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UMass hits a low point: St. Joseph's rolls, 63-38
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 1/6/2002

AMHERST - For now, anyway, forget about those claims that UMass will be a major player in the Atlantic 10 picture.

Not after the Minutemen fumbled away their conference opener yesterday with a 63-38 loss to St. Joseph's, the group that every other A-10 team will be judged by this season.

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Na'im Crenshaw keeps Raheim Lamb in check.
Despite not breaking the 65-point barrier for the first time in 46 games, the Hawks (7-4, 1-0 A-10) still played keep-away with the overmatched Minutemen (6-5, 0-1) as if they were a band of recruits.

This one was so bad, it made history for both sides.

It was the lowest point total by a UMass team since a 69-38 loss at Temple on Feb. 1, 1986. It was the lowest scoring performance ever by a St. Joseph's A-10 opponent.

But as far as UMass coach Steve Lappas was concerned, this one could have set records at Villanova, Manhattan and every other school he's coached.

``This was absolutely the worst exhibition of basketball I have seen,'' he said. ``It was the worst by any team I have ever coached. My teams have played some clinkers, and this is the biggest in high school, college - anywhere.''

The horrid exhibition infected UMass on every level, but nowhere was it more apparent than in the area of its supposed strength.

Center Kitwana Rhymer, in going scoreless for the second straight game, finished with as many turnovers (three) as attempted shots. He lasted 22 minutes due to ineffectiveness and foul trouble.

But Rhymer, who has now shot 0-for-5 with 10 rebounds and six turnovers over the last two games, was joined in his misery by Micah Brand yesterday.

Brand, shut out in the first half, finished with four points on 2-of-4 shooting. He actually finished with more turnovers (five) than shots.

Overall, the Minutemen shot 28 percent from the floor, including 21 percent in the first half, and 16 percent from 3-point range, including 9 percent in the second half. They were also outrebounded by a 42-30 margin.

Senior guard Shannon Crooks was the only Minuteman to hit double figures with a gritty but inaccurate 10-point performance (5-of-13 shooting). Sophomore forwards Jameel Pugh and Raheim Lamb played willing roles, each with seven points.

But offensive timidity, especially from Brand and Rhymer, has clearly become a problem.

UMass went scoreless on 0-for-9 shooting for the game's first 8:27 before backup center Eric Williams broke the ice with a 3-pointer.

``This was definitely, by far, our worst,'' Crooks said. ``Our focus is not there. The guys are real timid about shooting the ball. We talked about getting out to a good start, but once they hit a couple of shots, and things didn't work, the guys got down on themselves.''


Lappas pines for change
UMass Notebook
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 1/6/2002

AMHERST - Steve Lappas is still working on his naughty list, but someone may log some unexpected time on the pine when Ohio State comes to town Wednesday night.

``No doubt some changes will be made,'' the UMass coach said after yesterday's embarrassing 63-38 loss to St. Joseph's at the Mullins Center. ``I don't know who they will be yet - it could change daily - but there will be some.

``I know that there are certain buttons you can push on everyone, and the bench is the best button there is,'' Lappas said. ``We'll find out who is going to respond, and how.''

Lappas is right about that bench button. Micah Brand, after spending most of the second half on the bench as the result of a particularly uninspired effort yesterday, went back on the floor with 5:50 left, backed Hawks forward Bill Phillips into the paint and went up strong with one of his two baskets.

Center Kitwana Rhymer also sat for large chunks of the game. The low-achieving pair combined for four points on 2-of-7 shooting and eight rebounds, to go along with eight turnovers. Rhymer has now gone scoreless in his last two games.

``I can't, for the life of me, figure it out,'' Lappas said of the substandard play of his two starting big men. ``We ran more set plays today than we ever have, and bagged the motion after the first half to get back to what they know.

``But if Kit and Micah score four points between them, we won't beat a Division 2 team. But we all had something to do with this today, and there's accountability from top to bottom, starting with me.''

Just the half of it

The Minutemen have made a habit of coming back strong from shoddy first-half performances. Even that trend deserted them yesterday.

