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Minutemen shoot down Ducks
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 11/28/2001

SPRINGFIELD - It was, in Oregon coach Ernie Kent's estimation, the most physical game his Ducks had played this season. For that matter, it may be the most physical game his team plays for a long time.

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Eric Williams snatches a rebound between Robert Johnson and Chris Christoffersen.
Indeed, the big plays - and the aggressive way they were made - were so plentiful from everyone on the UMass side, Steve Lappas had trouble seeing his kids as kids.

``Our kids found a way at the end,'' the UMass coach said of last night's 62-58 win over Oregon (4-1) at the Springfield Civic Center. ``There was (Anthony) Anderson's 3, and Micah (Brand)'s shot, and the drive by (Raheim) Lamb. It was a fun game.''

But it was also torturous for the coach and his 3-0 Minutemen, who are off to their best start since the 1995-96 Final Four team.

The Ducks came out fast last night, and by the time the Minutemen looked up, they were trailing by a 21-10 score. But Lappas' rotation, which currently runs nine players deep, literally received something significant from every cast member.

Point guards Anderson and Kyle Wilson ran the offense against one of the most active backcourts in the Pac-10, and combined for only one turnover in 41 minutes.

Kitwana Rhymer and Brand, despite watching the inside dry up under the towering defense of 7-foot-2 Ducks center Chris Christoffersen, still managed to squeeze off the most important hoops down the stretch. And when one or both was on the bench, backup Eric Williams was there not only to clog up the middle, but also to hit a pair of big hoops from 3-point range.

Lamb, a sophomore, came off the bench with his most impressive performance to date - nine points (on 4-of-5 shooting) and two steals.

And by the time it was over, Oregon (which came in shooting 54 percent overall and 49 percent from 3-point range) crumbled with 36 percent and 21 percent performances, respectively, last night.

``Our main thing was to get back in transition, because that's where they've scored most of their points,'' said Shannon Crooks. ``They really couldn't score in the half-court set. You could see that sometimes they really didn't know what to do with the ball. Our game plan was good.''

The Minutemen produced a countless number of big plays to first take the lead, and then battle to stay even throughout the second half. Jenkins dropped the first major bomb with a trey that gave the Minutemen a 52-49 lead with 7:58 left.

And when the Ducks paddled back, taking a 54-52 edge, Rhymer - normally stationed in the paint - stepped out to drain a game-tying jumper from the foul line, followed by a trey from Anderson for a 57-54 lead with 3:34 left. The Ducks responded, this time bumping ahead 58-57 on a Freddie Jones drive.

But the Minutemen came through with their finishing kick. Brand, with only a bucket to his name at this point, muscled down the baseline for a 59-58 UMass lead with 1:12 left. Crooks made a steal, Brand was fouled and hit both ends of a 1-and-1 for a 61-58 lead with 15 seconds left.

Rhymer stole a Luke Jackson pass with four seconds left to seal one of UMass' most important early season wins in recent memory.


Rhymer handles tall order
UMass Notebook
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 11/28/2001

SPRINGFIELD - Chris Christoffersen is listed at 7-foot-2 and 300 pounds, and from the first moment Oregon's Danish center posted up last night, Kitwana Rhymer had no reason to believe those numbers were inflated.

But the 6-10 UMass senior was prepared. Coach Steve Lappas had challenged him often during the time leading up to last night's 62-58 UMass win over Oregon at the Springfield Civic Center.

``The coach set a challenge for me,'' said Rhymer. ``He told me it was my job to lock up the big man.''

When Christoffersen plowed in for the first play of the game, Rhymer stood his ground and blocked the shot. Ultimately, Rhymer made four of his five blocks on Christoffersen. The Oregon center, who came in shooting a lavish 75 percent from the floor, shot only 5-for-13 for 12 points last night.

And now Lappas has found a new reason to worry.

``Three games into the season, and I'm already lamenting that I'm losing him,'' said Lappas. ``Every game we had played this year people said, `Well, you had the advantage inside on them.' Well, now we've gone against a 7-2 guy. And how about those two jumpers that Kit (seven points, five boards) knocked down? I told him they wouldn't guard him on those shots, and he didn't.''

