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No. 24 Xavier 65, Massachusetts 59, OT
By Jonathan Poet, The Associated Press, 3/7/2002

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Massachusetts did everything right, except win.

Romain Sato scored 21 points, and No. 24 Xavier overcame a stunning tying shot at the end of regulation to beat Massachusetts 65-59 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday.

The Minutemen shot the ball better, grabbed more rebounds, played great defense and held a lead for much of the game.

It still wasn't enough. Xavier hit only 14 field goals the entire game but made 33 of 43 at the free-throw line.

Afterward, Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas was visibly angry about the officiating.

``I've never seen a stat sheet like this in my entire career,'' Lappas said. ``It's a fact, not an opinion. They shot 43 foul shots. We shot 11. You take it however you want.''

Eric Williams, a backup forward for UMass, heaved in an improbable 3-pointer from 24 feet away with 0.7 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 52.

Williams tracked down a rebound in front of the Massachusetts sideline and, twisting toward the basket, tossed the awkward shot in to force overtime.

But Xavier (23-5) outscored Massachusetts 13-7 in the extra period to advance to the semifinals.

Xavier, probably the only A-10 team with an NCAA tournament berth locked up, had trouble getting some of its best players involved on offense.

Massachusetts (14-16) used changing defenses, including a triangle-and-two and a box-and-one, to keep the ball out of the hands of David West, the conference player of the year.

Asked about his team's impressive defense, Lappas went back to the referees.

``When you hold a team to 29 percent shooting and outrebound them and shoot 49 percent yourself ... that's like hitting the lottery. It just doesn't happen. Well, I guess it does happen,'' Lappas said.

West was held to 14 points, eight in overtime, on 3-for-6 shooting. Lionel Chalmers, Xavier's third-leading scorer at 13.1 points per game, was held to three points. Kevin Frey scored 15.

Shannon Crooks led UMass with 16 points, and Micah Brand added 15 points and 12 rebounds.

``We're a team that takes pride in not fouling,'' Xavier coach Thad Matta said. ``We thought their game plan was to send us to the line. They have a lot more depth.''

West, held in check most of the game, hit an 8-footer in traffic as the shot clock expired with 2:47 to go to give Xavier a 50-48 lead.

Crooks hit one of two free throws with 16.7 seconds left to cut the lead to one. Chalmers hit two free throws - his first points of the game - to give Xavier a 52-49 lead, before Williams' 3-pointer.

``We could have caved right there. We played catch-up the whole game,'' Matta said. ``But we didn't. We played together.''

Xavier overcame its lowest-scoring first half of the season and Massachusetts' slow pace throughout to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 1999.

An early second-half spurt gave Xavier a 36-33 lead with 14:55 to go, but Massachusetts scored 10 straight points - six by Brand - to take a 43-36 lead with 10:36 left.

But Xavier came back again, and Sato tied it at 48 with two free throws with 3:48 to go.

Xavier struggled from the field early, hitting only two of its first 20 shots and 4-of-23 overall in the first half. The Musketeers stayed in the game at the free-throw line, though, going 12-of-15 in the half.

UMass had early success taking the ball to the basket and held a 28-21 lead at halftime on 11-of-22 shooting from the field.


UMass gives `L' of an effort
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - UMass coach Steve Lappas produced the definitive Xavier game plan yesterday, and his Minutemen carried it out with an efficiency they rarely possessed this season. But after senior center Eric Williams threw in a game-tying 3-pointer from the outfield with 0.7 seconds left in regulation, the dream expired.

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Micah Brand reacts to missing a shot.
UMass (13-16) had nothing left for its first overtime period of the season in yesterday's 65-59 loss to Xavier (23-5) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament at the Spectrum.

David West, the Xavier center UMass contained so well with box-and-one coverage throughout the game, kicked off overtime with a tough baseline drive followed by a pair of free throws, and the Minutemen froze.

The Musketeers scored the first nine points of overtime, and UMass didn't score until a Micah Brand three-point play with 53 seconds left.

Their best performance of the season melted that quickly.

``We did everything right today,'' sophomore point guard Anthony Anderson said. ``We outrebounded them and outshot them, but West took the game over.''

West, who took only five shots in regulation, finished with 14 points, an effort that drew its prime strength from 8-of-8 free throw shooting.

The Musketeers were remarkable from the line, where they shot 33-of-43. Though they shot 30 percent from the floor to UMass' uncommon 49 percent performance, and were outrebounded by the Minutemen, 33-28,, free throws kept the Musketeers alive.

Free throws were also the reason that Lappas had a few postgame words for Jim Satalin, the A-10's head of officials.

Foremost in Lappas' mind was the wild difference between Xavier's 43 free throws and the 11 attempted by the Minutemen, which led center Kitwana Rhymer to say, ``43 and 11? That's crazy.''

Lappas declined to divulge what he said to Satalin. ``Yes,'' Lappas said when asked if he was frustrated. ``You have nine more baskets than the other team, and they shoot (29) percent from the field, and you would think you'd have a 10-point lead as a result of that.''

The officiating crew of Rich San Filipo, Fran Connolly and Joe Lindsay also turned down Lappas' request for a review of West's shot with 2:66 left in regulation.

Though West appeared to release his shot from the lane well after the shot clock buzzer had sounded, San Filipo counted the basket.

``We had a prayer when Eric hit that shot,'' said Shannon Crooks. ``We have a lot of young guys who had never played in an overtime game, and it kind of showed. We got rattled a bit. It will just be a big learning experience for those guys coming back.''


Bounced
XU marks spot where UMass calls it a season
XAVIER 67, UMASS 59

By Joe Burris, The Boston Globe Staff, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - Everything had unfolded as they said it would. University of Massachusetts players insisted they could contend with Atlantic 10 foe Xavier if, unlike in their 20-point loss to the Musketeers last Saturday, they executed well for two halves.

Few could have imagined how accurate UMass would be in yesterday's A-10 tournament quarterfinal. UMass forward Eric Williams sank a desperation 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining to tie the game at 52 at the end of regulation.

