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UMass in right lane
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 2/10/2002

AMHERST - Love this lack of style or hate it, UMass is better off dragging a game into the breakdown lane.

And that's where the Minutemen (10-11, 4-6 Atlantic 10) halted a three-game losing streak last night with a 62-47 win over La Salle (9-14, 2-8). They alternately spurted and crashed, stalled and raced.

And by the end of it, with Micah Brand returning from a left ankle sprain to score 10 points and fellow big man Kitwana Rhymer turning in one of his more aggressive performances in awhile with 12 tough inside points, the Minutemen put away one of the more dangerous scorers they will face.

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Eric Williams and Willie Jenkins double-down on Rasual Butler.
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Credit the defense, and sophomore Raheim Lamb in particular, with that. The forward's eight points were a bonus, considering that he and fellow sophomore Willie Jenkins shut down Rasual Butler, limiting the Explorers' 6-foot-7 forward to a season-low four points on 2-of-7 shooting.

``Defense definitely did it tonight,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ``(Butler) was probably tired, too. He's playing 40 minutes every night.''

And judging from La Salle coach Billy Hahn's reaction, the result has become very familiar for the Explorers, who lost six of their last seven games.

``It's the same every night,'' he said with a sigh.

In terms of consistency, the Minutemen only wish they could say as much. Instead, their peak-and-valley ways continue. Last night the big guys reasserted themselves and sophomore point guard Anthony Anderson played another near-perfect stretch with 11 points, seven assists, two steals and only one turnover in 36 minutes.

That considered, Lappas was willing to take the sweet with the sour when he said: ``We went the usual nine or 10 minutes without scoring tonight, so that's not even worth thinking about anymore. And it's not as if we didn't get good looks during that stretch.''

The Minutemen finally got what they needed with 7:23 left, when Shannon Crooks kicked off a 10-0 run with a trey from the right corner. The Minutemen followed in close order with a Rhymer three-point play, a Lamb trey and a Brand free throw for a 53-34 edge with 5:13 left.

Though La Salle's Dwayne Jones stopped the bleeding with back-to-back treys, Jenkins took it back with a corner trey for a 56-40 UMass lead with 3:51 left. Brand, in turn, followed with a three-point play for a 59-40 edge with 3:08 left.

And Butler, who finally scored his second and final hoop on a put-back with 1:23 left, was never a factor.

For a UMass team that blew a 14-point lead four days ago against Duquesne and couldn't stay above water against Rhode Island, last night's method was welcome.

``This was definitely a confidence-booster,'' Brand said. ``There are other teams that we could have beat easily and didn't. So this was just very good for us.''

Lappas, who lamented a sorry bench performance that produced two points in 41 collective minutes against Duquesne, had reason for moderate hope last night, with five subs combining for six points and eight rebounds in 40 minutes.

``It's one of the best we've had off the bench, though we didn't play the bench that much tonight,'' Lappas said. ``It was a better contribution tonight.''


Lamb becomes a real tiger on defense
UMass Notebook
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 2/10/2002

AMHERST - As comfortable as Raheim Lamb has become in a stopper role, he is not allowed to overlook his shortcomings.

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Raheim Lamb was on Butler's case most of the night.
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That's why the UMass sophomore's top-grade job on La Salle's Rasual Butler - who tied a season low with a four-point, 2-of-7 performance in last night's 62-47 loss to the Minutemen - had a direct connection to his attempt to defend Duquesne's Wayne Smith three days earlier.

``I challenged (Lamb) this week, because I wasn't happy with what he did with Wayne Smith,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ``But he did a great job (on Butler). He has the physical ability and the tenacity. He's the best we have in that role right now, but he wasn't doing it night after night.

``Playing box-and-one, we have four guys standing behind him to back him up. It's not like playing a straight man-to-man, without all that help. But he's coming along.''

And last night, with the help of fellow sophomore Willie Jenkins, Lamb was able to advance his game a step further.