Rogers redshirted

Jackie Rogers, UMass' senior forward who had a significant impact last season, will wait another year to play his second and final season in Amherst.

Rogers, who has been bothered by his hamstring since October, was declared a medical redshirt.

Rogers has traveled a long and winding road during his college career, starting at West Virginia, continuing at Barton CC in Kansas, and now ending in a longer-than-expected stay as a Minuteman.

Log jam for minutes

Last night's nine-point, two-steal performance by sophomore and Boston English alum Raheim Lamb has given Lappas some second thoughts about how to use his small forward slot.

``I thought we'd play small a lot more,'' Lappas said, referring to his early intentions of running a three-guard set that featured Shannon Crooks, Anthony Anderson and Kyle Wilson. ``But Willie (Jenkins) and Raheim won't let me.

``It seems that right now everyone we're putting into a game is doing something.''


Oregon is branded by unbeaten UMass
UMASS 62, OREGON 58
By Frank Dell'Apa, The Boston Globe Staff, 11/28/2001

SPRINGFIELD - The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team has capitalized on poise, quickness, and a favorable schedule in getting off to its best start since 1995-96.

The Minutemen (3-0) took a 62-58 win over Oregon last night, rallying from an 11-point first-half deficit and clinching the victory on the aggressiveness and low-post production of Micah Brand in the final seconds.

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Ronell Blizzard locks up Oregon's Robert Johnson.
UMass exposed the flaws in Oregon's game in the first half. The Ducks struggled in the half-court game, despite the presence of an agile, 7-foot-2-inch low-post center from Denmark named Chris Christoffersen. And when their fast break failed, the Ducks (4-1) struggled more than they should have.

Once the Minutemen gained momentum, they proved resourceful enough to maintain their advantage, thanks to the tactics of coach Steve Lappas and the aggressiveness of center Kitwana Rhymer.

''Coach said for us to slow down the pace and get back on transition,'' UMass guard Shannon Crooks said. ''This shows people we are capable of playing with big-name teams. We pulled this one out late and that shows there is a lot of heart on this team. The last couple of games have been close at the end and we have shown we have a lot character.''

The Minutemen, who visit North Carolina State Saturday, have opened the season with three successive home games for the first time since 1976-77.

UMass had scored only once from the field in the first 5:06 and trailed, 21-10, after Robert Johnson's free throw with 11:19 remaining. Then Christoffersen went to the bench and Oregon's lead soon evaporated. The Minutemen also began retreating into defense faster, and Oregon failed to adjust.

''The first eight minutes, our game plan could not have been much worse executed, by everyone,'' Lappas said.

Rhymer blocked Christoffersen four times and keyed UMass's defense, which held Oregon to one field goal in the final 5:12 of the game. Johnson's foul shot extended Oregon's edge to 54-52 with 4:35 left, but UMass recovered.

Rhymer compensated for the Minutemen's disadvantage inside with jumpers outside the lane and his overplaying defensive tactics disrupted Christoffersen. Rhymer's 15-footer tied the score, 54-54, with 4:16 left, then he caused a turnover on the low post.

Lappas called a timeout 26 seconds later, and Anthony Anderson's 3-pointer gave UMass a 57-54 edge with 3:34 to go. Frederick Jones overcame UMass's aggressive defending with a drive with 2 seconds on the shot clock, giving the Ducks a 58-57 lead.

Brand's low-post move restored UMass's lead, 59-58, with 1:16 to play. Then Brand and Rhymer finished it off with foul shots in the final 16 seconds.

''I told [Rhymer] I was tired of you playing 24 minutes,'' Lappas said. ''You are a senior, and as quick and athletic as you are you've got to stay in there and show more self-discipline. And it's not like we were playing zone; we were man-to-man the whole game.''

Oregon had taken four successive wins by an average margin of 35 points, the latest by 90-63 over Louisville Saturday.

''We were a little fatigued after getting on a plane after playing Louisville,'' Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. ''Defensively, we were good enough to win. I just thought offensively we shot ourselves in the foot with our poor decision-making.

''It was their ability to make us pay for taking those running layups and off-balance jumpers. You can't make those mistakes away from home.''


