, setting the stage for UMass’ winning shot.

“It came down to one possession, and they got the ball on that one possession,” Mack said. “When you leave it in their hands like that, it can go either way, and it happened to go their way.”


Minutemen upset Memphis, 73-72, at TD Bank Garden
By Jeffrey R. Larnard, Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 12/20/2009

BOSTON – Sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

But as long as the desired results come, Ricky Harris and the Massachusetts men’s basketball team will take it just as they did on a broken play that resulted in UMass upsetting Memphis Saturday night at the TD Bank Garden.

“We were running an inbounds play that we had been working on in practice, and it was hard for Gary [Correia] to get the ball inbounds,” Harris said. “He just threw it up, and luckily it landed in Terrell [Vinson’s] hands, and he finished it off with a good layup.”

With 3.8 seconds on the clock, Correia tried to work an inbounds pass to junior guard Anthony Gurley (14 points, six rebounds and three assists). With Memphis (7-2) heavily guarding Gurley, Correia lobbed the inbounds pass up, hoping for it to find its way into Gurley’s hands, but instead found the hands of Vinson.

Standing under the basket, the freshman put in the game-winner – his first ever according to Vinson – with 0.7 seconds left on the clock, giving UMass a 73-72 win.

“I was very surprised, because the ball was meant to go to [Gurley], and it looked like Memphis had stolen it,” Vinson said of the game-winning play. “I don’t know what happened but it ended up in my hands, and I had to hurry up and shoot because there was three seconds left.”

The game-winner punctuated what is arguably the best game so far in Vinson’s young career at UMass. The Baltimore native led the Minutemen (6-5) in points (21) and had a game-high nine rebounds. The strong performance followed Vinson’s first double-double of his career when he recorded career highs in points (20) and rebounds (11) in an 81-58 win over Grambling State eight days before.

While UMass’ final offensive possession may not have gone according to the game plan, the rest of the game did as the Minutemen played a strong inside game to counter the Tigers use of four guards.

“They played four guards and a big guy,” UMass coach and former Memphis assistant coach Derek Kellogg said. “We flip flopped our big guy in Terrell Vinson and let him hang around the basket a bit and I thought that was effective for us.”

The focus on the inside game proved to be effective for UMass as they outrebounded Memphis 44-24 and outscored the Tigers 40-16 inside the paint.

Heading into the contest, Kellogg was concerned about Memphis’ ability to force turnovers, and while it forced 20 compared to the nine forced by UMass, the Minutemen still made the most of their opportunities.

“Quite honestly I was a little worried coming into the game that their athleticism and their ball pressure would turn us over too much and make it very, very difficult,” Kellogg said. “But our guys responded and played tough.”

Despite the difference in turnovers, Memphis struggled to convert them into points. Memphis scored just 24 points off of UMass 20 turnovers, while the Minutemen scored 17 off of the Tigers nine.

The Minutemen found themselves down one at the half, 35-34, but came out strong out of the locker room to build a 58-51 lead with 11 minutes, 22 seconds remaining. The Tigers would piece together a 7-0 run in the next two minutes to tie the game at 58 with 9:06 to go.

From that point on neither team would lead by more than three, just as Memphis did with 3:07 to go. Two Harris free throws (13 points on 2-of-11 shooting and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line) would bring UMass within one and set Vinson up for his late-game heroics.

The victory put UMass over .500 for the first time this season – and the first time under Kellogg since a 1-0 start last season – but does more than that for the program. Since Kellogg’s arrival, he has spoke of getting the program national recognition on the biggest of stages.

There are few bigger spots the Minutemen could do that than the one on Saturday night as they did so out front of nearly 8,100 fans in the biggest basketball arena in the state and on national TV (ESPN2). The win also came against a team who was knocking on the door of a spot in the AP Top 25.

The game also gave Kellogg the opportunity to showcase the state program to the biggest market the state has to offer.

“I thought it was great that we won the game and let people know in this part of the state that a state school is right down the road.”

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


Minutemen timely at Garden
Terrell Vinson hits winner
By Rich Thompson, Boston Herald, 12/20/2009

Freshman swingman Terrell Vinson turned a busted play into a game-winning layup with less than a second remaining for UMass in last night’s 73-72 victory against Memphis at the Garden.

UMass inbounded the ball down one with 3.8 seconds remaining, determined to get the rock into the capable hands of veteran junior guard Anthony Gurley. But the ball got loose and bounced around the paint before Vinson retrieved it under the basket. Vinson put the ball in off the glass to seal the signature win of the season for the Minutemen (6-5).

“I was very surprised because the play was supposed to go to Ant,” said Vinson, who conceded he had never before scored a game-winner at the buzzer.

“First it looked like Memphis had stolen it and it ended up in my hands. It won’t hit me until I turn my phone on and get my text messages.”

The fact that Vinson was in the wrong spot at the right time wasn’t an accident. The 6-foot-7, 205-pound Vinson worked the paint all night and kept UMass in the contest with 21 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Gurley finished with 14 points followed by point guard Ricky Harris with 13.

UMass shot 25-of-50 from the floor and dominated the boards 44-24. That should have put UMass over the top, but the Minutemen gave it back with 20 turnovers and 12 missed free throws.

Second-year UMass coach Derek Kellogg, who was an assistant to John Calipari at Memphis for eight seasons, saw early on that the matchups favored keeping Vinson and Sean Carter at home in the paint while Gurley worked the baseline.

“When I’m inside I feel more comfortable about the game,” Vinson said.

