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UMass fends off Richmond
By Mark Murphy, The Boston Herald, 2/13/2003

Steve Lappas is not going to make apologies for appearances.

The UMass coach's best lineups run on the small side, his big men don't always rebound, and nobody is going to challenge for a conference scoring title.

But there are times, simply by virtue of sheer perspiration, that the Minutemen (9-14, 3-7 Atlantic 10) can turn an opponent on its ear.

Witness UMass' 54-53 conquest of Richmond last night at the Mullins Center for only its third conference win of the season, including its first against an A-10 foe with a winning record.

Anthony Anderson turned in one of his best games of the season, with the point guard mixing a host of big plays into his 16-point, four-assist, seven-rebound performance.

Forward Jackie Rogers checked in with an 11-point, 11-board evening for his second double-double of the season.

And the Minutemen, thanks largely to their ability to limit the Spiders to a 14-point first half on 18.5 percent shooting, took a 20-point (36-16) lead early in the seconds half.

Eight minutes and 11 seconds later the score was tied at 43, and a familiar growl could be heard at the door.

Except that this time the wolf was chased away.

``Our guys played extremely inspired basketball, and it was good to see them respond to two of the toughest days of practice we had,'' said Lappas. ``Even when they were getting offensive rebounds against us, we were still able to fight our heads off.''

Indeed, when Richmond came back to tie the score, UMass' cohesion and defensive tenacity was so strong, the Spiders didn't score another point for 7:21.

By then, with 1:16 left, the Minutemen had built their lead back up to 50-45 and held on by shooting 4-for-6 from the line over the last minute.

That 20-point lead may have evaporated, but defensively the Minutemen held strong. Nowhere was this more evident than in the frustrated game of Spiders scorer Mike Skrocki, who shot 1-for-17.

``I honestly don't know how they came back so quickly, but our guys fight,'' said Lappas.

There's no other way to describe Anderson's dagger - a jack-knifing trey from well beyond the top of the circle that was good for a 46-43 UMass lead, approximately a minute after Tony Dobbins tied the score on a fast-break drive.

The game was clearly clunking along to UMass' preferred pace, however, leading to a belabored but effective ending.

Anderson's shot, made with 7:26 left, was the Minutemen's last field goal of the game.

``I like what I'm seeing from Anthony,'' said Lappas. ``We forget that he's a (junior with sophomore eligibility), and that he's often out there with two freshman wings who can't help him.''

Player of the Game
2/12 Richmond
Anderson (27) 64%
Brand (0) 0%
Cox (2) 5%
Lamb (0) 0%
Lasme (0) 0%
Lee (0) 0%
Martin (0) 0%
Rogers (11) 26%
Viggiano (2) 5%

Total Votes: 42





UMASS 54, RICHMOND 53
Minutemen rebound
They lose lead, not game
By Joe Burris, The Boston Globe Staff, 2/13/2003

AMHERST - A 25-point second-half lead wasn't enough to beat Connecticut. A 15-point second-half lead didn't last against Central Connecticut. It wasn't surprising that the University of Massachusetts squandered a 20-point second-half lead against Atlantic 10 foe Richmond last night and appeared on its way to another disheartening loss.

Yet though the Minutemen lost their lead, they kept their composure. A clutch 3-pointer by point guard Anthony Anderson moments later enabled UMass to regain the lead. The Minutemen added free throws and staved off another Richmond surge to prevail, 54-53, before 2,582 at the Mullins Center.

Anderson finished with game highs in points (16) and assists (4) to guide the Minutemen (9-14, 3-7), who recorded their first victory against an A-10 team with a winning record since beating St. Bonaventure Jan. 26, 2002. The Minutemen used a pressure defense that held Richmond (12-9, 6-4) to 19 percent shooting and 14 first-half points, tying the lowest point total ever for a half in the Mullins Center.

''Even when they came back, and I don't know how they came back so quickly, I thought our guys fought and that's all we can ask,'' said UMass coach Steve Lappas, who challenged his team to play with more urgency after last Saturday's home loss to Temple. ''I thought our guys played extremely inspired.''

