UMass Improves To 3-0 With 85-69 Win Over Youngstown State
Nov. 17, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - Led by double-doubles from Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne, the Massachusetts basketball team defeated Youngstown State 85-69 at the Mullins Center Sunday improving to 3-0 on the season. The loss was the first for the Penguins which dropped to 4-1 overall.
Williams scored 19 points while adding 11 assists; Lalanne finished his day with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 15 rebounds. Sampson Carter matched Williams with 19 points, while Raphiael Putney netted 17 points highlighted by a SportsCenter dunk in the final seconds of play.
The Penguins were led by Marcus Keene who had a game-high 20 points, while Bobby Hain had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The game opened as a back-and-forth affair with both teams trading baskets. YSU tied it at 11 on a Hain tip-in before UMass went on a 7-2 run to create some distance.
A pair of Carter free throws and a transition layup by Williams forced a Penguin timeout as UMass extended the lead to 28-23 with 3:30 left in the first half.
After a stop, Carter added a fast break layup for the largest lead of the period 15 seconds later.
A Lalanne lay-up with 33 seconds to go gave the Minutemen a 34-26 lead at halftime.
The Minutemen opened the second half with an 11-to-4 run and led 45-30 following a Derrick Gordon layup with 16:33 to go in the game.
The Penguins fought back and managed to trim the margin to six on two occasions but never got any closer than 51-45 with 13 minutes left.
The Minutemen shot 55.2 percent for the game hitting 32-of-58 shots. Youngstown State was held to 36.8 percent from the floor on28-of-76 shooting. For the third straight game, UMass dominated the boards with a 48-to-33 rebounding advantage.
UMass will return to action later this week when it participates in the Charleston Classic, presented by Gildan. The Minutemen will face Nebraska on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.