Men's Basketball

UMass Postgame Notes vs. Rhode Island

Feb. 6, 2013

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• Wednesday nights game marked the 139th matchup between UMass and Rhode Island. With the 81-53 win the Minutemen move to 81-58 all-time against the Rams, including 51-20 when playing in Amherst.

• The 28-point win for the Minutemen marked it's largest since December 30 of last season when they defeated Central Connecticut State, 97-65. Twenty-eight points is also the largest lead UMass has had at any point in a game this season, with the previous high of 19 happening twice, against both East Carolina and Eastern Michigan.

• This is the third time this season that UMass has scored at least 80 points with the two previous outings coming in wins over Ohio (85) and East Carolina (88).

• UMass held Rhode Island to just 53 points, marking the lowest point total for any opponent during the 2012-13 season. The last time the Minutemen held an opponent to at least 53 points came on November 21 of last season, when they held Boston College to just 46 points.

• The Minutemen are now 11-1 when leading at the half and 5-0 when holding a double-digit lead at the half.

Chaz Williams finished the game with a season-high 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-5 from long range, for his sixth 20-plus point scoring game of the season. The redshirt-junior also finished with 8 assists, six of which coming in the first half.
Maxie Esho's 3-pointer at 9:31 in the second-half was his first made trey since the season opener against Harvard. He finished the game with 10 points for his fifth double-figure scoring game on the season.



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