Men lose first nail-biter of season
Chris Christoffersen continues to play well, but the Oregon men lose the battle of the perimeter to UMass on Tuesday
By Peter Hockaday, The Oregon Daily Emerald, 11/28/2001
The Daily Emerald is Oregon's student newspaper

In the birthplace of basketball, the Oregon men played quite a basketball game.

The Ducks went down to the wire with the Massachusetts Minutemen and lost their first game of the season, 62-58, in Springfield, Mass., on Tuesday night. Oregon (4-1 overall) shot a dismal 35.8 percent from the floor and trailed for much of the second half, but still had chances to win in the final seconds.

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Oregon's Luke Ridnour breaks free from Ronell Blizzard and Kitwana Rhymer.
With 30 seconds left and Oregon down by one point, forward Robert Johnson forced a turnover on the Massachusetts end and Ducks guard Luke Ridnour started a fast break. But Ridnour passed the ball off the foot of UMass guard Shannon Crook, who Ridnour then fouled.

Crooks made both shots of a one-and-one with 16 seconds left, putting the Minutemen up by three points. On Oregon's next possession, forward Luke Jackson tried to find Anthony Lever in the corner for a trey, but threw the ball directly to UMass center Kitwana Rhymer with 3.8 seconds remaining. Lever fouled Rhymer, who made one shot of his one-and-one to end Oregon's hopes for a win.

"We put ourselves in position to make some big shots and we just didn't get it done," Oregon head coach Ernie Kent told KUGN radio after the game. "We just need to learn from this and move on."

The Ducks started the game strong, and jumped out to a 19-8 lead halfway through the first half. The game had all the earmarks of another Oregon blowout, as the team was in a noticeable offensive rhythm. But UMass stormed back when Oregon started missing shots toward the end of the first frame, and the Minutemen went on a 19-5 run over a period of almost seven minutes to take the lead at 29-28.

"We shot ourselves in the foot and took some bad shots," Kent said. "The whole momentum changed at the end of the first half, and that gave them some confidence which they carried over into the second half."

Massachusetts led for much of the second half, although the lead changed five times in the last seven minutes. UMass took the lead for good on a Micah Brand lay-in with 1:09 left.

Oregon was killed from the outside Tuesday night. Crooks scored a team-high 13 points, while guards Eric Williams and Raheim Lamb scored nine points each.

The Oregon defense was able to neutralize Massachusetts' big men, and held Rhymer to only seven points after he netted 16 against Marist on Saturday. Oregon post Chris Christoffersen continued to shine, as he scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season.

"He had a good game, but he got a little fatigued out there," Kent said. "Overall it was a learning experience for him."

The Ducks will return to the West Coast to face Portland in the Rose City on Sunday. That game will tip off at 3 p.m.


UMass comeback beats Oregon
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 11/28/2001

SPRINGFIELD - Foul trouble forced University of Massachusetts big man Micah Brand into his least productive game of the young season, but four of his six points came in the final 1:15, propelling the Minutemen to a big 62-58 win over Oregon in front of 4,427 fans Tuesday at the Springfield Civic Center.

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Micah Brand was a non-factor until crunch time, when he stepped up and hit the game winner.
Despite his earlier lack of production, when Brand called for the ball with 1:18 remaining, Anthony Anderson gave it to him in the low post. Using a spin move, Brand powered past Robert Johnson and laid the ball off the back board and in to give the Minutemen a 59-58 lead.

Oregon's Luke Jackson missed a jumper at the other end and Raheim Lamb came away with the rebound. UMass pushed the ball up the court and called for time.

Out of the time-out, the Minutemen worked the ball around the perimeter and again got it to Brand, who was fouled by Luke Ridnour. The junior power forward swished both free throws to put UMass ahead 61-58 with 16.4 seconds left.

"I had no doubt they were going in," said Brand, who is a junior. "My foul shooting has gotten a lot better in the off season. I just stepped up and hit them."

As the Ducks pushed the ball ahead, Jackson tried to find Anthony Lever in the corner for a 3-point try, but Kitwana Rhymer picked off the pass. After Lever quickly fouled him, Rhymer made the front end of the one-and-one to clinch the UMass win.