Leading, 25-14, at halftime, the Minutemen outscored Richmond, 11-2, over the first 3 minutes 11 seconds of the second half for a 36-16 lead. Richmond responded with a 27-7 run to tie the score, 43-43, with 8:35 remaining.

Jeff Viggiano was called for an offensive foul on the Minutemen's next possession, giving Richmond a chance to take its first lead since 15:41 remained in the first half. But Jamaal Scott misfired on a right-wing jumper and UMass guard Michael Lasme got the rebound with 7:47 left. Anderson then hit a top-of-the-key trey with 7:25 left for a 46-43 lead.

''I was just open coming off the screen, so I was shooting that one regardless,'' said Anderson, who has posted double figures in points in six of his last seven games and has hit at least one 3-pointer in 18 straight games.

The Spiders, meanwhile, hurt their chances with an array of missed shots, many from behind the arc. UMass added two free throws by Marcus Cox and two by Lasme (career-high nine rebounds) to take a 50-43 lead with 1:49 left. Richmond didn't score again until Mike Skrocki sank two free throws with 1:16 left.

UMass led, 53-47, with 23 seconds left, but Richmond guard Tony Dobbins -- who recorded the most steals ever against UMass (8) and the second most in A-10 history -- hit two free throws to cut the lead to 4. Richmond got the ball back on a jump ball change of possession when Johnathan Collins tied up Jackie Rogers with 17 seconds left. The Spiders scored the game's final basket when Patrick O'Malley drained a three with a second remaining.

UMass successfully inbounded the ball, and that was the ballgame.

''It just shows we're learning,'' said Anderson. ''There were a couple of games that came down to stupid mistakes and we lost those games, but we're learning now.''

Rogers finished with 4 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for UMass, which outrebounded Richmond, 40-39, to mark only the second time this season the Minutemen have outrebounded an A-10 opponent.

Dobbins and Jeff Myers finished with 15 points apiece for Richmond.


Clang gang: Cold Spiders lose another
By John O'Connor, The Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff Writer, 2/13/2003

AMHERST, Mass. - They are not bad shooters. They are not taking bad shots.

Yet Richmond's Spiders have become bad scorers.

A 14-point first half sent UR to a 54-53 loss at Massachusetts last night, where 2,582 at the MullinsCenter watched the Spiders lose their third consecutive Atlantic 10 Conference game due to offensive breakdown. Richmond (6-4, 12-9) scored 52 vs. Xavier and 55 vs. St. Bonaventure heading into this league date against a UMass team that starts three freshmen and was 2-7 in the A-10.

"I just tried to explain to [the Spiders] in the locker room what snakebit is," UR coach Jerry Wainwright said afterward. Richmond isn't coming close on shots it consistently hit earlier this season. The snake bit hard. UR converted 27.3 percent (18.5 percent in the first half), and missed 22 of 28 attempts from 3-point range.

Patrick O'Malley's 3-pointer at the horn got Richmond as close to the Minutemen (3-7, 9-14) as it had been in about eight minutes. UMass went ahead 36-16 with 16:49 left. The score was tied at 43 with 8:39 remaining. UR's rally was all about hitting the offensive glass (Johnathan Collins), hitting a few jumpers (Jeff Myers) and hitting UMass with disruptive defense (Tony Dobbins).

But after tying it at 43, the Spiders fell back into their offensive gutter, going nearly eight minutes without a hoop. The young Minutemen, who lost to Central Connecticut State and Lafayette, regained their poise and put away UR from the free-throw line in the final two minutes.

"We've got to snap out of this and be mentally tougher than we are right now," said Myers, who scored 12 of his 15 points in a five-minute stretch of the second half.

Dobbins tied a school record with eight steals, cleared 14 rebounds, and scored 15. "I think he's the [A-10] defensive player of the year," said Steve Lappas, the second-year UMass coach.

But as usual, defense was the not UR's problem. It's lost three in a row despite holding opponents to 66, 61 and 54 points.

