Massachusetts vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview

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Massachusetts vs. La Salle: Full Game Preview
Massachusetts
(13-5, 5-1 away)
La Salle
(14-5, 9-1 home)
Venue: Tom Gola Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Massachusetts C Williams 16.4 C Lalanne 6.4 C Williams 7.2
La Salle R Galloway 17.2 S Zack 6.4 T Duren 3.4

La Salle welcomes Massachusetts to Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Explorers are 7-1 against the Minutemen over the last four years. They won 72-71 on 2/18/2012 the last time they played.

La Salle is currently in 2nd place in the A-10 and Massachusetts is in 7th.

In their last game, Ramon Galloway put up 31 points in the Explorers 69-61 win over Virginia Commonwealth on January 26th. On top of his scoring average of 17.2 points per game, he delivers 4.6 rebounds per game. For the Minutemen, Chaz Williams finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds in the 70-65 win over Richmond on January 27th. He contributes a team-leading 16.4 points per game, 7.2 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game.

Massachusetts StatSmack

  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 La Salle has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Massachusetts (2 vs 1).
  • Ramon Galloway is ranked 5th in the A-10 in points, 31st nationally in three-pointers, and 50th nationally in steals.
  • La Salle allows fewer rebounds (34.0 allowed per game vs 39.7 allowed per game) than Massachusetts this season.
  • It must sting. La Salle has blown out Massachusetts by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 2002.
  • La Salle beat Massachusetts by 1 point the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
  • The La Salle scoring leader (Ramon Galloway) has more points than the Massachusetts scoring leader (Chaz Williams).
  • At least you keep showing up. La Salle has an average margin of victory of 10 over Massachusetts in 13 wins since 1990.
  • La Salle is a better three-point shooting team (38.6% vs 29.8%) than Massachusetts this season.
  • The La Salle three-point leader (Ramon Galloway) has more three-pointers than the Massachusetts three-point leader (Jesse Morgan).
  • Steve Zack is ranked 9th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • You get an A for effort, but La Salle has emerged victorious against Massachusetts the last 3 times they've played.
UMASS Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Chaz Williams 36 16 4 7 2 0 4
B- Jesse Morgan 29 13 3 2 2 0 1
C+ Terrell Vinson 25 12 4 1 1 0 2
C+ Cady Lalanne 20 7 6 0 0 1 1
C Raphiael Putney 24 7 5 2 1 1 2
C Maxie Esho 22 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Sampson Carter 22 6 5 1 1 1 1
C Freddie Riley 24 7 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Trey Davis 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D T. Bergantino 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Izzy Freeman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
SALLE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Ramon Galloway 32 17 4 3 2 0 3
B Tyreek Duren 35 15 3 3 2 0 2
B Tyrone Garland 23 13 2 2 1 0 2
B- Jerrell Wright 24 10 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Steve Zack 23 7 6 1 0 2 1
C+ Sam Mills 34 8 3 2 1 0 1
C D.J. Peterson 27 4 3 2 1 0 0
D+ O.J. Lewis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Rohan Brown 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Garvin Hunt 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Taylor Dunn 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
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