Chris Baldwin
Springfield College SPR
Massachusetts UMASS
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Springfield College SPR 35 25 60
Massachusetts UMASS 38 44 82

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Second-Half Run Propels UMass To 82-60 Win Over Springfield College

The Minutemen dropped 44 points in the second half, outscoring the Pride by 19 on their way to the win.

AMHERST, Mass. All five starters posted double-digit points as the University of Massachusetts men's basketball defeated Springfield College 82-60 in their lone exhibition game on Friday evening at the Mullins Center. C.J. Anderson led all scorers with 16 points while Chris Baldwin chipped in a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
Anderson opened up the game with a breakaway dunk in a contest that was back-and-forth early with neither team extending their lead past two until Springfield grabbed a 30-27 advantage after a Cam Earle 3-pointer with 4:30 left in the opening half. Earle led the Pride in scoring on the night with 14 points.
Down 32-29 with 3:41 left in the first, UMass strung together seven straight points to take a 36-32 capped off by an Anderson dunk off a Luwane Pipkins steal followed by a Malik Hines tip-in. Hines provided 13 points to go along with six rebounds while Pipkins added 14 points, six assists and three steals.
After not hitting a 3-pointer in the first half, the Minutemen came out early in the second half and knocked down three consecutive deep balls to put together a 9-0 run to bring the score to 49-40 behind makes from Pipkins, Baldwin and Anderson. UMass finished with five 3-pointers made after starting the night 0-9 from behind the arc.
Springfield cut into the then-largest lead of the game for UMass just moments later to pull within four before a Rayshawn Miller jumper ended the run as the Minutemen began to pull away from the Pride down the stretch.
Unique McLean added 13 points, including seven straight sparked by a putback dunk on the offensive end and capped off by a free throw to put UMass up 61-45. McLean gave the Minutemen their largest lead of the night with just over two minutes remaining on a tip-in layup at 78-54.
The Minutemen shot 60-percent in the second half while holding Springfield to 34.6-percent on a night where the UMass defense provided five blocks and five steals.
UMass will open up regular season play on Friday, Nov. 10 against UMass Lowell at 7 p.m. in the Mullins Center.

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