Perhaps the Minutemen should have said something about overtime, too. They hadn't played in an extra frame all season, and their inexperience showed. They didn't score until 53 seconds remained in the extra session. By then, Xavier center and A-10 Player of the Year David West, who was held without a field goal attempt in the first half, had tallied 6 of the Musketeers' 9 points.

UMass never recovered, and one of the most valiant efforts of the season only delayed the misery. The 24th-ranked Musketeers triumphed, 67-59, to end the Minutemen's season at 13-16. It marked the second time in four years the Minutemen capped a losing season with a defeat to Xavier in the A-10 tourney quarterfinals.

''We followed the game plan, as like I said, we wanted another crack at Xavier, and we definitely had the chance,'' said UMass senior guard Shannon Crooks, who led the Minutemen with 16 points and four assists.

''We had a lot of young guys and we hadn't played an overtime game. It was a new atmosphere for a lot of guys, and it kind of showed. They didn't get rattled and we got rattled. It's a big learning experience for our players coming back.''

West, who struggled playing against UMass's box-and-one defense, had 8 points, and Romain Sato tallied a game-high 21 to lead Xavier (23-5), which had all kinds of problems with the Minutemen in regulation. The Musketeers trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half before cutting the deficit to 28-21 at halftime. They began the second half with a strong surge to go ahead, 33-31, with 17:02 left, and had the momentum.

But UMass regrouped and held a 43-36 advantage with 10:35 to go. Xavier rallied to tie it, 48-48, with 3:48 left, and again appeared to have the edge when Crooks missed the first of two free throws with 16.7 seconds remaining to cut Xavier's lead to 50-49. Xavier's Lionel Chambers was fouled on the inbounds pass and sank two free throws to increase the Musketeers' lead to 52-49.

On the Minutemen's ensuing possession, Crooks missed on an attempt in the lane, and then West, in a bid to corral the rebound, instead batted the ball to the perimeter. Williams hauled it in and sank the trey to tie it. UMass forward Ronnell Blizzard stole the inbounds pass on Xavier's last possession.

''I knew Coach [Steve Lappas] called the play, and I was the second option,'' said Williams, who entered the game having hit 17 3-pointers in 45 attempts. ''I just let it fly, and it hit.''

Bedlam ensued on the UMass bench and among the small cluster of Minuteman fans.

''I thought we were going to win for sure then,'' said Lappas.

Said Xavier forward Kevin Frye: ''For a second, you feel exhausted. You play catchup all day, you think you're going to win, and then you have to play for five more minutes. But I'm impressed with how we came out. It says a lot about our character and our hearts.''

West, who insisted he was fouled on Xavier's last play of regulation, scored on a bucket and two free throws (after Kitwana Rhymer's fifth foul) to put the Musketeers up, 56-52, with 2:54 to go in OT.

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And the refs called this an intentional foul? Please. Eric Williams gets physical with Dave Young on the Xavier fast break.
Things became even more bleak for UMass when Xavier forward David Young intercepted a pass intended for Williams, sprinted downcourt, and was intentionally fouled by Williams. Guard Alvin Brown, who shot for Young, who was injured on the play, hit one free throw and on the ensuing possession, Sato sank another to give the Musketeers their biggest lead, 58-52, with 1:52 left.

West then added two free throws for a 60-52 advantage. By then, UMass had turned the ball over on three of its five OT possessions. Micah Brand (15 points) scored UMass's first points of overtime on a 3-point play with 53 seconds left, cutting the deficit to 61-55. Crooks whittled it to 4 on a bank shot with 28 seconds to go, but West and Brown added two free throws apiece to seal it.

Afterward, Lappas talked with the A-10's supervisor of officials, Jim Satalin, but declined to say what the conversation was about. The first-year coach did say, however, that he was bothered by the fact that UMass took just 11 foul shots to Xavier's 43.

''I've never seen a stat sheet like this in my entire career,'' said Lappas, who formerly coached at Villanova and Manhattan. ''This is a tough loss for me, so you can imagine how it must be for the players, especially the seniors.''

Seniors Rhymer, Crooks, and Williams each said they believe the program is on the rise with Lappas, who took over for Bruiser Flint last March. In addition to returning point guard Anthony Anderson, Brand, and forward Raheim Lamb, the Minutemen will also have Jackie Rogers, who redshirted this season.

''Guys are going to buckle down,'' said Rhymer, ''and next year you're going to see a team that's even better than this year. We have a new coach and a new game plan. It took too long to get used to it this year, but next year they'll be ready with it.''


Xavier survives UMass in OT
Meets Dayton today in semifinal
By Neil Schmidt, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA — It took Xavier's worst statistical performance to produce its most heartening result.

Badly outshot, outrebounded and victimized by an improbable, buzzer-beating shot, the 24th-ranked Musketeers nonetheless mustered a 65-59 overtime victory over Massachusetts in an Atlantic 10 quarterfinal Thursday at the Spectrum. It was a sign a special season might have more magic in store.

“This showed we can fight back,” XU junior center David West said. “Like I've been saying all year, this is a different team. This team really has been playing as a team, winning as a team.”

Though XU shot a season-low 29.8 percent and watched UMass force OT with a desperation 3-pointer by reserve center Eric Williams, the Musketeers dominated the extra period defensively and used West's late scoring surge to prevail.

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Thad Matta and the Musketeers watch the action.
“That right there defines March Madness better than I've ever seen it,” XU coach Thad Matta said.

XU (23-5) advances to a 7:05p.m. semifinal today against Dayton (20-9), which upset Saint Joseph's 81-74 Thursday. The Musketeers swept two regular-season meetings with the Flyers.

“No way our guys will overlook them, not in this (event),” Matta said of the Flyers.

The Musketeers insist they were ready Thursday, but the Minutemen (13-16) played a box-and-one defense that at different times blanketed West and Romain Sato. XU shot 16 percent on 3-pointers (4-of-25).