``Some of the guys hear about (Marvin) O'Connor and (Jameer) Nelson, those guys go out and make a couple of baskets, and we get down on ourselves,'' said UMass senior guard Shannon Crooks.

No starvin' Marvin

Four St. Joseph's starters scored between 11 and 13 points, including a 13-point, 6-for-11 performance from O'Connor. The 6-foot-4 senior scored most of his points on breakaways and back-cuts past the snoozing Minutemen.

Not bad for a player with an infected big toe that has limited his activity over the last two weeks.

``In the last 15 days he has played two games and practiced twice,'' said St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli. ``Until he gets back in a rhythm, he won't be all the way back. He's certainly scoring better, but he's still not all the way back.''


Pugh runs into rotation
By Gus Martins, The Boston Herald, 1/6/2002

AMHERST - UMass backup Jameel Pugh said yesterday that the length of the Minutemen's season runs more like a marathon than a sprint.

But if the team turns in many more performances like yesterday's 63-38 loss to St. Joseph's at the Mullins Center, the 2001-02 campaign might drag on into what seems like an ultramarathon.

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Jameel Pugh contributed with seven points in 15 minutes.
``It's a long season,'' said Pugh. ``You are going to have those games where you are not executing and not playing well. . . . We didn't hit the shots we normally hit. Some of the guys didn't get the looks we normally get. If we can do what the coach is asking us to do we can be a much better team. It's not like it was an exhibition of what we are going to be all season.''

The Minutemen (6-5 overall) dropped their Atlantic 10 opener to what was widely considered a superior team. But connecting on just 15-of-54 shots from the field (28 percent) won't get the Minutemen far.

Only Shannon Crooks (10 points) managed to score in double figures for UMass. The Minutemen big men, Kitwana Rhymer and Micah Brand, combined for just four points - with Rhymer contributing nothing to that total.

Does such a scoring drought create an opportunity for the 6-foot-4 Pugh, a sophomore guard-forward who scored seven points in the loss?

``It's wide open right now,'' said Pugh. ``I got some shots. I'm not that sure how many I took (he finished 2-for-8 from the floor, with one 3-pointer and a pair of free throws). But I'm sure the opportunities are going to start floating around the team and whoever is going to start making the shots is going to have an edge. I'm an offensive threat and I'm always looking to score, so if the opportunity presents itself I'm sure I'm going to be ready and willing to take it.''

Pugh, who has moved ahead of fellow backup Willie Jenkins, also a sophomore, in the rotation, is currently being used to spell Boston English product Raheim Lamb, another sophomore, who had just four points.

``I was kind of a little bit confused (at the start of the season),'' said Pugh. ``I had a few injuries and I was a little bit behind and I so I didn't have a set role on the team. I was still working and looking for a way that I could best help this team. It's still up in the air if I can be a better contributor scoring, rebounding on defense or making steals.''


Minutemen hit with a low blow
ST. JOSEPH'S 63, UMASS 38
By Joe Burris, The Boston Globe Staff, 1/6/2002

AMHERST - For those University of Massachusetts basketball fans disgusted by the Minutemen's performance in their 63-38 home loss to Atlantic 10 foe St. Joseph's yesterday, take note. UMass coach Steve Lappas is way ahead of you. In fact, it's safe to say the first-year mentor has moved beyond dissatisfaction and is venturing full throttle toward damage control.

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Don't blame the zebras, the Minutemen dug their own grave.
''There are going to be changes for Wednesday,'' said Lappas, referring to the Minutemen's next contest, at home against Ohio State. ''I don't know what they are, but there's no doubt there will be.

''Part of the newness of anything is knowing what buttons to press. I'm going to find those buttons. I think the bench is the best button there is.''

Remember the Minutemen's 4-0 start? The optimism generated by wins over Oregon and North Carolina State?

UMass (6-5, 0-1 A-10) is far removed from that now. Yesterday's contest marked its lowest point total in the nine-year history of the Mullins Center and its lowest overall since a 69-38 loss at Temple Feb. 1, 1986. The last time UMass scored fewer than 38 points was in a 45-25 defeat to Clark Dec. 8, 1948.

