Jan. 5, 2013
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UMass now leads the series 2-0 and finished its MAC schedule with a 4-0 record.
UMass extended its win streak to a season-best seven games. This matches the longest in Derek Kellogg's tenure at UMass when the Minutemen won their first seven games to start the 2010-11 season.
UMass led 38-25 at the half and improved to 8-0 when leading at the break. UMass has scored at least 38 points in its last three first halves at home. Additionally, the 25 points are the second-fewest allowed in the opening 20 minutes this year.
UMass tied its season-high with 11 3-point field goals, including nine in the first half, its most in any period this year. The Minutemen shot a season-best 44 pct. from outside on 11-of-25 attempts.
UMass handed out a season-high 20 assists, just over the previous high of 19 set three days ago at Miami (Ohio).
The Minutemen also collected a season-high 12 steals, matching their season-best from the season-opener against Harvard.
Freddie Riley tied his career high with six 3-pointers. He moved into sixth place on the UMass career list with 179 makes. He finished with 18 points on 6-of-9 from outside.
Chaz Williams finished with 14 points and nine assists.
Terrell Vinson made his 108th career start, moving into eighth place at UMass. Edwin Green (80-84) and Horace Neysmith (81-85) are next on the list with 110 career starts.