Jan. 22, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Pat Carroll scored 19 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Saint Joseph's over Massachusetts, 73-54, on Saturday. Carroll scored 13 as Saint Joseph's (8-7, 5-1 Atlantic 10) built a 36-25 first half lead.
Saint Joseph's built the lead to as much as 20 points in the second half, and UMass never came closer than 13.
Rob Ferguson scored a career-high 14 points for Saint Joseph's, which rebounded from its first A-10 loss in 22 games on Wednesday at Dyaton. Dwayne Lee had 13 and Dwayne Jones scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
UMass was led by Anthony Anderson, who had 16 points. Maurice Maxwell added 14.
Rashaun Freeman, who scored 26 points in UMass' win over Fordham on Wednesday and 27 points in an overtime win against then-ranked George Washington last week, was held to four points on 2-of-7 shooting. He was the sixth opponents' leading scorer to be limited to single-digit scoring by the Hawk defense in the last six games.
"This starts for us defensively, with Rashaun Freeman scoring just four points after the week he had. I'm proud of the defensive performance by our frontcourt. The guys off the bench did a great job too, like Rob Ferguson, who reached double figures for the first time in college," said Hawk coach Phil Martelli. "I'm delighted to be 5-1 in the Atlantic 10 at this time."
After game's the first basket, Carroll hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Saint Joseph's the lead for the rest of the game.
UMass closed to within one point at 23-22 with 5:02 left in the half, but the Hawks then made 9 of the next 10 points to stretch their margin to 32-23.
Ferguson came on strong in the second half, scoring 12 points in that half, while shooting 5-for-6 in the game.