''That's the absolute worst exhibition of basketball I have ever seen in 14 years, at any level, even when I was at Manhattan when we were 300th in the country when I took over,'' said Lappas.

Lappas added that he saw too many lapses of effort to consider the debacle an aberration.

''I saw too many things out there I didn't like to just sweep this game under the rug,'' he said.

One could only imagine how lopsided the contest would have been if St. Joseph's (7-4, 1-0) had been sharper, instead of going 1 for 15 from 3-point range and being beaten, 23-4, on points in the paint.

Bill Phillips and Marvin O'Connor had 13 points each and Jameer Nelson added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds for St. Joseph's. Shannon Crooks led UMass with 10 points.

The Hawks entered the game the second-highest scoring team in the A-10 (78.6 ppg), and when UMass held the Hawks below its opponents' average (64.5 ppg), one would figure the Minutemen had put themselves in position to triumph.

While finishing the game shooting 43 percent, relying mostly on give-and-go, back-door cuts after failing to score over the first 4 minutes 45 seconds, the Hawks dominated the boards, outrebounding UMass, 42-30.

''I thought the key to us was that we won the war on the glass,'' said St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli. ''When I saw the numbers at halftime [when the Hawks had outrebounded UMass, 27-11], I was astounded.''

And, while St. Joseph's defense was stifling, it was only part of why the Minutemen shot 21 percent from the floor in the first half and went scoreless over their first 14 possessions.

Eric Williams drained a trey with 11:36 left in the first half for UMass's first points of the game, and at the time the Minutemen appeared fortunate to trail by only 7. Then UMass went another four minutes without a basket, managing just two free throws by Jameel Pugh.

The Minutemen's front-line tandem of power forward Micah Brand and center Kitwana Rhymer finished with 4 points (all Brand's) on 2-for-7 shooting. That's 18 points below their average.

''When Kit and Micah get 4 points between them, we can't beat a Division 2 team,'' said Lappas.

The Minutemen's shooting improved to 35 percent in the second half, but they managed only one 3-pointer in 11 attempts. Still, they trailed just, 29-17, at halftime. After falling behind by as many as 21 in the second half, UMass cut the deficit to 14 (48-34), on 5 straight points by Pugh, with 6:44 to go. Yet the Minutemen could muster just 4 points the rest of the way.

Asked if it was the worst game he's played in, Crooks said, ''By far. We just didn't focus out there.''

No doubt Lappas has his players' attention with talk of change on the horizon. ''St. Joe's played great,'' he said, ''but if we shoot 40 percent, you'd give them [full] credit for the loss. We have to stick up for the loss, too.''


St. Joseph's picks up its defense and overwhelms Massachusetts
By Ray Parrillo , The Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, 1/6/2002

AMHERST, Mass. - The first time St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli gathered his players after his team's gut-wrenching New Year's Eve loss to nationally ranked Gonzaga, a town meeting broke out.

The Hawks wanted to know why they were 6-4 after having begun the season ranked in the nation's top 10. Why were opponents piling up points against them at an alarming rate? What could they do to lift one another now that Atlantic Ten Conference play was upon them?

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Shannon Crooks and Kitwana Rhymer swarm on Marvin O'Connor.
"A lot of guys had something to say, got things off their chests," guard Marvin O'Connor said. "Some things needed to be addressed. A lot of it was about making sure we were all on the same page."

In the midst of the warm and fuzzy session, Martelli cited some cold statistics that suggested that the Hawks were not guarding opponents very well. They went into yesterday's A-10 opener against Massachusetts at the Mullins Center last in the league in defense against the three-point shot and next to last in defense against any kind of shot.

St. Joe's returned home last night knowing that it was capable of plugging gaps in its defense if everyone lent a hand. The Hawks had broken a three-game losing streak with a breezy 63-38 win over UMass.

The 38 points were the fewest scored by the Minutemen (6-5, 0-1 conference) since their 69-38 loss at Temple on Feb. 1, 1986 - well before they became a force in the conference.

