Balanced Scoring Effort Gives UMass 86-56 Win Over Towson
Nov. 30, 2011
This was Derek Kellogg's 100th game of his career as head coach of UMass. Kellogg has lead the Minutemen since the 2008-09 season and has posted a 45-55 record in his time at UMass.
The Minutemen remain undefeated at home and have a 5-0 record in home games so far this season. This is also the fifth time this season UMass has scored over 80 points in a game.
All 11 Minutemen who played in this game scored at least one field goal. Freddie Riley led the team with 15 points. Both Matt Hill and Andrew McCarthy scored their first points of the season this game. Hill ended the game with 6 points, which ties his career-high and McCarthy ended the game with 2.
The Minutemen started the game with a 9-0 run, scoring all nine points in the first 2:08 of play. Raphiael Putney scored five of those nine points. Their longest unanswered run happened in the first half where they went on a 14-0 run over the course of three minutes.
The UMass defense forced 26 turnovers, and scored 37 points off of those turnovers. Cady Lalanne contributed a career-high 6 blocks and Javorn Farrell, Jesse Morgan, and Chaz Williams all contributed 2 steals to the defensive efforts.
With 44 points to end the first half, the Minutemen tied their season high for points scored in the first half. UMass has scored more than 40 points in a half eight times this season, with 46 being the season high.
This was the fifth and sixth time this season the Minutemen held a team to under 30 points in a half, with Towson scoring 28 in both the first and second half.
Jessie Morgan had a career-high 9 assists on the night and Chaz Williams dished out 8 of his own.