"These kids find a way at the end," said UMass coach Steve Lappas. "Three games in a row we've had to respond in the last five minutes and we responded. It was a fun game."

Senior guard Shannon Crooks said the win made a statement.

"This shows we're capable of playing against big-name teams," Crooks said. "We pulled it out late. That shows we have a lot of heart."

The win brought the Minutemen to 3-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season, and marked Oregon's first loss in four games. UMass plays Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at North Carolina State.

Crooks was the only Minuteman to score in double figures (13), while Lamb and Eric Williams both had nine. Frederick Jones had 13 to lead the Ducks.

UMass won despite being overpowered inside by the Ducks' sizable front line. Oregon outscored the Minutemen 37-26 in the paint and outrebounded them 38-25. UMass had only five offensive rebounds.

Solid shooting and defense made up for the Minutemen's inside struggles, however. They hit 25-of-52 shots (48.1 percent) and 7-of-14 3-pointers. The Ducks entered the game averaging 92.5 points per game, but were well under that, shooting just 35.8 percent (19-of-53).

"Defensively I thought we were very very good," Lappas said.

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Willie Jenkins gets to know Duck big man Chris Christoffersen.
UMass had trouble counteracting Oregon's 7-foot-2, 300-pound center Chris Christoffersen early. Less than a minute into the game he plowed through Brand, who was charged for a blocking foul, and laid the ball in.

He hit the ensuing free throw and wound up with nine first-half points. The Minutemen looked entirely out of sync and the Ducks took advantage, building a 21-10 lead.

"When we got down, coach told us to slow down," Crooks said. "It was moving at a real quick pace. He said to focus on getting back (defensively) in transition. It worked out for us."

After a Lamb basket brought the deficit down to single digits at 21-12, freshman guard Kyle Wilson made his first career UMass basket, burying a 3-pointer that made the score 21-15 with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half.

Two Williams 3-pointers sandwiched around a three from Ridnour gave the Minutemen momentum, trailing 24-21.

"Eric Williams and Kyle Wilson got the game back to normal for us," Lappas said. "Those two guys gave us the lift to get it going."

A fast-break dunk from Jones did little to quiet the crowd as the Minutemen scored the next six points. Anderson's nifty baseline-drive reverse lay-up gave UMass its first lead at 27-26.

Oregon recovered to pull ahead 32-31 at intermission, but the Minutemen continued to surge in the second half. UMass led for most of the final 20 minutes, but never by more than four.

Jones scored nine of the Ducks' last 11 points, including a driving scoop shot that put Oregon ahead, 58-57, and setting up Brand's free throws that sealed it.


Minutemen poised under pressure
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 11/28/2001

SPRINGFIELD - As he walked to the Oregon bench for the customary postgame handshake, University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas couldn't resist. His team had just defeated Oregon, 62-58, at the Springfield Civic Center, and he pumped his fist in celebration.

Sophomore Willie Jenkins was far less subtle. He leapt into senior Kitwana Rhymer's outstretched arms as the crowd roared around them. The Minutemen had just moved to 3-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

"He's heavy," Rhymer said playfully afterward. "I think Willie's actually heavier than (Temple's 300-pound) Ron Rollerson."

Their joy was unmistakable. Last year UMass didn't win its third game until Jan. 6, when the Minutemen defeated George Washington to improve to 3-9. So to be 3-0 already has both the players and their fans excited.

Although it was only the third game of the season, in the eyes of many fans this was a make-or-break game for UMass. The Minutemen were expected to beat Arkansas Little Rock and Marist. Oregon would be the litmus test. If the Minutemen could play the Ducks competitively, there would be reason for optimism. If they could win the game, there would be cause for excitement.

Still, the skeptics were out in force after Oregon routed Louisville, 90-63, Saturday to improve to 4-0. When the Ducks jumped ahead 21-10 halfway through the first half of Tuesday's game, it looked like UMass would be victim No. 5.

But the most positive thing to emerge from the first three games of the season is the Minutemen's ability to work their way out of trouble, a skill that they never really discovered last year.

