Postgame Notes: Northeastern 84, UMass 68
Dec. 1, 2004
Senior Anthony Anderson continued to climb several all-time charts at UMass, he is now 30th in career scoring (1044), passing Dana Dingle (1043), Charlton Clarke (1041), David Brown (1037) and Derick Claiborne (1033). He moved into ninth place tie all-time in assists, tying Al Skinner (320), with four to give him (320) in his career. He remains third in three-point field goals made (236) and three-point field goals attempted (604).
Sophomore Rashaun Freeman had his eighth consecutive game with 10 or more points, including all three this season with 18 against Northeastern.
Freeman posted his 13th career double-double and 13th career double-figure rebound game, as he finished with 11 boards. It was UMass' first double-double this season and UMass' second 10-plus rebound game of the season as Anthony Anderson had 13 vs. Yale.
Freshman Lawrence Carrier scored in double-figures for the second straight game with 10 after he had 10 vs. Yale.
UMass held the nation's leading scorer Jose Juan Barea to 24 points. He came into the game averaging 29.7.
With the crowd of 3,679, UMass is now 10,717 shy of drawing the 1,000,000th fan to a men's basketball game at the Mullins Center.
Other Notes... UMass won the opening tap ... Maurice Maxwell returned to the starting line-up after coming off the bench last game ... Rashaun Freeman scored UMass' first points on a jumper with 17:55 left in the first after NU grabbed a 6-0 lead ... Chris Chadwick was the first sub for the Minutemen at 17:21 ... Freeman scored six of UMass' first eight points ... UMass trailed by as many as 12, just six minutes into the game - its largest deficit this season ... Lawrence Carrier had seven rebounds in his first nine minutes of action, in the first half ... UMass outrebounded Northeastern 23-16 in the first half, with Carrier (7) leading the way ... UMass went on a 22-9 run to take its first lead of the game with 4:15 left in the first half ... The 45-37 lead for Northeastern, was the Minutemen's first halftime deficit in three games ... Each team had two scorers in double-figures in the first half: Anderson (11) and Carrier (10) for UMass; Barnes (15) and Barea (12) for Northeastern ... Stephane Lasme had a dunk to open the second-half scoring ... UMass opened the second half scoring 10 of the first 11 points to tie the game at 47-47