Massachusetts started 13-5 during the 2007, 2006, and 1997 seasons (since 1996).
UMASS beat the spread by 1.5 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Minutemen have beaten the spread.
The Minutemen have won 8 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Massachusetts has won 33 close games.
The Minutemen have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 21 or more free throws made.
Massachusetts has won 75% of the time this season (6-2) after committing 13 or fewer turnovers.
UMASS has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 65 or fewer total points.
UMASS has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) after holding an opponent to under 36.4% field goal percentage.
This season Massachusetts has won 88% of the time (7-1) when Chaz Williams has 18 points or more, 86% of the time (6-1) when Freddie Riley has 4 field goals made or more, and 73% of the time (8-3) when Raphiael Putney has 5 rebounds or more.
The Minutemen set a season high for field goal percentage.
The last time UMASS had a field goal percentage of 52.3% or higher was Mar 20, 2012 against Drexel.
UMASS set season lows for steals and three-pointers.
This is the 8th game at home this season--UMASS has a 4.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
The top two scorers (Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne) accounted for 42.8% of the points.
The top two rebounders (Maxie Esho and Chaz Williams) accounted for 46.8% of the rebounds.
Chaz Williams has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 18 games this season.
Maxie Esho has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 18 games this season.
Chaz Williams has 9 straight double-digit point games.
Raphiael Putney had a career high with 5 assists.
Cady Lalanne has 3 straight double-digit point games.
This was the 5th foul out of the season for Terrell Vinson.
Maxie Esho had a career high with 7 defensive rebounds.
Richmond Game Notes:
Richmond lost and did not cover the spread.
The Spiders have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Richmond has lost 23 close games.
Greg Robbins has led the team in rebounding 4 times in 21 games this season.
Greg Robbins set a career high with 6 assists.
This was the 1st foul out of the season for Kendall Anthony.