Minutemen Drop 67-48 Decision To Undefeated Boston College
Jan. 2, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. -
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.