While UMass was outscoring the Tigers 40-16 in the paint, Memphis guards Doneal Mack (23) and Elliott Williams were killing the Minutemen with perimeter jumpers. The game featured 18 lead changes and 13 ties.

“That was a well-played game, it went right down to the wire and both teams fought tooth and nail for the victory,” Kellogg said. “I was a little worried coming into the game that their athleticism and ball pressure would turn us over and make it very difficult.

“I thought our guys responded and played tough because that’s what we are working on every day in practice. I thought this evening they executed the game plan like I asked them.”

Despite a severe weather advisory, 8,079 fans filled the lower bowl at the Garden and just about every one was in the UMass camp. Kellogg said he hopes playing in the Garden against a top opponent becomes an annual event.

“They really helped us win this game tonight,” he said. “They were into the game about as good as any UMass on-campus crowd we’ve had all year.

“I think it’s a great venue with a great atmosphere and if we could have the right game that would draw great interest.”


UMass pulls off an upset
Vinson’s hoop downs Memphis
By Peter Abraham, Boston Globe Staff, 12/20/2009

The University of Massachusetts basketball team had not played at TD Garden in more than a decade, its program deemed not quite worthy of the big stage in Boston. Second-year coach Derek Kellogg changed that, arranging for last night’s game against Memphis.

The Minutemen are sure to be invited back.

Freshman Terrell Vinson picked up a loose ball in the lane and scored with less than a second left as UMass came away with a stunning 73-72 victory before a crowd of 8,096.

Wearing throwback jerseys from the 1970s, UMass built a 7-point lead in the second half, lost it, then showed the poise to get it back just in time.

“This game means a lot to us,’’ Kellogg said. “We need to let people in this area know that the state school has a good team they can support. I’m thrilled, I really am.’’

Memphis (7-2) took a 72-69 lead on a jumper by Wesley Witherspoon with 3:07 left. But the Tigers could not put the Minutemen away, missing their next three shots. Two free throws by Ricky Harris with 47 seconds left cut into the Memphis lead.

Memphis called time with 31 seconds remaining and ran a play for Elliot Williams, a talented Duke transfer. But he missed, giving UMass a shot.

The Minutemen tried to get the ball inside, but it was tied up with 3.8 seconds left. The Minutemen retained possession and Kellogg drew up a play intending to get a lob to guard Anthony Gurley. But the play went awry and the ball bounced off several hands to Vinson, who was standing just inside the foul line.

“I never expected I would get it,’’ said Vinson, whose 21 points were a career best. “The clock was running out and I knew I had to shoot it.’’

The officials reset the clock to 0.7 seconds after Vinson’s shot. Witherspoon missed a heave at the buzzer.

It was an emotional victory for Kellogg, who spent eight seasons at Memphis as an assistant under former coach John Calipari before returning to his alma mater in 2008. Kellogg pumped his fist to the crowd as he left the court.

“I know those kids personally. I know their families. Memphis as a city and a school still holds a place for me,’’ said Kellogg, who helped recruit nearly every player on the Memphis roster. “I would have probably have preferred that both of us could have come away with a win. But I’m glad we won.’’

Harris scored 13 points and Gurley 14 for UMass (6-5). Sean Carter added 8 points and eight rebounds.

The Minutemen matched their season high with 20 turnovers and missed 12 of their 32 free throws. But a 44-24 rebounding advantage led to 21 second-chance points and erased those mistakes. The Minutemen scored 40 of their points in the paint.

“I think rebounding is one of the most important things in the game,’’ Kellogg said. “If you can dominate the boards, it gives you extra opportunities.’’

Memphis fell, 57-55, against No. 1 Kansas Nov. 17, missing a shot at the buzzer. The Tigers won their next six games by an average of 25.3 points, taking advantage of a soft nonconference schedule. Only one of those games was on the road and the Tigers arrived in Boston primed to be upset.

“We are small, that’s an issue. We have to take the pain from this game and learn from it,’’ Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “I saw the ball bouncing around at the end and I thought we were going to win it. But they made a play. They deserved to win.’’

Senior guard Doneal Mack led Memphis with 23 points, matching his career high. Williams added 15 and Witherspoon 14.

The Minutemen will be back in Boston on Wednesday, playing Boston College at Conte Forum. They will return with a dose of confidence.

“This game means a lot. People in the Boston area usually don’t get to see UMass too often,’’ said Gurley, a junior guard who starred at Newton North High School. “It was a good showcase for us. It lets people know there’s stuff going on in Western Mass.’’


Vinson gives UMass last-second upset
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/21/2009

BOSTON - The biggest play of the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team's season was almost a turnover.

Trailing Memphis by a point with 3.1 seconds left Saturday at the TD Garden, Gary Correia had no open player to receive his inbounds pass so he lofted the ball hopefully toward Terrell Vinson in the lane.

Tigers guard D.J. Stephens picked off the pass, but Ricky Harris poked it out of his hands directly to Vinson. The freshman put it up without hesitation and the ball dropped in to give the Minutemen a 73-72 win.

"I was very surprised," said Vinson, who led UMass with 21 points. "It looked liked Memphis had stolen it, but it ended up in my hands. I had to hurry up and get it up, It hasn't hit me yet."

Correia said he was relieved.

"I didn't know who to throw the ball to. I thought, 'I'm going to throw the ball toward the basket and hopefully TV will catch it.'

"It was the longest three seconds I've ever seen," Correia continued. "The ball disappeared from my field of vision and I thought #Damn the game is over.' Then the next thing you know TV lays it in. Thank god. I'm so happy this worked out."