UMass shot 48.9 percent and made nine more baskets than XU, the biggest such deficit of XU's season. XU won the game at the free-throw line, where it was 33-of-43 (76.7 percent). UMass shot just 11 foul shots.

“Nine more field goals (in a loss)?” UMass coach Steve Lappas said. “That's incredible, impossible really.”

Lappas summoned Jim Satelin, the A-10's new supervisor of officials, afterward to discuss the foul disparity. UMass senior Kitwana Rhymer said of the free throws, “Forty-three to 11? That's crazy.”

Credit XU for avoiding fouls, something it must do nightly because of limited depth. But mostly credit the Musketeers for their resolve.

Down three points, UMass settled for a 10-foot jumper by Shannon Crooks that rolled off the rim with six seconds left. In the scramble for the rebound, West tipped the ball toward the sideline.

Williams grabbed it and threw wildly toward the basket from 22 feet.

“It was in the air for about five minutes,” XU guard Lionel Chalmers said. “And then, "Ohhhhh.'”

It swished with 0.7 seconds.

“When that basket went in, for a second you feel exhausted,” XU senior Kevin Frey said. “But I'm impressed with the way we came back in overtime. That shows a lot about our character and our hearts.”

West, who had no field-goal attempts in the first half and just six points at the end of regulation, drove for a layup on the first possession in OT. He went 6-for-6 on free throws thereafter.

“Dave played huge in the overtime — huge,” Frey said. “He basically took over. He's patient, and he knew it was going to come. We kept running our offense and looking for him.”

XU scored the first nine points of OT and didn't allow UMass a point in the period until the final minute.

Sato led XU with 21 points, with Frey scoring 15 and West 14.

XU shot 17.4 percent in the first half (4-for-23) and trailed by as many as 13 points.

“Good teams find a way,” Frey said. “We worked too hard this year to let (a loss) happen today.

“We can't say we gave them our best shot. But I know we'll come out tomorrow with our best shot.”


Xavier notebook
Meets Dayton today in semifinal
By Neil Schmidt, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - On the day he tied Xavier's record for longevity, Kevin Frey found his long-lost jump shot.

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Kevin Frey gets position for the rebound against Shannon Crooks and Micah Brand.
The senior forward scored 15 points — his highest total of this calendar year — in the first 34 minutes Thursday against Massachusetts, keeping XU afloat until it got David West going late.

“The kind of mind frame I like to bring to the table is more of, do what the team needs at that specific moment, whether it's scoring or getting a key rebound or steal or just locking a guy up (defensively),” Frey said.

Frey did a little of each Thursday, including key defense late on UMass' Micah Brand. But it was Frey's three 3-pointers — the most he has had in one game since November 2000 — that kept the UMass defense honest. The rest of the Musketeers were 1-of-19 from 3-point range.

Frey finished 5-of-11, including 3-of-6 from long range. He entered the game shooting 35.4 percent overall, 22.4 percent on 3s.

This was Frey's 126th career game at XU, tying the mark shared by Tyrone Hill (1986-90) and Maurice McAfee (1997-2001).

YOUNG HURT:

Xavier guard Dave Young suffered a hairline fracture in his left (non-shooting) wrist when he was fouled late in the game. Team trainer David Fluker said Young will miss today's game but could be back as soon as Saturday.

“Right now it's day-to-day,” Fluker said. “But this is a whole different thing than if it was his shooting hand.”

FLYERS READY: Dayton players talked excitedly about getting to play XU after their upset of Saint Joseph's. XU won the teams' first previous two meetings.


Statistical Illusion
By Eric Soderstrom, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - Massachusetts men's basketball coach Steve Lappas understands the mayhem of March, the month of implausible outcomes. Still, his team's 65-59 overtime loss to Xavier yesterday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament just didn't seem right.

"If someone tells you before the game you're going to out-rebound the other team, they're going to shoot 29 percent and you're going to have nine more baskets, I'm thinking it's like a 10-point win, easy," said Lappas, shaking his head in disbelief. "But lose? That's ridiculous."

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Romain Sato gets creative on Shannon Crooks.
UMass shot 48.9 percent to Xavier's 29.8, hit 23 shots to the Musketeers' 14 and out-rebounded them 33-28. The Minutemen beat Xavier in almost every statistical category. Well, every one not under official control.

The Musketeers were awarded 43 free throw attempts, 33 of which found the bottom of the net. UMass finished the game 7-for-11 from the charity stripe.

"I've never seen a stat sheet like this in my entire career," Lappas said. "Here's my quote: I don't know how that happens."

The numbers were almost as baffling as Eric Williams' desperation heave that tied the game at 52-52 with not even a second left in regulation. After a broken play, Shannon Crooks drove into the lane and lofted a floater that caromed off the back of the rim. But Xavier's David West tipped the ball accidentally out to Williams - situated about five feet behind the right arc - who tossed up the prayer.

"I just let it fly, and it went in," Williams said. "I thought we were going to take it after that shot went in, because we worked hard all year and I thought it was going to pay off at the end of the season."

Twenty seconds into the extra period, West finished off a baseline drive to give Xavier a 54-52 advantage. His two free throws with 1:52 remaining put the Musketeers up 60-52, pretty much sealing the deal. Micah Brand (15 points) completed a three-point play with 53 seconds to go and Crooks (16 points) followed with a jumper 25 seconds later to cut the lead to 61-57, but those hoops came too late.

"We did everything right," said Anthony Anderson, his first college season now complete. "We out-rebounded them; we out-shot them; we did everything we had to do. But near the end and going into overtime, West started getting off. He just showed why he's the Player of the Year."

Shutout in the first half by UMass' box-and-one defense, West scored all of his 14 points in the final 25 minutes, including eight in overtime. His biggest hoop, however, didn't come without controversy.

With 2:42 to go in the second half and the scored knotted at 48-48, West nailed a leaner coming across the lane just as the shot-clock buzzer sounded. But the replay showed clearly that West still had his hands on the ball after the horn.

