Jan. 26, 2014
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AMHERST, Mass. -
The Minutemen won their 17th game of the season in a 90-52 victory over Fordham in front of a sold out Mullins Center. The 9,493 attendance marks the team's third home sellout and second Mullins Center sellout of the season.
UMass fell behind 7-0 before going on a 20-2 run. UMass converted four points off three Fordham turnovers from the press during that stretch.
UMass lead 40-24 at the half. Marking the team's largest halftime lead this year and the eighth time UMass has reached 40 in the first 20 minutes.
The Minutemen lead the Rams by 38 with 2:39 left in the game marking the largest lead of the season. Previous season high was a 27-point margin against Northern Illinois (12/14) with 1:12 to play.
UMass made a season-high 13 three-pointers, surpassing the previous season high of nine threes which occurred three times. (BYU, Northern Illinois and Ohio)
UMass finished with a season-high eight dunks. Last year's season high was 10 recorded in one game.
UMass forced four of Fordham's 13 turnovers from the press and scored seven points off those possessions. The Minuteman defense also held Fordham to a season low 31% field goal percentage.
Chaz Williams finished with 18 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-6 from outside. He also had eight assists, three rebounds three steals and a block. His day ended with 13:14 on the clock. He now has 1,440 points in his three seasons (89 games) at UMass. His college totals are 1,765 points and 751 assists in 122 games.
All 11 players who were in the official scorebook scored for the first time this season.
The Minutemen's 38-point margin of victory marks their largest of the season. The team's 90 points is the team's fourth time this season reaching 90 points with the last time dating back to its 105-96 victory over BYU. (12/7/13)
Trey Davis recorded a career high nine assists to go along with his 13 points. The 13-point game marks his fifth game of the season scoring in double digits. Davis has now scored a three-pointer in 11 straight games.
Demetrius Dyson scored his first career points for the Minutemen with his four-point performance. The freshman also recorded two rebounds on the afternoon.
Freshman Seth Berger recorded his first field goal as a Minuteman. Berger finished with four points, three rebounds and an assist including one of the team's eight dunks.
Chaz Williams, Raphiael Putney, Trey Davis and Maxie Esho all scored in double figures for UMass marking the 10th game of the season with four or more players scoring in double digits.
With the game in their control for the first time this season Coach Kellogg had freshmen Seth Berger, Clyde Santee and Demetrius Dyson on the floor to finish the game. The three freshmen totaled 44 minutes of play.