Massachusetts vs. VCU: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Massachusetts vs. VCU: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Massachusetts 68
(16-7, 6-3 away)
VCU 86
(20-5, 13-3 home)
Venue: Stuart Siegel Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Massachusetts 42 26 68
VCU 37 49 86
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Massachusetts R Putney 19 R Putney 10 C Williams 7
VCU T Graham 19 J Reddic 7 D Theus 7

On a night when they turned the ball over 24 times, Massachusetts lost in a blowout to Virginia Commonwealth 86-68 in conference play. Virginia Commonwealth trailed 42-37 at the half, but then took over in the second half to get the easy win. The Minutemen got a double-double out of Raphiael Putney with a game-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Chaz Williams had six points and added nine rebounds. Treveon Graham got a team-high 19 points and six rebounds for the Rams. Next up for Massachusetts (16-7, 6-4 A-10) is Temple (16-8, 5-5 A-10) on Saturday, Feb. 16 at home.

Massachusetts Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 6:04 left to go.
  • The Minutemen set a season high for turnovers (24).
  • The last time UMASS recorded at least 24 turnovers was Jan 18, 2012 against Duquesne.
  • The Minutemen have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past eight games.
  • This is the first loss of the season where the Minutemen opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Cady Lalanne recorded a team season high in blocks with five.
  • The top two scorers (Raphiael Putney and Freddie Riley) accounted for 45.5 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Raphiael Putney and Chaz Williams) accounted for 42.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • Raphiael Putney has led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding 6 times in 23 games this season.
  • Chaz Williams had career highs with nine rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.
  • Raphiael Putney recorded the fifth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double. It was his first this season and fifth of his career.
  • Raphiael Putney had a career high with four blocks.

Virginia Commonwealth Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Treveon Graham and Melvin Johnson) accounted for 43.0 percent of the points.
  • Treveon Graham has led the team in scoring 11 times in 25 games this season.
  • Juvonte Reddic has led the team in rebounding 19 times in 25 games this season.
  • Treveon Graham has 18 straight double-digit point games.
  • Rob Brandenberg set a career high with four steals.
UMASS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Raphiael Putney3019101243
BChaz Williams34697206
BCady Lalanne15630052
BTrey Davis11741003
B-Freddie Riley321221101
CMaxie Esho18340113
CSampson Carter25631002
CTerrell Vinson29741004
-T. Bergantino6210000
VCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Melvin Johnson181821100
ATreveon Graham301961100
ABriante Weber14921300
AJuvonte Reddic23873221
B+Darius Theus28637302
BRob Brandenberg271241411
BD.J. Haley7330021
B-Troy Daniels26951101
D+Jarred Guest13210001
-Justin Tuoyo6010000
-David Hinton6010000

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