Thinking the game was over, Vinson raced around the court in celebration even though 0.3 seconds still showed on the clock. After the referees caucused, the time was adjusted to 0.7 seconds which allowed Wesley Witherspoon to attempt a desperation 3-pointer for the Tigers. But it was well off the mark and the Minutemen celebrated before 8,096 fans.

"It's a testament to the kids," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "They executed the game plan that I asked of them and showed a lot of poise at the end."

The Minutemen (6-5) won despite 20 turnovers and 12 missed free throws (20-for-32), including eight in the second half, largely because of their dominance on the glass. Led by nine boards by Vinson and eight by Sean Carter, UMass outrebounded Memphis 44-24.

Anthony Gurley added 14 points and six rebounds, and Ricky Harris scored 13 to go along with three assists.

Doneal Mack, who kept the Tigers (7-2) from getting blown out in the second half, led them with 23 points. Elliot Williams added 15.

The Minutemen, who had been dominated by top-level opponents earlier this year, played their best half of the season before intermission despite trailing 35-34 at halftime.

But Vinson, who was aggressive throughout, caught a lob from Sean Carter to open the second half and laid it in to put UMass ahead.

The Minutemen stretched their edge to seven at 58-51 with 11:23 left, but more experienced Memphis rallied with seven straight points and tied the game on Witherspoon's break-away layup after a UMass turnover.

Harris hit two free throws to push the Minutemen back ahead, but five straight points by Witherspoon (14 points) gave the Tigers control with 6:39 left.

After another jumper by Witherspoon gave Memphis a 72-69 lead with 3:07 remaining, both teams went cold.

Will Coleman fouled Harris away from the basket with 47 seconds left, sending the UMass senior to the line for a one-and-one. Both shots bounced on the rim before they fell through to get the Minutemen within one at 72-71.

Williams missed a layup at the other end and Vinson snared the rebound.

Harris got the ball to Vinson under the basket, but Mack tied him up to force a jump ball. The possession arrow allowed UMass to keep the ball, setting up the final sequence.

"It feels good to get this win, but we have (Boston College) on Wednesday so we need to get back in the gym," Vinson said.

The Minutemen play Boston College at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Conte Forum.

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


UMass controls the boards in Boston
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/21/2009

BOSTON - The number jumped off the page to Ricky Harris when the University of Massachusetts senior guard picked up a box score as he sat down at the postgame press conference Saturday night after the Minutemen's 73-72 win over Memphis at the TD Garden.

"Damn, 44 to 24," he said shaking his head and smiling at the considerable rebounding advantage for UMass. "Coming into this game coach told us if we attacked the glass, played hard and played aggressive we could come away with the win."

UMass had more defensive rebounds (25) than Memphis had total boards, and the Minutemen scored 21 points off their offensive rebounds.

"Rebounding is one of the most important things in the games. If you can dominate on the boards you get extra opportunities," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "I thought we had more putbacks tonight than we had all year. We did a better job on the defensive boards to limit their opportunities."

Memphis, which had been outrebounding its opponents by an average of 2.4 per game, was the first team to get fewer than 25 boards against UMass since February 2007.

HARRIS BACK - After missing the 81-58 win over Grambling State on Dec. 11 with a sprained ankle, Harris returned to the lineup Saturday. He missed his first shot - a long 3-point try with 16 minutes, 16 seconds left in first half - and struggled from the floor throughout, going 2-for-11. But he finished with 13 points on the strength of 9-for-10 free throw shooting.

FAMILIAR FACES AND PLACES - In front of quite a few family members and friends, Anthony Gurley finished with 14 points and six rebounds.

"It means a lot," said Gurley, who grew up in Newton. "I'm just so proud of my teammates how we came out and played tonight. We just played our hearts out. It means a lot to me to get a big win like this in front of my hometown."

The game was a showdown with former teammates of Hashim "Big City" Bailey who played two seasons at Memphis before transferring to UMass. He had five points and five rebounds in nine minutes and clearly enjoyed the moment.

"Those guys played great, but we played even harder," Bailey said. "We out-toughed them on the boards."

Kellogg, who was an assistant coach at Memphis for eight years, had a bittersweet reaction to the victory over his old team.

"The win is great," he said. "I know those kids personally and their families. The city of Memphis and the school still holds a place for me. To beat them doesn't have that much special meaning because I do want to see that team and those kids do well ... I'm glad we won.

ABOVE .500 - The win improved the Minutemen to 6-5, putting them over .500 for the first time since winning their season opener last year.

CROWD - The tough start to the Minutemen's season and the forecast for a major snowstorm left the attendance at 8,096, well under the TD Garden's capacity of 18,500.

But no tickets were sold in the balcony and having all those fans in the lower bowl made the arena feel much fuller than it was.

"The atmosphere was wonderful," Harris said. "The crowd was into it. Seeing all the maroon UMass shirts in the crowd was great. Without our fans I don't think we could have done it."

Kellogg agreed.

"They really helped us win this game," he said. "They were as into this game as much as any on-campus crowd we had this year.

"I thought it was great that we won the game and let people know that the state school is right down the road," added Kellogg, who said he hopes to play in the building again. "I think it's a great venue and the right atmosphere. If we could get the right game that would draw interest from our alums ... if they can't make the trek to Amherst every night, let's bring a game they can get to easily."

While the home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins continues to change is name, the Minutemen continue to have success there as they improved to 4-0 all-time in the building. The other three games were all against Boston College.

