Miami vs. UMass
Jan. 2, 2013 - Oxford, Ohio
Miami Postgame Notes
- Junior guard Allen Roberts shot 3-of-4 from 3-point land in the first half while the rest of the team went 0-for-8 in the half. Roberts scored 11 of Miami's first 16 points in the game, all in the first eight minutes of the contest. He finished with 21 points, two shy of his career high, shooting 7-of-15, including a career-high five triples on nine attempts. It was his fourth career 20-point game. Roberts hit five of Miami's seven treys in the contest. He is now 9-for-16 from 3-point land in his last two games.
- Miami blocked a season-high five shots in the game, all in the first. The RedHawks entered the game averaging just 2.5 blocks per game but doubled that in the first half. Miami had blocked four shots twice this year (Dec. 1 at IPFW and Dec. 19 at Wright State). Two of the blocks Wednesday came from freshman guard Geovonie McKnight, marking a career high, as he had just two career blocks entering the game. Junior forward Jon Harris tied a career high with his two blocks.
- Trailing by eight at halftime (37-29), the RedHawks opened the second half on a 13-5 run over the first 1:53 to erase the deficit. During the run, four different RedHawks scored, led by five from Roberts.
- Sophomore guard Will Sullivan pulled down a career-high seven rebounds, including two on the offensive glass and five in the first half. His previous best effort on the boards was four caroms Jan. 28, 2012 at Western Michigan. Sullivan had just 16 total rebounds on the season entering Wednesday's game.
- Junior center Drew McGhee totaled a season-high 10 points in the contest on 5-of-6 shooting. It was his seventh career double-figure scoring game and first of the season. After starting the year 8-for-24 from the field in his first seven games, he has hit 12 of his last 13 shots over his last five games, including the game against UMass.
- Junior guard Quinten Rollins, who leads the MAC averaging 2.3 steals per game, picked up another two thefts against the Minutemen. He now has 27 steals on the year and has at least two steals in seven games this year, including each of his last three.
- Redshirt junior forward Will Felder totaled 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting. It was his seventh double-figure scoring effort as a RedHawk and third in a row. The seven 10-or-more point games tie for second most on the team.
- Despite Miami starting just one player over 6-foot-5 (Will Felder) and UMass starting four players over 6-foot-5, the RedHawks scored 32 points in the paint while limiting UMass to just 22.
- The loss was Miami's first at home this year, as the RedHawks are now 4-1 at Millett Hall. The RedHawks scored 69 points, their lowest output at home this season as the 'Hawks were averaging 80.5 ppg in Oxford. The loss also snapped a two-game win streak for Miami while UMass extended its win streak to six games, including three wins against Mid-American Conference teams. By scoring 69 points, Miami remained winless when scoring less than 70 points this year (0-7) while the RedHawks are 5-0 when scoring 70 points or more on the year.
- Wednesday's contest was the first ever meeting between Miami and Massachusetts on the hardwood, as UMass now leads the all-time series, 1-0. The RedHawks have now played two Atlantic-10 foes this year, also falling at Dayton Dec. 8.