Emichigan 25 36 61
Umass 38 37 75
Date of game: 1/5/2013

Recap: Massachusetts vs. Eastern Mich

Amherst, MA (Sports Network) - Freddie Riley led four Minutemen in double- figures with 18 points as the Massachusetts cruised by the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 75-61, at the Mullins Center.

Riley came off the bench to make good on 6-of-9 from beyond the arc for the Minutemen (10-3). Maxie Esho also came off the bench, scoring 13 points and pulling-down nine boards. Chaz Williams scored 14 points and Jesse Morgan scored 11 points as Massachusetts earned it's seventh straight win.

For the Eagles (7-7), Glenn Bryant recorded a double-double off the bench, with 11 points and 11 boards. J.R. Sims and Jamell Harris scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. Eastern Michigan has now lost five of it's last six games.

Massachusetts shot an impressive 9-of-17 from 3-point range, while limiting the Eagles to a mere 8-of-25 from the floor, en route to a 38-25 advantage at the break.

Eastern Michigan stepped-up it's shooting in the second half to 15-of-28 from the floor. Massachusetts made 14-of-27 from the floor to clinch the 14-point victory.

Massachusetts made 11-of-25 from long range, forced 20 turnovers, and outscored Eastern Michigan, 23-6, in points off turnovers on the day.

Game Notes

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