Kellogg encouraged UMass fans to see his team in Boston again Wednesday when the Minutemen are at Boston College at 7 p.m. There are still plenty of good seats in the Conte Forum as the Eagles haven't drawn well this season.

"It would be fantastic if we had a great UMass contingent," Kellogg said. "It would be nice to have kind of a home away from home."

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.


Win may lift UMass to new level
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 12/21/2009

BOSTON - Maybe it was just a win, a fluke performance that won't mean much in the long run.

But the 73-72 win by the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team over Memphis at the TD Garden on Saturday felt like a game the Minutemen and their fans would remember, a benchmark victory and perhaps the start of something larger.

Before Saturday, UMass had been left out of the national attention the Atlantic 10 was receiving for its recent signature wins, but in front of a national television audience on ESPN2, the Minutemen delivered their best performance of the season.

While Memphis is lacking any true signature wins, the Tigers were first among teams also receiving votes in last week's Associated Press top-25 poll and they had lost by just two to No. 1 Kansas.

Even if Memphis doesn't prove to be as good as Michigan State or Seton Hall - which both defeated UMass by wide margins earlier this season - the Tigers were much better than any team the Minutemen had beaten this year.

This would have been a great win in any scenario, but the venue and television enhanced its impact. The win could go a long way in earning some renewed interest from the eastern Massachusetts fan base that UMass so desperately covets.

In front of a crowd that featured Boston-area fans and alumni - many of whom dusted off decade-old Lou Roe and Marcus Camby replica jerseys for the game - the Minutemen showed not only heart and hustle, but promise and poise.

When Memphis erased a seven-point lead for UMass late in the second half and pulled ahead by three, logic suggested that the more veteran Tigers would pull away from there. But the Minutemen, who lost quite a few close games early last year, didn't falter.

Also encouraging was that UMass won despite plenty of flaws.

The Minutemen shot well (50 percent), but they didn't have a torrid night from 3-point range (just 3-for-12) which is often an ingredient in an unlikely upset.

They won without a great night from senior Ricky Harris. Coming off an ankle sprain, Harris made just two of 11 shots. The Minutemen missed 12 free throws and turned the ball over. But they still figured out a way to win.

The game looked like a star-making performance for Terrell Vinson, who in addition to making the game-winning shot, led the team in points (21) and rebounds (nine).

That earned him Atlantic 10 rookie of the week honors, as his confidence continues to grow.

It's been so long since a highly touted UMass freshman actually grew into the expectations placed upon him. Art Bowers, Mike Lasme, Kyle Wilson, Jameel Pugh, Max Groebe and Trey Lang were all supposed to become stars, but none actually got there.

The players who did become standouts were either transfers or arrived with limited fanfare.

But Vinson, who was the highest-rated member of coach Derek Kellogg's first recruiting class, looks ready to emerge. Vinson's double-double Dec. 11 was easy to overlook because Grambling State is terrible. But 21 points and nine boards against Memphis is noteworthy.

He showed off a running hook that was effective and a nose for the ball on the glass.

"He's from my hometown so we always talk," said Harris, who shares Baltimore roots with Vinson. "He's been saying how he has to step his play up. He played really well tonight. I congratulate him. He's starting to get it. He's starting to understand what it takes to win college basketball games."

It seems like the whole team is understanding that better and at least for now, all the expectations have changed.

Games that seemed like probable losses are now up for grabs.

"I think we're going to have a lot more confidence going into games now," Anthony Gurley said.

The Minutemen stunned Kansas in Kansas City last year, a win that was the highlight of the 2008-09 season and Kellogg's young head coaching career. But UMass couldn't build off it, making it just a nice win in the midst of a losing campaign.

And maybe Saturday's win was like that one.

But it feels like the start of something bigger.

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.


Memphis Tigers 72
Massachusetts Minutemen 73
at the TD Garden, Boston MA

Official Basketball Box Score
Memphis vs Massachusetts
12/19/09 6:00 pm at Boston, Mass. (TD Garden)


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VISITORS: Memphis 7-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 SALLIE, Roburt...... f  1-9    0-4    3-4    4  2  6   4   5  4  1  0  2  34
20 MACK, Doneal........ f  9-13   4-7    1-1    0  3  3   1  23  1  0  2  2  36
10 COLEMAN, Will....... c  0-2    0-0    4-4    2  2  4   5   4  0  0  1  3  16
05 KEMP, Willie........ g  2-8    1-3    4-4    0  0  0   0   9  3  2  0  4  34
15 WILLIAMS, Elliot.... g  3-12   2-8    7-7    0  0  0   2  15  4  2  0  1  33
01 HENDERSON-NILES, P..    1-2    0-0    0-2    1  1  2   4   2  0  2  0  1  16
11 WITHERSPOON, Wesley.    5-12   1-3    3-3    3  3  6   3  14  0  2  0  0  19
30 STEPHENS, D.J.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  1  0  12
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   21-58   8-25  22-25  12 12 24  20  72 12  9  4 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-29 37.9%   2nd Half: 10-29 34.5%   Game: 36.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-15 26.7%   2nd Half:  4-10 40.0%   Game: 32.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  9-9  100 %   2nd Half: 13-16 81.3%   Game: 88.0%   3,1


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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts 6-5
                          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  8-13   0-1    5-7    5  4  9   2  21  0  1  0  0  31
23 Carter, Sean........ c  4-5    0-0    0-1    4  4  8   4   8  1  3  2  1  25
01 Gibbs, David........ g  1-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  2  1  0  0  24
05 Harris, Ricky....... g  2-11   0-5    9-10   2  1  3   4  13  3  4  0  0  33
12 Gurley, Anthony..... g  5-8    0-0    4-5    1  5  6   2  14  1  4  0  1  29
10 Farrell, Javorn.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   3
11 Correia, Gary.......    2-7    2-5    1-2    0  5  5   0   7  3  4  0  2  31
22 Carter, Sampson.....    1-1    1-1    0-0    1  0  1   0   3  0  2  0  1  10
35 Bailey, Hashim......    2-2    0-0    1-7    3  2  5   3   5  0  0  1  0   9
50 Hill, Matt..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         2  3  5
   Totals..............   25-50   3-12  20-32  19 25 44  17  73 10 20  3  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-25 44.0%   2nd Half: 14-25 56.0%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 11-16 68.8%   2nd Half:  9-16 56.3%   Game: 62.5%    5


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Officials: Frankie Bordeaux, Ken Turner, Jackie Sanders
Technical fouls: Memphis-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 8096
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Memphis.......................   35   37  -   72
Massachusetts.................   34   39  -   73
ID-831406

Points in the paint-MEM 16,UMASS 40. Points off turnovers-MEM 24,UMASS 17.
2nd chance points-MEM 4,UMASS 21. Fast break points-MEM 8,UMASS 4.
Bench points-MEM 16,UMASS 15. Score tied-13 times. Lead changed-18 times.
Last FG-MEM 2nd-03:07, UMASS 2nd-00:00.
Largest lead-MEM by 7 1st-12:35, UMASS by 7 2nd-12:00.


Play by Play

Play-by-Play
Memphis vs Massachusetts
12/19/09 6:00 pm at Boston, Mass. (TD Garden)

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Memphis
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                                                19:45              TURNOVR by KEMP, Willie
STEAL by Carter, Sean                           19:43
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sean [PNT]               19:22   2-0   H 2
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          19:22
                                                19:00   2-3   V 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                19:00              ASSIST by SALLIE, Roburt
MISSED JUMPER by Vinson, Terrell                18:34              BLOCK by COLEMAN, Will
                                                18:31              REBOUND (DEF) by COLEMAN, Will
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                18:28              MISSED 3 PTR by SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! DUNK by Carter, Sean [PNT]                18:15   4-3   H 1
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         18:15
                                                18:02   4-6   V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by KEMP, Willie
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   17:49
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                17:49
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            17:46   6-6   T 1
                                                17:30              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                17:30              REBOUND (OFF) by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                17:23              TURNOVR by KEMP, Willie
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         17:23              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           17:23              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                17:23              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                17:23              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 17:09
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 17:09
GOOD! LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim [PNT]             17:05   8-6   H 2
                                                17:00   8-8   T 2  GOOD! LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Elliot [PNT]
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P1T1)                   17:00   8-9   V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony                 16:45
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 16:45
GOOD! LAYUP by Bailey, Hashim [PNT]             16:44  10-9   H 1
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                16:44              FOUL by WITHERSPOON, Wesley (P1T1)
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                16:44
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        16:44              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          16:44              SUB OUT: WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        16:44
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           16:44
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 16:40              REBOUND (DEF) by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P2T2)                   16:31  10-10  T 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Will
                                                16:31  10-11  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           16:31
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         16:31
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   16:18              REBOUND (DEF) by SALLIE, Roburt
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   15:47              MISSED 3 PTR by SALLIE, Roburt
MISSED LAYUP by Farrell, Javorn                 15:35
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   15:35
MISSED TIP-IN by Carter, Sean                   15:31
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   15:31
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         15:31
                                                15:31              TIMEOUT MEDIA
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        15:31              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        15:31              SUB IN : MACK, Doneal
                                                15:31              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                15:31              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                15:15  10-13  V 3  GOOD! LAYUP by MACK, Doneal [PNT]
TURNOVR by Farrell, Javorn                      15:03
                                                15:00              STEAL by COLEMAN, Will
                                                14:56  10-16  V 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
                                                14:56              ASSIST by SALLIE, Roburt
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   14:55
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        14:55              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        14:55              SUB OUT: WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           14:55
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        14:55
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        14:55
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          14:55
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            14:34  12-16  V 4
                                                14:22  12-18  V 6  GOOD! LAYUP by MACK, Doneal [PNT]
                                                14:22              ASSIST by KEMP, Willie
                                                14:22              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                14:22              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        14:06
                                                14:04              STEAL by COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          14:03
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          14:03
REBOUND (DEF) by Gibbs, David                   13:44              MISSED LAYUP by SALLIE, Roburt
TURNOVR by Gibbs, David                         13:38
                                                13:38              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                13:38              SUB OUT: SALLIE, Roburt
                                                13:23              TURNOVR by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                12:51  13-18  V 5  FOUL by COLEMAN, Will (P1T2)
MISSED FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell               12:51              REBOUND (DEF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             12:51
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           12:51
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                12:49              MISSED LAYUP by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        12:38
                                                12:37              STEAL by KEMP, Willie
                                                12:35  13-20  V 7  GOOD! LAYUP by KEMP, Willie [FB/PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            12:05  15-20  V 5
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                11:44              MISSED 3 PTR by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                11:36              FOUL by WITHERSPOON, Wesley (P2T3)
TIMEOUT media                                   11:36
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                11:36  16-20  V 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                11:36  17-20  V 3
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           11:36              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          11:36              SUB IN : SALLIE, Roburt
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        11:36              SUB OUT: WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           11:36              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                11:13              MISSED 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   11:06              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P1T3)                     11:05
FOUL by Hill, Matt (P1T4)                       10:49
                                                10:37  17-22  V 5  GOOD! JUMPER by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                10:37              ASSIST by KEMP, Willie
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   10:08
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        10:08
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             10:08
MISSED JUMPER by Harris, Ricky                  09:58
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  09:58
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              09:54  19-22  V 3
                                                09:44  19-25  V 6  GOOD! 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
                                                09:44              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Elliot
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        09:24              STEAL by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                09:13              FOUL by WILLIAMS, Elliot (P1T4)
                                                09:13              TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        09:13              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          09:13              SUB OUT: KEMP, Willie
MISSED LAYUP by Correia, Gary                   08:38              BLOCK by STEPHENS, D.J.
REBOUND (OFF) by Farrell, Javorn                08:37
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          08:37              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         08:37              SUB IN : KEMP, Willie
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        08:37              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           08:37              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   08:31
REBOUND (OFF) by Gurley, Anthony                08:31
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            08:25  21-25  V 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                08:25  22-25  V 3  FOUL by COLEMAN, Will (P2T5)
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           08:25              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
SUB IN : Farrell, Javorn                        08:25              SUB IN : MACK, Doneal
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          08:25              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         08:25              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  08:04              MISSED JUMPER by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                07:38              FOUL by MACK, Doneal (P1T6)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:38
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          07:38              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         07:38              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           07:38
SUB OUT: Farrell, Javorn                        07:38
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           07:35
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         07:35
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         07:23
                                                06:51              MISSED 3 PTR by KEMP, Willie
                                                06:51              REBOUND (OFF) by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                06:46              TURNOVR by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
STEAL by Correia, Gary                          06:45
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         06:42  24-25  V 1
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         06:42
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         06:16              MISSED 3 PTR by SALLIE, Roburt
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           06:16              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        06:16              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        06:16              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          06:16              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   05:54
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sampson                05:54
TURNOVR by Carter, Sampson                      05:50
                                                05:48              STEAL by SALLIE, Roburt
FOUL by Gibbs, David (P1T5)                     05:40  24-26  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                05:40  24-27  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  05:22  25-27  V 2  FOUL by WILLIAMS, Elliot (P2T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  05:22  26-27  V 1
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          05:22
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        05:22
                                                05:01  26-29  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                05:01              ASSIST by SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! 3 PTR by Carter, Sampson                  04:28  29-29  T 4
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         04:28
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   03:50              MISSED 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
                                                03:44              FOUL by SALLIE, Roburt (P1T8)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:44
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  03:44  30-29  H 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  03:44  31-29  H 2
                                                03:44              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
                                                03:44              SUB OUT: WITHERSPOON, Wesley
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P2T6)                     03:34  31-30  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by KEMP, Willie
                                                03:34  31-31  T 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by KEMP, Willie
MISSED FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                 03:22              FOUL by SALLIE, Roburt (P2T9)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     03:22
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  03:22  32-31  H 1
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             03:22
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           03:22
                                                02:54  32-33  V 1  GOOD! JUMPER by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                02:54              ASSIST by MACK, Doneal
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   02:33              REBOUND (DEF) by MACK, Doneal
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         02:27              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        02:25              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        02:25              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           02:25
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        02:25
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        02:11
                                                02:09              STEAL by COLEMAN, Will
                                                02:06              MISSED LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                02:06              REBOUND (OFF) by COLEMAN, Will
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P1T7)                  02:05  32-34  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Will
                                                02:05  32-35  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Will
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        02:03
                                                02:01              STEAL by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                01:30              MISSED 3 PTR by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                01:30              REBOUND (OFF) by COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         01:27              SUB IN : MACK, Doneal
SUB OUT: Hill, Matt                             01:27              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         01:26              MISSED LAYUP by COLEMAN, Will
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      01:10              STEAL by KEMP, Willie
                                                01:10              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                01:10              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                01:10              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                01:10              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                00:48              MISSED 3 PTR by KEMP, Willie
                                                00:48              REBOUND (OFF) by SALLIE, Roburt
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  00:42              MISSED JUMPER by SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! FT SHOT by Correia, Gary                  00:38  33-35  V 2
MISSED FT SHOT by Correia, Gary                 00:37
                                                00:37              FOUL by HENDERSON-NILES, P. (P1T10)
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                00:37
SUB IN : Hill, Matt                             00:37              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         00:37              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                00:37              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
                                                00:37              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                00:37              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                00:37              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
                                                00:37              SUB OUT: SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                00:35  34-35  V 1  FOUL by WITHERSPOON, Wesley (P3T11)
MISSED FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell               00:35              REBOUND (DEF) by MACK, Doneal
                                                00:28              TIMEOUT 30sec
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                00:06              MISSED LAYUP by KEMP, Willie


                                  Memphis 35, Massachusetts 34

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Memphis                 8      11       2       2       4      3     5
          Massachusetts          20      10      12       2       8      2     4