The last time UMass scored fewer than 38 points at home was in a 45-25 loss to Clark on Dec. 8, 1948. The last time St. Joe's had allowed so few was in a 58-38 victory over Princeton on Dec. 3, 1994.

"We talked about how we had to help our big men on defense," said guard Jameer Nelson, who scored 12 points and led the Hawks (7-4, 1-0) with eight rebounds. "Today, I think we guarded our butts off."

Was St. Joe's renewed commitment to defense the reason for the blowout? Steve Lappas, the first-year UMass coach who was 4-0 against Martelli at Villanova, probably put the whole messy game in proper perspective when he said: "It was their good defense and our atrociousness combined."

Lappas insisted that yesterday's performance was the worst ever by one of his teams at Manhattan, Villanova or UMass. It was hard to dispute his claim.

How futile were the Minutemen? After their first 14 possessions, they were 0 for 9 from the field and had five turnovers.

UMass was shut out until Eric Williams drained a three-point basket 8 minutes, 27 seconds into the game. In the end, St. Joe's defensive stats had improved because UMass had shot 27.8 percent and managed only four points off its fastbreak.

Massachusetts' big men - 6-foot-10 Kitwana Rhymer and 6-11 Micah Brand - combined for four points. Rhymer, who muscled the Hawks out of last season's A-10 tournament in the semifinals with 15 points and 13 rebounds, was held scoreless for the second straight game.

"We can't beat a Division II team if Kit and Micah get four points between them," Lappas groused.

UMass did a good job of clogging the passing lanes and forcing turnovers, and the Hawks made only 1 of 15 shots from three-point distance and shot 43.1 percent overall - well below its conference-best average of 47.2.

"Not the prettiest offense," Martelli said. "But we flipped at practice the other day, concentrating on defense first."

St. Joe's put this one away in the first 10 minutes of the second half, when its lead grew to 48-27.

Their big men reduced to passive observers, the Minutemen counted on guard Shannon Crooks, their leading scorer, to get them going. Crooks was held to 10 points as O'Connor, Nelson, Na'im Crenshaw and backup guard Tyrone Barley took turns attaching themselves to him.

O'Connor, who is still trying to get back into form after having missed a game and several practices with a severely sprained toe, managed 13 points, equaling Bill Phillips' team high. Crenshaw scored 11, including the only three-point basket for the Hawks. St. Joe's outrebounded UMass by 42-30.

"I'm still not getting the lift on my jumper, and my movement isn't at 100 percent, but I'm getting close," O'Connor said.

Thinking back to St. Joe's 83-80 loss to 22d-ranked Gonzaga on Hawk Hill, Martelli said that it had stayed with him longer than any, aside from the one in the NCAA tournament by Stanford in March. Fortunately for him, it didn't seem to linger with his players.


Hawks Dominate UMass In A-10 Opener
Defense, Rebounding key 63-38 win at the Mullins Center
From Saint Joseph's Athletics, 1/5/2002

AMHERST, MA (01/05/02) The game was billed as offense versus defense. Saint Joseph's entered with one of the top offenses in the Atlantic 10 while Massachusetts owned one of the league's top defenses. On the flipside, UMass had trouble scoring in its first 10 games while SJU had difficulty defending. Well, when it was all said and done, defense prevailed, but surprisingly it was the Hawks' defense that dominated the contest as SJU won the A-10 opener for both teams, 63-38, at the Mullins Center.

The 38 points was the fewest an Atlantic opponent had ever scored against the Hawks in the 20 years SJU has been in the league. It was also the fewest since SJU defeated Princeton, 58-38, on December 3, 1994.The last time a Hawk opponent scored fewer than 38 was on January 10, 1984, a 77-35 rout of Phil Martelli's alma mater, Widener.

It was also the fewest points that UMass had ever scored at the Mullins Center, and the fewest by a Minuteman team in any game since a 50-36 loss to Penn State on February 20, 1980.

"We thought if we could win the war on the glass we could win the game," stated SJU coach Phil Martelli. "And to be able to do that on the road - in this league the separation is road wins - is a big plus."

