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MBB VS. DUQUESNE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MBB VS. LASALLE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MBB VS. DAYTON Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MBB vs. SBU Photos by Thom Kendall '93
MBB VS. CANISIUS Photos by Thom Kendall '93
2014-15 - Junior: Game-by-Game Statistics ... Appeared in all 32 games as the primary backup at center behind all-district choice Cady Lalanne ... Averaged 1.3 points and as many rebounds over an average of 9.1 points per game ... Established single-game career highs in points (6) and field goals (3-for-3) against Northeastern (11/26) and matched them versus Florida Gulf Coast (12/7) ... Pulled down a season-high four rebounds on four occasions: vs. Florida State (11/23), at Harvard (11/29), at Saint Louis (1/31) and at George Washington (3/7) ... Played a season-high 18 minutes in the home win over Northeastern.
2013-14 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Finished with 43 rebounds and 24 points during 7.3 minutes per game at backup center over 32 games played ... Established season-highs with four points and a career-high six rebounds in the season-opener against Boston College (11/10) ... Posted two points and two boards in nine minutes against LSU (11/12) ... Saw a then-career-best 11 minutes of playing time in the win over BYU (12/7) before adding to that a week later with 16 minutes and his first two career assists in the win over Northern Illinois (12/14) ... Had an offensive rebound and putback in the second half at Ohio (12/18) ... Was very active around the rim in seven minutes against Florida State (12/21), finishing with three rebounds and an offensive putback in his home state ... Played a career-high 16 minutes in the win over Saint Joseph's (1/8) ... Saw a career-best 22 minutes of floor time in the 38-point win over Fordham (1/26/14) ... Collected four rebounds in nine minutes versus Saint Louis (3/9) ... Had four points in three minutes against Tennessee (3/21) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
2012-13 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Appeared in 20 games off the bench ... Finished the season with 12 points and 24 rebounds, while averaging 3.5 minutes per appearance ... Saw action in 11 Atlantic 10 regular-season games for an average of 3.8 minutes played in each ... Had a rebound in four minutes in his first college game against Providence (11/15) in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off ... Scored his first career points on a putback two games later against Tennessee (11/18) ... Had two points, a rebound and a steal in four minutes at Fordham (1/13) ... Played solid minutes at Charlotte (2/2) where he finished with two rebounds and two blocks in a then-career-best eight minutes ... Posted two points and a rebound in six minutes at VCU (2/14).
Before UMass: Was a four-year letterwinner at Nature Coast Technical High School in Brooksville, Fla. ... Averaged 17.2 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.7 blocks per contest for the Sharks, while leading the team to a 29-2 record and the Class 5A State Semifinals as a senior in 2011-12 ... Finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer ... Led Hernando County with 17.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game as a junior ... Averaged 14.5 points, 10.9 rebounds and 5.2 blocks during his sophomore season in 2009-10 ... Was an FACA All-State selection, repeated as the unanimous Hernando County Player of the Year and North Suncoast Player of the Year, as well as appeared on the Mr. Basketball ballot for Florida Class 4A ... Led Nature Coast to back-to-back Florida Elite Eight appearances ... Played AAU ball for the Florida Elite.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Ernest Bergantino ... Born Oct. 22, 1993 ... Son of Mike and Eve Bergantino ... Has four younger siblings, Cody, Talon, Caden and Ethan ... Mother played college basketball.
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