In last Saturday's loss to St. Bonaventure at the Robins Center, UR scored 19 first-half points. Before last night's intermission, Richmond made one more bucket (five) than the number of media timeouts (four).

"What happens when certain kids aren't going well is [defenders] leave certain kids open and they press up on other kids," Wainwright said.

Spiders forward Mike Skrocki, who came north as UR's top scorer (12.8 ppg), hit a jumper 30 seconds after the tipoff, then missed his next 16 shots. Some were contested. Many were not.

"We've got to find ways to get him some easy baskets to get him going," Dobbins said of Skrocki.

Richmond erased Massachusetts' 20-point lead in eight minutes of the second half. Dobbins caused UMass confusion with his quickness, wingspan and transition baskets. UR's two seniors, Myers and Collins, activated simultaneously as offensive factors after the Minutemen looked as though they were going to cruise.

"We understand that we don't have a lot of time left [as college players]," Myers said of he and Collins. "That's the mentality we're bringing."

But the Minutemen ganged up on Myers after he did damage. No other Spider, save Dobbins on the break, located his scoring touch.

"We've played really good defense," Wainwright said. "But you can't overcome possession after possession of coming up empty."

NOTES: Freshman center Kevin Steenberge (10 minutes a game) spent Tuesday night at a Richmond hospital with a respiratory infection and did not accompany the Spiders to UMass. Freshman guard Tim Mayes (five minutes a game) did not come here due to an academic issue. He is expected to be with the Spiders Sunday at George Washington. Steenberge is questionable for UR's trip to Washington. He is expected to be playing again within a week.

Contact John O'Connor at (804) 649-6233 or joconnor@timesdispatch.com


Minutemen squish Spiders
By Jim Pignatiello, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, 2/13/2003

The Massachusetts men's basketball team lost these games earlier this year.

UMass (9-14, 3-7 Atlantic 10) blew a 36-16 lead early in the second half as Richmond (12-9, 6-4 A-10) used a 27-7 run to even the score at 43 apiece with 8:35 left. This wasn't new territory for the Minutemen, who gave up good-sized leads to Central Connecticut State and UConn.

The difference this time - the Maroon and White fought back and pulled out the 54-53 victory over the Spiders.

Anthony Anderson broke the 43-43 tie with a fall-down 3-pointer at the top of the key.

"I was open coming off the screen, so I was shooting," said Anderson, who led all scorers with 16 points.

The basket, which came with 7:27 remaining, was the final field goal made by the Minutemen, who shot 8-for-13 from the charity stripe the rest of the way.

Richmond was never able to cut the lead back within three, despite a stellar defensive performance from junior guard Tony Dobbins. The Mitchellville, Md. native notched three steals down the stretch to keep the Spiders within reach. He finished with eight steals on the night, the second most ever in an A-10 game.

"He's very disruptive," UMass coach Steve Lappas said. "We knew that going in.

"He's the (A-10) Defensive Player of the Year," the second-year coach predicted.

UMass extended a 25-14 halftime lead into a 20-point lead in just over three minutes. Freshman Jeff Viggiano and Anderson drilled 3s on the team's first two possessions and Jackie Rogers added five points to open the final frame with an 11-2 run.

Richmond clawed back into a tie eight minutes later behind a combination of UMass' offensive futility - the Minutemen scored just five points in 6:46 - and its own offense finally coming alive. Guard Jeff Myers got hot on the run, scoring 12 points in the eight-minute span.

Myers finished with 15 points on 4-for-14 shooting (3-for-10 on 3-pointers).

Dobbins matched Myers for the team-high, scoring his 15 on 5-for-11 shooting. Dobbins also grabbed 14 rebounds.

UMass freshman Alassane Kouyate was in street clothes for the contest after spending Monday night in the hospital. He is expected to play in Saturday's contest at St. Bonaventure.


