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Minutemen ready to rumble in Rose Hill
By Bob McGovern, The Daily Collegian Staff, 2/11/2005

Over the past few games, the Massachusetts men's basketball (12-8 9-5 A-10) team has shown it can play overpowering offense and stifling defense. The only issue has been whether or not it can do both at the same time.

After dominating St. Bonaventure on Saturday 74-58, the Minutemen traveled to Kingston, R.I. and gave the scorer's table a night off. UMass defeated the Rams 49-44, in a game highlighted by defensive stands and shot-clock violations.

So now, in the midst of its fourth two-game winning streak, the Maroon and White travel to the Bronx, N.Y. tomorrow to play the Fordham Rams (9-12, 5-5 A-10).

UMass coach Steve Lappas was upset with the offensive output by the Minutemen on Wednesday night, but does not feel his team is truly inconsistent as a whole.

"I'm not concerned with our defensive consistency and that's part of consistency. In basketball you look around the country and offensively teams have peaks and valleys throughout the whole year, everybody." Lappas said. "I'm really looking for defensive consistency, and I think we've had that since the beginning of this year."

As it has for most of the season, UMass has done a sufficient job of slowing down the game's tempo. The Minutemen, however, are currently ranked seventh in the A-10 in scoring defense, letting up 66.6 points per game (ppg) despite only allowing five points per game more than conference leader Saint Joseph's (61.1 ppg).

The last time the Maroon and White played Fordham, the Minutemen were firing on all cylinders and beat the Rams 76-63 at the Mullins Center on Jan. 19. However, the ensuing week of basketball saw each team spiral in a different direction.

UMass came out of the lopsided victory with three games that raised questions in regards to its ability to respond to a big win. The Minutemen went on to get crushed by Saint Joseph's on Jan. 22, 73-54, and were then taken into double overtime at St. Bonaventure before squeaking out a 82-78 win before losing to Richmond 67-63 on Jan. 29.

Fordham, however, appeared to use the loss to the the Minutemen as fuel for the fire. The Rams went on to defeat URI 63-49 in Kingston on Jan. 26 then, only four days later they took down the Temple Owls at home, who were on top of the A-10 Eastern Division standings at the time.

Tomorrow's game against Fordham has a little more on the line than an average conference game. If Fordham defeats UMass it will move up and tie the Minutemen for third place in the A-10 East.

Lappas is wary of taking any team lightly this year, and is hoping that the Minutemen can utilize the same weapons they did last time against Fordham. One main weapon is the presence of Rashaun Freeman in the post, and the general inside game that has been UMass' bread and butter this season.

"I think the last time we played Fordham we got him (Freeman) the ball a lot. We try to get him the ball and I think we do a good job getting him the ball." Lappas said. "Against URI Rashaun scored 10 points, but Deli scored and Stephane Lasme scored too. So I think we're happy with the way we've been getting the ball inside, I think we've done a good job all year and we're just going to keep pounding it in there."

The last time these teams met, Freeman had a career came, putting up 26 points while reeling in seven boards. Also contributing that night was senior captain Anthony Anderson, who was fresh off a position change from point guard to shooting guard. Anderson had a season-high 23 points, going 5 for 10 from behind the arch.

Freeman has been the main focus of opposing teams throughout the season, which has left players like Anderson and Maurice Maxwell open for more looks. Anderson has maintained his consistency as a reliable scoring option, while Maxwell has exploded and is currently second on the the team in scoring, dropping 11.7 ppg.

With the emergence of Maxwell, it would appear that Freeman would get more open looks in the post, but over the last few games teams have been choking the paint with guards and forwards alike.

Lappas isn't convinced that Maxwell will help Freeman's personal statistics, or alter how many touches he will get a game. He is convinced that Freeman remains a dominant post player, and that the addition of Maxwell is just icing on the cake.

"He's the fourth highest scorer in the league, he's averaging almost 15 points per game. He's not going to score 25 every game, he's not going to do that no matter how open he gets," Lappas said. "All that does is add to our balance. We can win games without Rashaun Freeman playing great, that's what a good team does."


Rose Hill unkind to Lappas
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/12/2005

In most ways, New York City is a special place for University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas. He grew up there. He went to high school (Bronx High School of Science) and college (City College of New York) there. He coached at Truman High School and began his stint as a college coach at Manhattan.

His greatest win as a coach came on the Big Apple's greatest stage when his Villanova team beat Connecticut for the 1995 Big East Championship.

So Saturday's game at 1 p.m. at Fordham in the Bronx should be a homecoming of sorts for the Minuteman coach.

But Rose Hill Gymnasium has been the location of three of Lappas' toughest defeats since he took over in Amherst.

In the past three seasons, the Rams have won only 10 conference games, but three of them have come against the Minutemen, one each year at Rose Hill.

It's a streak the coach would like to put behind him, though Lappas said he's not thinking about those games.

''We try not to think about the past anyway,'' Lappas said. ''We want to get it for what it will do for us this year.''

This Fordham team is considerably better than the three that have beaten the Minutemen before.

Buoyed by the strong play of freshmen Marcus Stout and Bryant Dunston, the Rams are 5-5 in the Atlantic 10 (9-12 overall) and are just two wins shy of matching their best-ever showing in conference since joining the league for the 1995-96 season.

Wins over Richmond, Xavier and Temple have emphasized Fordham's considerable improvement and drawn more fans to the 80-year-old field house.

Dunston is on track to be the league's rookie of the year. He is averaging 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, good for eighth and third in the league overall.

Stout is a likely member of the all-rookie team as well. He's third the conference in rookie scoring at 12.9 points per game.

Coach ''Dereck (Whittenburg) has done a great job,'' Lappas said. ''He got a great first (recruiting) class and that's very important.

UMass won the team's previous meeting 76-63 at the Mullins Center Jan. 19 behind 26 points by Rashaun Freeman and 23 by Anthony Anderson. Stout led the Rams with 20.

Lappas said he expects Fordham to be better at home.

