Richmond 67, UMass 63
Jan. 29, 2005
Maurice Maxwell reached double-figures for the sixth time in seven games and for the fifth game in a row with 18. He is averaging 14.7 over the seven games along with 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in his strong run.
Maxwell led UMass' rally in the second half, after being down by as many as 11 at 41-30, UMass took its first lead of the second half on a Maxwell three-pointer with 5:22 left in the second half at 53-52. Maxwell had 10 of his points in the second half.
Jeff Viggiano had a lay-up for his first points since returning from an ankle injury with 4:02 left in the second half to make it 57-54, UMass. He also had a lay-up with 2:16 left to tie the game at 61-61.
Senior Anthony Anderson is now 23rd in career scoring with 1,178. Next on the list is John Murphy (1,184). It was his 57th career game scoring in double-figures with 12 and his 10th time in 15 games this season with 10 or more points.
Anderson only moved up on the career steals chart today, going to fourth for career steals (143). He passed Shannon Crooks (142) and Donald Russell (142). Next on the list at No. 3 is Mike Williams (145). The all-time leader is Edgar Padilla (249).
On the other lists, he continues to be second in career three-pointers made (268), career three-pointers attempted (683) and is seventh in career assists (362).
UMass opened scoring the game's first eight points, for its best run to start a game this season. The 12-2 and 14-4 leads were also the best to start a game. Rashaun Freeman had eight of the first 14 points. In holding Richmond scoreless for the first 4:36, it was the latest any UMass opponent scored in a game this season.
UMass started the game 9-of-13 from the floor for 69.2 percent with Freeman hitting his first three shots - all in the game's first 6:35. UMass also had 12 of the game's first 15 rebounds. After the good start from the floor, UMass made just two of its next 18 field goals.
Other Notes: Richmond won the tap ... Rashaun Freeman dunked home the game's first points 26 seconds into the game ... Freeman scored the game's first four points ... Maxwell had a slam dunk for UMass' second field goal of the game building a 6-0 lead ... Lasme's basket put UMass up 8-0 ... Richmond did not score for the game's first 4:36 before Jermaine Bucknor canned a jumper to make it 8-2 ... Every member of the UMass starting line-up had scored within the game's first 10 minutes ... Richmond had a 13-0 run to tie the game at 24-24 after trailing 24-11 and built the run to 14-0 to lead for the first time at 26-24 with 4:34 left in the first half ... the run continued to as big as 19-0 over 7:11 for a 30-24 Spiders lead ... Richmond's largest first-half lead was seven - the halftime score (33-26) ... the run was even larger at 30-6 bridging the first and second halves as Richmond lead 41-30, for the Spiders' largest lead of the game (+11) ... UMass erased that lead to tie the game at 50-50 with 6:36 left in the second half on a Lasme dunk.
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