``I knew I had to stick with him and not let him get off,'' Lamb said. ``We watched film and I knew he liked to post his man and shoot over him, so I tried to deny him. The whole week we worked on the box-and-one and denying the ball.

``It's a challenge for me. Hopefully these guys I'm going up against will be in the (NBA). Just to go out and lock them up feels good.''

Crooks hits mark

Shannon Crooks, as a result of last night's 15-point performance, broke the 1,000-point barrier, including his freshman season at St. John's.

He also has a good chance of breaking the 1,000-point barrier for his UMass career. He has 952 points over three seasons. Overall, he has scored 1,005 points.

``I wasn't focused on it,'' he said. ``I'm grateful to just play college ball.''

Said Lappas: ``It's a tremendous accomplishment. It's how you measure a guy as a real good college player. Considering that he played multiple positions last year and never really settled into one spot, is just tremendous.''

Together again

Boston English was able to mark off a small reunion last night, with former Bulldog teammates Lamb and Rasheed Quadri, a shooting guard for the Explorers who had five points and five rebounds, starting the game.

Quadri is the third guard in coach Billy Hahn's three-guard alignment and averaged 5.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists over the first 21 games of the season.

Brand's back in

Micah Brand reported that his sore left ankle felt fine after playing for the first time in three games and finishing with 10 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.

``He made a tremendous contribution,'' Lappas said.


Minutemen leave Explorers nowhere to go
UMASS 62, LA SALLE 47
By Michael Smith, The Boston Globe Staff, 2/10/2002

AMHERST - Steve Lappas had been on first-year Minuteman and up-and-coming defensive stopper Raheim Lamb after Duquesne's Wayne Smith went off for 25 points against UMass Wednesday night. So, naturally, Lappas presented the lanky 6-foot-5-inch sophomore from Boston English with the first available opportunity to make amends - he put him on La Salle's top scorer, Rasual Butler, for last night's Atlantic 10 clash at the Mullins Center.

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Raheim Lamb tries to drive past Rasual Butler and Mike Cleaves.
Lamb, playing at the top of UMass's box-and-one, was on Butler for 26 minutes the way Lappas was on him the two days before, and his persistent harassment contributed to an off night for the 20.7-points-per-game scorer, who finished with 4 points on 2-of-7 shooting. That - plus the four Minutemen in double figures - helped UMass end its third three-game losing streak of the season and move to a game below .500 with a 62-47 victory.

''I challenged him,'' Lappas said of Lamb, already his best defender. ''I wasn't pleased with the way he was playing defense. I had been on him about playing this guy. And he was tenacious tonight.''

La Salle connected on 30.6 percent of its shots - the worst outing for a UMass opponent this season - and had just two players score at least 8 points. The Explorers, aided by equally horrendous shooting by the home team, trailed by just 2 at the half. But they couldn't keep pace after intermission, when UMass found its stroke and hit 13 of 27 attempts from the floor.

''Those guys have a lot of talent,'' Lamb, who scored 8 points, said of La Salle's Butler, Reggie Okosa (team-high 14 points), and Mike Cleaves, all of whom came in the proud owners of double-digit averages but performed well below their standards. ''To go out there and play defense on those guys and lock 'em up feels good.

''After we lost the Duquesne game, the coaches said we had to start treating the season like it was the A-10 tournament. We have to take it one game at a time. That's what we did tonight.''

The Minutemen (10-11, 4-6) didn't do much in the opening 20 minutes, nor did the Explorers (9-14, 2-8), as the teams combined to make 32 percent of their shots. UMass went 11 minutes 27 seconds in the first half between the second of three 3-pointers by leading scorer Shannon Crooks (game-high 15 points, just above his season average) and Micah Brand's 3-point play. (''We went our usual nine or 10 minutes without scoring. It's not even worth talking about,'' Lappas said.) But while things didn't get better for the visitors, the shots started falling for UMass.

Kitwana Rhymer scored all 12 of his points after intermission, beginning with a layup to open the half, followed by dunk off a slick dish from Anthony Anderson (one of his seven assists vs. one turnover, to go along with three treys of his own), and a jumper from the foul line that expanded the lead to 9 at 29-20.

