BOSTON, Mass. – Led by a game-high 23 points from Ty Nichols Keene State College downed men's basketball by the final score of 77-62 Wednesday evening at Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium.
UMass Boston 62, Keene State College 77
UMass Boston (9-9, 4-6 Little East Conference)
Keene State College (12-7, 7-3 Little East Conference)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Nichols, who just became the all-time leader in points scored at Keene State, finished the win with a 10-for-18 showing from the field, and also had six assists. Also pacing the Owls was big-man James Anozie who finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Charlie Mitchell (Boston, Mass.) was the top scorer for UMass Boston as the sophomore guard finished with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, 6-of-10 at the free throw line.
Through the first 10 minutes of Wednesday's contest the two teams exchanged control of the scoreboard. However around the nine minute mark was when the Owls took over offensively as they jumped out to their first double-digit lead.
From there, they would cruise to a 12-point lead heading into the halftime break. In the opening minutes, Dasan Cinelli (Boston, Mass.) cut the deficit back to single digits on a 3-pointer, which made it 42-33.
After a Nichols lay-up pushed Keene's lead back to 11, a lay-up from Mitchell would make it a nine-point affair one last time. Keene State would ride one more offensive rush to the win, with the Beacons unable to keep pace with the Owls.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Keene State recorded 23 of their 77 points off Beacons turnovers
- From the field UMass Boston shot 42.3% (22-52), while the Owls finished shooting 43.9% (29-66)
- The two teams finished even in rebounds 39-39
- The Beacons combined for 32 points in the paint, while Owls finished with 42 points in the paint
- Mitchell's 22 points was a career-high for the sophomore guard
The Beacons will travel to Castleton University on Saturday for a 3 p.m. conference game.