"The clock went off before the ball even left his hands," Kitwana Rhymer said. "It was definitely a shot clock violation, because I was defending him. I saw it."

Lappas agreed.

"That was the basket of the game, probably," he said. "And I thought that was a violation. How about that?"

That shot gave Xavier its first lead since going up 35-33 thanks to a baseline jumper from West at the 15:27 mark. After a David Young free throw, UMass answered with 10 straight points, the last hoop a Rhymer lay-up on the right side to bring the score to 43-36 with 10:35 remaining. Xavier outscored the Minutemen 16-6 in the next 10:19 before Williams' buzzer-beater.

UMass opened the game on an 8-4 run capped by an Anderson trey with 15:25 to go. The Minutemen kept the lead the entire first half and after a Brennan Martin long-ranger, led 28-15 with just over two minutes to play. Xavier finished the first stanza on a 6-0 run but UMass still held a 28-21 lead midway.

"We just wanted another crack at Xavier, and we definitely got that chance, we came out with fire in our eyes," said Crooks, who led UMass with 15 points and didn't turn the ball over for the second straight game. "But we've got a lot of young guys and we haven't really played in an overtime game. So that was a new situation for a lot of guys and it kind of showed. Xavier's experience showed on the court. They didn't really get rattled, and we did. It's just a big learning experience for the guys coming back."


Three Blind Refs
By Justin Pearson, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - With 2:51 remaining in regulation of the Massachusetts men's basketball team's Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinal, Xavier's David West hit a leaner in the lane to give the Musketeers a 50-48 lead. A second before the ball left West's hand, the shot clock buzzer sounded, customarily signaling the end of the 35-second period in which teams can shoot. Instead, the shot counted, and the horn merely signaled the beginning of the end for the Minutemen and their four seniors.

Shannon Crooks, Kitwana Rhymer, Eric Williams and Ronell Blizzard combined for 32 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in what would be the final game of their UMass careers, a 65-59 overtime loss to Xavier at the First Union Spectrum.

"It's hard for me to keep it in perspective at this point, imagine for them what it's like," said UMass head coach Steve Lappas following the loss. "It's hard for them; they're crying; they're upset; and I don't blame them. It's hard for me to deal with, and I'm 47."

Early on, it looked like the Minutemen would live to play yet another day as they dominated Xavier, holding them to just four field goals and 17-percent shooting in the opening 20 minutes. But UMass led by just seven at the break, 28-21, thanks in large to highly questionable officiating. The Musketeers hit 12-of-15 first half free throws, needing all of them just to stay in the game.

In the end, Xavier would make 33 of its 43 free throws including 11-of-16 in overtime to move on to the semifinals this evening against Dayton. Ever since falling to Xavier less than a week ago in Cincinnati, Rhymer had been urging the refs to "just let us play," but yesterday afternoon, they did not. Rhymer's UMass career is over as a result.

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Steve Lappas reacts to one of the many whistles against the Minutemen.
"You look at the stat sheet, and we should have definitely won, but the stat sheet doesn't always tell the story," said Blizzard who had two points and a steal in five minutes of action. "The officiating wasn't going our way. I'm not going to say it's going was good or bad. It just didn't go our way."

"It's tournament time, as long as you're not trying to take someone's head off, you have to let them play," added Rhymer. "The calls that they called on me or called on any of our players, they did the same thing to us we just didn't get the calls, they let them play."

The big man from St. Thomas had eight points and five boards in his final game before fouling out with just under three minutes left in overtime. But while the tri-captain will not be on the court for the Minutemen next year, his impact on the program will not be forgotten.

"Since I've been here, he's really helped me along, helped me become the player I am," said Micah Brand (15 points and 12 boards) of Rhymer. "He always gives everything he's got every night."

Rhymer would not have been given the chance to foul out of the game if it were not for a miracle three with under one second left by fellow senior Williams. Trailing by three in the final seconds, West tipped the rebound of a Crooks miss right to Williams who hit an off-balance shot right in front of the Minuteman bench to tie the game and send it to the extra period.

"When that three [went in] I was like, 'we're winning this,' I knew we were going to win," Rhymer said. "I was praying on the bench for just one more chance. After that, I knew we were winning this game. The calls just didn't go our way after that."

That shot would not be enough as UMass ran out of gas in overtime. The Minutemen did not score for the first four minutes of the extra session, falling behind by as many as nine before losing by six and bringing down the curtain on the careers of four Minutemen.

"I give those kids a lot of credit, [because] they did everything I asked of them," said Lappas of his seniors. "I feel bad for them. I'm going to get more chances, but for Eric, Kit, Shannon and Blizz, this was it for them. When you go down like that, it makes it even harder. In the last game, it's always harder on the kids because when it's your last one, it's your last one."


UMass dominates but loses in OT
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 3/8/2002

PHILADELPHIA - University of Massachusetts men's basketball coach Steve Lappas' anger hadn't subsided much by the time he got to the postgame press conference.

He peered angrily down at the stat sheet from his team's 65-59 season-ending overtime loss to No. 24 Xavier in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

"I've never seen a stat sheet like this in my entire career," Lappas said. "We made nine more field goals than them. The free-throw (attempts) were 43-11. I don't know. I really don't know. We hold a team to 29 percent shooting and outrebound them (33-28) and lose by six when we shot 49 percent. It can't happen."

It did happen. The Minutemen were called for 28 fouls compared to Xavier's 15. The Musketeers made 33 of their 43 free throws as they scored half of their points from the line.

"I mean shucks, I know we got fouled more than that," senior center Kitwana Rhymer said. "To shoot 43 against our 11. That's crazy."

Following his press conference, Lappas spent about 10 minutes expressing his frustration to Atlantic 10 Commissioner Linda Bruno and newly-hired supervisor of officials Jim Satalin.

Xavier coach Thad Matta saw it a little differently.

"When you only have nine scholarship players, you can't foul a lot," he said. "That was huge for us to hit the free throws because we sure couldn't hit a field goal in the first half."

