Men's Basketball

 
Men's Hoops Rolls Past LaSalle, 82-48

Chris Kirkland dunks for two of his 26 points in the 82-48 win over LaSalle Wednesday night.

Chris Kirkland dunks for two of his 26 points in the 82-48 win over LaSalle Wednesday night.

Feb. 9, 2000

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Chris Kirkland scored 26 points and Monty Mack added 20 to lead Massachusetts over LaSalle 82-48 in the Atlantic 10 Conference on Wednesday.

The victory broke a two-game losing streak for the Minutemen (12-10, 6-3 Atlantic Conference). The loss was the 11th in the last 13 games for LaSalle (8-12, 2-7).

UMass led 37-20 at halftime and then outscored LaSalle 23-12 in the first eight minutes of the second half to widen the lead to 60-32.

Donnie Carr scored 16 points and Victor Thomas added 11 for LaSalle.

The 26 points tied a career-high for Kirkland, which he set last year against George Washington. The senior forward went 10-for-19 from the field, 6-for-8 from the foul line and led his team with 8 rebounds. UMass outrebounded LaSalle 42-30.

Shannon Crooks, with 12, was the other double-figure scorer for the Minutemen.

The game was tied three times early, the last time at 15-15. Then, Mack hit from underneath and Kirkland followed with a pair of baskets as UMass took the lead for good at 21-15.

Kirkland had 16 of his points in the first half, and Mack added 12 before intermission.

LaSalle was held to 8-for-23 shooting from the field in the first half. Carr scored nine points for the Explorers, who shot 36 percent for the night.


 

 

GET YOUR OFFICIAL
UMASS GEAR HERE

    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Oct 30
    vs American International 7:00 PM gametracker Free admission
    Friday, Nov 14
    vs Siena 7:00 PM gametracker
    Sunday, Nov 16
    vs Boston College 3:00 PM
    Tuesday, Nov 18
    vs Manhattan 11:00 AM gametracker
    Saturday, Nov 22
    vs Notre Dame 12:00 PM
    Sunday, Nov 23
    vs Florida State 12:00 PM
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago