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November 16, 2012 - NC State vs. UMass

  • Result: NC State 94, UMass 76
  • Attendance: n/a

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UMass Athletics

Sixth-ranked NC State Too Much For UMass In Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinal
Minutemen will face Tennessee on Sunday at 4 pm ET
From UMass Athletics, 11/16/2012

BAYAMON, P.R. – Massachusetts put five players in double figures but it wasn't enough as sixth-ranked North Carolina State claimed a 94-76 victory in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez Friday.

UMass (2-1) shot 40 percent and collected season-highs with nine 3-pointers, 13-of-18 from the free throw line and 72 pct. from the stripe. The Minutemen also made nine 3-pointers.

Jesse Morgan led the Minutemen in scoring for the third-consecutive game, finishing with 15 points on 4-of-9 from outside. He is now shooting 40 pct from beyond the arc on 10-of-25 for the year. It was Morgan's three triples in the first half that kept UMass within striking distance, despite never leading in the contest.

Chaz Williams and Terrell Vinson were each 5-of-9 with 13 points, while Maxie Esho busted out with his best performance of the week with 12 points in 24 minutes. Raphiael Putney scored all 10 of his points in the second half and also collected six rebounds.

NC State (3-0) played with UMass and its fast-paced style as it finished shooting 57 pct. The Minutemen did force four turnovers with its press.

T.J. Warren led all players with 21 points and Richard Howell had 19 and nine boards. Scott Wood added 15 points as he connected on five of the Wolfpack's eight 3-pointers.

NC State ran out to a 12-2 lead in the opening four minutes before UMass pulled to within 16-14 as a result of a 12-4 run. The margin stayed in signal digits for much of the half before a 12-4 Pack stretch over the final 3:42 gave NC State a 48-32 lead at the break.

The teams traded scores early in the second before UMass trimmed the deficit to 11 on an Esho dunk with 16:15 to play. From there, NC State pushed its lead to as many as 27 with 2:47 remaining.

UMass will face Tennessee in the third-place game on Sunday evening. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET with the game being shown on ESPNU and aired on the UMass Sports Network.

Daily Hampshire Gazette

UMass falls to NC State in Tip-Off semifinals
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette, 11/16/2012

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico — The final buzzer, which had been memorable for the University of Massachusetts in the first two games of the season, was merciful in the third.

North Carolina State showed why it is ranked No. 6 in the nation and the Minutemen struggled to keep up as the Wolfpack rolled to a 94-76 win at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

The Minutemen lost the game, but dodged a bigger bullet when all-Atlantic 10 point guard Chaz Williams returned from what initially looked like a painful ankle injury.

He screamed in pain as he landed awkwardly and grabbed his left ankle with 1 minute, 9 seconds left in the first half. After limping to the bench, Williams walked gingerly to the locker room with UMass trailing 48-32 at intermission.

The pocket of fans behind the Minuteman bench cheered when Williams emerged for second-half warm ups. Williams (13 points, five assists and six turnovers) played 14 minutes after the injury and could have played more, but UMass coach Derek Kellogg chose to rest him as the score got out of reach.

“He seems fine, there shouldn’t be any issues with him,” Kellogg said.

Williams downplayed the injury.

“It’s all right. I’ll be back on it tomorrow,” Williams said. “Pain is pain. When you’re tough, and I’m from Brooklyn, so I really don’t feel much pain. If it ain’t broke I can play.”

NC State jumped out to a 12-2 run to open the game, but the Minutemen answered with a 12-4 surge capped by a reverse alley-oop from Jesse Morgan (15 points) to Maxie Esho (12 points, four rebounds).

But the Minutemen could never get enough defensive stops in success to really threaten.

Terrell Vinson (13 points, seven rebounds) opened the second half with a 3-pointer, but NC State answered with five straight points and kept gradually pulling away.

