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UMass On Fire Against Rams

Massachusetts' Kitwana Rhymer dunks during the first half of their game against Rhode Island at the Mullins Center on Saturday.

Massachusetts' Kitwana Rhymer dunks during the first half of their game against Rhode Island at the Mullins Center on Saturday.

Jan. 22, 2000

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Monty Mack scored 17 points and Chris Kirkland added 16 as hot-shooting Massachusetts overwhelmed Rhode Island 89-50 Saturday.

After taking a 42-27 lead into the break, UMass started the second half by hitting 13-for-17 in the first seven minutes.

UMass (9-8, 3-2 Atlantic 10) finished 51.4 percent from the field on 36 of 70 shooting. Shannon Crooks, with 13 points, also reached double-figures for the Minutemen.

Rhode Island shot 28.3 percent (17-60) for the game and committed 21 turnovers.

Tavorris Bell led the Rams with 16 points.

UMass took control with an 11-0 run early in the first half. Rhode Island, meanwhile, shot 1-for-13 over the first five minutes.

The Minutemen led by as many as 17 points twice in the first half.

 

 

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