Scores

Final

Massachusetts 98

(17-9, 6-6 A 10)

Rhode Island 91

(20-7, 6-6 A 10)

7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2008

Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

1 2 T
MASS 39 5998
URI 41 5091

Top Performers

Massachusetts: E. Brower 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Rhode Island: W. Daniels 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Massachusetts 98, Rhode Island 91

Associated Press

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Etienne Brower scored 26 points and added eight rebounds as Massachusetts outlasted Rhode Island 98-91 on Thursday night.

The Minutemen (17-9, 6-6 Atlantic 10), also had double-digit scoring from Gary Forbes (23 points), Chris Lowe (21) and Ricky Harris (14) in their second win of the season against their border rivals.

Rhode Island (20-7, 6-6) got 25 points from Will Daniels.

UMass led by as many as 10 points in the opening half before the Rams fired off a 21-9 run to take a 41-39 advantage at the break. The game featured 17 lead changes. Rhode Island had 20 turnovers, while UMass had 14. The Rams outshot UMass from the floor, 55.4 percent to 48.4.

The Minutemen pulled ahead 87-86 on a jumper by Harris with 1:33 remaining to secure the win.

Rhode Island, off to its second-best start in program history, has lost three consecutive games and four of its last five.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
URI
Points 98 91
FG Made-Attempted 31-64 (.484) 31-56 (.554)
3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 28-33 (.848) 23-33 (.697)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 6

2007-08 Season

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