Postgame Notes: Charlotte 69, UMass 65
March 13, 2008
UMass tied a school record in Atlantic 10 Tournament games with 10 3-pointers. UMass had previously made 10 against Temple in 1996 and George Washington in 2002.
Gary Forbes scored in double-figures for the 35th consecutive time including every game this season (31) with 14 points.
Etienne Brower scored in double-figures for the 12th time in 13 games with 14 all scored in the first half.
Chris Lowe had double-figures for the 18th time this season with 12.
UMass made six consecutive 3-pointers midway through the first half with Brower hitting three with five coming in the 15-2 run.
UMass, which is third in the nation in blocks, had at least 10 blocks for the ninth time this season with 11.
The Minutemen are 29-27 all-time at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, including 9-15 in the quarterfinals
Has lost seven consecutive games in the A-10 Tournament
Loss snapped UMass' six-game win streak
The all-time series is now tied at 3-3
Now 15-4 when leading at the half
First loss at a neutral site (3-1)
Lowest point total (19) for an opponent in the first half and sixth lead of 10 or more points at the half this season
Given up 50 or more in the second half six times and 40 or more on 20 occasions, highlighted by 12 of 17 A-10 games
Senior captain Etienne Brower has scored in double figures 12 of the last 13 games, including four straight
All 14 of Brower's points came in the first half
Brower has led the team in scoring five times and has 23 double-digit scoring outings on the season
A-10 Player of the Year Gary Forbes is the only player to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists in the same game (three times)
Forbes' 15th game in 2007-08 with multi-threes
Forbes has led the team in rebounding 15 times and scoring on 14 occasions
Junior Chris Lowe's two assists are is second-worst total of the season
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