UMass Postgame Notes at Northeastern
Dec. 4, 2012
* UMass has won five consecutive road games dating back to the postseason NIT run last year. The last time they won 5-consecutive true road games was in 1997-98 season when Bruiser Flint's second team reeled-off seven-consecutive in opposing arenas.
* UMass led 30-29 at the half and is now 3-0 this season when leading at the break.
* The game's 7 ties and 11 lead changes are the most in a UMass contest this season.
* Sampson Carter made his first start of the season and 23rd of his career. It was his first start since the 2010-11 season. The lineup of Williams, Morgan, Putney, Vinson and Carter was the third different lineup this season.
* Nine of the 10 players who dressed for the Minutemen had played by the 10-minute mark of the first half.
* UMass shot .471 pct from the floor for its second-best shooting game of the season (.508 vs. Providence). Additionally, the .350 effort from outside on 7-of-20 was the second-best effort from outside this year (.375 vs. NC State).
* The defensive effort was among the best all seasons, with Northeastern's .353 overall shooting and .111 3-point shooting the lowest by a UMass opponent in both categories all season.
* Chaz Williams finished with 18 points for his seventh double-figure game this year and 56th in his career.
* Jesse Morgan also had 18 points to share game-high honors with Williams. He was 4-of-7 from outside, including 4-of-6 in the second half. He made his last four triples, accounting for 12 of 13 during a four-minute stretch when UMass was playing from behind late in the second half.
* Carter had a season-high 14 points on 3-of-5 from the floor and 8-of-10 at the free throw line in a career-high 34 minutes. His free throw numbers tied his career-high for both makes and attempts set against Maine on Dec. 8, 2010. His last double-figure scoring game (12 pts.) came against Northeastern last season.
* Maxie Esho finished with a team-high nine rebounds - one shy of his career-high set at Siena last Wednesday. He also played 29 minutes for a new career-high after 28 on Saturday against Miami (Fla.).