Men's Basketball Hangs On To Beat Oregon, 62-58
Nov 27, 2001
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Micah Brand sank a turn-around basket with 1:15 remaining Tuesday and followed with a pair of free throws in the final minute to lead Massachusetts past previously unbeaten Oregon 62-58.
The Minutemen improved to 3-0 under new coach Steve Lappas.
Oregon (4-1) led 58-57 with two minutes remaining, but Brand's basket with 1:15 remaining put the Minutemen ahead for good. He added two free throws after the teams traded turnovers in the final minute.
Frederick Jones led Oregon with 13 points. Robert Johnson, Luke Jackson and Chris Christoffersen had 12 each for the Ducks, who shot 35.8 percent from the field and were just 3-of-14 on 3-point attempts.
Oregon opened up 11-point leads twice in the first half at 19-8 and 21-10.
The Minutemen got back into the game with a string of 3-pointers - two by
Williams and one by Kyle Wilson - and took their first lead at 27-26 on a
driving basket by Anthony Anderson. The teams traded baskets before
Christoffersen's layup put Oregon ahead 32-31 at halftime.