Richmond and UMass bore crowd
By Matthew F. Sacco, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Columnist, 2/13/2003

In true pre-adolescent fashion, two youngsters are turning a collection of 15 hockey pucks into a jolly good time. They're using the solid rubber discs to make pyramids, towers, sculptures and various other edifices. It's a competition, with each brown-haired, baby-faced shorty trying to one-up the other.

The pair continue in this manner for a good 20 minutes, unfazed by the large collection of brass instruments blazing pop music behind them, and completely oblivious to the college basketball game being played just a couple hop-scotches from their perch.

It takes only 15 minutes of game time for the kids to completely lose interest. Apparently, the wheeled loading platform-turned-skateboard in the back hall of the Mullins Center is a lot more captivating.

What's the matter, don't these kids like college hoops?

"Yeah we do," the brave one mutters as he fiddles with the bangs over his brow. "This game's boring."

That's minus-two from the second lowest crowd in the history of the Mullins Center. Only 2,582 showed for the Atlantic 10 game between Massachusetts and Richmond.

Apparently, Agawam Community Night couldn't bring in the masses. Still, you'd think a team like the Minutemen - with so much young talent and three freshman starters - would at least draw its share of interest.

We're not talking about a sellout here people. But it'd be nice to see the fans outnumber the empty maroon seats.

Somehow, in the seven years since UMass' only Final Four, the arena that used to make enemies feel claustrophobic, couldn't make Fat Albert feel uncomfortable if he was sitting in the front row of the student section.

I guess it's understandable. An 8-14 team playing a perennial NIT entrant is hardly a big draw.

So here's a toast to the die-hards. Wait, what die-hards?

Even the fans that did attend had little spirit to offer in a showcase of the conference's two best defensive teams.

It's nice to feel so personally involved in the game, but it's bad when you know what the cheerleaders are doing after the game and Micah Brand gets the loudest ovation of the night. Even if it was an ovation of boos.

Maybe it's just me, but there are things I'd rather hear during a basketball game than WMUA's squawking play-by-play man and photographers bantering about the size of their lenses.

How about a little atmosphere? Some chants or cheers maybe. Jeez, the intensity in this place rivals Saturday afternoon Bingo.

UMass coach Steve Lappas says "The first step in your program is to own your home court."

Well the rent must be through the roof because nobody's even sniffing the place out. And it's not like the Athletic Department hasn't tried. They brought Springfield radio personality Sebastian in to sing the national anthem in hopes of causing a stir.

And they hit up every bum-flip of a town in the area for a community night. They even called Saturday's game against Temple "Wear your favorite boy-band t-shirt night."

Seriously.

But if you can't keep a pair of sugar-rushed children interested, what hope does this program have right now?

They should target the younger audience anyway. Because the ring of the final buzzer has barely vacated the arena when our curious youngsters claim the parquet.

They've got the court to themselves now and the arena is almost empty, still.

They're doing their best to force the ball up toward the cylinder. And nothing, not brick nor air ball, can deter these kids.

I guess they really do like basketball.

Matthew F. Sacco is a Collegian Columnist.


Minutemen blow 20-point lead, hang on for win
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/13/2003

AMHERST - The University of Massachusetts finally changed the ending on its blown-lead script.

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Jeff Viggiano pulls up in the lane while Jackie Rogers battles for rebounding position. Viggiano scored 9 and Rogers collected 11 boards.
The Minutemen blew another double-digit lead - 20 points this time - but absorbed the blow and bounced back to defeat Richmond, 54-53, Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.

The Minutemen (9-14, 3-7 Atlantic 10) appeared to be headed for a blowout when they opened the second half on an 8-0 run that made it 33-14. After Richmond's Jonathan Collins scored inside, Jackie Rogers converted a three-point play off a nifty pass from Mike Lasme that gave UMass a 20-point edge, its biggest lead in a month.

But the Spiders (12-9, 6-4), showed why they boast wins over No. 18 Xavier and No. 24 Stanford, and ran off a 27-7 spurt to tie the game at 43-43 with 8 minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the game.

"Coach said calm down and get together," senior captain Jackie Rogers said. "That's what we did."

