Men's Basketball Pushes Past Bonaventure, 67-65
Jan 26, 2002
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) - Micah Brand's dunk with 9.2 seconds left lifted Massachusetts to a 67-65 come-from-behind victory against St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
Down 62-55 with 6 minutes left, Anthony Anderson's 3-pointer capped an 8-0 run and gave the Minutemen (9-8) a 63-62 lead. Three free throws gave the Bonnies (12-7) a 64-63 lead with 2:30 left, but Kitwama Rhymer's basket with 1:04 remaining tied the game at 65-65.
St. Bonaventure led 39-34 at halftime, but Massachusetts took a 47-43 lead with 15:31 left. The Bonnies responded with an 11-0 run to take 54-47 lead with 12:42 left. The Bonnies led by as many as seven points in the second half but could not get closer.
Rhymer finished with 23 points and Shannon Crooks added 17 for Massachusetts.
J.R. Bremer led St. Bonaventure with a game-high 27 points. Mike Gansey
added 17 on three-of-four three-point shooting.