Men's Basketball Flies Past Fordham, 76-66
Feb 1, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Jackie Rogers had 18 points and Massachusetts held off a second-half Fordham run for a 76-66 win over the Rams on Saturday.
The Minutemen (8-12, 2-6 Atlantic 10) led 36-27 at halftime, but Jermaine Anderson scored five points as Fordham pulled within 45-44 midway through the second half, including seven straight points during one stretch.
Gabe Lee's three-point play sparked a 12-3 Massachusetts run that gave the Minutemen a 57-47 lead with 5:35 to play.
The Rams (2-17, 1-7) never came closer than six the rest of the way.
Michael Haynes had a game-high 19 points for Fordham, which has dropped seven in a row since beating UMass last month.
Fordham led three times in the first half, the last time at 16-14 after Mark Jarrell-Wright scored midway through the half. But Micah Brand followed with an inside basket and Rogers scored five in a row.
Fordham was 14-of-24 from the line, while UMass went 24-of-29.