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Massachusetts                        TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Memphis
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GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            19:47  36-35  H 1
ASSIST by Carter, Sean                          19:47
                                                19:31  36-38  V 2  GOOD! 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
MISSED LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell                 19:16
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   19:16
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sean [PNT]               19:13  38-38  T 6
MISSED FT SHOT by Carter, Sean                  19:13              FOUL by COLEMAN, Will (P3T1)
                                                19:13              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                                19:13              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                19:13              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                18:47              TURNOVR by SALLIE, Roburt
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         18:32
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          18:32
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           18:32
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           18:32
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                18:26  39-38  H 1  FOUL by HENDERSON-NILES, P. (P2T2)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                18:26  40-38  H 2
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           18:26
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           18:26
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         18:26
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          18:26
                                                17:58  40-41  V 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
                                                17:58              ASSIST by KEMP, Willie
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         17:38
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          17:38
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           17:38
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           17:38
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                17:34              FOUL by HENDERSON-NILES, P. (P3T3)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     17:34
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                17:34              REBOUND (DEF) by COLEMAN, Will
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           17:34              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
SUB OUT: Correia, Gary                          17:34              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
BLOCK by Bailey, Hashim                         17:23              MISSED LAYUP by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 17:20
GOOD! JUMPER by Gibbs, David                    17:16  42-41  H 1
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P1T1)                  16:53              MISSED FT SHOT by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                16:53              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                16:53  42-42  T 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by SALLIE, Roburt
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            16:34  44-42  H 2
                                                16:07  44-44  T 8  GOOD! JUMPER by MACK, Doneal
                                                16:07              ASSIST by SALLIE, Roburt
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   15:54
REBOUND (OFF) by Harris, Ricky                  15:54
GOOD! LAYUP by Harris, Ricky [PNT]              15:51  46-44  H 2
FOUL by Vinson, Terrell (P2T2)                  15:43
                                                15:43              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                15:43              MISSED FT SHOT by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                15:43              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   15:43              MISSED FT SHOT by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           15:43
SUB IN : Correia, Gary                          15:43
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         15:43
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        15:43
MISSED JUMPER by Correia, Gary                  15:21
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         15:21
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         15:19              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        15:19              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           15:19              SUB OUT: KEMP, Willie
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           15:19              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
MISSED FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony               15:11              FOUL by SALLIE, Roburt (P3T4)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     15:11
GOOD! FT SHOT by Gurley, Anthony                15:11  47-44  H 3
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           15:11
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         15:11
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  14:44              MISSED JUMPER by SALLIE, Roburt
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      14:38
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        14:38
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           14:38
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          14:38
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        14:38
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P3T3)                     14:28  47-45  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                14:28  47-46  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         14:28
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           14:28
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                14:13              FOUL by COLEMAN, Will (P4T5)
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     14:13
GOOD! FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                 14:13  48-46  H 2
                                                14:13              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                14:13              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                13:56  48-49  V 1  GOOD! 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
GOOD! 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                    13:34  51-49  H 2
ASSIST by Gurley, Anthony                       13:34
                                                13:19              TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
STEAL by Gurley, Anthony                        13:17
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [FB/PNT]         13:14  53-49  H 4
REBOUND (DEF) by Bailey, Hashim                 12:47              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        12:19              STEAL by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
STEAL by Carter, Sampson                        12:19              TURNOVR by HENDERSON-NILES, P.
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   12:18
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          12:18
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        12:18
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        12:18
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           12:18
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            12:00  55-49  H 6
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         12:00
GOOD! FT SHOT by Vinson, Terrell                12:00  56-49  H 7  FOUL by HENDERSON-NILES, P. (P4T6)
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           12:00              SUB IN : WITHERSPOON, Wesley
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         12:00              SUB OUT: HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                11:40  56-51  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by MACK, Doneal [PNT]
GOOD! LAYUP by Gurley, Anthony [PNT]            11:22  58-51  H 7
ASSIST by Correia, Gary                         11:22
                                                11:01              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                11:01              REBOUND (OFF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           10:56              MISSED LAYUP by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                10:53              REBOUND (OFF) by SALLIE, Roburt
                                                10:50              MISSED LAYUP by KEMP, Willie
                                                10:50              REBOUND (OFF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
REBOUND (DEF) by Carter, Sean                   10:45              MISSED LAYUP by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
TURNOVR by Carter, Sean                         10:45              STEAL by KEMP, Willie
                                                10:45              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                10:45              SUB IN : KEMP, Willie
                                                10:45              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                10:39              MISSED 3 PTR by MACK, Doneal
                                                10:39              REBOUND (OFF) by SALLIE, Roburt
STEAL by Correia, Gary                          10:32              TURNOVR by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P1T4)                    10:26
TURNOVR by Harris, Ricky                        10:26
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                10:08              MISSED JUMPER by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      09:54
                                                09:53              STEAL by KEMP, Willie
                                                09:51  58-53  H 5  GOOD! DUNK by WITHERSPOON, Wesley [FB/PNT]
