Ohiou 40 36 76
Umass 48 37 85
Date of game: 12/19/2012

Recap: Massachusetts vs. Ohio

Amherst, MA (Sports Network) - Jesse Morgan knocked down 7-of-10 attempts from three-point range to score a career-high 35 points as the Massachusetts Minutemen took down the Ohio University Bobcats, 85-76, in a non-conference tilt at the Mullins Center.

Cady Lalanne posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Minutemen (6-3).

For the Bobcats (7-4), D.J. Cooper posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 assists, Walter Offutt finished with 18 points, Nick Kellogg scored 15 points and Ivo Baltic pulled down 10 rebounds. The loss was the second in a row for Ohio.

Both teams shot well to open the contest. UMass hit on 48.4 percent from the field, including 6-of-11 from beyond the three-point arc. After trailing by 12 points with 14:48 to play in the first half, UMass went on a 23-1 run over the next five minutes to take a 48-40 lead into the break. Ohio shot even better, connecting on 51.7 percent of their field goal attempts, including 7-of-15 from three-point range, but were outscored 12-3 at the free-throw line in the opening half.

After the intermission, the teams cooled off a bit. The Minutemen made 47.8 percent of their field goal attempts in the second half and missed all but three of their thirteen three-point tries. The Bobcats fell to just 40 percent shoot from the field, but did manage to make 5-of-15 from beyond the arc. Again they were outscored 12-3 from the free-throw line. With the game tied at 55 with just over 14 minutes to play, the Minutemen reeled off 11 unanswered points to take control of the contest and secure the victory.

Morgan's 35 points scored is the most by any Atlantic 10 player this season.

Game Notes

Marshall - The class of Conference USA

Conference USA has added two new teams this season (Old Dominion and Western Ky) and lost three (Tulsa, East Carolina and Tulane) but it is really a one team league. And that team is Marshall.

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