Postgame Notes: UMass 82, No. 14/18 Dayton 71
Jan. 16, 2008
UMass defeated a ranked team for the first time since Jan. 15, 2005, when the Minutemen knocked off No. 21 George Washington, 76-74 in overtime on the road.
The win was Travis Ford's first-ever against a ranked team. He was 0-14 overall with an 0-5 mark at UMass and 0-9 while at Eastern Kentucky.
Travis Ford is now 4-0 all-time coaching against Dayton's Brian Gregory, winning each of the last three years at UMass and once while at EKU.
UMass had five players in double-figures for the second time this season. The first was at Syracuse on Nov. 28.
Ricky Harris has scored in double-figures in every game this season with 22. He has more than 20 points in nine games this season.
Harris tied his career high in 3-pointers. He had five at Vanderbilt on Jan. 5.
Gary Forbes continued to match Harris by scoring in double-figures in every game this season and 20 in a row overall dating to last season. He finished with 16.
Dante Milligan had his fifth game this season with 10 or more points with 13. It was his ninth career game in double-figures. In just 16 games, with five double-figure games he has more than he had in all 32 games last season, four.
Chris Lowe scored in double-figures for the ninth time this season and 18th time in his career with 19.
Etienne Brower also reached double-figures with 11 off the bench for the first time this season. Brower has 10 games with 10 or more points this season.
Two of the A-10 top three scorers (Forbes - 20.9 ppg and Roberts - 20.1 ppg) were held to a combined five points in the first half.
UMass held Dayton's Brian Roberts (20.1 ppg) without a basket in the first half and just two points on a pair of free throws. UMass' Gary Correia played outstanding defense on him for a good portion of the half.
UMass jumped out big on the Flyers for the second year in a row, leading 15-3 until 12:21 was left in the half. Last season, UMass opened the game outscoring the Flyers 18-3 in the first 10 minutes.
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