Ricky Harris led UMass in scoring for the second game in a row with 24 points. It is his second straight 20 point game this year and his 20th-career 20-point game.
Chris Lowe netted 17 for his second game in double figures in as many games this season. Overall, he now has 32 career games with 10 or more points.
Anthony Gurley also scored in double-figures for the second game in a row in his UMass career with 15. It was his 12th career 10-plus game.
Tony Gaffney swatted a career-high seven blocks, passing his former best of six at Duquense (1/30/08). Gaffmey also played a career-high 37 minutes shattering his former high of 33 set while at BU in 2006. His most at UMass was 31 minutes done twice last year. Gaffney did not sit during the entire second half, playing all 20 minutes.
Gary Correia scored six points, his most since a career-best seven against Northern Illinois last season on Nov. 10, 2007.
Matt Hill played a career-high nine minutes after playing eight minutes last season.
Southern Illinois was 9-of-14 in the second half from 3-point range after being 0-of-8 in the first half.