Men's Basketball

 
UMass Welcomes Youngstown State's High-Scoring Attack To Sunday's Battle Of Unbeatens

Nov. 16, 2013

Massachusetts (2-0) vs. Youngstown State (4-0) 
 Date  Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 p.m. (EST)
 Location  Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center (9,493)
 Tickets  866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV  None
 Radio   105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester); 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore);   
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 Online Video  watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network
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 Game Notes  Massachusetts Notes | News Clips | 2013-14 Media Guide

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 Game Notes

• Coming off a pair of wins over teams from the ACC and SEC in a span of 46 hours to open the season, Massachusetts welcomes the undefeated Youngstown State Penguins to the Mullins Center for a Sunday afternoon tilt. The game starts at 1 p.m.

• Fans unable to attend the game can watch online at UMassAthletics.com via the Atlantic 10 Digital Network with a simulcast of the UMass Sports Network audio broadcast.

• This is the 105th season of UMass Basketball. UMass has an all-time record of 1,209-1,071 (.537) in 2,280 games. UMass is 448-308 (.593) in conference games, including a 284-288 in Atlantic 10 play. The Minutemen have claimed 15 regular-season conference championships and five tournament titles.

• The 2013-14 season marks the sixth for head coach Derek Kellogg ... Kellogg starred as a point guard for the Minutemen from 1992-95, playing for coach John Calipari ... Kellogg spent a year as a graduate assistant with Bruiser Flint at UMass, two years at George Mason with Jim Larranaga and eight at Memphis with Calipari, culminating with the 2008 NCAA Runner-up season ... UMass’ win totals under Kellogg have gone 12, 12, 15, 25 and 21 last season with a second-consecutive NIT appearance.

SERIES HISTORY WITH YOUNGSTOWN & THE HORIZON

• UMass and Youngstown State will be meeting for the first time in men’s hoops.

• The Minutemen have faced four current Horizon League members, compiling a 4-3 record against Cleveland State (1-0), Detroit (1-2), Green Bay (1-1) and Oakland (1-0). The last games occurred in the form of a home-and-home series with Green Bay in 2007 & 2008. Each school held serve at home - UMass 93-78 on 11/17/2007 and Green Bay 84-67 on 11/29/2008.

LALANNE NAMED ATLANTIC 10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

• Following his dominant performance in the win over Boston College on Sunday, junior C Cady Lalanne was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week. He is the first UMass player to earn the award in two years.

• The Orlando, Fla. native had a career-high 27 points on 12-for-16 (.750) from the field and added 12 rebounds for his seventh career double-double. He was a beast on the offensive glass, pulling down eight boards as he either dunked or laid the ball in on seven of them giving him 14 points on eight offensive rebounds. In the second half alone, he had 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds in 15 minutes. He added three blocks and was 3-of-4 (.750) at the line.

UMASS SELECTED FOURTH IN A-10 PRESEASON POLL

• UMass was selected fourth in the preseason Atlantic 10 Poll in a vote by media and coaches. VCU was a near unanimous choice for first as the Rams received 19 first place votes (out of 24 ballots). Defending regular-season and tournament champion Saint Louis took second in the poll as five voters picked the Billikens to repeat. La Salle was chosen third with 265 points, just ahead of the Minutemen’s 236.

• UMass senior guard Chaz Williams picked up a pair of honors as he was named preseason first team all-conference and to the all-defensive teams. The two-time first team all-league honoree from Brooklyn has averaged 16.2 points, 6.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds in two seasons as a Minuteman.

KELLOGG AMONG UMASS TOP FIVE IN VICTORIES

• With 87 victories entering Sunday's game, sixth-year head coach Derek Kellogg has passed one of his mentors, Bruiser Flint, for third on the school's all-time coaching victories list with 87 ‘W’s. Jack Leaman won 217 over 13 seasons and John Calipari is second with 193 over eight years in Amherst.

WILLIAMS NAMED TO BOB COUSY AWARD WATCH LIST

• UMass PG Chaz Williams was named to the initial group for the Bob Cousy Award Watch List that was announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last month.

• Williams is one of 46 Division I players named to the list, which recognizes the top point guard in men’s college basketball.

• The senior from Brooklyn, N.Y. has averaged 16.2 points and 6.8 assists in two seasons at UMass. His 473 assists rank fifth in school history and are 203 shy of the school record. Additionally, his assist total since arriving on campus from Hofstra is the second-highest nationally among D-I returnees.

• This watch list of candidates is fluid with the potential for a student-athlete to be added or removed during the season, but will be narrowed down to a final 20 in early February, then the final five by early March. The winner will be presented the award on Championship Monday in Dallas at the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014 Announcement and Press Conference.


 

 

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