Williams, Riley Contribute To Comeback Win Over Siena
Dec. 9, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - UMass improved their record to 8-3 in a comeback-win over Siena (3-6) on Friday night at the Mass Mutual Center. Chaz Williams scored 20 points in the second half alone, giving the Minutemen the boost they needed for the victory. UMass will return to the Mullins Center on Saturday to face Quinnipiac.
Freddie Riley was a key contributor throughout the game, scoring 20 points off of six three-point shots, tying his career high for three-pointers.
Williams tied his career high 8 field goals and ended the game with 22 points. He also stole the ball three times and dished out six assists.
Kyle Downey and OD Anosike lead Siena in points with 23 and 22 respectively. Anosike also grabbed 14 rebounds, including six offensive.
The Minutemen went on a 16-3 run early in the second half, including three three-pointers in three minutes from Riley to give UMass their first lead in almost 15 minutes of play. Williams and Raphiael Putney were the key contributors for the rest of the half, scoring a combined 21 points out of 25, sealing their hard-fought victory.
Riley had another impressive first half performance off the bench, scoring a trio of three-point baskets and tallying 11 points, but the Minutemen struggled with their shooting, ending the half with a 36.8 field goal percentage.
The Minutemen finished the game shooting 41.9 percent overall, going 31-74. Accurate free throw shooting made the difference at the end of the game, with UMass shooting a perfect 100 percent from the line in the second half.
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