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Eric Williams loses the handle here, but the big man hit two 3-pt shots during the game.
"The game needs to be played two-by-two whether you're up 20 or down 20," Lappas said. "In the games that we've been down, we've been able to get ourselves together and do it."

In all three games, UMass has had stretches where it has struggled, but in all three the Minutemen have been impressive down the stretch with different players rising to the occasion.

That was particularly evident last night. Nine Minutemen saw action and each one made a contribution that UMass likely wouldn't have won without.

"It seems like right now everyone we're putting in the game is doing something," Lappas said.

Even Ronell Blizzard, whose night consisted of four first-half minutes, had a key basket during the 17-5 run that brought the Minutemen back into the game.

"If everyone keeps doing their part, we should be a good team," said Eric Williams, who did his with nine points.

It's still early and UMass has yet to play a game outside the Commonwealth, but there are more reasons for optimism - even the early-season skeptics would concede that.

The Minutemen are at least pretty good, with the chance to get better. If they can beat North Carolina State Saturday they could even start to get Top 25 votes.

Lappas said this is only scratching the surface.

"I said to our guys we're not nearly as good offensively as we're going to be in February," he said. "We just need to keep playing great defense until we can get this going the way we want to get it going."

At the end of each pregame meal, one player or assistant coach has to get up and sing to the rest of the team. It serves as a tension breaker as the team prepares for the game. Last night's designated crooner was assistant coach Andrew Theokas, who selected the theme from TV's The Jeffersons.

For non-Sherman Helmsly fans, the song's refrain features the phrase: "Movin' on up."

For the 3-0 Minutemen, it could be their theme song.


Men's Basketball improves to 3-0
By Justin Pearson, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, 11/28/2001

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, just after the Thanksgiving break, the Massachusetts men's basketball team traveled across the United States to Portland, Ore. to take on the University of Oregon. That day, a tired Minuteman squad was soundly beaten 91-76 by the Ducks. Now, 360 days later, UMass got its revenge.

The Minutemen (3-0) overcame an 11-point first half deficit to beat the high-octane, but clearly fatigued, Ducks 62-58 last night at the Springfield Civic Center. Shannon Crooks led the way for UMass with 13 points, but the win was a team effort in the truest sense. All nine Minutemen who played scored and eight of them registered a rebound, but, more importantly in the eyes of head coach Steve Lappas, they controlled the pace of the game.

"It's all we talked about for three days, it's all we talked in every timeout that we called. Keep the pace," he said.

After scoring just two points in the first 38 minutes of action, Micah Brand came up big when it counted, making a tough lay up over Oregon's Robert Johnson on the low block with 1:16 remaining to regain the lead for the Minutemen at 59-58 and then gave UMass a three-point cushion a minute later with a pair of free throws.

The Ducks (4-1) had a chance to tie the game on their final possession, but sophomore forward Luke Jackson threw an ill-advised pass in the direction of James Davis that Kitwana Rhymer easily corralled before being fouled. He proceeded to hit the front end of the one and one to seal the victory for the Minutemen.

Early on it did not look like the Minutemen would be able to stay close to Oregon, falling behind 11-3 in the game's first four minutes. The Ducks, who came into the game averaging more than 90 points a contest, were off and running from the opening tip, scoring a number of easy buckets.

Oregon was able to keep a healthy lead in the game's first 10 minutes before UMass went on an 11-3 run to cut a once 11-point lead down to three. In that run, Kyle Wilson scored the first points of his collegiate career with a three pointer from the wing while senior forward Eric Williams added a pair of three point field goals of his own.

"Coach told me to look for my shot more because I know I can score I've just been a little frustrated," Williams said. "He told me to just go out there and play and if my shot opens up, shoot."

"Eric Williams and Kyle Wilson got the game back to normal for us," Lappas said. "Those two guys gave us the lift with those three three's to get us going."

Despite the run UMass trailed 32-31 as the teams headed into their locker rooms at halftime.

"I thought UMass did a good job of regaining their composure after the start of the game," Oregon coach Ernie Kent said. "We had them on the ropes with our running game and we took some tough shots, and they made us pay for taking those tough shots. They regained the momentum of the game in the first half and never really gave it up."