Despite the foul discrepancy, the Minutemen almost pulled off the upset. With the score tied 48-48, David West got the ball with the shot clock running down. He turned and shot as the buzzer sounded. Replays from Atlantic 10 showed the ball still in the junior center's hand when the clock expired, but the referees counted the shot as Lappas ranted in disbelief with 2:45 left on the clock.

"The clock went off before the ball even left his hands," Rhymer said. "It was definitely a shot clock violation but they counted it."

Lappas was equally irritated.

"You should go ask the referees. Oh wait, you can't ask the referees," Lappas said sarcastically.

Neither team scored again, until Lionel Chalmers fouled Shannon Crooks with 16.7 seconds left in the game. Crooks backrimmed the first free throw and made the second to make it 50-49. Anthony Anderson quickly fouled Lionel Chalmers, who made both foul shots.

UMass pushed the ball up the floor, but couldn't find an open 3-pointer. Crooks drove to the basket, but his shot missed. West got his hand on the rebound but tipped it too far, right to Eric Williams behind the 3-point line.

The senior big man didn't hesitate. His weird-angle prayer dropped in with 0.7 seconds left forcing overtime.

"I thought we were going to win for sure when that thing went in," Lappas said.

The extra session was anti-climactic. Xavier scored the first nine points of overtime and escaped.

"We thought we had five more minutes to do what we came here to do," junior Micah Brand said. "But it didn't work out that way."

The Musketeers advanced to face Dayton at 7 p.m., Friday. The Minutemen closed the first year of the Lappas Era with a 13-16 record.

Brand had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Minutemen, while Crooks closed his collegiate career with 16 points, four assists and no turnovers. Romain Sato had 21 points including 12-for-15 from the free-throw line. Kevin Frey had 15 points while West had 14, all after halftime.

The Minutemen used creative defense and solid shooting to disrupt the Musketeers in the first half. Few teams use a box-and-one defense against a big man, but UMass employed the strategy against West. The tactic seemed to confuse West who didn't attempt a shot in the first half and grabbed just one rebounds.

"We only planned on playing the first two possessions of the game box-and-one just to do something different to start the game, but as the game went on, we said we'd be nuts to get out of this thing," Lappas said.

The Minutemen led by as many as 13 points in the first half when Brennan Martin's 3-pointer gave UMass a 28-15 advantage with 2:34 left before intermission.

Xavier scored the final six points of the half, starting a halftime-crossing 21-5 run that gave the favorites a 36-33 lead with 14:55 left.

Two Rhymer baskets book-ended six straight Brand points to give the Minutemen a 43-36 lead with 10:37 left in the game. Xavier responded with a 12-5 stretch that set up West's controversial basket.


Massachusetts Minutemen (E4) 59 OT
Xavier Musketeers (W1) (#24) 65
Atlantic 10 Tournament, Quarter-Final
at the First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia PA

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
Massachusetts vs Xavier
03/07/02 12:00 p.m. at Philadelphia, PA(First Union Spectrum)
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VISITORS: Massachusetts (13-16)
                          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  0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0   1  0  0  0   5
40 BRAND,Micah          f  5-11   0-1    5-5    2 10 12   4  15   2  5  2  0  39
33 RHYMER,Kitwana       c  4-7    0-0    0-0    1  4  5   5   8   1  4  1  0  23
12 ANDERSON,Anthony     g  3-7    3-5    0-1    0  3  3   3   9   2  2  0  3  42
30 CROOKS,Shannon       g  7-12   0-4    2-4    0  2  2   5  16   4  0  0  1  41
00 MARTIN,Brennan          1-1    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   3   0  0  0  0  11
01 JENKINS,Willie          0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
03 BLIZZARD,Ronell         1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   2   0  1  0  1   5
11 WILSON,Kyle             0-3    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   1   0   3  2  0  1  32
21 WILLIAMS,Eric           2-4    2-3    0-1    3  1  4   3   6   1  5  0  0  26
TEAM ........................................   2  3  5              2
TOTALS                    23-47   6-16   7-11   8 25 33  28  59  14 21  3  6 225

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-22 50.0%  2ndH:  9-19 47.4%  OT:  3-6  50.0%  Game: 48.9% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  4-7  57.1%  2ndH:  2-6  33.3%  OT:  0-3  00.0%  Game: 37.5%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH:  2-4  50.0%  2ndH:  4-6  66.7%  OT:  1-1  100.%  Game: 63.6%   2, 1

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HOME TEAM: Xavier (23- 5)
                          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
03 FREY,Kevin           f  5-11   3-6    2-4    2  2  4   3  15   0  2  0  1  42
13 YOUNG,David          f  0-6    0-6    3-4    1  2  3   3   3   2  1  0  1  25
30 WEST,David           c  3-6    0-0    8-8    1  4  5   2  14   0  4  0  2  35
00 CHALMERS,Lionel      g  0-9    0-6    3-4    0  4  4   4   3   4  3  0  1  45
10 SATO,Romain          g  4-10   1-5   12-15   3  2  5   2  21   0  0  1  1  42
01 WILLIAMS,Jaison         0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   0   0  0  0  0   6
21 COLEMAN,Anthony         0-1    0-0    2-4    0  2  2   1   2   0  0  1  0  10
24 BROWN,Alvin             1-2    0-1    3-4    0  0  0   0   5   0  0  0  0   8
25 JACKSON,Keith           1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   2   1  0  0  0  12
TEAM ........................................   2  1  3
TOTALS                    14-47   4-25  33-43  10 18 28  15  65   7 10  2  6 225

TOT-FG 1stH:  4-23 17.4%  2ndH:  9-21 42.9%  OT:  1-3  33.3%  Game: 29.8% Deadbl
3pt-FG 1stH:  1-13 07.7%  2ndH:  3-10 30.0%  OT:  0-2  00.0%  Game: 16.0%  Rebs
FThrow 1stH: 12-15 80.0%  2ndH: 10-12 83.3%  OT: 11-16 68.8%  Game: 76.7%   7

