Men's Basketball Defeats Playaz, 95-87
Nov. 13, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. - Sophomore Rashaun Freeman (Schenectady, N.Y.) notched a double-double with a team-high 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the UMass men's basketball team to a 95-87 victory over the Playaz this evening in preseason action at the Mullins Center.
Freeman, who canned 12 of his 19 points in the first half, grabbed nine rebounds in the second half, and finished the game hitting 8-of-12 from the field. Anthony Anderson (Lynn, Mass.) had 16 points including a trio of three-pointers, while freshman Art Bowers (Wilmington, Del.) and Maurice Maxwell (Philadelphia, Pa.) each had 12 points. Sophomore Jeff Viggiano (Suffield, Conn.) rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10 points including a pair of three pointers.
Guard Omar Cooper led the Playaz with 31 points, while James Scott added 23.
UMass opens the regular season Tuesday, Nov. 18, as it hosts St. Francis in the Preseason NIT. The game will be played in the Mullins Center with the opening tip slated for 7 p.m.