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Minutemen Crush Marshall 81-58

Jeff Viggiano tries to get around Marshall's Monty Wright in the first half.

Jeff Viggiano tries to get around Marshall's Monty Wright in the first half.

Dec 28, 2002

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Micah Brand had 17 points and Jackie Rogers added 15 on Saturday as Massachusetts had its best offensive output of the season for an 81-58 win over Marshall.

The Minutemen (4-6) led 47-28 at halftime and pulled ahead by 25 in the second half, the first time on a pair of free throws by Michael Lasme with 4:50 to play that made it 70-45. Lasme and Jeff Viggiano both finished with 13.

Marshall (5-3) was led by David Anderson with 10 points.

Rogers, who was 7-of-10 from the field, scored six points as the Minutemen opened the game with an 18-3 run. They extended the lead as high as 30-11, before Marshall, led by Marvin Black and Ardo Armpalu, pulled within 34-23 with just over four minutes to play in the half.

But Gabe Lee had five points as Massachusetts went on a 13-0 run over the next three minutes to make it 47-23.

Massachusetts shot 57 percent from the field while limiting the Thundering Herd to 37 percent.

 

 

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