Minutemen Slam St. Bonaventure, 82-71
Feb 28, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Rashaun Freeman had career highs of 31 points and 18 rebounds to lead Massachusetts to an 82-71 victory over St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
The teams were tied at 29 at halftime, but UMass (10-16, 4-10 Atlantic 10) took command with a 21-5 run in the first 12 minutes of the second half and never surrendered the lead.
The Bonnies (6-19, 2-12), behind the 3-point shooting of Marques Green, whittled a 16-point deficit to four at 65-61 with 4:36 to play. But Maurice Maxwell followed with a three-point play as the Minutemen held onto the lead.
Green had a game-high 33 points and was 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
Freeman was 14 of 19 from the field and pulled down 14 of his 18 rebounds on defense.
UMass men's basketball returns to action next Wednesday, March 3 as it travel to Temple. Tip off is slated for 8:00 p.m. and will be televised on CN8.
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