St. Joe's 73, UMass 54
Jan. 22, 2005
Senior Anthony Anderson played his 100th career game at UMass against Saint Joseph's. He hit a three-point field goal in a game for the 91st time in those 100 games and also had multiple assists for the 86th time in his career with a season-high seven. He also led UMass in rebounding with six.
Anderson is now 23rd in career scoring with 1,160. He passed Rodger Twitchell (1,151), Will Herndon (1,148), Lari Ketner (1,148).
Anderson scored in double-figures for the ninth time in 13 games this season and for the 59th time in his 100 career games.
Anderson moved to seventh in career assists with 354, passing Charlton Clarke (350). He moved to a tie for seventh in career steals with 139, tying Carl Smith (139) on the list. Anderson added to his career totals in three-pointers (265), which is second all-time to Monty Mack, who made 331. Anderson is also now along in second in all-time three-pointers attempted with 672, breaking the tie with Carmelo Travieso (666). He is also eighth in career assists with 347.
Philadelphia native Maurice Maxwell hit for double-figures for the fourth time in five games with 14. He is averaging 11.5 over the last five games along with 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds.
UMass junior Jeff Viggiano made his return to action for the first time in nearly a month as he entered with 11:09 left in the second half. Viggiano had missed seven games in a row since suffered a severely sprained right ankle against Rider on Dec. 23. He played five minutes and missed his only shot.
UMass has lost eight games in a row to Saint Joseph's dating to a 75-70 win on March 9, 2001 at the Spectrum.
Other Notes: UMass won the tap ... Maurice Maxwell had a steal and lay-up for the first points of the game 54 seconds into the action ... Maxwell had UMass' first five points of the game ... Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli was assessed a technical foul with 5:02 left in the first half ... UMass came as close as one point at 23-22 when Anderson made the second of the two technical free throws at 5:02 ... Saint Joseph's went on a 13-to-3 run to end the first half to lead 36-25 at intermission.