UMass finished the regular-season 15-14, the best record in Derek Kellogg's three seasons at the helm of UMass.
UMass is the No. 8 seed with a 7-9 conference record, equalling Kellogg's best conference mark, which he also had in 2008-09. UMass will host Dayton, the No. 9 seed, on Tuesday, March 8 at 9 p.m., the game will be televised nationally on CBS College Sports. UMass took the tiebreaker over the Flyers by virtue of the 55-50 win on Jan. 9.
Fordham ended its 41-game Atlantic 10 conference losing streak with the 77-73 win over UMass. The Rams had been 0-15 this season and 0-16 last year in the league. Their last win came on Jan. 28, 2009 at St. Bonaventure.
Senior Anthony Gurley scored 30 points for the third time this year and third in his career. He set a career-high with 31 vs. Rider in the season opener and netted 30 against Richmond.
The 30-point game, marked the 26th time this season and 75th time in his career, Gurley reached double-figures.
Gurley scored more than 20 points for the 14th time this season and 24th in his career.
Javorn Farrell scored 11 points, his 10th time this season in double-figures and 12th time in his career. It his second game in a row in double-figures.
Terrell Vinson had a double-double for the third time in his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds. It was his first this season and first since he had one at Baylor last season.
Vinson reached double-figures in scoring for the fifth time this season and 20th in his career with 10.
Vinson's 10 rebounds, were his second game this year with 10 boards and fifth in his career.