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OFFICIALS:   Rich San Fillipo, Fran Connolly, Joe Lindsay
TECHNICAL FOULS:
Massachusetts                 -  none
Xavier                        -  none
ATTENDANCE:   6,589
SCORE BY PERIODS:                  1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL
Massachusetts                       28   24    7                     59
Xavier                              21   31   13                     65


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Massachusetts vs Xavier
03/07/02 12:00 EST at Phila., PA  Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals

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HOME TEAM: Xavier                    TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts
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                                     19:34              FOUL by RHYMER, Kitwana
GOOD! FT SHOT by FREY, Kevin         19:34   1-0   H 1
GOOD! FT SHOT by FREY, Kevin         19:34   2-0   H 2
                                     19:25              MISSED JUMPER by BRAND, Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by CHALMERS, Lionel    19:25
                                     19:19              FOUL by LAMB, Raheim
FOUL by WEST, David                  19:04
TURNOVR by WEST, David               19:04
                                     18:50   2-2   T 1  GOOD! JUMPER by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     18:50              ASSIST by LAMB, Raheim
                                     18:32              FOUL by LAMB, Raheim
MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel     18:17
                                     18:17              REBOUND (DEF) by RHYMER, Kitwana
                                     18:00              TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony
MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel     17:43
                                     17:43              REBOUND (DEF) by RHYMER, Kitwana
                                     17:31              FOUL by BLIZZARD, Ronell
                                     17:31              TURNOVR by BLIZZARD, Ronell
TURNOVR by YOUNG, Dave               17:18
FOUL by YOUNG, Dave                  17:18
                                     17:02              FOUL by RHYMER, Kitwana
                                     17:02              TURNOVR by RHYMER, Kitwana
MISSED JUMPER by SATO, Romain        16:38
                                     16:38              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     16:21   2-5   V 3  GOOD! 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Eric
                                     16:21              ASSIST by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     15:57              FOUL by BLIZZARD, Ronell
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        15:57   3-5   V 2
MISSED FT SHOT by SATO, Romain       15:57
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          15:57
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        15:57   4-5   V 1
TIMEOUT MEDIA                        15:57
                                     15:27   4-8   V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony
                                     15:27              ASSIST by WILSON, Kyle
MISSED LAYUP by FREY, Kevin          15:10
                                     15:10              REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony
                                     14:43              TURNOVR by BRAND, Micah
STEAL by SATO, Romain                14:42
MISSED 3 PTR by SATO, Romain         14:34
                                     14:34              REBOUND (DEF) by WILSON, Kyle
                                     14:08              MISSED JUMPER by BRAND, Micah
                                     14:08              REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)
                                     14:02              TURNOVR by BRAND, Micah
MISSED JUMPER by CHALMERS, Lionel    13:45
REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM)              13:45
                                     13:33              FOUL by CROOKS, Shannon

GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        13:33   5-8   V 3
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        13:33   6-8   V 2
FOUL by FREY, Kevin                  13:07
                                     12:58   6-10  V 4  GOOD! JUMPER by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     12:58              ASSIST by WILLIAMS, Eric
GOOD! 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin           12:39   9-10  V 1
ASSIST by CHALMERS, Lionel           12:39
                                     12:23              MISSED LAYUP by BRAND, Micah
BLOCK by SATO, Romain                12:23
REBOUND (DEF) by COLEMAN, Anthony    12:21
MISSED 3 PTR by SATO, Romain         12:07
                                     12:07              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     11:57   9-13  V 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony
                                     11:57              ASSIST by CROOKS, Shannon
TIMEOUT MEDIA                        11:36
MISSED 3 PTR by SATO, Romain         11:30
                                     11:30              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     11:02              MISSED LAYUP by WILLIAMS, Eric
                                     11:02              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Eric
                                     10:59              TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Eric
STEAL by CHALMERS, Lionel            10:58
BLOCK by COLEMAN, Anthony            10:53
                                     10:53              FOUL by BRAND, Micah
MISSED FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Anthony   10:53
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)          10:53
GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Anthony    10:53  10-13  V 3
                                     10:37  10-15  V 5  GOOD! LAYUP by BLIZZARD, Ronell
                                     10:37              ASSIST by RHYMER, Kitwana
MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave          10:20
                                     10:20              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
                                     10:01              MISSED 3 PTR by WILSON, Kyle
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)              10:01