UMass relies on its pressure defense rattling opponents, but the deep and athletic Wolfpack thrived in the up-tempo game, getting their big men easy shots in the paint. Freshman T.J. Warren led NC State with 21 points, while senior Richard Howell had 19 points and nine rebounds.

“If you want to press us we can make you pay,” NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. “I thought we were going to get 100. We came up a little short.”

The Wolfpack’s lead reached 27 at 92-65 with 2:47 left before UMass closed the game on an 11-2 spurt.

“They got the ball in as fast as any team we’ve played and really beat our pressure up the floor,” Kellogg said. “Not having a ton of time to prepare, we didn’t have much to switch up with. We went with how we play and how we do, and tonight that wasn’t good enough. They have four McDonald’s All-Americans, a couple guys that are probably draft picks, and on occasion those guys make plays. You run something and they make a play that a normal guy can’t make.”

UMass (2-1) will play Tennessee (2-1) in the tournament’s third-place game, Sunday at 4 p.m. The Volunteers fell to Oklahoma State 62-45 in the other semifinal. NC State (3-0) will play the Cowboys for the championship at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

“It’s great to have a day off. We exerted a ton of energy to win that Providence game” Thursday, Kellogg said. “I think a day off will be good to really just to get us mentally and physically back refocused and ready to go.”

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

UMass to play Tennessee in Tip-Off third-place game
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette, 11/16/2012

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico — The University of Massachusetts vs. former coach Travis Ford won’t happen after all.

The Minutemen’s 94-76 loss to North Carolina State Friday dropped them into the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off, while Ford’s Oklahoma State Cowboys throttled Tennessee, 62-45, to earn a spot in the championship.

The Minutemen (2-1) will take on the Volunteers (2-1) at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tennessee made just 13 field goals against the Cowboys and shot 13 for 50 from the floor. OSU clogged the middle, negating Tennessee’s inside play and forcing the Volunteers to shoot jump shots.

UMass coach Derek Kellogg is familiar with the Volunteers.

“I know Tennessee, I watched them play a bunch on TV last year,” Kellogg said. “I haven’t watched them to this point this year, but their big guy, their best player (Jarnell Stokes), is a Memphis kid so I’ve seen him kind of come up through the ranks and have talked and heard a lot about him.

“It’s an SEC team, that really says enough about it, and they’re picked pretty high in the SEC,” Kellogg continued. “It’s one of those things that it’s going to be a tough matchup for us. When Stokes got eligible halfway though the year last year, they were kind of the team everybody was talking about on a national level.”

FRESHMEN IN ACTION — All three Minuteman freshman saw time for the first time this season.

Trey Davis had five points, including a 3-pointer, in 10 minutes of action. Tyler Bergantino had two rebounds and two fouls in four minutes, while Izzy Freeman missed the only shot he took in three minutes.

“At some point we’re going to need Trey and one or two of the big guys, so if we can get them some minutes and we can play well and have some confidence, that will bode well for us in the future,” Kellogg said. “Chaz (Williams) can’t play 40 minutes a game, so Trey’s going to have to come and help us. I thought he grew up some tonight, made some good plays, some good baskets, was playing some good defense. He forced a few shots, but I think that’s kind of something our team is doing, shooting the ball quick and forcing it some.”

TRAVIESO IN ATTENDANCE — Former Minuteman Carmelo Travieso, who grew up in Puerto Rico, was in attendance.

After watching UMass’ buzzer-beating win against Providence Thursday on TV at home in Boston, Travieso made a spur of the moment decision to fly down.

“I had to come down,” said Travieso, who moved back to Massachusetts after finishing his playing career in Puerto Rico in 2006. “I never got to see UMass play in Puerto Rico. It was a moment I wanted to be part of.”

Travieso, who works in real estate, planned on attending UMass’ Dec. 4 game at Northeastern and hoped to be in Amherst to see Marcus Camby’s number retired on Jan. 19.

FUTURE TOURNAMENTS — After back-to-back years in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico, UMass’ next two tournaments will be considerably closer to home, and likely more than a little bit colder.

