Hot-shooting carries Fordham past Massachusetts, 82-69
NEW YORK (AP) — Prokop Slanina scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Fordham bounced back from a home-court loss to Rhode Island by knocking off Massachusetts for the fourth straight time, 82-69 in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest Saturday afternoon.
The Rams shot 56- percent from the field in the game, including 12 of 25 from distance, and five of their six players scored in double figures to complete their season sweep of the Minutemen.
UMass took a 35-31 lead at the break, but Fordham opened the second half on a 19-5 run.
Ivan Raut, who was 4 of 7 from distance, and Joseph Chartouny, who added a season-high 13 assists, each scored 16 points. Will Tavares scored 14 and David Pekarek added 12 for Fordham (7-14, 2-7).
Luwane Pipkins and Carl Pierre scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead UMass (10-12, 3-6). Unique McLean added 14 points and grabbed 12 boards for his first career double-double.