Poor Shooting Sinks UMass
Dec. 11, 1999
DETROIT (AP) - Rashad Phillips made 15 of 17 free throws and finished with 27 points to lead Detroit to a 63-59 win over Massachusetts on Saturday.
Both teams suffered from poor shooting. The host Titans (5-2) were 20-of-55 (36.4 percent) and the Minutemen made 20 of 52 (38.5 percent).
Massachusetts (4-3) led for most of the first half, but Julian Van Dyke made a layup for Detroit with 1:18 to go, giving the Titans a 27-26 lead at intermission.
The Minutemen took the lead again, but Phillips was fouled as he made a jump shot with 16:21 remaining. He converted the free throw and made a 3-pointer 24 seconds later to give Detroit a 38-32 lead that the Titans carried through to the end.
Chris Kirkland and Ronnell Blizzard each made 3-pointers for Massachusetts in the last 8 seconds, but Phillips finished the scoring with a free throw that secured the win.
Desmond Ferguson added 10 points for Detroit.
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