Earlier in the week, UMass coach Steve Lappas dubbed Anthony Anderson the team's leader of the future. The junior became the leader of the present in the second half. After the Spiders tied it, Anderson buried a long fall away 3-pointer that put the Minutemen back ahead.

"Coach told me I have to try to become a leader," Anderson said. "I was trying to be the one to step up."

"I like what I'm seeing from Anthony," Lappas said. "He's getting better and better every game. He's more comfortable. We forget he's (in his second year). I think he's played much better lately."

The Minuteman defense dug in and kept Richmond off the board for over six minutes, but UMass only added four more points, all on free throws, to increase its lead in the same stretch.

But UMass hit enough free throws in the final 1:01 to keep its lead at two possessions until Patrick O'Malley hit a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left to cut the UMass lead to one. The Spiders couldn't foul Anderson fast enough as the Minutemen held on.

"Even when they came back, I thought our guys fought hard," UMass coach Steve Lappas said. "I just want them to battle. To me we battled tonight."

Anderson said the Minutemen didn't panic when the lead started to slip.

"It just shows that we're learning," Anderson said. "There were a couple games in crunch time when we made a couple mistakes and turnovers and lost the game."

Anderson led the Minutemen with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Rogers added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Richmond's Tony Dobbins just missed an unusual triple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds and eight steals.

Spider coach Jerry Wainwright praised Anderson's effort.

"I thought Anthony Anderson played an outstanding game for them," he said. "He's a good, young guard. He's got a really good demeanor about him. I think he's going to be an outstanding player in this league for many years. He's a good floor leader and he really helped their young players."

The Minutemen return to action Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Bonaventure.

UMass was the beneficiary of a miserable performance from Richmond leading scorer Mike Skrocki (12.8 points per game prior to tipoff). Skrocki scored the first basket of the game and proceeded to miss his next 17 shots. He finished with four points.

He wasn't alone as the Spiders made just five of their first 27 shots en route to the worst offensive half ever in the Mullins Center. The Minutemen led 25-14 at the break.

"I thought our guys played extremely inspired," Lappas said. "I thought we played very, very hard tonight. I was glad to see our guys respond from probably the two toughest days of practice we had. I thought we played with a lot of passion tonight."

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.


Rogers answers Lappas’ challenge to seniors
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/13/2003

AMHERST - When University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas publicly criticized his senior big men for their lack of rebounding earlier this week, he knew it would have one of two effects.

They'd either take it to heart and play better or he'd look elsewhere for inside players.

Jackie Rogers responded, grabbing a career-high 11 boards to go with 11 points despite battling Richmond's taller players.

"All we've done in practice for the past few days since the Temple game is rebound," Rogers said. "Coach said that's what I have to do for us to win, get a least about 10 rebounds. I got more than 10."

Lappas was pleased with the result.

"You're going to either get the response that you have to get or we're going to go in another direction," Lappas said. "That's what this was, a challenge."

Lappas said he put his team through rigorous rebounding drills this week and while the Minutemen outboarded Richmond 40-39, he was only slightly happy with the result.

Photo
Gabe Lee battles for a loose ball.
"Even when they got offensive rebounds, I thought we were fighting our head off," Lappas said. "We played small, with Raheim Lamb at the power forward, for most of the game. I told them we better outrebound them or practice was going to be worse than it's been in the last two days. We barely eked that out."

The other senior, Micah Brand, only played six minutes, his season low when he's been healthy, as the Minutemen went with a small lineup most of the game.

HIGH POINTS - The win was UMass' first against an Atlantic 10 team with a winning record since Jan. 26, 2002 when the Minutemen beat St. Bonaventure, 67-65, at the Reilly Center. UMass was 0-9 against over .500 A-10 foes since.

FOUL TROUBLES - Rogers picked up his second technical foul this year with 10 minutes, 50 seconds left in the game. Afterward, he still wasn't sure what he'd been whistled for.

"I don't know," Rogers said. "(The ref) said I shoved the guy in the back."

