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Postgame Notes: Xavier 87, UMass 79




Feb. 3, 2010

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AMHERST, Mass. -

UMass-Xavier NOTES

Overall Notes

  • The Minutemen had a season low seven turnovers in Wednesday's loss.

  • UMass had four players score in double-figures for the first time since a season-high five vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) on Nov. 24.

  • UMass hit its first five shots of the game, marking its best start to a game this season, as it led 13-10, four minutes in. Xavier then went on an 18-0 run over 3:30 and never trailed again.

  • UMass had runs of 12-2 and 11-2 in the second half as the Minutemen rallied to take the lead on several occasions.

  • UMass had a season-high three players foul out in the game.

  • The Minutemen wore their white retro jerseys for the third time this season.

    Record Book Notes

  • Ricky Harris continues to stand sixth in career scoring at UMass with 1,728. Next on the list is No. 5 Lorenzo Sutton (1,731).

  • Harris continues to stand fourth in career field goal attempts at UMass with 1,358, after he took 19 shots in the game. Next on the list at No. 3 is Lorenzo Sutton (1,518).

  • Harris also moved to eighth in career made field goals list with 11. He now has 568 in his career. He passed Clarence Hill (565). Next on the list is Edwin Green (580).

  • Harris moved to second on the career 3-pointers attempted list with eight in the game, giving him 711 in his career. He passed Anthony Anderson (705). The all-time leader is Monty Mack with 910.

  • Harris continues to be third in career made 3-pointers (248) with two in the game. Next on the list at No. 2 Anthony Anderson (275).

  • Harris had one steal to move to 10th place alone in career steals with 136 in his career. Next on list is No. 9 Will Herndon (137) and at No. 8 is Carl Smith (139).

    Individual Player Notes

  • Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 21st time this season in as many games with 24. Harris now has 32 games in a row in double-figures and 85 in his 119 career games. Dating to his sophomore year, Harris has 82 of his last 87 games with 10 or more points.

  • Ricky Harris scored 20 or more points for the eighth time this season and 36th in his career. It was his fourth time in five games with 20-plus.

  • Harris is the A-10's second-leading active career scorer (1,728) behind only La Salle's Rodney Green (1,766).

  • Javorn Farrell had a career-high 12 points, his first-career game in double-figures.

  • Terrell Vinson had his 10th game this season in double-figures with 11 points.

  • Freddie Riley reached double-figures for the ninth time this season with 10.

  • Riley also had his second dunk of the season on a breakaway.

  • Riley drew his first start of the season, marking the 10th different player to start a game for UMass in 2009-10.

    Series Notes

  • The all-time series with Xavier is now 13-8 in favor of the Musketeers.

  • Xavier has won five games in a row in the series coming after UMass won two in a row.

  • In games at the Mullins Center, the all-time series is now tied at 4-4.

    Also Of Note

  • The game was the Leaman Legacy Game where UMass recognized the man most synonymous with the program, Jack Leaman. His widow Rita and daughter Laurie were honored at halftime.

  • Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge was in attendance scouting the game along with his staff.

  • The San Antonio Spurs were also scouting the game.
     

     

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