Postgame Notes: UMass 97, Hofstra 81
Dec. 20, 2008
UMass tied the school record for 3-pointer made in a game with 15 (or more). The Minutemen also made 15 against Green Bay (2007) and set vs. Temple (1997).
Ricky Harris became the 40th UMass player to score 1,000 career points as he made three free throws at 9:50 left in the first half. Harris scored 11 in the game's first 10:10.
Harris reached double-figures for the ninth time in 10 games this season with 16.
In his return to action from a knee injury, Luke Bonner had a career-high 15 points for his fourth-career game with 10 or more points.
Bonner nailed a 3-pointer on his first shot attempt after returning from a knee injury.
Bonner drew a career-high four offensive fouls in the game. He drew charges on consecutive Hofstra possessions late in the first half.
Bonner had a career-high nine rebounds. His previous best was seven set several times.
Anthony Gurley reached double-figures for the sixth time in 10 games this season with a UMass-high 19 points.
Gary Correia made his second 3-pointer of the season after starting 1-of-11. He hit another to equal his career-best of two set in his second college game against Northern Illinois (11/10/07).
Freshman David Gibbs scored a career-high 11 points and made two 3-pointers for the second time in his career, he also hit a pair in the home opener against Jacksonville State.
Chris Lowe had 10 assists for the fourth game this season with double-figure assists and 10th career game 10 or more assists.
Matt Glass had a drawn charge as UMass had five overall.
UMass had its largest lead of the season in the second half on several occasions. The previous high was +21 against Arkansas-Monticello (90-69) in the season opener.
UMass had its largest halftime lead of the year at +16 (48-32). The previous highest was +11 in the first two games of the season (Arkansas-Monticello and Southern Illinois).
Hofstra had 61 rebounds, the most by a UMass opponent since UMass allowed 70 to West Virginia in 1989.
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