Shortly after a timeout, Rhymer, who collected six rebounds, grabbed a miss and heaved a putback from underneath the backboard. It found the right part of the glass and somehow fell through, setting him up for a 3-point play that made it 34-20 with 15 minutes to go.

UMass's lead grew to as many as 19 points when Brand scored 7 of his 10 points in a three-minute span, ending with a freebie that made it 59-40 with 3:08 to go. Meanwhile, Butler never did it, making just one basket in each half and playing 37 minutes without a foul shot.

On the subject of free throws, La Salle didn't step to the line until 14:28 remained, and did so only six times. The Minutemen blocked a season-high eight shots and converted 13 fast-break points to none for the Explorers.

Said Lappas, ''Our guys, Raheim Lamb and Willie Jenkins [off the bench] did a great job on Rasual. He's a great player. Our defense was just working for us tonight.''


Explorers off target in defeat at UMass
From The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/10/2002

AMHERST, Mass. - Cold shooting doomed La Salle in a 62-47 loss to Massachusetts in an Atlantic Ten men's basketball game last night.

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Willie Jenkins gets beat to the rebound by Julian Blanks.
The Explorers (9-14 overall, 2-8 conference) shot just 31 percent from the floor. Their leading scorer, Rasual Butler, was held to a season low of four points, 16 below his average.

The Explorers held the Minutemen scoreless for 11 minutes, 30 seconds of the first half but trailed, 20-18, at halftime.

"We need players who can make shots," coach Bill Hahn said. Referring to Butler, he added: "We rode that horse all season long, but other players have got to make shots."

Hahn said that last week, against George Washington, "other players made shots and we won. Tonight, no one made shots and we lost."

Only one Explorer, Regie Okosa, scored in double figures. The forward shot 6 for 18 from the floor and scored 14 points. He added 11 rebounds.

Butler shot 2 for 7, Rasheed Quadri 2 for 8, and Mike Cleaves 1 for 4. Julian Blanks was 3 for 7.

"Julian's a senior," Hahn said. "He has to make shots."

Shannon Crooks had a game high of 15 points for the Minutemen (10-11, 4-6), who opened the second half with a 14-2 run.

After La Salle pulled within 36-31 with 12:38 left, UMass went on a 14-3 run to take over.

Kitwana Rhymer had 12 points for UMass, all in the second half. Anthony Anderson finished with 11 and Micah Brand with 10.


UMass vs. La Salle PostGame Notes
From UMass Athletics, 2/9/2002

Tonight's matchup was the 13th meeting between UMass and La Salle. With the win, UMass now leads the all-time series 11-2. The Minutemen have won the last four meetings between the two teams.

* UMass led tonight's contest 20-18 at halftime. The Minutemen are now 7-2 on the year when they have the lead at intermission.

* The Minutemen connected on 21 of 51 shots from the field tonight, for 41.2 percent. La Salle shot just 30.6 percent from the floor. UMass is now 10-1 on the season when shooting better than its opponent.

* UMass is now 9-1 on the year when holding its opponent to a field goal percentage mark below 38.0 percent.

* Massachusetts is now 9-0 on the seasons when yielding 62 or fewer points, and have won 17 straight games when allowing less than 62.

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Shannon Crooks put in his usual double-figure scoring effort, and eclipsed 1,000 points in his total college career.
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* Senior guard Shannon Crooks (Boston, Mass.) finished finished tonight's contest with 15 points. It is the 50th time in Crooks' career that he reached double digits, and the 18th time this season he has poured in 10 or more.

* Sophomore guard Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) totaled 11 points on the evening. It is the 13th time this season he has reached that plateau, and the fifth consecutive time he scored 10 or more.

* This is the 11th time that Crooks and Anderson have scored double digits in the same game. The Minutemen are now 5-6 on the season when they both score 10 or more.