''I'm sure they are going to shoot the ball better which is usually what you do at home,'' Lappas said. ''There's no doubt in my mind that they are going to play better.''

NOTES: UMass is trying to get to five games over .500 for the first time since the 1997-98 season. ... The Minutemen have won three straight on the road. They haven't won four straight since 1998. ... Maurice Maxwell is trying to extend his double-figure scoring streak to eight games.

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


Freeman Scores 27 But Men's Basketball Falls 63-56 At Fordham
Loss snaps Minutemen three-game win streak
From UMass Athletics, 2/12/2005

BRONX, N.Y. - Sophomore Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) poured in 27 points and hauled in 11 rebounds, but it was not enough as Fordham defeated the UMass men's basketball team 63-56 on Saturday in historic Rose-Hill Gym. The Minutemen fall to 12-9 overall, 6-5 in the Atlantic 10, while the Rams improve to 10-12 overall and 6-5 in the league.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for UMass.

Freeman posted his sixth 20-plus performance on a strong 13-for-18 shooting effort from the field. The double-double was his first since UMass defeated then-21st ranked George Washington (1/15).

His performance, however, was not enough to put the Minutemen in the win column after a tough-shooting first half. UMass was not able to score in the final 5:45 of the opening period and allowed a 7-0 Fordham run to close the half.

After a missed three pointer by Corey McCrae, sophomore Maurice Maxwell (Philadelphia, Pa.) cleared the rebound and Freeman hit a lay-up to pull UMass within three points, 22-19, with 5:45 remaining in the first half. In a 71-second stretch, Fordham scored seven points to go up 10 at the break.

"We dug ourselves in a hole in the first half," said head coach Steve Lappas. "When you do that on the road, its tough to come back. We had opportunites, but we made mistakes in critical situations."

In the second half, the Minutemen were able to cut the Fordham lead to two points jumping out of the gates on an 8-0 run sparked by a dunk from sophomore Stephane Lasme (Libreville, Gabon).

Fordham answered pushing its lead to nine points at the 13:15 mark when Bryant Dunston got free for a dunk - just his third field goal in his 18 point performance.

With just under three minutes to go, Freeman hit a lay-up followed by a dunk on the next UMass possession cutting the lead to three, 52-49.

UMass was still within three points with 22 seconds remaining after Freeman hit another jumper after Jeff Viggiano pulled down an offensive rebound.

The Rams answered with a Marcus Stout lay-up and two free throws down the stretch as Fordham held on for the 63-56 win.

"We played tough today, but offensively we made mistakes and had too many turnovers," said Lappas.

The Minutemen shot 55.2 (16-for-29) percent in the second half, but could not overcome the first half deficit.

Fordham held the advantage at the free throw line converting 19-of-25 attempts, including 12-of-16 in the second half, while UMass was just 7-of-14 at the stripe. Dunston led all players hitting 12-of-15 scoring the majority of his 18 points at the line.

Freeman's 27 points led all players in the game, but he was the only UMass player to reach double figures. Maxwell added eight points and five assists. It was the first time in seven consecutive games that Maxwell was not able to reach double-figure scoring.

Fordham was led by Dunston's 18 points and 11 rebounds. Jermaine Anderson scored 16 points and Stout added 12 - four in the final 17 seconds of play.

The Minutemen will return to action on Tuesday night when they host Florida State of the Atlantic Coast Conference in a late non-conference tilt. The Seminoles were also in action on Saturday afternoon losing 87-48 at No. 6 Wake Forest. Tuesday's game in Mullins is slated for a 7:00 p.m. tip.


Post-game notes
From UMass Athletics, 2/12/2005

Rashaun Freeman had his fifth double-double of the season but UMass fell at Fordham, 63-56 on Saturday afternoon. UMass fell behind in the opening minute but rallied back to within two points in the second half but still lost.

Freeman had his fifth double-double of the season and 17th in his career with 27 points and 11 rebounds. He had 25 points or more for the fourth time this season and sixth of his career -- and twoce this season vs. Fordham (26 on Jan. 19). He scored more than 20 for the sixth time this year and 11 of his career. He was in double-figures for the 15th time in 21 games this season and 39th in 50 career games.

The A-10's top field goal shooter, Freeman was 13-for-18 from the floor. Freeman scored all of UMass points over 8:21 with 12 points in a row in the second half.

UMass had its lowest point total in half this season with 19 in the first half and the fewest since also having 19 at Xavier in last season's lose on Feb. 14, 2004.


Rams use full-court press
Home sellout crowd cheers Fordham to tie for third in Atlantic 10
By John Boell, Newsday Staff Writer, 2/13/2005

Dereck Whittenburg hasn't been around Fordham enough to know about the heartaches and headaches surrounding the men's basketball team.

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The program and its fan base have endured 12 losing seasons in a row, and has never had a winning season in the Atlantic 10. However, the Rams did have a stretch of four winning campaigns in five seasons under Nick Macarchuk from 1987-92 while still in the Patriot League.

"I don't know what the old days were like, but I have a vision about it," Whittenburg said. "I have a feel about it because after the game, all of the alumni tell me what it used to be like, and I feel for them. I want that back for them so bad."

Whittenburg's young Rams took another step toward that old-time success with a 63-56 victory over the University of Massachusetts before a capacity crowd of 3,200 at Rose Hill Gym yesterday. It was the first home sellout for Fordham this season.

"We can talk about home-court advantage, because we got the guys in the seats now," Whittenburg joked. "And now they're actually doing something. Now, they're actually getting out of the seat and doing something."

The Rams' fans had plenty to cheer about yesterday as Fordham moved into a tie with UMass for third place in the Atlantic 10 East division. Freshman Bryant Dunston, a St. John's Prep product, had team highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds, and played all 40 minutes. Junior guard Kevin Anderson had 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes.

Fordham (10-12, 6-5 Atlantic 10) took a 10-2 lead, and held UMass to a season-low 19 first-half points as the Rams led 29-19 at halftime.

