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Men's Hoops Drops One To Xavier, 86-73

Gabe Lee shoots over Xavier's David West during the first half Saturday.

Gabe Lee shoots over Xavier's David West during the first half Saturday.

Jan 18, 2003

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Romain Sato scored 24 points, including 18 in the second half, as Xavier defeated Massachusetts 86-73 on Saturday.

The Musketeers (12-4, 3-1 Atlantic 10) staged a 13-0 run early in the second half, eventually building their lead to 18 points, 55-37.

Massachusetts (6-10, 0-4) came within seven at 78-71 with 1:42 to play, but Sato and Dedrick Finn followed with a pair of free throws each to put Xavier in the clear.

Finn and David West both added 21 for Xavier. West also had 11 rebounds to lead the Musketeers to a 32-25 rebounding advantage.

Jackie Rogers went 6-of-7 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line to lead the Minutemen with 23 points. Gabe Lee had 13.

Keenan Christiansen's 3-pointer at the end of the half gave Xavier a 38-31 halftime lead.

Finn, who had three 3-pointers, got 11 points in the first half.

UMass freshman guard Michael Lasme was scheduled to have surgery on a broken bone in his right wrist on Friday, but played on Saturday after delaying the surgery until after the season.

 

 

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