Minutemen Fall To Fordham, 75-61
Feb 21, 2004
NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Haynes scored 18 points and Fordham snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 75-61 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.
Drew Williamson had 15 points for the Rams (5-18, 2-10 Atlantic 10), who had lost 22 straight games in February. Their last win during the month was Feb. 14, 2001, when they beat Duquense 91-84. Derrick Breland had 14 points and five assists for Fordham, which led 39-20 at halftime.
After Maxwell's jumper got the Minutemen within 10-9 at 15:13 of the first half, the Rams went on a 17-4 over the next 8½ minutes.
Haynes had five points in the run, which was capped by a jumper by Alessandro Acquaviva. Haynes also accounted for the largest lead of the game, 39-18, by hitting a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left in the first half.
Viggiano had five points as UMass opened the second half on a 7-0 run to
make it 39-27. Fordham responded with an 11-2 run behind Breland's five points
to increase its lead to 50-29 at 14:05.