"I thought today for the most part we got our shots, but we just did not make them like we normally do." added Martelli. "You just do not see us go 1-15 (3-pointers) and win on the road very often."

The Hawks normally work on offense first when they practice during the week, but Martelli switched that pattern at Friday's practice and it paid dividends. SJU held UMass scoreless for the first eight and a half minutes of the contest, building a 10-0 lead. The Minutemen never threatened the rest of the contest, hitting just 15-of-54 shots from the field (27.8%).

"We really needed to pick our defense up," stated Bill Phillips, who tallied 13 points to share game scoring honors with Marvin O'Connor. "Even more so coming here, playing against a real physical team. They really challenge you right out of the gates to see if you have come to play or not."

"We responded to that challenge and played together tonight."

SJU, which had its 43 game string of scoring 65 or more points halted, sported a balanced scoring attack. Besides O'Connor and Phillips, Jameer Nelson (12) and Na'im Crenshaw (11) tallied double figures. Nelson led all rebounders with eight despite fighting off flu-like symptoms.

Rebounding, which had been a problem at times, was a strength for SJU as the Hawks out-rebounded the UMass big frontline, 42-30. Twin Minutemen towers, 6-11 Micah Brand and 6-10 Kitwana Rhymer combined for four points and eight rebounds. Shannon Crooks led UMass with 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting.

SJU, which snapped a three-game skid, is now 7-4. The win was also Phil Martelli's first over UMass coach Steve Lappas in five tries. Lappas had won the previous four meetings while at 'Nova.

The Hawks will travel to Kingston, RI for a game with Rhode Island on Wednesday (7:30 PM, WPEN 950 AM). UMass, which owns two of the more impressive wins on the A-10 (Oregon and NC State), falls to 6-5 on the season.


Offensive futility for Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/7/2002

AMHERST - For weeks the slow-starting University of Massachusetts men's basketball team has talked about wanting to play as well in the first half as it did in the second half. UMass accomplished that Saturday against Saint Joseph's, but it wasn't what the Minutemen had in mind.

UMass (6-5, 0-1 A-10) was equally awful in both halves as Saint Joseph's (7-4, 1-0) pounded it, 63-38, in both teams' Atlantic 10 opener at the Mullins Center.

UMass coach Steve Lappas didn't sugar-coat the debacle.

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The look says it all: Steve Lappas.
"That was the worst exhibition of basketball I've ever seen," he said. "When I started at Manhattan we were, like, No. 300 in the country, but this is the worst game one of my teams has ever played. My teams have played some clinkers, but this is the biggest clinker one of my teams has ever played. High school, college, anywhere."

Senior guard Shannon Crooks echoed his coach's sentiments.

"By far it was our worst game," Crooks said. "Our focus wasn't there. We were timid shooting the ball. You can't do that against a great team. We have to be focused."

The Minutemen will try to right their ship Wednesday when they play host to Ohio State at 7 p.m. at the Mullins Center. The Buckeyes upset No. 9 Iowa, 72-62, on Saturday.

Lappas promised changes will be made against Ohio State.

"I don't know what they are, but there is going to be some," he said.

It was UMass' worst point total since a 69-38 loss at Temple in 1986 and its worst point total at home since a 60-37 defeat against Hartwick, Feb. 9, 1949, just two years after the school changed its name from Massachusetts State College to the University of Massachusetts.

Crooks was the only Minuteman in double figures, with 10 points.

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Micah Brand only chipped in four points, more than seven off his average.
Starters Micah Brand, Kitwana Rhymer and Anthony Anderson, who entered the game as the team's No. 2, 3 and 4 scorers, respectively, accounted for only four points, all by Brand.

"If Kit and Micah get four points between them, we won't beat a Division II team," Lappas said.

Rhymer was scoreless for the second straight game, this time without any foul trouble to blame for it as he took only three shots in 22 minutes. He took just four shots and turned the ball over five times.

Crooks defended Rhymer's performance.

