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Minutemen Fall To Siena

Massachusetts' Jonathan DePina, left, and Micah Brand watch the final seconds of their team's 66-65 loss to Siena Thursday.

Massachusetts' Jonathan DePina, left, and Micah Brand watch the final seconds of their team's 66-65 loss to Siena Thursday.

March 16, 2000

Box Score

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Marcus Faison scored 22 points to lead Siena to a 66-65 victory over Massachusetts Thursday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Faison sparked a comeback by the Saints (24-8) with six points in 60 seconds with less than four minutes left in the game.

Freshman Michael Buhrman scored his first points of the game with a tip-in with 1:03 left. With eight seconds left, he grabbed a rebound and was fouled. He missed the free throw, but Siena held as Shannon Crooks' driving shot failed.

For Massachusetts (17-16), Monty Mack had 20 points and four assists.

Siena advances against Penn State Monday or Tuesday, at a site to be announced. Penn State beat Princeton 54-41 on Wednesday.

 

 

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