UMass vs. Xavier Postgame Notes
Feb. 21, 2012
Putney hit 3 shots from beyond the arc in the first half, helping the Minutemen gain the lead going into halftime. He also tied his career high in blocks with 4.
Williams scored a career high 29 points (the most by a Minuteman this season) off a career high 6 three-point shots giving him his sixth game with 20 or more points this season.
Three Minutemen were perfect from the free-throw line: Williams (7-7), Vinson (4-4), and Morgan (2-2).
Xavier turned the ball over ten times in the first 4:34 minutes of the game, scoring just three points in that time span. There were a total of 14 turnovers and just 7 points scored in the game by this point.
The Minutemen went 16-18 from the line, giving them a 88.9 free-throw percentage. UMass is 6-0 when they shoot greater than 80.0% from the charity stripe.
UMass is undefeated this season when they lead going into halftime (13-0). This game they were ahead 12 at the start of the second half.
This win gives the Minutewomen their eighth conference win of the season, the most since Derek Kellogg has been the head coach.
Prior to this game, UMass lost six straight games to Xavier. Xavier leads the all time series 14-9.
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