Saint Joseph's Tops UMass, 73-54
Jan. 22, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. - Saint Joseph's used a 23-7 run bridging the first and second half periods of Saturday's game as the Hawks downed UMass 73-54 in Atlantic 10 action at the Mullins Center.
Saint Joseph's (8-7, 5-1 A-10) closed out the first half with a 13-to-2 run after the Minutemen has closed within a point at 23-22 at the 5:02 mark.
Hawks' head coach Phil Martelli was called for a technical foul which sent senior Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) to the free throw line. Anderson hit the second of two shots, but UMass (9-7, 3-3 A-10) could not take advantage of the ensuing possession.
That technical sparked the SJU run and gave the Hawks momentum going into the second half. Dwayne Jones had back-to-back dunks and Pat Carroll buried a three-pointer in the run.
The Hawks jumped out in the second half led by Dave Mallon who hit consecutive buckets sparking a 10-to-4 run pushing their lead to 46-29 with 15:03 remaining.
Anderson and sophomore Maurice Maxwell (Philadelphia, Pa.) led the Minutemen with 16 and 14 points, respectively. For Anderson, the game was the 100th of his career as he moved into 23rd-place on the all-time scoring list with 1,160 points.
Anderson also had a season-high seven assists today which moved him into seventh all-time with 354.
Saint Joseph's was led by Carroll who scored 19 points on the strength of five three pointers, and Jones who recorded his league-high eighth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Dwayne Lee and Robert Ferguson also reached double-figures for the Hawks with 11 and 14 points each.
Temple converted 15 UMass miscues into 17 points in the game, including 11 second-half points.
UMass saw the return of junior Jeff Viggiano (Suffield, Conn.) who has missed the last seven games. He played five minutes missing one shot.
The Minutemen will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to St. Bonaventure for a mid-week A-10 match-up. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.