Scores

Final

Richmond 67

(9-9, 4-3 A 10)

Massachusetts 63

(10-8, 4-4 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, January 29, 2005

    William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    RICH 33 3467
    MASS 26 3763

    Top Performers

    Richmond: J. Scott 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Massachusetts: M. Maxwell 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Richmond 67, Massachusetts 63

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Jamaal Scott scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket with just over a minute remaining, to lead Richmond past Massachusetts, 67-63, on Saturday.

    Scott's layup with 1:15 left broke a 63-63 tie. Daon Merritt sealed the win with a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left for Richmond (9-9, 4-3 Atlantic 10).

    Maurice Maxwell had 18 points and Anthony Anderson added 12 for UMass.

    Massachusetts (10-8, 4-4 Atlantic 10) had three chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but Anderson missed three free throws with 42 seconds remaining, Maxwell missed a put-back on Anderson's third miss and Art Bowers' 3-point attempt glanced off the rim.

    Merritt finished with 13 points for Richmond which led by as many as 11 points in the second half before UMass made a run and tied the game at 50-all with 6:34 left.

    The lead changed hands six times down the stretch, before Scott's layup put the Spiders ahead for good.

    UMass jumped out to an early 24-11 lead, but Richmond went on a 22-2 run, including a stretch when they held UMass scoreless for more than seven minutes, and led 33-26 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICH
    MASS
    Points 67 63
    FG Made-Attempted 25-52 (.481) 21-49 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 10

    2004-05 Season

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