Men's Basketball

Minutemen Drop 67-48 Decision To Undefeated Boston College

Sophomore Rashaun Freeman scored a team-high 13 points in UMass' loss to Boston College.

Sophomore Rashaun Freeman scored a team-high 13 points in UMass' loss to Boston College.

Jan. 2, 2005

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AMHERST, Mass. -

Boston College 67, UMass 48 * Jan. 2, 2005 * Mullins Center

• In the annual Commonwealth Classic, Boston College picked up its sixth win in a row in the series and fifth in the Classic. Overall, BC leads the series 21-17.

• UMass hosted its 150th game at Mullins Center on Sunday as the Minutemen hosted Boston College. UMass is now 106-44 after the 150th game.

• Looking ahead, head coach Steve Lappas will coach his 500th career game against Temple on Jan. 5 at the Mullins Center.

• Sunday's game marked the first time BC coach Al Skinner returned to the Mullins Center since his No. 30 was retired by his alma mater UMass last Feb. 18, 2004.

• A-10 Player of the Week Rashaun Freeman scored in double-figures for the fourth game in a row, eighth time this season and 32nd time in 39 career games with 13.

• Senior Anthony Anderson returned to the line-up and had 10 points and is now 27th on the all-time list with 1,083, he passed Shannon Crooks (1,074) and Jack Foley (1,081). Next on the list is Mike Williams, who had 1,122 from 1992-95.

• The game was also Anderson's 55th career game in double-figures and fifth this season in seven games.

• Anderson is now alone in second all-time in three-pointers made with 247. He is second to Monty Mack, who made 331. Anderson is still third in all-time three-pointers attempted with 633. He is also still eighth in career assists with 332.

• UMass is in the midst of its longest homestand (six games) in more than 70 years, as the school hosted seven home games in a row in 1930-31 at Drill Hall.



• The crowd of 6,837 was the second largest of the season and the most for a non-UConn game since the last sellout at the Mullins Center, which came on Feb. 17, 2001, when 9,493 came out for UMass/Temple.

Other Notes: UMass won the opening tap ... BC's Sean Marshall hit a three for the game's first points ... Maurice Maxwell scored UMass' first points on a running jumper with 2:30 elapsed in the first ... Anthony Anderson returned from his three-game suspension entering with 14:51 left in the first half ... UMass started the game 2-for-14 from the floor before Lawrence Carrier canned a three-pointer with 10:37 left in the first half to make it 11-9 BC ... Brennan Martin made his second three-pointer of the season late in the first half.

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