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UMass Routs Rhode Island, 57-37

Chris Kirkland looks to drive to the basket in first half action against Rhode Island Tuesday night.

Chris Kirkland looks to drive to the basket in first half action against Rhode Island Tuesday night.

Feb. 22, 2000

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Massachusetts outscored Rhode Island 25-0 during an 11:23 stretch in the first half en route to a 57-37 victory Tuesday.

Tavorris Bell led all scorers with 15 for Rhode Island (5-22, 2-11 Atlantic 10), which lost its 10th straight and tied a school record for most losses in a season. It was Rhode Island's lowest-scoring home game since a 34-30 loss to Springfield College in January 1937.

After trailing 11-4 early on, Massachusetts (15-11, 9-4) used the 25-0 run to grab the lead for good. Micah Brand led the Minutemen with 14 points.

Ahead 29-15 at the break, Massachusetts traded baskets with Rhode Island in the second half before using a 10-0 spurt midway through the period to take its biggest lead of the game, 51-25 with 7:59 left.

 

 

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