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January 12, 1993 - UMass vs. Rutgers

  • Season: 1992-93
  • Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1993
  • Opponent: Rutgers
  • Start Time: ?
  • Site: The RAC, Piscataway NJ
  • Special Event: Atlantic 10 conference game
  • Television: ?
  • Radio: WHMP
  • Result: UMass 82, Rutgers 78
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Massachusetts Daily Collegian

excerpt from…
A men's hoop recap with an injured Williams
By Michael Morrissey, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Staff, January 27, 1993 (first publication after winter break)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – In the most exciting game of the year (at that point), the Minutemen won a crucial Atlantic 10 game when Mike Williams, starting for the first time this season, broke a 78-78 deadlock with a clutch three-pointer from the top of the key with 1.7 seconds left.

The Minutemen blew an eight point second half lead and were trailing 77-76 with 1:03 left when Kennard Robinson was fouled and went to the line. Robinson missed both free throws, but Rutgers' Damon Santiago had his foot on the out of bounds line when he rebounded the second miss.

On the ensuing series, (Lou) Roe hit two free throws with 24 seconds left to give UMass a 78-77 lead, and with 13 seconds left, Jamal Phillips missed his second free throw after tying the game at 78 on his first.

Williams brought the ball up the court and pulled up for the winning trey. Jerome Malloy added a foul shot when Rutgers was slapped for a technical foul for attempting to take a time out with none left.

“The phrase were using for the rest of the year is 'refuse to lose,'” (John) Calipari said. “That doesn't mean we'll win every game, but it means if a team's gonna beat us, they'll have to come and get it, we won't give it away like we did earlier this season.

“This might've been the biggest win we've had, coming off those losses. I'm proud of this team.”

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