Scores

Final

Siena 69

(4-4, 1-1 MAAC)

Massachusetts 78

(4-3, 4-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 23, 2005

    William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    SIE 34 3569
    UMASS 44 3478

    Top Performers

    Siena: K. Mensah 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Massachusetts: R. Freeman 23 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Massachusetts 78, Siena 69

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Rashaun Freeman had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Massachusetts used a 7-0 game-ending run to pull away for a 78-69 win over Siena on Friday night.

    Siena (4-4), which trailed by as many as 15 in the second half, pulled within 71-69 on a basket and free throw by Kojo Mensah with 1:33 to play.

    Chris Lowe hit a layup and two free throws to start the Minutemen's run. Stephane Lasme and James Life also hit a pair of free throws each for the final score.

    Life and Jeff Viggiano had 12 each for UMass (4-3) and Life finished with 10. Freeman was 7-of-10 from the field and 9-of-11 from the line.

    Mensah led Siena with 23 while Antoine Jordan had 18 and Tay Fisher 13.

    Lowe's steal and layup gave the Minutemen a 44-34 lead at halftime. Freeman's layup with 15:03 to go in the game gave UMass its largest lead of the game 54-39.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SIE
    UMASS
    Points 69 78
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 8-21 (.381)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

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