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P2T5)                    09:51  58-54  H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
MISSED JUMPER by Vinson, Terrell                09:33              BLOCK by MACK, Doneal
                                                09:31              REBOUND (DEF) by SALLIE, Roburt
FOUL by Carter, Sean (P4T6)                     09:21  58-55  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                09:21  58-56  H 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Bailey, Hashim                         09:21
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           09:21
SUB OUT: Carter, Sean                           09:21
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        09:21
TURNOVR by Correia, Gary                        09:10
                                                09:08              STEAL by MACK, Doneal
                                                09:06  58-58  T 9  GOOD! LAYUP by WITHERSPOON, Wesley [FB/PNT]
                                                09:06              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Elliot
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  08:31  59-58  H 1  FOUL by SALLIE, Roburt (P4T7)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  08:31  60-58  H 2
SUB IN : Carter, Sampson                        08:31              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
SUB OUT: Vinson, Terrell                        08:31              SUB OUT: SALLIE, Roburt
                                                08:04              MISSED LAYUP by MACK, Doneal
                                                08:04              REBOUND (OFF) by STEPHENS, D.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  07:59              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   07:51
REBOUND (OFF) by Bailey, Hashim                 07:51
                                                07:49              FOUL by STEPHENS, D.J. (P1T8)
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:49
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                07:49
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     07:49
MISSED FT SHOT by Bailey, Hashim                07:49              REBOUND (DEF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                07:15              MISSED LAYUP by KEMP, Willie
                                                07:15              REBOUND (OFF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
FOUL by Bailey, Hashim (P3T7)                   07:13  60-59  H 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                07:13  60-60  T 10 GOOD! FT SHOT by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
TURNOVR by Carter, Sampson                      07:07
SUB IN : Vinson, Terrell                        07:07
SUB OUT: Bailey, Hashim                         07:07
                                                06:39  60-63  V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                06:39              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Elliot
GOOD! 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                    06:10  63-63  T 11
ASSIST by Harris, Ricky                         06:10
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P3T8)                    05:59  63-64  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                05:59              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                05:59  63-65  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        05:59              SUB IN : SALLIE, Roburt
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           05:59              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
                                                05:59              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
MISSED JUMPER by Gurley, Anthony                05:44
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                05:44
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            05:41  65-65  T 12
FOUL by Harris, Ricky (P4T9)                    05:17  65-66  V 1  GOOD! FT SHOT by KEMP, Willie
                                                05:17  65-67  V 2  GOOD! FT SHOT by KEMP, Willie
SUB IN : Carter, Sean                           05:17              SUB IN : MACK, Doneal
SUB IN : Gibbs, David                           05:17              SUB OUT: SALLIE, Roburt
SUB OUT: Harris, Ricky                          05:17
SUB OUT: Carter, Sampson                        05:17
GOOD! LAYUP by Vinson, Terrell [PNT]            05:01  67-67  T 13
ASSIST by Gibbs, David                          05:01
REBOUND (DEF) by Gurley, Anthony                04:39              MISSED JUMPER by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
TURNOVR by Gurley, Anthony                      04:30
                                                04:29              STEAL by MACK, Doneal
                                                04:29  67-69  V 2  GOOD! LAYUP by MACK, Doneal [FB/PNT]
FOUL by Gurley, Anthony (P2T10)                 04:29  67-70  V 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by MACK, Doneal
SUB IN : Harris, Ricky                          04:29              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
SUB OUT: Gurley, Anthony                        04:29
MISSED JUMPER by Gibbs, David                   04:15              REBOUND (DEF) by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                04:08              MISSED LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED 3 PTR by Correia, Gary                   03:46
REBOUND (OFF) by Carter, Sean                   03:46
GOOD! LAYUP by Carter, Sean [PNT]               03:41  69-70  V 1
                                                03:34              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                03:34              SUB IN : SALLIE, Roburt
                                                03:34              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                03:07  69-72  V 3  GOOD! JUMPER by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                03:07              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED LAYUP by Harris, Ricky                   02:38              BLOCK by MACK, Doneal
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)                         02:38
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   02:38
                                                02:38              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                02:38              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
TURNOVR by Vinson, Terrell                      02:28
SUB IN : Gurley, Anthony                        02:28              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
SUB OUT: Gibbs, David                           02:28              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Harris, Ricky                  02:01              MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED 3 PTR by Vinson, Terrell                 01:45
REBOUND (OFF) by Vinson, Terrell                01:45
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   01:43
                                                01:43              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                01:43              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
MISSED 3 PTR by Harris, Ricky                   01:38              REBOUND (DEF) by MACK, Doneal
BLOCK by Carter, Sean                           01:04              MISSED LAYUP by KEMP, Willie
                                                01:04              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                                01:04              SUB IN : COLEMAN, Will
                                                01:04              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.
REBOUND (DEF) by Correia, Gary                  01:02              MISSED JUMPER by COLEMAN, Will
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:47  70-72  V 2  FOUL by COLEMAN, Will (P5T9)
GOOD! FT SHOT by Harris, Ricky                  00:47  71-72  V 1
                                                00:47              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                00:47              SUB OUT: COLEMAN, Will
                                                00:31              TIMEOUT TEAM
REBOUND (DEF) by Vinson, Terrell                00:12              MISSED LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Elliot
TIMEOUT TEAM                                    00:04
                                                00:04              SUB IN : STEPHENS, D.J.
                                                00:04              SUB OUT: WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                00:01              SUB IN : HENDERSON-NILES, P.
                                                00:01              SUB OUT: MACK, Doneal
GOOD! JUMPER by Vinson, Terrell                 00:00  73-72  H 1
                                                00:00              MISSED 3 PTR by WITHERSPOON, Wesley
                                                00:00              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)

                                                00:00              SUB IN : WILLIAMS, Elliot
                                                00:00              SUB OUT: STEPHENS, D.J.

                                  Massachusetts 73, Memphis 72

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Memphis                 8      13       2       6      12      4     4
          Massachusetts          20       7       9       2       7      4     5


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................   11  13 -  24
Massachusetts...........   10   7 -  17

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    8   8 -  16
Massachusetts...........   20  20 -  40

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    2   2 -   4
Massachusetts...........   12   9 -  21

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    2   6 -   8
Massachusetts...........    2   2 -   4

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    4  12 -  16
Massachusetts...........    8   7 -  15

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    3   4 -   7
Massachusetts...........    2   4 -   6

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Memphis.................    5   4 -   9
Massachusetts...........    4   5 -   9

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