NIT Semifinal vs. Stanford Post-Game Notes
March 27, 2012
Chaz Williams led the team with 19 points, the 23rd time this season he has scored 15 or more points in a game. Williams averaged 20.0 points per game this postseason, 21.8 in NIT games.
Williams tied his season low in assists with three. The last time he shared the ball three times was in the 76-43 loss to Dayton on February 25. Jesse Morgan scored just two points off of one field goal on the night, the last time this happened was also in the loss to Dayton.
Freddie Riley had 10 points on the night, more than doubling his total points in previous NIT games this season.
Terrell Vinson scored 8 points against Stanford, the first time he failed to reach double-digit scoring in NIT games.
Anthony Brown scored a season high and a team high 18 points for Stanford. His previous high was 16 against Bethune-Cookman on December 19.
The Cardinals had four players in double-digit scoring: Brown with 18, Josh Owens with 15, Aaron Bright with 13, and Chasson Randle with 12.
UMass led Stanford two times during the game, first with 17:03 left in the first half and then again with 8:05 left in the second half.
This was the first game UMass has played at Madison Square Garden since the 92-85 loss to Ohio State in the 2008 NIT Finals on April 3. UMass hasn't won a game at The Garden since April 1, 2008, when they defeated Florida 78-66.