Still, UMass (12-9, 6-5) scored the first eight points of the second half and made the score 29-27. But for the rest of the game, Fordham never allowed UMass closer than three points, which happened on a dunk by Rashaun Freeman with 2:23 remaining that made it 52-49. The Minutemen's talented sophomore had a game-high 27 points and 11 rebounds.

Although Fordham struggled at times with UMass' pressure defense, the Rams did enough things right, including a 5-for-5 effort from the free-throw line in the final 1 minute, 46 seconds, to go over the .500 mark in the conference.

"We just can't accept being 6-5," Whittenburg said. "Our goals are set really high."

The second-year Rams coach also believes his growing fan base can see a difference, too.

"Now they come into the gym and they know, 'Oh, Fordham's got a chance every night,'" Whittenburg said. "They know that something great is going to happen."

Notes & quotes: Whittenburg and UMass coach Steve Lappas had a heated exchange with 6:12 remaining after a foul was called on Fordham's Bryant Dunston. The two coaches said little about the incident after the game and managed to shake hands.


Fordham holds off UMass
By Sean Brennan, New York Daily News Sports Writer, 2/13/2005

It's starting to become something of a tradition at Rose Hill.

Fordham wins. Dereck Whittenburg does a funky '70s-style dance at midcourt to summon the student section to the floor. The stoked students gladly oblige.

The key part of that scenario, of course, being Fordham wins.

The Rams did it again yesterday, with a 63-56 victory over UMass. They did it leading from opening tip to final buzzer, against a team that had handed Fordham a 13-point defeat just a month ago. In the process, the Rams caught the Minutemen in the Atlantic 10 standings, pulling into a tie for third place in the conference's East Division.

"First of all, we're looking at a team that beat Connecticut, that beat (George Washington) at GW," Whittenburg said. "This is a talented basketball team, one of the most talented in our league."

But lately it doesn't matter who steps off the bus at Rose Hill. The Rams (10-12, 6-5 A-10) have been knocking off all comers. And while the vaunted Fordham freshman class has been garnering most of the ink in this turnaround season (the Rams were 6-22 last year), yesterday it was junior guard Jermaine Anderson's turn to come up big.

Twice in the second half, when the Minutemen (12-9, 6-5) cut the Fordham lead to three, it was Anderson who responded. After Chris Chadwick's jumper pulled UMass within 34-31 with 15:30 to go, Anderson hit a three-pointer to kick-start a spurt that pushed the lead to 41-32.

Then with under a minute to play and UMass threatening to steal a victory when it crept within 57-54, it was Anderson again, this time coolly sinking a pair of free throws with :41.8 to play to help quash the UMass comeback attempt.

Anderson finished with 16 points and five assists.

"Jermaine's been tremendous," Whittenburg said. "From a guy that's been left over (from the Bob Hill era) and from all he's been through. He's quality. He's one of our kind of guys. He doesn't get lost in the shuffle. We know how important he is to us."

"He means a lot to us," said freshman Bryant Dunston, who finished with 18 points and 11 boards. "He's one of the players holding it (together) for us."

The victory, played before Fordham's first sellout (3,200) of the season, ran the Rams' home mark to 8-3."We as a team believe," Anderson said. "Everyone in the locker room and the coaches. I don't know if the fans and students believe yet. But we've believed since Day 1."


Fordham outlasts UMass
Freeman scores 27 in loss
By Bob McGovern, The Daily Collegian Staff, 2/14/2005

NEW YORK - The Massachusetts men's basketball team has shown it can win without its premiere big man, Rashaun Freeman, playing at the top of his game. On Saturday, however, the Minutemen made it very clear that he also can't do it on his own.

Freeman dropped 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for UMass, but it wasn't enough to overcome a slow, methodical attack from the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 63-56 in front of the first sold out crowd of the year (3,200) at the historic Rose Hill Gymnasium. The win was Fordham's fifth straight at home.

There was only one lead change in the game and the Maroon and White allowed the Rams (10-12 6-5 Atlantic 10) to jump out to a 29-19 lead. UMass (12-9 6-5 A-10) would never trail by more than 10, but it was never able to go on a long enough run to take the lead.

"We dug ourselves a hole in the first half, which hurt us in terms of our ability to come back and in a tough road game we gave ourselves some opportunities and missed a couple of easy ones," UMass coach Steve Lappas said.

With 1:21 left in the game, the Minutemen were trailing 55-49 and opted to turn on the full-court press. UMass caused confusion on the inbounds and Maurice Maxwell stole the ball before getting fouled. He sunk both free throws and the Minutemen looked to take the last bit of momentum in the game.

Lasme went to the line with 52 seconds left, he hit his first, and bricked the second off the right side of the rim. Fordham's freshman sensation, Bryant Dunston grabbed the rebound and passed the ball of to Jermaine Anderson. Lappas signaled for the intentional foul and Bowers grabbed Anderson, sending him to the line.

Anderson hit both free throws with 41 seconds left, putting Fordham up 59-54.

There was question to whether fouling with so much time on the clock was a wise decision. Lappas defended the strategy citing the fact that they no longer had time outs and he did not want the game to come down to a three.

"If it was two I was going to not foul in that situation." Lappas said. "When it was three I just didn't want it to come down to where we were down three, possibly with 17 seconds to go and having to shoot the three point shot."

Lappas' desire to sway from the three may have been warranted. The Minutemen hit only one three on the day, that being a wide open shot from sophomore Artie Bowers with 11 minutes to go in the game.

Trailing by 10 at the half, UMass came out of the locker rooms on a rampage. The first play of the half saw Stephane Lasme back down Dunston, spin around, and forcefully dunked the ball over him. The Minutemen appeared to feed off this momentum and Freeman, Anderson, and Maxwell went to score in succession.

The eight-point run put UMass down by two points, but a thunderous dunk by Dunston, including a foul, killed whatever was fueling the Minutemen. Dunston had a career game against the Maroon and White, scoring 18 points with 11 rebounds and three blocks. 13 of his points came in the second half.

