UMass held Saint Joseph's without a field goal for the final 11:35 of the first half, as the Hawks missed the final 14 shots of the half.
UMass went on a 16-0 run to end the first half and an 18-0 run bridging the halfs over 10:35.
UMass had its largest halftime lead in a conference game this season, +11 (30-19).
UMass had its largest halftime lead in any game since a 15-point lead at Holy Cross on Dec. 5, 2009.
Record Book Notes
Ricky Harris continues to stand fourth in career scoring at UMass with 27 in the game and now has 1,816. No. 3 on the list is Lou Roe (1,905). He became the fourth player with more than 1,800 career points at UMass.
Harris continues to stand fourth in career field goal attempts at UMass with 1,412, after he took 15 shots in the game. Next on the list at No. 3 is Lorenzo Sutton (1,518).
Harris also is also seventh in career made field goals list with seven today. He now has 595 in his career. He stands behind No. 6 Lou Roe (661).
Harris continues to be second on the career 3-pointers attempted list with six in the game, giving him 733 in his career. The all-time leader is Monty Mack with 910.
Harris continues to be third in career made 3-pointers (259) with three in the game. Next on the list at No. 2 Anthony Anderson (275).
Harris made 10 free throws and now has 367 and continues to be eighth in career made free throws. Next at No. 7 is Rashaun Freeman (374).
Harris had two steals to move to seventh place alone in career steals with 140 in his career. He passed Carl Smith (139) and is right behind No. 7 Jim McCoy (141).
Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 24th time this season in as many games with 27. Harris now has 35 games in a row in double-figures and 88 in his 122 career games. Dating to his sophomore year, Harris has 84 of his last 89 games with 10 or more points.
Harris scored 20 or more points for the 11th time this season and 39th in his career. It was his seventh time in eight games with 20-plus.
Harris scored more than 25 points for the fifth time this season and 13th in his career. He has 25 or more in four of his last five games.
Harris continues to be the A-10's leading active career scorer (1,816). No. 2 is La Salle's Rodney Green (1,803).
Anthony Gurley had 20th game this season with double-figures with 15 points. It was his 46th career game with 10 or more.
Sean Carter also had his fifth career game and fifth this year with double-figure rebounds with the 11.
Matt Hill made his first 3-pointer of the season with 3:27 left in the first half. He was 0-of-6 prior to the successful shot. For his career coming into the game, he was 2-of-11.
UMass won both games this season, taking an 87-80 victory on Jan. 27 in Philadelphia.
UMass holds the all-time series lead, 30-27, winning three in a row/two of the last three.
In games played at the Mullins Center, UMass leads 15-7.
Also Of Note
2009 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year Tony Gaffney was in attendance.
The crowd of 4,833 was the second-largest Mullins Center basketball crowd of the year.