* Crooks' 15 points on the evening give him a career total of 1,005 points in his collegiate career (includes 43 games at St. John). He needs just 38 to become the 35th player to score 1,000 in his UMass career.

* Senior Kitwana Rhymer (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) blocked five shots in tonight's game. It is the 10th time he snuffed two or more in a single game. Rhymer has blocked five or more shots in three games this season, and in eight games during his career as a Minuteman.

* Junior forward Micah Brand (Middletown, N.Y.) finished tonight's contest with 10 points. It is the 10th time this season Brand has poured in double digits and the 25th time in his career he has tallied 10 or more.


UMass stops skid with 62-47 win
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/11/2002

AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts used strong defense to survive its usual scoring drought in the first half Saturday, and a resurgent offense to blow out La Salle in the second.

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Micah Brand is pumped up after two games out of action.
The Minutemen snapped their three-game losing streak with a 62-47 win over the Explorers in front of 4,218 people at the Mullins Center.

"This was definitely a confidence-booster coming off a couple losses in a row," junior forward Micah Brand said.

"We kept our defense going so we could still be up at halftime," UMass coach Steve Lappas said. "The key to the game was that we played great defense tonight."

Brand returned to the UMass lineup and gave the Minutemen a lift with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks. He played 31 minutes and showed no after-effects of the sprained left ankle that sidelined him for the last two games.

"It felt good," Brand said. It was frustrating watching the Rhode Island game and listening to the Duquesne game."

He was one of four Minutemen scoring in double figures. Shannon Crooks had a game-high 15 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Anthony Anderson tied his career high with seven assists (and just one turnover) to go along with 11 points and five rebounds.

Kitwana Rhymer had 12 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots, doing most of his offensive damage close to the hoop.

"Coach keeps reiterating it to me and after a while it gets stomped into my head," Rhymer said. "You have to post up the ball as low as possible, so I don't have to put the ball on the floor. I can just go straight up."

Reggie Okosa led La Salle with 14 points and 11 rebounds. UMass sophomore forward Raheim Lamb held Explorer leading-scorer Rasual Butler to just four points.

"He's the horse that we ride all the time," La Salle coach Billy Hahn said. "Tonight our other guys didn't make shots."

La Salle shot 30.6 percent (19-of-62).

"You pull me up any stat sheet from around the country and show me who shot 30 percent and which ones win," Hahn said. "You don't win when you shoot 30 percent."

The Minutemen will take on St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Mullins Center.

The Minutemen won despite going 11:26 without scoring in the first half. But La Salle was almost as inept during the same stretch, scoring just six points to take a 14-13 lead.

Brand ended the Minuteman drought by completing a three-point play with a lay-in and a free throw to put UMass ahead 16-14.

After the teams traded baskets until halftime, UMass led 20-18 at the break.

The Minutemen opened the second half on a 14-2 run sparked by Rhymer to take a 34-20 lead. The senior center scored nine of his 12 points in the first five minutes of the half, highlighted by a two-handed dunk on a nifty pass from Anderson in transition.

La Salle cut the UMass lead to five at 36-31, but seven different Minutemen scored on a 17-3 run that put the home team ahead 53-34, finishing off the Explorers.


Lambís defense boost for Minutemen
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/11/2002

AMHERST - When La Salle's Rasual Butler caught the ball coming around a screen, he looked surprised to find UMass sophomore Raheim Lamb waiting for him on the other side. Lamb had gotten bumped hard by La Salle's 6-foot-9, 270-pound screen-setter Joel Jean-Baptiste. So much so that he lost his balance, but he got his left hand down to steady himself and popped back up to greet Butler when he caught the ball.

Butler just shook his head and passed the ball.

Lamb was the only starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team who didn't score in double figures Saturday, but his holding Butler to four points proved to be the key to the game.

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Raheim Lamb let his defense do the talking.
"(Raheim) did a great job," Lappas said. "He's athletic, he has good size, he has long arms, and quick feet so he can stay with guys. He was tenacious. There has to be some physical ability and some mental tenacity. That's what he had tonight."