Dunston received a lot of feeds in the post from the Fordham guards, but aggressive play in the post from UMass caused him to only make three field goals on the game. It was this aggressive play, however, that sent him to the line where he went 12 of 15.

In the first half, it was clear that Freeman was due for a big game. Freeman scored 10 of UMass' 19 first half points most while being double teamed in the post. A large part of his efficiency was the combination of Jeff Viggiano playing as a small power forward and Fordham's defensive-minded power forward Mushon Ya'akosi getting two early fouls.

Viggiano drove to the lane as UMass was down 10-6 and looked to be going for a finger-roll. Right before Dunston rejected the shot, Viggiano dished the ball to Freeman for an easy two points. On the next offensive drive, Viggiano drove again. This time, Dunston wouldn't bite and Viggiano took off two steps inside the paint and tomahawk dunked the ball.

NOTE: With 6:12 remaining in the second half coach Lappas questioned points put on the board after a foul. The points were removed, but during the discourse between Lappas and the referee, Fordham coach Dereck Wittenberg began yelling at Lappas. Lappas mentioned, "It was unusual, I've never had an exchange with another coach in my entire career, that's all I'll say about it."... Senior guard Anthony Anderson had four points and went 0 for 4 behind the arch. Lappas mentioned, "He is really hurting, his back is really killing him."


Whittenburg was out of line
By Mike Marzelli, The Daily Collegian Columnist, 2/14/2005

NEW YORK - College basketball fans all know the scene; they've seen it a million times before: North Carolina State tied at 52 with overwhelming favorite Houston and its famed "Phi Slamma Jamma" attack in the 1983 NCAA Championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque, NM.

With less than 10 seconds to play, Thurl Bailey's pass barely eludes the outstretched arms of Benny Anders and finds its way to a guard named Dereck Whittenburg, who then heaves up the most famous air ball in hoops history - right into the hands of teammate Lorenzo Charles, who drops it in the basket in one felt swoop, and pandemonium takes over. Charles goes nuts, Whittenburg goes nuts, and the late, great Jimmy Valvano is still looking for someone to hug; truly a moment for the ages.

I may not have been old enough to watch it live, or even remember it happening, but through the miracles of modern TV and countless replays, that is always how I've remembered Dereck Whittenburg - for an airball, an awesome airball.

Yet on Saturday, how I remember Whittenburg changed significantly. It's not that the aforementioned moment lost any of its luster, because that will not happen as long as college basketball is around, but rather because of an unfortunate event during Massachusetts' game at Fordham, where Whittenburg is now the coach.

It was a moment that gave me a new lens to see him through; a new perspective on a guy I've always thought was pretty OK in my book. A perspective that is both disturbing and alarming.

Whittenburg was hired as the head man in the Bronx prior to last season, and has done yeoman's work in turning around the woeful Rams into contenders this season. A team that struggled to win even the easiest of games over the last several seasons can now add wins over Temple, Xavier and UMass to its resume in 2004-05.

On Saturday, however, I feel as though Whittenburg embarrassed himself, his players, members of the UMass team and coaching staff, the fans at Rose Hill Gymnasium and the basketball program he was hired to rebuild. Maybe I'm over reacting, and it's very possible that I could be in the minority who feel this way, but I was personally angry at Whittenburg for how he carried on.

To set the scene, Fordham was leading UMass 48-43 at the 6:12 mark of the second half when Ram forward Bryant Dunston was fouled on the floor while going to the basket. After continuing to the hoop, Dunston laid the ball in, but the hoop was disallowed because the foul was called previously. Nonetheless, the scoreboard operator posted two points on the Fordham side of the scoreboard, making the score 50-43.

Immediately, UMass coach Steve Lappas moved quickly to center court to talk to the nearby referee and confirm with the official scorer that the basket did not count. Lappas carried on for a little over a minute, and then Whittenburg sprang into action.

Without provocation, the Fordham coach left his seat on the bench, approached center court and started yelling expletives at Lappas. While it was unclear what he was saying from my seat across the court, those nearby to the confrontation claimed to have heard numerous unmentionables, including allegedly telling Lappas to, "Get back in the f------ box you mother f------ a------," among other things.

Now let me remind you, Fordham's Rose Hill Gym is the oldest Division I arena in the country, and is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary. It's not the Mullins Center, or even any of the other smallish gyms in the A-10. It is a 3,200-seat glorified high school gym in which fans are literally sitting on the floor, and can hear coaches and players bantering all game long.

From what some of the fans on the Fordham side of the gym were saying after the game, this was not the only instance in which Whittenburg chose to use vulgarity in describing his displeasure over the course of the afternoon, but it was certainly the most egregious.

Even Lappas and his staff had no idea what to do, and as Lappas said after the game, they had never seen or heard anything like it. All the UMass coach could do was turn and walk away with a stunned look on his face, having no idea how to react. After the game, there was no handshake between the two, and despite Lappas' genuine efforts to find and speak with Whittenburg after the game, the Fordham coach was nowhere to be found.

In the press conference, Lappas called the incident "unusual" and said that he had "never had an exchange with another coach in his entire career." Whittenburg, meanwhile, scowled angrily when asked to comment in the post game press conference and refused to offer any explanation.

Let me follow this up by saying that I've always held Whittenburg in high regards, both as a player, a coach and a person, and as a funny, intelligent and witty interview over the three separate occasions I've had a chance to associate with him. When he was hired at Fordham, I truly thought they got the right man to replace the decrepit Bob Hill, and to a degree I still believe that today.

As a man, he's accomplished amazing things in the game of basketball. Prior to his NCAA Championship, he played for arguably the most famous and successful coach in the history of American high school basketball, DeMatha (MD) Catholic's Morgan Wootten, and was part of an undefeated 1978 National Championship team.

Following his stint playing at State, Whittenburg returned to Raleigh to coach under Valvano, before eventually spending five years on the staff of famed former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins. He then left to become the head coach at Wagner, where he did amazing things with the Seahawks program in turning around a terrible team and leading them to their first-ever NCAA Tournament bid in 2002-03.

