Scores

Final

Massachusetts 72

(12-17, 7-9 A 10)

Rhode Island 71

(22-9, 11-5 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, March 7, 2009

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    MASS 41 3172
    URI 37 3471

    Top Performers

    Massachusetts: C. Lowe 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast

    Rhode Island: J. Baron 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Massachusetts 72, Rhode Island 71

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Chris Lowe scored on a layup with sixth-tenths of a second left to lift Massachusetts to a 72-71 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday.

    Lowe led the Minutemen (12-17, 7-9 Atlantic 10 Conference) with 18 points, while Ricky Harris and Matt Glass contributed 13 points each.

    UMass held a 41-37 lead at halftime. Rhode Island, which was led by Jimmy Baron's 22 points, regained the lead at 71-70 with 6.5 seconds remaining on Marquis Jones' two free throws. Lowe followed by pushing the ball up court and driving to the basket for the game winner.

    Rhode Island (22-9, 11-5) did not make a shot out of 12 attempts from beyond the 3-point line in the first half, finishing 4-for-19 in the game. Lamonte Ulmer and Delroy James each scored 12 points for the Rams.

    UMass led by as many as six points with 6:35 left in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MASS
    URI
    Points 72 71
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 29-70 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 4

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 18, 2009 URI 71, @MASS 59Recap
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