                                     09:58              FOUL by BLIZZARD, Ronell
GOOD! FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Anthony    09:58  11-15  V 4
MISSED FT SHOT by COLEMAN, Anthony   09:58
                                     09:58              REBOUND (DEF) by RHYMER, Kitwana
                                     09:37  11-17  V 6  GOOD! JUMPER by RHYMER, Kitwana
GOOD! JUMPER by BROWN, Alvin         09:24  13-17  V 4
ASSIST by YOUNG, Dave                09:24
FOUL by CHALMERS, Lionel             09:01
                                     08:52              MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by WEST, David         08:52
MISSED 3 PTR by BROWN, Alvin         08:44
                                     08:44              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     08:23              MISSED JUMPER by RHYMER, Kitwana
REBOUND (DEF) by FREY, Kevin         08:23
TURNOVR by WEST, David               08:05
                                     07:44  13-19  V 6  GOOD! JUMPER by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     07:44              ASSIST by WILSON, Kyle
MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel     07:12
                                     07:12              REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)
FOUL by WEST, David                  07:09
                                     07:09              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                     06:49              MISSED 3 PTR by WILSON, Kyle
                                     06:49              REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Eric
                                     06:46              MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS, Shannon
REBOUND (DEF) by FREY, Kevin         06:46
MISSED JUMPER by COLEMAN, Anthony    06:36
                                     06:36              REBOUND (DEF) by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     06:24              MISSED LAYUP by BRAND, Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by SATO, Romain        06:24
MISSED JUMPER by CHALMERS, Lionel    06:03
                                     06:03              BLOCK by BRAND, Micah
REBOUND (OFF) by SATO, Romain        06:01
MISSED LAYUP by SATO, Romain         06:00
                                     06:00              BLOCK by BRAND, Micah
                                     05:58              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
FOUL by COLEMAN, Anthony             05:31
                                     05:31  13-20  V 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by BRAND, Micah
                                     05:31  13-21  V 8  GOOD! FT SHOT by BRAND, Micah
                                     05:20              FOUL by WILSON, Kyle
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        05:20  14-21  V 7
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        05:20  15-21  V 6
                                     04:53              MISSED LAYUP by BRAND, Micah
REBOUND (DEF) by COLEMAN, Anthony    04:53
MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel     04:31
                                     04:31              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     04:08  15-23  V 8  GOOD! LAYUP by BRAND, Micah
TURNOVR by CHALMERS, Lionel          03:36
                                     03:35              STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony
                                     03:29              TIMEOUT media
                                     03:16  15-25  V 10 GOOD! LAYUP by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     03:16              ASSIST by BRAND, Micah
MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Jaison     02:53
                                     02:53              REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah
                                     02:35  15-28  V 13 GOOD! 3 PTR by MARTIN, Brennan
                                     02:35              ASSIST by BRAND, Micah
MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave          02:21
REBOUND (OFF) by FREY, Kevin         02:21
MISSED LAYUP by FREY, Kevin          02:16
REBOUND (OFF) by FREY, Kevin         02:16
GOOD! LAYUP by FREY, Kevin           02:13  17-28  V 11
                                     01:52              TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Eric
GOOD! JUMPER by SATO, Romain         01:33  19-28  V 9
                                     01:28              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by FREY, Kevin                  01:11
                                     01:11              MISSED FT SHOT by WILLIAMS, Eric
REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Jaison    01:11
                                     01:00              FOUL by CROOKS, Shannon
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        01:00  20-28  V 8
GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain        01:00  21-28  V 7
FOUL by CHALMERS, Lionel             00:45
                                     00:45              MISSED FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by SATO, Romain        00:45
TURNOVR by CHALMERS, Lionel          00:39
                                     00:37              STEAL by CROOKS, Shannon
                                     00:04              TURNOVR by (TEAM)
TIMEOUT 30sec                        00:04
MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave          00:00
                                     00:00              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)

