Rashaan Holloway
Thom Kendall - UMass Athletics
64
Massachusetts UMASS 10-6 (0-3)
81
VCU VCU 13-3 (3-0)
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Massachusetts UMASS 29 35 64
VCU VCU 33 48 81

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Men’s Basketball Unable To Offset VCU’s Offense In 81-68 Loss

Holloway notches second consecutive double-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds

RICHMOND, Va. – University of Massachusetts men's basketball sophomore center Rashaan Holloway earned his second consecutive and career double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds but the Minutemen were undone by VCU's steady offense and on-target perimeter shooting in an 81-64 loss. C.J. Anderson added 12 points with four assists at the Siegel Center on Saturday.
 
VCU vaulted itself in front with a nine-point run in the first half as the Rams earned a 33-29 lead at the break. The Minutemen went into halftime with momentum; however, as Jarreau raced the length of the court in the final seven seconds and sank a right side layup that rattled around the rim before it fell through after time expired.
 
Holloway used that momentum and scored the opening eight UMass points of the half through a mixture of paint touches and free throw makes. Alone, Holloway outscored VCU, 8-5 and brought UMass back within 38-37 at the 17:31 mark with a thunderous dunk that capped his scoring spree.
 
Holloway, the 6-foot-11 center from Elmer, New Jersey, was unable to offset VCU's offense throughout the half as the Rams shot 48.5 percent from the floor in the second half – including 55.6 percent from beyond the arc – and eventually pushed ahead by as much as 19. 
 
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Massachusetts returns to campus for its next contest, a Wed., Jan. 11 tilt with Dayton in the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.
 
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