Men's Basketball Falls At Rhode Island 70-59
Feb 2, 2002
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Dustin Hellenga and Troy Wiley each scored 15 points Saturday to lead Rhode Island to a 70-59 win over Massachusetts.
Hellenga scored 13 in the first half and keyed a 13-2 Rhode Island run. He hit three 3-pointers and Steve Mello hit a jump shot that capped the run to give Rhode Island (6-13, 2-6 Atlantic 10) a 25-16 lead.
Massachusetts (9-10, 3-5) shot 25 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 31-24 at the break. Anthony Anderson kept the Minutemen close in the first half with 11 of his game-high 17 points.
Wiley scored seven points in the run, including two alley-oop dunks off passes from Dinno Daniels.
The closest Massachusetts came in the second half was 57-50 on a 3-pointer by Anderson.
Rhode Island got a strong rebounding effort from its starting backcourt, led by Howard Smith with 10 rebounds and Daniels with seven. Daniels also scored 11 points and had six assists.