Men's Basketball

 
Minutemen Stumble Against Rhode Island

Jackie Rogers goes up over two Rhode Island defenders during the first half.

Jackie Rogers goes up over two Rhode Island defenders during the first half.

Box Score

March 2, 2003

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Dawan Robinson scored 14 of his game-high 29 points in a pivotal second-half run as Rhode Island snapped a four-game losing streak with a 65-58 victory over Massachusetts on Sunday.

Rhode Island (16-10, 8-7 Atlantic 10) trailed 38-27 when Rhode Island went on a 21-6 run. Robinson scored eight consecutive points during the run and Steve Mello's jumper with 12:28 to play gave Rhode Island a 43-42 lead it never relinquished.

Robinson scored 23 in the second half on 7-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-4 from 3-point range. Brian Woodward added 12 points for Rhode Island.

Micah Brand led Massachusetts with 18 points and Michael Lasme had 15.

Massachusetts (11-16, 5-9) hit seven 3-pointers in the first half and took a 34-25 at halftime.

The Minutemen shot 12-of-22 from the floor over the final 11:42 of the first half.

Rhode Island, which clinched home court for the first round of the conference tournament with the win, led 13-2 after holding Massachusetts to just one field goal in the first 8:17. But Massachusetts went on a 19-4 run to take a 21-17 lead with 6:23 to play in the first. Lasme hit four 3-pointers during the run.

 

 

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