The Minutemen are set to return to the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic in 2014. UMass was in the inaugural event in Springfield in 2010. The event has since been moved to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Multiple UMass sources confirmed the Minutemen’s participation in the event that will also include Creighton, Florida State and Notre Dame.

And it’s not official yet, but UMass is also expected to be part of a new tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., next year.

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

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Box Score

Official Basketball Box Score
North Carolina State vs UMass
11/16/12 6:00 PM AST at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez (Bayamon, PR)

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VISITORS: North Carolina State 3-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Howell, Richard..... f  7-10   0-0    5-11   6  3  9   4  19  1  0  0  0  23
05 Leslie, C.J......... f  6-11   0-1    1-4    0  8  8   2  13  0  2  0  1  34
15 Wood, Scott......... f  5-10   5-9    0-0    1  2  3   3  15  1  0  0  0  27
00 Purvis, Rodney...... g  3-7    2-2    0-0    1  3  4   3   8  1  4  0  1  23
02 Brown, Lorenzo...... g  4-7    1-2    2-4    1  4  5   1  11 10  3  0  2  34
12 Lewis, Tyler........    1-3    0-0    3-3    0  3  3   4   5  1  2  0  0  22
14 Vandenberg, Jordan..    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
20 Lewis, Jay..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  1  0  0   2
24 Warren, T.J.........    8-11   0-2    5-9    2  2  4   3  21  0  0  0  2  29
30 Battle, Staats......    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         1  3  4             1
   Totals..............   35-62   8-18  16-31  12 29 41  20  94 15 13  0  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-33 54.5%   2nd Half: 17-29 58.6%   Game: 56.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-12 50.0%   2nd Half:  2-6  33.3%   Game: 44.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half: 10-20 50.0%   Game: 51.6%    7


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HOME TEAM: UMass 2-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
33 VINSON, Terrell..... f  5-9    1-3    2-4    3  4  7   4  13  0  1  0  0  19
34 PUTNEY, Raphiael.... f  4-12   2-5    0-0    1  5  6   3  10  1  0  0  0  25
25 LALANNE, Cady....... c  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  3  3   4   0  0  3  3  2  13
03 WILLIAMS, Chaz...... g  5-9    0-1    3-4    0  2  2   2  13  5  6  0  0  32
23 RILEY, Freddie...... g  2-6    1-3    0-0    1  0  1   0   5  0  2  0  0  26
01 ESHO, Maxie.........    4-6    0-0    4-5    1  3  4   2  12  0  2  0  0  24
05 MORGAN, Jesse.......    4-13   4-9    3-3    0  3  3   1  15  1  1  0  2  25
11 BERGANTINO, Tyler...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  0  1  0  0   4
12 DAVIS, Trey.........    2-6    1-2    0-0    1  1  2   1   5  0  0  0  1  10
22 CARTER, Sampson.....    1-4    0-1    1-2    4  1  5   4   3  2  1  0  2  19
55 FREEMAN, Izzy.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                         2  1  3             1
   Totals..............   27-67   9-24  13-18  14 24 38  23  76  9 18  3  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-26 42.3%   2nd Half: 16-41 39.0%   Game: 40.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  6-13 46.2%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-9  77.8%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 72.2%    1


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Officials: Kipp Kissinger, Mark Schnur, Rod Dixon
Technical fouls: North Carolina State-None. UMass-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
North Carolina State..........   48   46  -   94
UMass.........................   32   44  -   76

Points in the paint-NCST 50,UMASS 37. Points off turnovers-NCST 18,UMASS 16.
2nd chance points-NCST 11,UMASS 12. Fast break points-NCST 6,UMASS 0.
Bench points-NCST 28,UMASS 35. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-NCST 2nd-00:21, UMASS 2nd-00:30.
Largest lead-NCST by 27 2nd-02:47, UMASS None.

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