Postgame Notes: UMass 70, Yale 56
Nov. 28, 2004
UMass 70, Yale 56 * Nov. 28, 2004 * Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass.
UMass improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2001-02 season, Steve Lappas' first at UMass. It is also just the second 2-0 start since the Final Four year of 1995-96, when UMass started 26-0.
Senior Anthony Anderson continued to climb several all-time charts at UMass, he is now third in three-point field goals made (233), three-point field goals attempted (598), 10th in assists (316) and 34th in scoring with 1027.
Anderson hauled down a career-high 13 rebounds - seven in the first 12 minutes of the game and nine by halftime. The nine in the first half alone, tied his previous career high, set on three occasions, with the last being at Boston College (12/6/03).
Anderson posted his first career double-figure rebound game.
Rashaun Freeman led all scorers in the first half with 11 points. He finished with a game-high 21, his seventh game with 10-plus points in a row, dating to last season. Freeman scored more than 20 points in a game for the sixth time in his collegiate career.
Lawrence Carrier scored his first career points on his way to a 10-point day. Carrier scored his first-career points on a putback with 8:56 left in the first. He also canned his first career three-pointer with 7:19 left in the first to give UMass a 16-15 lead.
Stephane Lasme had 10 rebounds, the second-most in a game in his career. His career-high was 13 vs. Texas Tech (11/21/03) in the second game of last season.
Lasme's six blocked shots tied a career high for the third time. He last did it at Xavier (2/14/04).
Yale's Alex Gamboa had the first steal by a UMass opponent with 3:15 of the first half. The Minutemen had just six turnovers in the opener vs. Birmingham-Southern and just 13 vs. Yale.
UMass is 2-3 all-time vs. Yale, winning the last two games. The other win came in a 75-69 overtime victory on Dec. 6, 1989.
Other Notes... Yale won the opening tap ... Art Bowers scored UMass' first points on a jumper at 19:21 of the first half ... Stephane Lasme scored his first points of the season on a foul line jumper at 18:26 ... Maurice Maxwell, who did not start, was the first off the bench along with Jeff Salovski at the 14:54 mark of the first ... Salovski scored his first-career field goal with 12:31 left in the first ... Maxwell had UMass' first dunk of the season with 4:57 left in the first ... UMass had assists on 10 of its 13 baskets in the first half ... Sophomore Drew Rossi and senior Tim Collins made their season debuts in the final minute.