The game would remain tight throughout the final 20 minutes with UMass forging ahead, but never able to build more than a four-point lead. With 5:12 left, the Ducks regained the lead on a Jackson jumpshot, to make the score 53-52. But from that point on, like it has for the majority of the season's first three games, the UMass defense took over, allowing just one field goal the rest of the way.

With the score tied 54-54, Anthony Anderson hit a three-pointer, his only of the night, with 3:35 to go that put UMass ahead. That three was UMass' seventh and final trifecta of the night, establishing a new season high.

For the third straight game, the contest's outcome was up in the air until the final five minutes and, for the third time the Minutemen came out victorious.

"This shows that we are capable of playing with a big name team," Crooks said. "We pulled it out late and that shows that we have a lot of heart on this team, a lot of character and a lot of heart."

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Eric Williams and Shannon Crooks try to get possession of the loose ball.


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Video clip Anthony Anderson gets creative down the baseline. (file size = 488k)
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Oregon Ducks 58
Massachusetts Minutemen 62
at the Springfield Civic Center

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S
Oregon vs Massachusetts
11/27/01  7:00 p.m. at Springfield (Mass.) Civic Center
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VISITORS: Oregon ( 4- 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
03 JOHNSON,Robert       f  4-6    0-0    4-5    4  5  9   3  12   2  2  1  0  33
33 JACKSON,Luke         f  4-11   1-5    3-3    0  5  5   2  12   4  3  1  2  36
25 CHRISTOFFERSEN,Chris c  5-13   0-0    2-3    4  7 11   1  12   2  0  2  0  34
13 RIDNOUR,Luke         g  1-8    1-5    3-4    1  4  5   2   6   3  3  0  2  35
20 JONES,Frederick      g  4-8    0-1    5-6    2  3  5   2  13   0  3  0  2  34
01 DAVIS,James             1-4    1-3    0-0    0  0  0   0   3   0  0  0  0  12
34 LEVER,Anthony           0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   3
40 HELQUIST,Brian          0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0   0  3  0  1   6
55 ANDERSON,Jay            0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   7
TEAM ........................................   3  0  3              1
TOTALS                    19-53   3-14  17-21  14 24 38  13  58  11 15  4  7 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 11-31 35.5% 2ndH: 8-22 36.4% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 35.8% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 3-10 30.0% 2ndH: 0-4 00.0% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 21.4% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 7-7 100.% 2ndH: 10-14 71.4% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 81.0% 3, 1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Massachusetts ( 3- 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 01 JENKINS,Willie f 3-5 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 8 2 1 0 0 18 40 BRAND,Micah f 2-5 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 3 6 0 1 0 2 24 33 RHYMER,Kitwana c 3-7 0-0 1-2 2 3 5 2 7 0 2 5 1 35 12 ANDERSON,Anthony g 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 5 5 4 5 3 0 0 0 29 30 CROOKS,Shannon g 6-16 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 3 13 4 2 0 1 36 03 BLIZZARD,Ronell 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 11 WILSON,Kyle 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 0 2 12 21 WILLIAMS,Eric 3-5 2-2 1-2 0 2 2 0 9 0 1 0 0 19 34 LAMB,Raheim 4-5 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 1 9 1 2 0 2 23 TEAM ........................................ 1 1 2 TOTALS 25-52 7-14 5-9 5 20 25 18 62 14 10 5 9 200

TOT-FG 1stH: 13-28 46.4% 2ndH: 12-24 50.0% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 48.1% Deadbl 3pt-FG 1stH: 4-8 50.0% 2ndH: 3-6 50.0% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 50.0% Rebs FThrow 1stH: 1-3 33.3% 2ndH: 4-6 66.7% OT: 0-0 00.0% Game: 55.6% 1, 1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OFFICIALS: Joe Mingle, Bryan Kersey, Mark Distaola TECHNICAL FOULS: Oregon - none Massachusetts - none ATTENDANCE: 4,427 SCORE BY PERIODS: 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 OT3 OT4 TOTAL Oregon 32 26 58 Massachusetts 31 31 62


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