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Men's Basketball Downs Marist, 66-59

Kitwana Rhymer shoots over Marist's Dennis Young during the first half. Rhymer finished with 16 points.

Kitwana Rhymer shoots over Marist's Dennis Young during the first half. Rhymer finished with 16 points.

Nov 24, 2001

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Massachusetts, which led by 19 at halftime, withstood a charge by Marist at the beginning of the second half Saturday night to hold on for a 66-59 victory.

Kitwana Rhymer led UMass with 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench before fouling out in the final minute. Shannon Crooks added 14 as the Minutemen improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 Final Four season.

Nick Eppehimer had 14, all in the second half, to lead the Red Foxes (3-1).

UMass led 36-17 at halftime, but Marist opened the second half with a 9-0 run and stayed close the rest of the way. The Red Foxes got within 48-45 with 8:08 left, but the Minutemen scored the next seven points.

 

 

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