Yet now, Dereck Whittenburg should be ashamed of himself, and for his program. To carry on like that in a small gym, with the season's first sell out crowd on hand, while he is trying to build a name for himself and establish trust with those in and around the Fordham program - which I might add is a Catholic institution - is not representative of the man I always thought Dereck Whittenburg was, and for that I'm disappointed as an Atlantic 10 beat writer, and as a college basketball fan.

So as far as I'm concerned, it is time for Whittenburg to get on the phone, call Amherst and do the right thing: apologize to Lappas. And from there, he should apologize to his own team, his fans and his school for his transgressions - the type of immature actions you might expect from one of the Rams' freshman players, not their veteran coach.

Mike Marzelli is a Collegian columnist. He can be reached at Marzelli@dailycollegian.com.


Bronx struggles continue
By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 2/14/2005

BRONX, N.Y. - Add another ugly chapter to the University of Massachusetts' poor recent history at Rose Hill Gymnasium as Fordham defeated UMass 63-56 Saturday in front of the Rams' first sellout crowd of the season.

The Minutemen have now lost at Fordham four straight times, becoming only the second Atlantic 10 team to do that since the Rams joined the league in 1995-96. UMass coach Steve Lappas dismissed the streak as coincidence. ''When I was at Villanova, we won four straight years at the Carrier Dome'' at Syracuse, he said. ''There's no rhyme or reason.''

UMass, which dropped to 12-9 and 6-5 in the Atlantic 10, plays its final non-conference game of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Florida State at the Mullins Center.

This is the latest that Fordham (10-12, 6-5) is over .500 in league play since it joined the conference.

Rashaun Freeman had 27 points on 13-for-18 shooting and 11 rebounds for UMass. But the rest of the team struggled to score, shooting 11-for-35 (31.4 percent). Freshman Bryant Dunston led Fordham with 18 points and 11 rebounds and four assists, while Jermaine Anderson added 16 points and five assists.

After Stephane Lasme made one of two free throws with 52 seconds left to cut Fordham's lead to 57-54, Lappas ordered a foul and Anderson made both free throws to put the Rams back ahead by two possessions.

Freeman nailed an eight-foot jumper with 22 seconds left, but Marcus Stout slipped behind the UMass trap and got an easy layup to push the lead back to five.

Anthony Anderson missed a 3-pointer, but Artie Bowers grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He missed the front end of a one-and-one and Stout grabbed the rebound and was quickly fouled. He made both free throws with eight seconds left to clinch the win.

The Minutemen had two scoring droughts of over five minutes in the first half and never recovered from the 29-19 intermission deficit. They got within one possession five times but couldn't close the gap as missed layups and untimely turnovers proved costly.

''I thought we dug ourselves a hole in the first half that really hurt us,'' Lappas said. ''In a tough road game we gave ourselves some opportunities and missed a couple easy ones. I thought our guys competed very hard, but we made some mistakes.''

The Minutemen withstood an early 5:30 scoring drought and trimmed an eight-point deficit to three points at 22-19 with 5:45 left in the first half. Anthony Anderson nearly tied the game with 2:45 left, but his 3-pointer went halfway down before popping out. The Minutemen didn't score again as the Rams scored the final seven points of the half for the 10-point lead at the break.

The 19 points was the lowest first-half output this season by UMass.

''I thought we had a golden opportunity. We just came out and didn't play our best game,'' sophomore Maurice Maxwell said. ''It was like were always knocking at the door. But we could never get that break where we were able to get the lead.''

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


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Massachusetts Minutemen 56
Fordham Rams 63
at Fordham

Official Basketball Box Score
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Fordham Rams
02/12/05 2:00 PM at Bronx, NY - Rose Hill Gym
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VISITORS: Massachusetts Minutemen 12-9, 6-5 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Maxwell, Maurice.... f  3-12   0-2    2-2    2  3  5   3   8  5  4  0  2  39
05 Lasme, Stephane..... f  2-4    0-0    1-2    1  0  1   4   5  1  1  0  1  14
01 Freeman, Rashaun.... c 13-18   0-0    1-5    4  7 11   1  27  0  4  1  2  35
02 Chadwick, Chris..... g  1-3    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   5   4  1  3  0  4  25
12 Anderson, Anthony... g  2-6    0-4    0-0    0  1  1   3   4  1  2  0  0  33
22 Viggiano, Jeff......    1-3    0-1    1-2    1  0  1   3   3  4  0  0  3  24
23 Carrier, Lawrence...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
24 Salovski, Jeff......    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   2  0  1  0  0   5
34 Bowers, Art.........    1-5    1-3    0-1    3  1  4   1   3  1  1  0  1  22
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   24-53   1-10   7-14  12 15 27  22  56 13 16  1 13 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-24 33.3%   2nd Half: 16-29 55.2%   Game: 45.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-6   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 10.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-7  42.9%   2nd Half:  4-7  57.1%   Game: 50.0%   3,1

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HOME TEAM: Fordham Rams 10-12, 6-5 A-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 STOUT, Marcus....... f  4-11   2-5    2-2    0  2  2   3  12  0  6  0  0  28
42 DUNSTON, Bryant..... f  3-4    0-0   12-15   4  7 11   4  18  4  1  3  0  40
51 YA'AKOSI, Mushon.... c  4-6    0-0    1-1    3  3  6   4   9  0  2  0  0  14
10 ANDERSON, Jermaine.. g  5-13   2-8    4-6    2  2  4   1  16  5  3  0  2  39
14 ANDERSON, Kevin..... g  3-7    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   1   6  2  5  0  3  31
03 GREENE, Sebastian...    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   8
15 McCRAE, Corey.......    1-3    0-2    0-0    1  1  2   0   2  2  1  0  0  23
21 BINNS, Michael......    0-0    0-0    0-1    0  1  1   3   0  0  2  0  0  17
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   20-45   4-16  19-25  13 21 34  16  63 13 20  3  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-22 45.5%   2nd Half: 10-23 43.5%   Game: 44.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-10 20.0%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-9  77.8%   2nd Half: 12-16 75.0%   Game: 76.0%    2

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Officials: Kenneth Clark, Jr., Joe Pescitelli, Kevin O'Connell
Technical fouls: Massachusetts Minutemen-None. Fordham Rams-None.
Attendance: 3200
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Massachusetts Minutemen.......   19   37  -   56
Fordham Rams..................   29   34  -   63
First Fordham sellout this season

Points in the paint-UMASS 38,FORDHAM 30. Points off turnovers-UMASS 25,FORDHAM 20.
2nd chance points-UMASS 12,FORDHAM 5. Fast break points-UMASS 9,FORDHAM 12.
Bench points-UMASS 8,FORDHAM 2. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-UMASS 2nd-00:22, FORDHAM 2nd-00:17.


