PHILADELPHIA - UMass senior Gary Forbes (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the second time this season, on Sunday. Forbes led UMass to a 2-0 week with a 23.5 scoring average along with 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Forbes scored 22 points, including 17 in the second half, in UMass' 83-80 win at Boston College. He had a game-high 25 points in the win over Toledo.
ST. LOUIS - In a stunning turnaround, Southern Illinois went scoreless in the final four minutes of the game, allowing Saint Louis to turn an eight-point deficit into a five-point victory, 56-51, Saturday at the Scottrade Center.
The Salukis (4-4) seemed to have the game under control when Matt Shaw hit a 3-pointer with 4:17 left in the contest to put Southern ahead, 51-43. Little did SIU know it would not score again, missing its last five shots and turning the ball over four times.
2. Fordham (2006-07 Record: 18-12, 10-6 Atlantic 10)
Head coach: Dereck Whittenburg
Returning Starters: 5- G Kevin Anderson (senior): 6-3, 185; G Marcus Stout (senior): 6-4, 195; F Michael Binns (senior): 6-7, 225; F Bryant Dunston (senior): 6-8, 233; F Sebastian Greene (senior): 6-8, 188.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Riding a gutsy second-half effort by Gary Forbes and a stifling full-court press, the UMass men's basketball team picked up an 83-80 victory over cross-state rival Boston College on Wednesday evening. The win was UMass' first vs. the Eagles since December 4, 1999, and first in the last eight games. UMass was led by sophomore Ricky Harris who tied a career-high with 25 points. Forbes added 22, including 17 in the second half. The Minutemen (7-2) are back in action on Saturday when they host Toledo in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Mullins Center.
Team of the Week: Rhode Island
Results: Providence (W: 77-60), @ Syracuse (W: 91-89)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton seniors Nick Bahe, Dane Watts and Pierce Hibma combined for 60 points as Creighton won a 90-84 overtime game over Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The game was the the first between the Jesuit schools since 1981, and all six meetings have now been decided by 10 points or less.
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