It was the seventh T the Minutemen have gotten this year, with Rogers picking up two of them.

UMass was in foul trouble throughout as Mike Lasme and Jeff Viggiano both fouled out, while Rogers and Marcus Cox picked up four each.

Richmond's Jamaal Scott also fouled out.

DOBBINS STEALS - Tony Dobbins' eight steals hit a lot of marks. It tied a Richmond school record. It was the most ever against UMass and the most by any team in the Mullins Center, breaking a record previously held jointly by Minutemen Edgar Padilla and Shannon Crooks as well as Providence's John Linehan and St. Bonaventure's Marques Green.

It is the second most ever in an Atlantic 10 game, behind ex-Xavier Musketeer and current Houston Rocket James Posey, who had nine.

"Tony is a little bit underrated. He does so many things that sportswriters and real fans appreciate," Richmond coach Jerry Wainwright said. "He gets his hands on so many balls."

"He's very disruptive," Lappas said. "We knew that going in. I think he's the defensive player of the year. Dobbins' steals are impressive because they play slow. When you can get eight steals in a halfcourt game ... he's tough."

KOUYATE OUT - Freshman Alassane Kouyate did not dress for the game. He suffered an abdominal contusion in practice on Monday and was hospitalized for precautionary reasons after experiencing lower chest pains. He'll will return to action Saturday.

"It's too bad for the kid," Lappas said. "I was going to play him tonight."

MISCELLANEOUS - The win put UMass three games ahead of Fordham for fifth place in the A-10 East. Both teams have six games to play. ... The crowd of 2,582 was the lowest ever at the Mullins Center when classes have been in session. ... Mike Lasme's nine rebounds matched a career-high. ... The win snapped a 21-game losing streak for UMass when scoring under 61 points.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.


Mullins Center lacks homey feel
By Matt Vautour, The Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/13/2003

AMHERST - Fans walking into Saint Joseph's Alumni Fieldhouse through the front entrance are immediately greeted with an enlarged picture of Hawks coach Phil Martelli on the front page of the Philadelphia Daily News.

It's a replica from the day after Selection Sunday in 2001 when the Hawks earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

In several glass cases nearby, there are more pictures and displays of great moments and players in Hawk basketball.

Rhode Island's Ryan Center and the Cintas Center at Xavier offer similar nostalgia, things that make their gyms, actually home courts.

These sort of trappings are not unusual. Most programs have this sort of thing.

Not UMass.

Walk around the Mullins Center's concourse and with the exception of the souvenir table, there isn't much to connect fans to the school's athletic tradition.

The building feels more like the Amherst Civic Center than it does the home of the UMass basketball and hockey programs. There's no personality to the place whatsoever.

Other than the court, the only part of the Mullins Center that acknowledges the program's tradition is the Hall of Fame, which is on the third floor. Most fans have never seen it and don't even know it's there.

The department should hold a contest to paint a mural detailing the highlights from the two basketball and hockey programs that call the building home.

Enlarged photos from great moments in the three teams' histories could hang throughout the building as well.

If nothing else, in the men's basketball program's current down period, people entering and exiting the building will be subconsciously uplifted, at least a little, by memories of what once was good.

RETIRE McCOY'S JERSEY - Former UMass star Jim McCoy was inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame prior to the team's win over Fordham.

The honor was appropriate, but didn't go far enough.

McCoy's No. 20 should be retired.

Too many professional and college teams retire numbers of not-worthy-enough former players. But McCoy is unquestionably worthy.

The guy is not only the leading scorer in the history of the program with 2,374 points, but he was a significant part of UMass' success in the early- and mid-1990s.

It's conceivable if the program hadn't started to pick up in his early years, the Mullins Center might never have been built.

LOVE AND HOCKEY - UMass' idea to let anyone who went to the men's or women's basketball game Saturday into hockey on Sunday for half price a few weeks back was a good one.

Anything that gets people in to see this hockey team for the first time is a plus for UMass. The Minutemen are fun to watch and are a threat to win any game they're in.