Play by Play

Play-By-Play
Massachusetts Minutemen vs Fordham Rams
02/12/05 2:00 PM at Bronx, NY - Rose Hill Gym

1st PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Fordham Rams                         TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts Minute
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GOOD! LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon [PNT]           19:51   2-0   H 2
ASSIST by DUNSTON, Bryant                       19:51
                                                19:31   2-2   T 1  GOOD! JUMPER by Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon [PNT]           19:09   4-2   H 2
                                                18:36              MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony
                                                18:36              REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                18:24              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
BLOCK by DUNSTON, Bryant                        18:24
                                                18:23              REBOUND (OFF) by Lasme, Stephane
FOUL by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                        18:11
                                                18:11              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                18:11              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                18:11              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               18:11
TURNOVR by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                     17:59
FOUL by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                        17:59
                                                17:45              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
STEAL by ANDERSON, Jermaine                     17:44
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Jermaine [FB/PNT]      17:42   6-2   H 4
                                                17:16              TURNOVR by Lasme, Stephane
                                                17:16              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              16:58
                                                16:58              REBOUND (DEF) by Anderson, Anthony
                                                16:46              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
STEAL by ANDERSON, Jermaine                     16:45
                                                16:43              FOUL by Chadwick, Chris
GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine             16:43   7-2   H 5
GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine             16:43   8-2   H 6
                                                16:24              MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Jermaine             16:24
MISSED LAYUP by STOUT, Marcus                   15:54
REBOUND (OFF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                15:54
TURNOVR by DUNSTON, Bryant                      15:52
                                                15:52              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                15:27              MISSED LAYUP by Salovski, Jeff
BLOCK by DUNSTON, Bryant                        15:27
REBOUND (DEF) by BINNS, Michael                 15:25
                                                15:25              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              15:05
REBOUND (OFF) by ANDERSON, Jermaine             15:05
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Jermaine                   14:59
                                                14:58              STEAL by Chadwick, Chris
                                                14:47              TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice
STEAL by ANDERSON, Kevin                        14:46
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Jermaine [FB/PNT]      14:44  10-2   H 8
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Kevin                       14:44
                                                14:30              TURNOVR by Salovski, Jeff
                                                14:30              FOUL by Salovski, Jeff
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        14:13
                                                13:55  10-4   H 6  GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                13:55              ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        13:25
                                                13:25              STEAL by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                13:10              MISSED JUMPER by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                13:10              REBOUND (OFF) by Maxwell, Maurice
FOUL by BINNS, Michael                          13:08
FOUL by ANDERSON, Kevin                         13:05
                                                12:56              MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                12:56              REBOUND (OFF) by Bowers, Art
                                                12:44  10-6   H 4  GOOD! DUNK by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                12:44              ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff
MISSED LAYUP by STOUT, Marcus                   12:33
REBOUND (OFF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                12:33
                                                12:31              FOUL by Anderson, Anthony
MISSED FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant               12:31
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     12:31
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                12:31  11-6   H 5
                                                12:17  11-8   H 3  GOOD! DUNK by Viggiano, Jeff [PNT]
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Jermaine                   12:13
                                                12:04              MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art
                                                12:04              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                12:00  11-10  H 1  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   11:59
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [PNT]            11:39  13-10  H 3
                                                11:19              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                10:59              MISSED 3 PTR by Viggiano, Jeff
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         10:59
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        10:44
                                                10:43              STEAL by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                10:27              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                10:27
GOOD! 3 PTR by STOUT, Marcus                    10:13  16-10  H 6
ASSIST by DUNSTON, Bryant                       10:13
                                                09:49              MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                09:49              REBOUND (OFF) by Bowers, Art
FOUL by STOUT, Marcus                           09:44
                                                09:43              TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony
STEAL by ANDERSON, Kevin                        09:40
MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin                 09:38
REBOUND (OFF) by ANDERSON, Jermaine             09:38
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Jermaine [PNT]         09:34  18-10  H 8
FOUL by BINNS, Michael                          09:22
                                                09:22              MISSED FT SHOT by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                09:22              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                09:22  18-11  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by Viggiano, Jeff
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Kevin                      08:57
                                                08:56              STEAL by Chadwick, Chris
FOUL by STOUT, Marcus                           08:55
                                                08:55  18-12  H 6  GOOD! FT SHOT by Chadwick, Chris
                                                08:55  18-13  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Chadwick, Chris
                                                08:47              FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice
MISSED DUNK by ANDERSON, Kevin                  08:19
REBOUND (OFF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                08:19
                                                08:17              FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                08:17  19-13  H 6
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                08:17  20-13  H 7
                                                07:59              MISSED LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice
BLOCK by DUNSTON, Bryant                        07:59
                                                07:58              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                07:56  20-15  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Jermaine             07:22
                                                07:22              REBOUND (DEF) by Bowers, Art
                                                07:13              MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Kevin                07:13
GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Kevin [FB/PNT]         07:06  22-15  H 7
                                                06:42              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                06:42
TURNOVR by BINNS, Michael                       06:31
                                                06:30              STEAL by Chadwick, Chris
                                                06:26  22-17  H 5  GOOD! DUNK by Maxwell, Maurice [FB/PNT]
                                                06:26              ASSIST by Bowers, Art
MISSED 3 PTR by McCRAE, Corey                   06:07
                                                06:07              REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                05:45  22-19  H 3  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                05:45              ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff
FOUL by DUNSTON, Bryant                         05:45
                                                05:45              TIMEOUT MEDIA
                                                05:45              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                05:45              REBOUND (OFF) by Carrier, Lawrence
                                                05:25              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                05:12              FOUL by Carrier, Lawrence
MISSED FT SHOT by BINNS, Michael                05:12
                                                05:12              REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence
                                                04:56              MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris
REBOUND (DEF) by McCRAE, Corey                  04:56
MISSED JUMPER by GREENE, Sebastian              04:33
REBOUND (OFF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                04:33
MISSED 3 PTR by McCRAE, Corey                   04:07
                                                04:07              REBOUND (DEF) by Carrier, Lawrence
                                                03:45              MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                03:45
MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Kevin                03:08
                                                03:08              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                02:49              MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony
REBOUND (DEF) by GREENE, Sebastian              02:49
                                                02:23              FOUL by Chadwick, Chris
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   02:23
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                02:23  23-19  H 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                02:23  24-19  H 5
                                                02:06              TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine               01:38  27-19  H 8
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Kevin                       01:38
                                                01:15              TURNOVR by Bowers, Art
STEAL by ANDERSON, Kevin                        01:14
GOOD! DUNK by ANDERSON, Kevin [FB/PNT]          01:12  29-19  H 10
                                                01:09              TIMEOUT 30sec
                                                00:55              TURNOVR by Anderson, Anthony
                                                00:55              FOUL by Anderson, Anthony
MISSED LAYUP by ANDERSON, Jermaine              00:05
REBOUND (OFF) by GREENE, Sebastian              00:05


