LIVE BLOG: UMass at Green Bay
Nov. 29, 2008
GREEN BAY -
After playing one game at home in Amherst, the UMass basketball team is back on the road as the Minutemen (1-3) travel to Green Bay to face the Phoenix (2-2) on Saturday night at 8 p.m. (ET). The game is first of consecutive trips to the midwest in a five-day span as the Minutemen play at Toledo on Wednesday night in Ohio. UMass is in the midst of playing four of its first five games of the season away from home.
Greetings from Green Bay, Wisconsin! Dave Gunn from the UMass Media Relations Office here bringing you the added info and tidbits that will hopefully make your listening/viewing experience more enjoyable.
10:02 p.m. ET
UWGB puts five players in double-figures, led by Troy Cotton's 21. The Phoenix shot 12-for-22 from behind the arc.
Mongo checked into the game in the final minute for his first action as a Minuteman.
The Minutemen drop to 1-4, while Green Bay goes to 3-2.
The story of this game might be how UMass was unable to take advantage of 60% shooting in the first half because of 15 turnovers.
UMass returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Toledo for a 7 p.m. tip.
Thanks for checking out tonight's blog and be sure to stop in again on Wednesday when we are in Toledo.
9:56 p.m. ET
UWGB leads by 21 with under two left.
9:53 p.m. ET
With three minutes left, Green Bay leads 84-63, its largest lead of the game.
9:50 p.m. ET
UMass continues to try to put runs together, but UWGB keeps having responses with its own offense.
9:40 p.m. ET
UMass is in a 2-3 zone on defense and really trying to push the pace on offense with drives to the basket. Gurley and Correia have had back-to-back layups.
9:36 p.m. ET
UMass now has 25 turnovers. The last time the Minutemen had that many was 30 on 12/28/06 against Yale. UMass won that game.
9:34 p.m. ET
9:32 p.m. ET
The Minutemen have 22 turnovers. That's the most since Northern Illinois last season.
Today's attendance at the Resch Center: 4,086
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A reminder: the UMass Minutewomen will be tipping off in Boulder, Colorado at 9:30 tonight in the final of the Coors Classic when they take on Minnesota. UMass defeated the host Buffaloes last night to reach the championship game.
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9:00 p.m. ET
Green Bay shot 45.5% and was 4-from-10 from behind the arc. It turned the ball over 10 times in the half.
Harris led the way for UMass with 13 points and five rebounds. Lowe had nine points and three assists.
Terry Evans and Mike Schachtner led the Phoenix with eight points each.
8:53 p.m. ET
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8:40 p.m. ET
UMass is shooting 62%, but turnovers are hurting the Minutemen.
8:33 p.m. ET
Thanks to Josh and Tim for the birthday shoutout on WRNX. Yes, I am celebrating my birthday in Green Bay and loving it.
Be sure to check out Josh's special interview at halftime on WRNX 100.9 or here at UMassAthletics.com. You don't want to miss it.
8:30 p.m. ET
There was a delay after a foul as the referee spoke to both coaches. I just got word from Jason Yellin that it was a warning to keep jerseys tucked in.
8:23 p.m. ET
A little sloppy play ... Both teams have turned the ball over nine times so far.
The Phoenix has some great names on their roster ... Bryquis Perine ... Chop Tang ... Gozie Umeadi ... and Mike Schachtner. You have no idea how long that took to type.
8:15 p.m. ET
The depleted UMass bench is quite a sight with far more suits than jerseys filling the chairs.
8:10 p.m. ET
Green Bay called a 30-second timeout just 10 seconds into the game ... kind of odd.
The game is about to tip-off and there is a decent crowd here ... I would say over 3,000.
Walk-on Lex Mongo is making his first roadtrip of the season and will be wearing #4 for the Minutemen.
7:30 p.m. ET
I am perched about 25 rows above the court, along with our WRNX broadcast crew of Josh Maurer and Tim Kenney. It will be a little higher vantage-point than we are used to, but we'll make the best of it.
It's been a great trip for the Minutemen so far to Wisconsin. The team's charter left Barnes Airport late Friday afternoon and arrived in Green Bay about 5:30 p.m. local time. Today, the Minutemen had shoot-around here in the morning and headed back to the hotel for meetings and some rest.
While the team did that, some of us other staff members went over to Lambeau Field and took a tour of the historic stadium. It was a busy day at the frozen tundra as the Packers will host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow. While we were viewing the field from a luxury suit, Navy skydivers were parachuting onto the field, practicing for tomorrow's opening of the game.
We also bumped into a couple legends at Lambeau that Josh Maurer got the chance to interview. You can hear that interview at halftime of tonight's game on WRNX 100.9 or by clicking the listen link above.
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