In his first collegiate season, Lamb has emerged as UMass' top man-to-man defender. Saturday his assignment was Butler, last year's Atlantic 10 scoring leader who came in averaging 20.8 points per game. That was the same Butler who scored 30 against UMass last year.

In a season of strong defensive showings by Lamb, Saturday was his masterpiece.

Lamb already had some impressive trophy heads on his wall. The 6-foot-5 forward helped shut down NC State's Julius Hodge and kept Lynn Greer and Chris Monroe from ever hitting their strides in UMass wins over Temple and George Washington.

But those three players were his height or smaller. On Wednesday Lamb struggled considerably against Duquesne's 6-foot-7 forward Wayne Smith, whose 25 points helped the Dukes sink the Minutemen, 78-69.

"I was not pleased at what he did with Wayne Smith and that was the first time I thought his defense let us down," Lappas said. "I've been on him about playing (Butler) since we left Duquesne."

At 6-foot-7, with post-up, driving and shooting ability, Butler's game is comparable to Smith's.

Lappas employed a box-and-one, putting Lamb on Butler while everyone else played a zone. The Boston native stayed with Butler throughout, never giving him room to fire a jumper or drive to the basket. He did it all without fouling him too as Butler never went to the line.

"The game plan was to stay in the box-and-one and I just locked Rasual Butler up," said Lamb in a manner that came off more honest than cocky. "It was definitely a challenge. I didn't do a good job against Wayne Smith. They're similar players. They post up, shoot and take it off the dribble. I did learn something from guarding Smith."

Lappas challenged Lamb to improve even further.

"His defense is good but I'm not going overboard on that either," Lappas said. " I think he has to get better. Right now he's the best we have in that role. Raheim's defense is good, but it's not what it needs to be."

If it gets there, Butler is glad he won't be around to see it.

By the end of the game, it looked like Butler stopped even looking for his shot. He knew Lamb was going to be there and passed the ball without even looking at the rim. He only attempted seven shots in the game.

Lamb probably won't earn a spot on the Atlantic 10 all-defensive team when the league's awards are bestowed next month. The coaches, who are the sole voters for the honors, have historically just looked at steals and blocked-shot stats without really examining which players can actually cover people.

Lamb probably won't make the all-rookie team either. That's another stat-dominated honor, but his teammates have appreciated his contributions.

"It helped out a lot," senior Kitwana Rhymer said. "Raheim just totally shut Butler out, so our main focus was on everybody else."

Teammate Micah Brand speculated that Lamb's play Saturday would have an effect on the awards, even if he doesn't earn any individual honors himself.

"You just locked up the A-10 Player of the Year," Brand said. "You put him down on the (all-conference) second team."


Crooks get 1,000 for career
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/11/2002

AMHERST - He still needs 38 points to make the 1,000-point club at the University of Massachusetts. But in a career that has spanned five years and included two colleges, three coaches and two position changes, Shannon Crooks can now add 1,000 career points to his basketball resume.

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Shannon Crooks muscles his way in to the hoop.
"It's a tremendous accomplishment," UMass coach Steve Lappas said. "It's the way you measure a guy that wasn't just good, but a real good college player."

Crooks' feat is more impressive because with the exception of 43 points he scored as a freshman at St. John's, those points have come in just three seasons of play.

"I wasn't focused on scoring 1,000 or anything, I just go out there and play," Crooks said. "But I'm grateful to be able to play college ball and I'm grateful to be able to score 1,000."

He entered Saturday's game needing 10 points to reach the milestone and scored eight points in the first 4:31. But the magic number proved elusive as he missed his last two shots in the first half.

Points No. 999 and 1,000 came on free throws with 15:37 seconds left in the game.

Micah Brand has 573 career points with over a year left, making him the next Minuteman with the potential to reach the 1,000 mark.

Crooks reached double figures for the 18th time this season and the 50th time in his career.

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Solid play at the point won Anthony Anderson his fourth rookie of the week award.
ANDERSON HONORED AGAIN: Anthony Anderson wasn't on the Atlantic 10 preseason all-rookie team, but he appears to be a lock to be on the league's postseason squad.