                          Fordham Rams 29, Massachusetts Minutemen 19

          1st period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts Minute   14      10       6       2       3      1     0
          Fordham Rams           16      13       5       8       0      0     0


2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play (Page 1)
HOME TEAM: Fordham Rams                         TIME   SCORE  MAR  VISITORS: Massachusetts Minute
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TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Kevin                      19:46
                                                19:46              STEAL by Lasme, Stephane
                                                19:28  29-21  H 8  GOOD! DUNK by Lasme, Stephane [PNT]
MISSED LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                19:08
REBOUND (OFF) by ANDERSON, Kevin                19:08
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Kevin                      19:05
                                                18:49              MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                18:49              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
FOUL by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                        18:44
                                                18:21  29-23  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                18:21              ASSIST by Lasme, Stephane
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Kevin                      18:06
                                                18:05              STEAL by Chadwick, Chris
                                                18:02  29-25  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [FB/PNT]
                                                18:02              ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   18:01
TIMEOUT media                                   18:01
MISSED 3 PTR by STOUT, Marcus                   17:33
                                                17:33              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                17:26  29-27  H 2  GOOD! JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                17:26              ASSIST by Anderson, Anthony
GOOD! JUMPER by DUNSTON, Bryant [PNT]           17:08  31-27  H 4
ASSIST by McCRAE, Corey                         17:08
                                                16:53              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               16:53
GOOD! DUNK by DUNSTON, Bryant [PNT]             16:45  33-27  H 6
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Jermaine                    16:45
                                                16:45              FOUL by Freeman, Rashaun
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                16:45  34-27  H 7
                                                16:24  34-29  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Salovski, Jeff [PNT]
                                                16:24              ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice
MISSED 3 PTR by STOUT, Marcus                   16:19
REBOUND (OFF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               16:19
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              16:13
                                                16:13              REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice
FOUL by STOUT, Marcus                           16:02
                                                15:31  34-31  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by Chadwick, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine               15:15  37-31  H 6
ASSIST by DUNSTON, Bryant                       15:15
                                                14:50              MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
REBOUND (DEF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               14:50
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   14:49
GOOD! LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon [PNT]           14:23  39-31  H 8
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Jermaine                    14:23
                                                13:58              MISSED LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice
REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM)                         13:58
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        13:46
                                                13:46              STEAL by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                13:46              TIMEOUT 30sec
FOUL by DUNSTON, Bryant                         13:27
                                                13:27  39-32  H 7  GOOD! FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                13:27              MISSED FT SHOT by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                13:27
GOOD! DUNK by DUNSTON, Bryant [PNT]             13:16  41-32  H 9
ASSIST by McCRAE, Corey                         13:16
                                                12:52              MISSED 3 PTR by Bowers, Art
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Jermaine             12:52
                                                12:45              FOUL by Anderson, Anthony
MISSED FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine            12:45
REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)                     12:45
MISSED FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine            12:45
                                                12:45              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                12:30  41-34  H 7  GOOD! LAYUP by Maxwell, Maurice [PNT]
TURNOVR by McCRAE, Corey                        12:01
                                                12:00              STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                11:54  41-37  H 4  GOOD! 3 PTR by Bowers, Art
                                                11:54              ASSIST by Chadwick, Chris
                                                11:18              FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice
TIMEOUT media                                   11:18
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                11:18  42-37  H 5
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                11:18  43-37  H 6
                                                10:48              MISSED LAYUP by Chadwick, Chris
                                                10:48              REBOUND (OFF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                10:45  43-39  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
MISSED JUMPER by DUNSTON, Bryant                10:34
                                                10:34              REBOUND (DEF) by Chadwick, Chris
                                                10:28              TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris
                                                10:28              FOUL by Chadwick, Chris
                                                10:16              FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                10:16  44-39  H 5
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                10:16  45-39  H 6
                                                09:48  45-41  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              09:23
REBOUND (OFF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               09:23
MISSED LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                09:18
                                                09:18              BLOCK by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (OFF) by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               09:16
TURNOVR by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                     09:15
                                                09:02              TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris
                                                09:02              FOUL by Chadwick, Chris
GOOD! 3 PTR by STOUT, Marcus                    08:51  48-41  H 7
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Jermaine                    08:51
                                                08:37  48-43  H 5  GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                08:37              ASSIST by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                08:34              TIMEOUT 30sec
