"I'm proud of the way they played," UMass coach Mark Whipple said. "We wanted to get it to a one-possession game in the fourth quarter, and we did. We just couldn't make the play that we needed to, to get us over the top."
"We talked a little bit about that, of making sure that we get off to a good start," UMass coach Mark Whipple said. "It doesn't mean we've got to score a bunch of points. We just can't gift wrap anything for the opponent on both sides of the ball."