Men's Basketball Defeats Dayton, 62-57
Jan. 18, 2001
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts made five free throws in the last 1:14 to pull out a 62-57 victory over Dayton in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Thursday night.
Shannon Crooks hit the first two on separate trips to the line to give the Minutemen (5-10, 3-1 Atlantic 10) a 59-57 lead with 32.1 seconds left. In the final seconds, Micah Brand added a pair of free throws and Kitwana Rhymer put in one to complete the conquest.
Rhymer ended with 19 points, Jackie Rogers 16 and Brand 14 for UMass, which had lost by one point to St. Bonaventure last Saturday.
Dayton (10-8, 1-3) lost its third straight.
Tony Stanley had a game-high 23 points for the Flyers, who led 32-26 at halftime.
Dayton led by as many as 11 points in the first half, the last time at 32-21. But UMass made things closer by getting the last five points of the half on a 3-pointer by Monty Mack, his only points of the half and a breakaway layup by Shannon Crooks.
Dayton was 6 for 7 on 3-pointers in the first half, with Stanley nailing 3 for 3. The Flyers also hit 57.1 from the field before intermission.
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