MISSED JUMPER by STOUT, Marcus                  08:16
                                                08:16              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
FOUL by YA'AKOSI, Mushon                        08:14
                                                07:50              TURNOVR by Freeman, Rashaun
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   07:50
MISSED 3 PTR by STOUT, Marcus                   07:41
                                                07:41              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                07:21              MISSED JUMPER by Bowers, Art
REBOUND (DEF) by STOUT, Marcus                  07:21
TURNOVR by BINNS, Michael                       07:10
FOUL by BINNS, Michael                          06:48
                                                06:23              MISSED 3 PTR by Maxwell, Maurice
REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Kevin                06:23
                                                06:12              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                06:12  49-43  H 6
MISSED FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant               06:12
REBOUND (OFF) by ANDERSON, Kevin                06:09
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              06:05
                                                06:05              REBOUND (DEF) by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                06:00              TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                06:00              TIMEOUT 30sec
GOOD! JUMPER by STOUT, Marcus                   05:31  51-43  H 8
                                                05:12              TURNOVR by Maxwell, Maurice
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Kevin                 04:50
                                                04:50              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                04:38  51-45  H 6  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   04:29
MISSED JUMPER by STOUT, Marcus                  04:11
                                                04:11              REBOUND (DEF) by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                03:55              MISSED JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                03:55
MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Jermaine              03:29
REBOUND (OFF) by McCRAE, Corey                  03:29
TIMEOUT 30sec                                   03:25
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        03:25
                                                03:24              STEAL by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                03:21              MISSED LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                03:21
                                                03:19              FOUL by Maxwell, Maurice
TIMEOUT MEDIA                                   03:19
GOOD! FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant                03:19  52-45  H 7
MISSED FT SHOT by DUNSTON, Bryant               03:19
                                                03:19              REBOUND (DEF) by (DEADBALL)
                                                02:54  52-47  H 5  GOOD! LAYUP by Freeman, Rashaun [PNT]
                                                02:54              ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice
TURNOVR by STOUT, Marcus                        02:27
                                                02:26              STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                02:24  52-49  H 3  GOOD! DUNK by Freeman, Rashaun [FB/PNT]
                                                02:24              ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice
GOOD! LAYUP by YA'AKOSI, Mushon [PNT]           01:48  54-49  H 5
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Jermaine                    01:48
                                                01:48              FOUL by Viggiano, Jeff
GOOD! FT SHOT by YA'AKOSI, Mushon               01:48  55-49  H 6
                                                01:31              TURNOVR by Chadwick, Chris
                                                01:31              FOUL by Chadwick, Chris
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Jermaine                   01:25
                                                01:23              STEAL by Maxwell, Maurice
FOUL by ANDERSON, Jermaine                      01:21
                                                01:21  55-50  H 5  GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                01:21  55-51  H 4  GOOD! FT SHOT by Maxwell, Maurice
GOOD! LAYUP by McCRAE, Corey [FB/PNT]           01:14  57-51  H 6
ASSIST by ANDERSON, Jermaine                    01:14
                                                01:06  57-53  H 4  GOOD! LAYUP by Anderson, Anthony [PNT]
                                                01:05              TIMEOUT TEAM
TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Kevin                      01:04
                                                01:02              STEAL by Bowers, Art
                                                00:54              MISSED LAYUP by Lasme, Stephane
                                                00:54              REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL)
FOUL by DUNSTON, Bryant                         00:52
                                                00:52  57-54  H 3  GOOD! FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
                                                00:52              MISSED FT SHOT by Lasme, Stephane
REBOUND (DEF) by DUNSTON, Bryant                00:52
                                                00:41              FOUL by Bowers, Art
GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine             00:41  58-54  H 4
GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Jermaine             00:41  59-54  H 5
                                                00:28              MISSED JUMPER by Maxwell, Maurice
                                                00:28              REBOUND (OFF) by Viggiano, Jeff
                                                00:22  59-56  H 3  GOOD! JUMPER by Freeman, Rashaun
                                                00:22              ASSIST by Maxwell, Maurice
GOOD! LAYUP by STOUT, Marcus [FB/PNT]           00:17  61-56  H 5
ASSIST by DUNSTON, Bryant                       00:17
                                                00:11              MISSED 3 PTR by Anderson, Anthony
                                                00:11              REBOUND (OFF) by Bowers, Art
FOUL by DUNSTON, Bryant                         00:11
                                                00:11              MISSED FT SHOT by Bowers, Art
REBOUND (DEF) by STOUT, Marcus                  00:11
                                                00:08              FOUL by Lasme, Stephane
GOOD! FT SHOT by STOUT, Marcus                  00:08  62-56  H 6
GOOD! FT SHOT by STOUT, Marcus                  00:08  63-56  H 7


                          Fordham Rams 63, Massachusetts Minutemen 56

          2nd period-only      InPaint Pts-T/O 2nd-Chc FastBrk BnchPts Ties  Leads
          Massachusetts Minute   24      15       6       7       5      0     0
          Fordham Rams           14       7       0       4       2      0     0


POINTS OFF TURNOVERS        1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.   10  15 -  25
Fordham Rams............   13   7 -  20

POINTS IN PAINT             1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.   14  24 -  38
Fordham Rams............   16  14 -  30

2ND CHANCE POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.    6   6 -  12
Fordham Rams............    5   0 -   5

FAST BREAK POINTS           1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.    2   7 -   9
Fordham Rams............    8   4 -  12

BENCH POINTS                1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.    3   5 -   8
Fordham Rams............    0   2 -   2

SCORE TIED BY               1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.    1   0 -   1
Fordham Rams............    0   0 -   0

LEAD GAINED BY              1   2 - Tot
Massachusetts Minutemen.    0   0 -   0
Fordham Rams............    0   0 -   0

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