UMass Falls To No. 11 Connecticut, 82-67
Dec. 12, 2000
By DONNA TOMMELLEO
HARTFORD, Conn. - Albert Mouring scored 20 points to lead No. 11 Connecticut to an 82-67 victory over Massachusetts on Tuesday at the Hartford Civic Center.
Freshman Caron Butler added 14 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for UConn (8-1).
Micah Brand had 13 points and nine rebounds to lead UMass (1-6), which is off to its worst start in nearly 20 years.
Poor shooting doomed the Minutemen early. They shot 29 percent in the first half, their fifth straight half shooting under 30 percent. The Huskies took advantage in that period with a 19-8 edge on the defensive boards.
Brand gave the Minutemen an early 10-8 lead by scoring all six points in a 6-2 run with 14:09 left in the first half. After Tony Roberston's layup tied it at 10, Mouring hit the second of his four 3-pointers to give UConn the lead for good.
The Huskies, who led by as many as 25, held UMass scoring leader Monty Mack to three points, 16 below his average.
UConn leads the series 65-38 and has won 17 of the last 18 meetings. The
Huskies are 130-64 in the Civic Center, considered a neutral court for the
rivalry, which became known as the "MassMutual U-Game" five years ago.
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