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Men's Basketball Comes From Behind To Defeat George Washington

UMass' Kitwana Rhymer grabs for a rebound between two George Washington players at the Mullins Center during Saturday's 76-60 win.

UMass' Kitwana Rhymer grabs for a rebound between two George Washington players at the Mullins Center during Saturday's 76-60 win.

Jan. 6, 2001

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Monty Mack had 28 points as Massachusetts, which trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, outscored George Washington 51-23 in the second half for a 76-60 win Saturday.

Mack had nine points in a 15-0 run early in the second half that erased a 12-point halftime deficit and put the Minutemen (3-9, 1-0 Atlantic 10) up 42-39. They never trailed again.

Shannon Crooks had 13 for UMass and Kitwana Rhymer added 11 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

UMass, which shot 29 percent from the field in the first half, hit 55 percent of its shots in the second half while holding George Washington (6-8, 0-1) to 30 percent.

George Washington fell behind by as many as 11 in the second half, but rallied to within 59-55 with more than three minutes to play. But UMass scored the next eight points, including a layup by Crooks after a steal and a jumper by Mack.

Attila Cosby led the Colonials, who have lost seven of their last eight, with 19 points. SirValiant Brown had 16.

Cosby had six points in a 13-0 George Washington run in the first half that opened a 29-14 lead.

 

 

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