The new athletic department staff has shown more of a tendency to be creative in its marketing and ticket sales. This should be encouraged and embraced.

So here's an idea:

UMass hockey plays Connecticut at the Mullins Center on Valentine's Day.

While many would be ticket-buyers won't be in attendance because of romantic obligations, the school should market the game as "a good place to take a date" or try "Who needs a date when you've got hockey."

Taking it one step further for those who wish they did have a date, the school could designate two upper sections - one for students and one for paying customers - for single people looking to meet other single people.

Boys get the odd seats and girls get the even seats.

You could get a vendor to walk through the crowd selling long-stem roses or chocolates or whatever and a local restaurant to offer discounts to couples with ticket stubs.

Even the between-period contests could feature some couples competition.

People would go.

THROW BACK JERSEY - If the throwback jerseys that Lebron James were give were worth over $800, it seems like the athletic department could make a couple grand selling old school Julius Erving uniform tops at $75.

You could have the current players play a game in throwback uniforms and auction them off after the fact.

People would buy them.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com.


Richmond Spiders 53
Massachusetts Minutemen 54
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Richmond vs Massachusetts
02/12/03  7:00 p.m. at Mullins Center (Amherst, MA)
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VISITORS: Richmond (12- 9, 6- 4)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
22 SKROCKI,Mike........ f  1-17   0-7    2-2    0  2  2   3   4  1  2  0  0  28
33 COLLINS,Johnathan... f  3-5    0-0    0-0    5  2  7   1   6  1  1  2  1  22
25 O'MALLEY,Patrick.... c  1-7    1-5    0-0    1  4  5   3   3  0  0  0  0  29
01 DOBBINS,Tony........ g  5-11   1-2    4-6    8  6 14   3  15  0  3  1  8  37
04 MYERS,Jeff.......... g  4-14   3-10   4-7    2  1  3   4  15  3  0  0  0  38
14 SCOTT,Jamaal........    1-5    1-3    0-0    1  1  2   5   3  3  1  0  1  13
21 HOLLOMAN,Will.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
32 BUCKNOR,Jermaine....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  2  2  0  0  10
55 ZWAYER,Eric.........    3-5    0-0    1-2    2  1  3   1   7  0  1  0  1  18
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   18-66   6-28  11-17  21 18 39  21  53 10 10  3 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  5-27 18.5%   2nd Half: 13-39 33.3%   Game: 27.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-11 18.2%   2nd Half:  4-17 23.5%   Game: 21.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  9-13 69.2%   Game: 64.7%    5

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts ( 9-14, 3- 7)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 ROGERS,Jackie....... f  5-9    0-0    1-1    6  5 11   4  11  0  3  0  0  35
22 VIGGIANO,Jeff....... f  3-9    3-8    0-0    0  0  0   5   9  2  4  1  0  24
04 LEE,Gabe............ c  1-4    0-0    0-4    1  2  3   1   2  2  0  0  2  26
01 LASME,Michael....... g  2-10   1-7    2-2    2  7  9   5   7  3  5  1  0  35
12 ANDERSON,Anthony.... g  5-7    4-5    2-2    3  4  7   0  16  4  4  0  1  38
00 MARTIN,Brennan......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
34 LAMB,Raheim.........    0-3    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   1   1  2  2  0  0  14
40 BRAND,Micah.........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  1  0  0  0   6
50 COX,Marcus..........    1-1    0-0    4-7    0  6  6   4   6  0  1  0  3  20
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   18-44   8-20  10-18  12 28 40  20  54 14 19  2  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-24 41.7%   2nd Half:  8-20 40.0%   Game: 40.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-11 36.4%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-4  25.0%   2nd Half:  9-14 64.3%   Game: 55.6%    4

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Officials: Reggie Greenwood, Patrick Driscoll, Kevin O'Connell
Technical fouls: Richmond-None. Massachusetts-ROGERS,Jackie.
Attendance: 2582
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Richmond......................   14   39  -   53
Massachusetts.................   25   29  -   54

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