Massachusetts 28, Xavier 21
2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1) HOME TEAM: Xavier TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Massachusetts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 19:42 21-30 V 9 GOOD! JUMPER by RHYMER, Kitwana GOOD! 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin 19:21 24-30 V 6 ASSIST by CHALMERS, Lionel 19:21 18:56 MISSED JUMPER by RHYMER, Kitwana REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Dave 18:56 18:47 FOUL by LAMB, Raheim GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 18:47 25-30 V 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 18:46 26-30 V 4 FOUL by CHALMERS, Lionel 18:39 18:34 TURNOVR by RHYMER, Kitwana MISSED JUMPER by FREY, Kevin 18:21 REBOUND (OFF) by YOUNG, Dave 18:21 18:18 FOUL by BRAND, Micah GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Dave 18:18 27-30 V 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Dave 18:18 28-30 V 2 18:03 TURNOVR by RHYMER, Kitwana GOOD! 3 PTR by SATO, Romain 17:48 31-30 H 1 ASSIST by YOUNG, Dave 17:48 17:44 TIMEOUT 30sec FOUL by YOUNG, Dave 17:30 17:30 MISSED FT SHOT by CROOKS, Shannon 17:30 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 17:30 31-31 T 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS, Shannon GOOD! JUMPER by SATO, Romain 17:02 33-31 H 2 16:35 33-33 T 3 GOOD! LAYUP by CROOKS, Shannon MISSED LAYUP by CHALMERS, Lionel 16:09 16:09 REBOUND (DEF) by WILLIAMS, Eric 15:47 FOUL by WILLIAMS, Eric 15:47 TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Eric TIMEOUT MEDIA 15:47 GOOD! JUMPER by WEST, David 15:27 35-33 H 2 15:03 MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by WEST, David 15:03 14:55 FOUL by BRAND, Micah GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Dave 14:55 36-33 H 3 MISSED FT SHOT by YOUNG, Dave 14:55 14:55 REBOUND (DEF) by RHYMER, Kitwana 14:53 36-35 H 1 GOOD! LAYUP by RHYMER, Kitwana 14:53 ASSIST by CROOKS, Shannon TURNOVR by WEST, David 14:21 FOUL by FREY, Kevin 13:50 13:50 36-36 T 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by BRAND, Micah 13:50 36-37 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by BRAND, Micah MISSED 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin 13:30 REBOUND (OFF) by JACKSON, Keith 13:30 TURNOVR by WEST, David 13:25 13:24 STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony 13:02 MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS, Shannon 13:02 REBOUND (OFF) by BRAND, Micah 12:58 36-39 V 3 GOOD! TIP-IN by BRAND, Micah TURNOVR by FREY, Kevin 12:30 12:28 STEAL by WILSON, Kyle 12:05 36-41 V 5 GOOD! JUMPER by BRAND, Micah 12:05 ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony 11:43 FOUL by RHYMER, Kitwana TIMEOUT MEDIA 11:43 MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel 11:17 11:17 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah FOUL by SATO, Romain 11:02 10:35 36-43 V 7 GOOD! LAYUP by RHYMER, Kitwana 10:35 ASSIST by ANDERSON, Anthony 10:21 FOUL by MARTIN, Brennan MISSED 3 PTR by SATO, Romain 10:16 10:16 REBOUND (DEF) by WILSON, Kyle 09:50 TURNOVR by WILSON, Kyle GOOD! JUMPER by FREY, Kevin 09:40 38-43 V 5 ASSIST by JACKSON, Keith 09:40 09:23 TURNOVR by WILSON, Kyle STEAL by WEST, David 09:22 09:02 FOUL by RHYMER, Kitwana MISSED FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 09:02 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 09:02 GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 09:02 39-43 V 4 08:49 MISSED 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Eric REBOUND (DEF) by CHALMERS, Lionel 08:49 MISSED JUMPER by WEST, David 08:31 08:31 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 08:01 39-45 V 6 GOOD! LAYUP by CROOKS, Shannon GOOD! JUMPER by JACKSON, Keith 07:32 41-45 V 4 TIMEOUT 30sec 07:30 07:17 TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Eric TIMEOUT MEDIA 07:17 MISSED 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin 06:47 06:47 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 06:40 MISSED LAYUP by LAMB, Raheim REBOUND (DEF) by CHALMERS, Lionel 06:40 GOOD! 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin 06:09 44-45 V 1 ASSIST by CHALMERS, Lionel 06:09 05:47 TURNOVR by BRAND, Micah STEAL by WEST, David 05:46 TURNOVR by CHALMERS, Lionel 05:41 05:41 STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony 05:18 44-48 V 4 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 05:18 ASSIST by WILSON, Kyle MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave 04:38 REBOUND (OFF) by SATO, Romain 04:38 GOOD! LAYUP by SATO, Romain 04:38 46-48 V 2 FOUL by YOUNG, Dave 04:14 04:02 TURNOVR by RHYMER, Kitwana STEAL by FREY, Kevin 04:02 MISSED 3 PTR by FREY, Kevin 03:50 REBOUND (OFF) by SATO, Romain 03:50 03:48 FOUL by CROOKS, Shannon GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 03:48 47-48 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 03:48 48-48 T 5 TIMEOUT MEDIA 03:48 03:34 MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS, Shannon 03:34 REBOUND (OFF) by RHYMER, Kitwana 03:31 MISSED LAYUP by RHYMER, Kitwana REBOUND (DEF) by WEST, David 03:31 GOOD! JUMPER by WEST, David 02:51 50-48 H 2 02:09 MISSED JUMPER by WILSON, Kyle 02:09 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 02:09 TURNOVR by (TEAM) MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave 01:41 01:41 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah 01:36 TIMEOUT 30sec 01:05 MISSED 3 PTR by BRAND, Micah REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Dave 01:05 TIMEOUT TEAM 00:55 MISSED LAYUP by WEST, David 00:32 00:32 BLOCK by RHYMER, Kitwana REBOUND (OFF) by WEST, David 00:31 MISSED LAYUP by WEST, David 00:30 00:30 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony FOUL by CHALMERS, Lionel 00:16 00:16 MISSED FT SHOT by CROOKS, Shannon 00:16 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 00:16 TIMEOUT TEAM 00:16 50-49 H 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by CROOKS, Shannon 00:16 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony GOOD! FT SHOT by CHALMERS, Lionel 00:16 51-49 H 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHALMERS, Lionel 00:16 52-49 H 3 TIMEOUT 30sec 00:16 00:01 MISSED LAYUP by CROOKS, Shannon 00:01 REBOUND (OFF) by WILLIAMS, Eric 00:01 52-52 T 6 GOOD! 3 PTR by WILLIAMS, Eric TURNOVR by FREY, Kevin 00:00 00:00 STEAL by BLIZZARD, Ronell
Xavier 52, Massachusetts 52
OT PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1) HOME TEAM: Xavier TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Massachusetts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ GOOD! LAYUP by WEST, David 04:38 54-52 H 2 ASSIST by CHALMERS, Lionel 04:38 04:05 MISSED 3 PTR by CROOKS, Shannon REBOUND (DEF) by CHALMERS, Lionel 04:05 MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Dave 03:43 03:43 REBOUND (DEF) by CROOKS, Shannon 03:17 TURNOVR by BRAND, Micah 02:54 FOUL by RHYMER, Kitwana GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 02:54 55-52 H 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 02:54 56-52 H 4 02:34 TURNOVR by WILLIAMS, Eric STEAL by YOUNG, Dave 02:33 02:31 FOUL by WILLIAMS, Eric MISSED FT SHOT by BROWN, Alvin 02:31 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 02:31 GOOD! FT SHOT by BROWN, Alvin 02:31 57-52 H 5 MISSED 3 PTR by CHALMERS, Lionel 02:12 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 02:12 01:51 FOUL by CROOKS, Shannon MISSED FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 01:51 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 01:51 GOOD! FT SHOT by SATO, Romain 01:51 58-52 H 6 01:35 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by WEST, David 01:35 01:19 FOUL by WILLIAMS, Eric GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 01:19 59-52 H 7 GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 01:19 60-52 H 8 01:07 TURNOVR by BRAND, Micah 01:06 FOUL by BRAND, Micah MISSED FT SHOT by CHALMERS, Lionel 01:06 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 01:06 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHALMERS, Lionel 01:06 61-52 H 9 00:54 61-54 H 7 GOOD! LAYUP by BRAND, Micah 00:54 ASSIST by CROOKS, Shannon FOUL by SATO, Romain 00:54 00:54 61-55 H 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by BRAND, Micah 00:51 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony MISSED FT SHOT by FREY, Kevin 00:51 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 00:51 MISSED FT SHOT by FREY, Kevin 00:51 00:51 REBOUND (DEF) by BRAND, Micah 00:31 61-57 H 4 GOOD! JUMPER by CROOKS, Shannon 00:28 TIMEOUT 30sec 00:22 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 00:22 62-57 H 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by WEST, David 00:22 63-57 H 6 00:12 TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony 00:09 FOUL by CROOKS, Shannon GOOD! FT SHOT by BROWN, Alvin 00:09 64-57 H 7 GOOD! FT SHOT by BROWN, Alvin 00:09 65-57 H 8 00:03 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 00:03 REBOUND (OFF) by BRAND, Micah 00:00 65-59 H 6 GOOD! LAYUP by BRAND, Micah Xavier 65, Massachusetts 59

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