Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: UMass 77, Rider 67

Nov. 12, 2010

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  • UMass rallied for its largest comeback since the 2008 NIT Quarterfinals when the Minutemen also rallied from down 22 points in the second half. Tonight, UMass was down by 22 with 16:24 left in the second half (46-24) and rallied to win by 10. The game included a 34-point swing in a 13-minute span alone.

  • Anthony Gurley scored a career-high 31 points including the 1,000th point of his career. He had 199 at Wake Forest and now has 802 at UMass for 1,001.

  • Anthony Gurley scored in double-figures for the 50th time in his career with 31.

  • Gurley also reached 20 points for the 11th time in his career.

  • Freddie Riley tallied a career-high 28. He passed his former high of 22 vs. La Salle (1/10/10).

  • Riley scored in double-figures for the 13th time in his career with 28.

  • Riley also scored more than 20 points for the third time in his career.

  • Raphiael Putney and Daryl Traynham made their college debuts with Putney playing 11 minutes and Traynham seeing 16 minutes of action, handing out seven assists.

  • Putney had the first points of his career on a field goal and a free throw for three points.

  • The halftime deficit of 21 (45-24) was the largest at home since being down 44-20 to George Washington on Jan. 10, 2004.



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