Postgame Notes: UMass 67, GW 63
UMass secured the No. 3 seed with a win at GW on Saturday. The last time UMass was a No. 3 seed was in 2000, when the Minutemen were No. 3 in the East and advanced to the Atlantic 10 Semfinals before losing to Temple, 66-65.
With 21 wins, UMass now has tied for the eighth-most wins in a season. They also won 21 in 1973-74, 1975-76, 1997-98.
Gary Forbes finished as the Atlantic 10 co-regular-season scoring champion with Temple's Dionte Christmas. Both players finished with 610 points in 30 games for a 20.3 average.
Forbes continued to score in double-figures each game this season with 20 points. He had scored 20 or more in 34 games in a row dating to last season.
Forbes has scored 20 or more in 18 of 30 games.
With 20 points vs. GW, Forbes now has 1040 at UMass, moving to 34th all-time. He passed Tim Edwards (1022), Derrick Claiborne (1033), David Brown (1037). Next at No. 33 is Charlton Clarke with 1041. Forbes has done it in two seasons and just 63 games. Forbes has 1551 in his career including 511 at Virginia. That total would rank eighth all-time at UMass.
Ricky Harris had his 27th game with double-figures as he scored 20 points. Harris has 15 games with 20 or more this season, the first 15 of his career. Harris has score 20 or more in three games in a row.
Harris tied his career-high with five 3-pointers for the third game in a row. He has made 15-of-28 over the last three games.
Harris has 82 3-pointers this season to tie Anthony Anderson for the seventh-best single-season in UMass history. His 225 attempts ranks sixth-most in a single-season.
Etienne Brower had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. It was his third double-double this season and 22nd time with 10 or more points. He has done that in 11 of the last 12 games.
Chris Lowe had seven assists to give him 174 for the season. That ties him for the fifth-best single-season with Alex Eldridge in 1977-78. On Saturday, he passed Rick Pitino (168 in 1973-74).
Lowe had 445 career assists to stand just eight shy of Derek Kellogg (453) in a career.
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