"He was injured. He still works hard at practice and eventually he's going to pull out," Crooks said. "We can't just look to him. Everybody has to contribute. It's a team thing."

Anderson, who has been among UMass' steadiest players in his rookie season, had his first game without an assist and now has missed 15 of his last 16 shots.

Lappas credited St. Joe's while blaming his team.

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Yelling, screaming or glaring, nothing Lappas did woke up his team.
"This was their good defense and our atrociousness combined," Lappas said. "We all had something to do with it. Me too. Everybody. There has to be accountability from top to bottom and I'm the top."

In an attempt to help his team shake off its recent offensive woes, Lappas tabled his preferred motion offense for a steady diet of set plays, which he thought the team might be more comfortable using.

"I totally bagged playing motion in the first half and ran all set plays, basically, in the second half," Lappas said. "I wanted to at least get back to doing what they're used to."

The scoreboard held the illusion of a soccer game for the first four minutes, as neither team could make a shot, but Saint Joseph's broke the ice first and scored the game's first 10 points before UMass finally got a 3-pointer from Eric Williams 8:24 into the game.

The Minutemen cut the Hawks' lead to six at 16-10 on a 3-pointer from Kyle Wilson, but St. Joe's scored the next four points and UMass never got that close again.

After the Hawks stretched their advantage to 16 with 1:17 left in the first half, baskets by Crooks and Raheim Lamb (seven points) made it 29-17 at intermission.

Any hope UMass had of producing another one of its second-half charges that had been common of late disappeared quickly as the Hawks continued to cruise. Bill Phillips and Marvin O'Connor each had 13 points, while Jameer Nelson had 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists.


4-0 seems like a dream
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/7/2002

AMHERST - The final score of Saturday's game between the University of Massachusetts and Saint Joseph's must have produced significant head-scratching among the collective fandoms of Oregon and North Carolina State.

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Shannon Crooks was the only Minuteman to score in double-figures, just barely with 10 points.
"A 63-38 loss? How'd we ever lose to those guys?"

UMass' wins over the Ducks and Wolfpack came just over a month ago, but those wins and the Minutemen's 4-0 start now seem like games from a different season.

Since then Oregon has upset Arizona twice, while the Wolfpack defeated Syracuse and previously undefeated Virginia. Both were just outside the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Top 25 Sunday night.

Meanwhile, the Minutemen have gone 2-6.

A continually surprising trend is that the Minutemen have been better away from the Mullins Center than in it. While they are 3-3 in their home gym, the first two wins over Arkansas-Little Rock and Marist were hardly convincing.

It's not for lack of atmosphere, either. Saturday's crowd of 6,562 was plenty respectable with students gone for winter break.

Senior Kitwana Rhymer's troubles, which had been well-hidden behind the team's success, are more noticeable now. He's scored in double figures only four times in the team's seven games. UMass is 3-1 when he gets 10 or more points and 3-4 when he doesn't.

Confusing too is what has happened to Willie Jenkins. The sophomore small forward gave the Minutemen a spark in early games. Without him the Minutemen could have lost any of their first four games.

But he's disappeared. He dropped out of the starting lineup after struggling and hasn't played well off the bench. He's now been reduced to garbage time. He didn't enter Saturday's game until it was well out of reach, checking in at the same time as UMass' two walk-ons.

The team's offensive struggles are now in vicious-circle mode: The Minutemen need a breakthrough everything-falls-offensively kind of night to restore their confidence, but they need confidence to have that kind of night.

In Lappas' first season with this team, he hasn't been with these players long enough to know which psychological buttons to press to help pull them out of a slide.

"There are certain buttons you can hit on everybody," Lappas said. "We'll find those buttons in the next two days. The bench is the best button there is."

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Eric Williams watches the ball get away.
Beyond the psychological is the practical. Lappas, a coach who is in love with 3-pointers, inherited a team without anybody who can make them consistently. UMass' leader in 3-point percentage (of players who have attempted at least 10) is big man Eric Williams, who has hit 5-of-13 (.385). UMass' guards and small forwards are hitting at just 27.8 percent (44-of-158) from behind the arc.

