Minutemen Fall To Hartford, 72-66
Nov 24, 2003
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Aaron Cook scored 20 points and Hartford held off a late run by Massachusetts for a 72-66 win on Monday night.
Hartford (2-0) led the entire game and went ahead by 12, 54-42, with 11:30 to play, but UMass pulled within 65-63 with a little more than a minute remaining. The Hawks, 25 of 30 from the line in the game, hung on.
Hartford hit 5 of 7 3-pointers in the first half and led by as many as 10 before taking a 42-34 halftime lead. Cook had 12 points in the first half.
Rashaun Freeman saved UMass (1-2) from early destruction with 17 of his team-high 19 points in the first half.
Hartford's Ryan Stys scored 17 points and Charles Ford had 10.
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