The sophomore from Lynn earned his second straight and fourth overall rookie of the week honor.

He averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in UMass' two games this week.

Anderson has now scored in double digits in five straight games.

NEXT UP - The St. Bonaventure team that comes to the Mullins Center Wednesday (7 p.m.) will be arriving on a high note.

The Bonnies dealt Xavier its first league loss, 80-79, Saturday behind 26 points from J.R. Bremer.

MISCELLANEOUS: UMass is now 9-0 when holding its opponent to 62 or fewer points and have won 18 straight when doing so.

The Minutemen are 9-1 when holding their opponent to 38 percent shooting or less.

UMass is now 6-5 at the Mullins Center.

Crooks' six rebounds gives him 14 in the last two games, the highest back-to-back total of his career.

Kitwana Rhymer's mother Joyelin Hendricks made the trip from the Virgin Islands to see the game.


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La Salle Explorers 47
Massachusetts Minutemen 62
at the Mullins Center

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
La Salle vs Massachusetts
02/09/02  7:00 p.m. at Amherst, MA(Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: La Salle ( 9-14, 2- 8)
                          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
01 OKOSA,Reggie         f  6-18   0-1    2-4    6  5 11   4  14   0  0  1  2  32
45 BUTLER,Rasual        f  2-7    0-3    0-0    5  2  7   2   4   2  2  0  2  37
05 QUADRI,Rasheed       g  2-8    1-3    0-0    1  4  5   1   5   3  0  0  1  23
10 CLEAVES,Mike         g  1-4    1-2    0-2    0  2  2   1   3   4  4  0  1  34
21 BLANKS,Julian        g  3-7    2-5    0-0    1  6  7   3   8   2  3  1  0  33
03 FARMER,Jeff             3-15   1-4    0-0    4  0  4   2   7   2  3  2  0  26
11 JONES,Dwayne            2-2    2-2    0-0    0  0  0   1   6   0  0  0  1   4
55 JEAN-BAPTISTE,Joel      0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0   0  1  0  0  11
TEAM ........................................   3  2  5
TOTALS                    19-62   7-20   2-6   20 21 41  16  47  13 13  4  7 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 8-26 30.8% 2ndH: 11-36 30.6% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 30.6% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 2-8 25.0% 2ndH: 5-12 41.7% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 35.0% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 0-0 00.0% 2ndH: 2-6 33.3% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 33.3% 2, 2

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Massachusetts (10-11, 4- 6) 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 1-1 1-1 1 2 3 1 8 1 2 0 1 26 40 BRAND,Micah f 3-8 0-1 4-6 2 5 7 2 10 4 2 2 2 31 33 RHYMER,Kitwana c 5-6 0-0 2-4 1 5 6 1 12 0 5 5 0 32 12 ANDERSON,Anthony g 4-8 3-7 0-1 0 5 5 0 11 7 1 0 2 36 30 CROOKS,Shannon g 4-9 3-5 4-4 4 2 6 3 15 4 3 0 0 35 00 MARTIN,Brennan 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 01 JENKINS,Willie 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 9 03 BLIZZARD,Ronell 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 WILSON,Kyle 0-3 0-2 1-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 21 WILLIAMS,Eric 0-4 0-3 0-0 2 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 1 15 TEAM ........................................ 1 2 3 1 TOTALS 21-51 8-21 12-18 13 25 38 9 62 16 15 8 7 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 8-24 33.3% 2ndH: 13-27 48.1% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 41.2% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 3-9 33.3% 2ndH: 5-12 41.7% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 38.1% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 1-2 50.0% 2ndH: 11-16 68.8% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 66.7% 0

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIALS: Reggie Greenwood, Sean Hull, Gene Steratore TECHNICAL FOULS: La Salle - none Massachusetts - none ATTENDANCE: 4,218 SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 OT3 OT4 TOTAL La Salle 18 29 47 Massachusetts 20 42 62


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