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Box score


Massachusetts 76, Rider 54
From The Associated Press, 12/23/2002

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) _ Jeff Viggiano, in the first start of his collegiate career, scored 17 points and added 9 rebounds, boosting Massachusetts to a 76-54 victory over Rider on Monday.

Jackie Rogers also scored 17 points for the Minutemen (3-6). Rider (5-4) trailed 37-30 at halftime after leading by as many at 13 points early in the game.

Micah Brand scored 13 points and Anthony Anderson added 12 for the Minutemen, who shot 48 percent from the field.

Jerry Johnson scored a game-high 18 points for Rider, which had won its last three games. Laurence Young added 12 points and six rebounds.

UMass widened its second-half advantage to 55-40 with 10 minutes to play and led by 20 with five minutes remaining.

The Minutemen used a 16-0 run in the first half to take the lead. Viggiano had a pair of three-pointers and a tip-in to get UMass back in the game after it trailed by 13 points, 26-13, earlier in the half.

Viggiano, who hit 7 of 11 from the field for the game, scored 12 of his points before intermission. Johnson scored 11 points for Rider before intermission.

Coach Steve Lappas inserted Viggiano, a freshman from Suffield, Conn., into the starting lineup after UMass lost to Lafayette on Saturday.

The Minutemen outrebounded Rider 40-28, led by Rogers with 10. UMass connected on 8 of 20 three-pointers.

Rider got to the free throw line just five times, hitting three.

Player of the Game
12/23 Rider
Anderson (1) 1%
Brand (9) 9%
Cox (1) 1%
Lamb (1) 1%
Lasme (0) 0%
Lee (0) 0%
Martin (1) 1%
Rogers (0) 0%
Viggiano (83) 86%

Total Votes: 96





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Jeff Viggiano had a breakout game, going for 17 points and 9 rebounds, both highs in his young career.

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Anthony Anderson keeps a watchful eye on Laurence Young.

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Micah Brand tries to break free in the post.


Rider Broncs 54
Massachusetts Minutemen 76
at the Mullins Center

Official Basketball Box Score
Rider vs Massachusetts
12/23/02  7:00 p.m. at Amherst,MA (Mullins Center)
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VISITORS: Rider ( 5- 4)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
44 WAHLMANN,Brandon.... f  1-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   3   2  1  2  0  0  15
12 REED,Robert......... c  4-11   0-0    0-1    3  4  7   4   8  2  1  0  2  33
21 JOHNSON,Jerry....... g  6-15   3-8    3-4    0  3  3   2  18  1  2  0  0  35
32 TAYLOR,Robert....... g  3-10   2-4    0-0    0  3  3   2   8  2  1  0  0  35
45 YOUNG,Laurence...... g  5-13   2-9    0-0    2  4  6   0  12  2  2  0  0  36
03 LEONARD,Nolan.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
20 MUNIZ,Edwin.........    0-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   4   0  1  0  0  0  11
23 WHITE,Aaron.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
31 MINYEM,Armel........    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  1  12
34 JOHNSON,Paul........    3-4    0-1    0-0    3  2  5   0   6  0  1  0  2  21
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   22-58   7-25   3-5   10 18 28  17  54  9 10  0  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-31 41.9%   2nd Half:  9-27 33.3%   Game: 37.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-12 25.0%   2nd Half:  4-13 30.8%   Game: 28.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  2-4  50.0%   Game: 60.0%   0,1

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HOME TEAM: Massachusetts ( 3- 6)
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
00 MARTIN,Brennan...... f  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  0   9
02 ROGERS,Jackie....... f  5-8    0-0    7-10   3  7 10   3  17  1  4  1  0  24
40 BRAND,Micah......... c  6-10   1-2    0-0    2  7  9   1  13  2  1  0  1  31
22 VIGGIANO,Jeff....... g  7-11   3-7    0-0    3  6  9   1  17  3  0  2  1  33
50 COX,Marcus.......... g  1-7    0-0    0-1    2  0  2   2   2  3  2  0  0  16
01 LASME,Michael.......    2-8    2-6    0-0    0  3  3   3   6  3  0  0  0  26
04 LEE,Gabe............    2-3    0-1    3-4    2  0  2   0   7  3  0  0  0  19
11 WILSON,Kyle.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
12 ANDERSON,Anthony....    4-8    2-4    2-2    0  3  3   2  12  3  1  0  1  34
14 KOTARIDIS,Paco......    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 KOUYATE,Alassane....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
34 LAMB,Raheim.........    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   5
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   28-58   8-20  12-17  13 27 40  14  76 18  9  3  3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-31 48.4%   2nd Half: 13-27 48.1%   Game: 48.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-11 36.4%   2nd Half:  4-9  44.4%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-3  100 %   2nd Half:  9-14 64.3%   Game: 70.6%   3,1

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Officials: Bruce Shapiro, Carl LaBranche, Ray Perone
Technical fouls: Rider-None. Massachusetts-None.
Attendance: 2317
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Rider.........................   30   24  -   54
Massachusetts.................   37   39  -   76

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