It's reasonable to think that when Lappas has had a chance to recruit a few more shooters, the Minutemen will be better at playing his offense.

But that's a long way off. There are 16 games still on the regular-season slate and if the Minutemen don't return quickly to playing at a level approaching their early-season success, it could be a long two months.

Nobody knows that more than the disconsolate UMass fans, who had NCAA Tournament dreams in early December now are hoping for a trip to the far less prestigious National Invitation Tournament. As they watch every new success from the Ducks and Pack scroll across the bottom of their TV screens, they're scratching their heads too, thinking: "How'd we ever beat those guys?"


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Saint Joseph's Hawks 63
Massachusetts Minutemen 38
at the Mullins Center

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
St. Joseph's vs Massachusetts
01/05/02  2:00 p.m. at Amherst, MA(Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: St. Joseph's ( 7- 4, 1- 0)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
No.     N A M E           FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
24 PHILLIPS,Bill        f  4-8    0-1    5-5    3  4  7   2  13   2  0  1  3  31
25 REID,Damian          c  3-6    0-1    1-1    2  4  6   2   7   0  0  1  1  23
11 O'CONNOR,Marvin      g  6-11   0-4    1-2    2  2  4   2  13   1  6  0  1  30
14 NELSON,Jameer        g  3-7    0-4    6-8    1  7  8   2  12   5  6  0  2  35
20 CRENSHAW,Na'im       g  3-8    1-3    4-4    0  4  4   3  11   2  2  0  0  30
03 FARRELLY,Mike           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   2
10 MARTELLI,Phil           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
12 BARLEY,Tyrone           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   1  1  0  0   5
15 WEST,Delonte            2-8    0-2    0-0    1  4  5   2   4   2  0  0  3  19
33 CARROLL,Pat             0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  0  1  0   1
34 BRYANT,John             0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  0  2  0  10
51 SAZONOV,Alexandre       1-2    0-0    1-2    1  2  3   2   3   0  1  1  0  13
TEAM ........................................   1  2  3
TOTALS                    22-51   1-15  18-22  11 31 42  15  63  13 16  6 10 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 12-27 44.4% 2ndH: 10-24 41.7% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 43.1% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 0-7 00.0% 2ndH: 1-8 12.5% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 06.7% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 5-6 83.3% 2ndH: 13-16 81.3% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 81.8% 2, 1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Massachusetts ( 6- 5, 0- 1) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS No. N A M E FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 34 LAMB,Raheim f 3-9 0-0 1-1 2 0 2 3 7 1 1 2 2 17 40 BRAND,Micah f 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 4 0 5 0 2 29 33 RHYMER,Kitwana c 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 6 6 3 0 1 3 2 1 22 12 ANDERSON,Anthony g 0-3 0-2 0-2 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 27 30 CROOKS,Shannon g 5-13 0-4 0-1 1 4 5 1 10 4 3 1 0 37 00 MARTIN,Brennan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 01 JENKINS,Willie 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 03 BLIZZARD,Ronell 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 8 11 WILSON,Kyle 2-8 1-6 0-0 1 0 1 3 5 1 2 0 1 21 14 KOTARIDIS,Paco 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 WILLIAMS,Eric 1-4 1-2 2-2 2 3 5 1 5 1 5 1 0 20 22 KILLINGS,Dwayne 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24 PUGH,Jameel 2-8 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 2 7 1 0 0 1 15 TEAM ........................................ 1 1 2 TOTALS 15-54 3-19 5-9 11 19 30 20 38 10 19 7 9 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 6-28 21.4% 2ndH: 9-26 34.6% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 27.8% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 2-8 25.0% 2ndH: 1-11 09.1% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 15.8% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 3-5 60.0% 2ndH: 2-4 50.0% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 55.6% 0, 1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIALS: Joe Mingle, David Day, Jack Sweeney TECHNICAL FOULS: St. Joseph's - none Massachusetts - none ATTENDANCE: 6,562 SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 OT3 OT4 TOTAL St. Joseph's 29 34 63 Massachusetts 17 21 38


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