Massachusetts vs East Carolina

UMass 63, East Carolina 58

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Freddie Riley scored 14 points in 10 minutes as Massachusetts built a 22-point first-half lead, then the Minutemen held on to defeat East Carolina 63-58 Tuesday night.

UMass (7-3) still led by 10 with 6:02 to play when the Pirates (4-4) started a big run to close to 59-58 with 40 seconds left.

The Minutemen hit only 4 of 8 free throws in the last 35 seconds, with four players going 1 of 2, but it was enough to seal the win as East Carolina missed two 3-pointers and had a turnover.

Chaz Williams added 10 points for UMass, but also had 10 of the Minutemen's 24 turnovers. UMass, which came in ranked second nationally in steals, recorded nine, while the Pirates, who ranked fifth, had 13 takeaways in the first meeting between the two programs.

Darrius Morrow scored 13 to lead East Carolina, which has lost three straight.

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Scoreboard
Massachusetts (7-3) «402363
East Carolina (4-4)213758

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Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F331-41-49323
R. Putney, F223-72-43139
S. Carter, C223-33-47049
C. Williams, G364-111-234210
J. Morgan, G280-32-22122
C. Lalanne182-62-26126
J. Farrell171-44-40326
M. Esho142-30-34014
F. Riley105-70-010114
Totals 21-4815-2542131963
 43.8%60% 
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F324-115-871513
R. Sampson, F171-40-03022
M. Paul, G374-130-514110
C. Gaines, G281-50-12212
E. Straughn, G281-30-010132
M. Kemp215-82-541212
S. Bowden164-90-032110
A. Steed111-41-22033
P. Roberts-Campbell101-51-20014
Totals 22-629-2337111958
 35.5%39.1% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton15-324-830
VCU14-426-922
Rhode Island13-525-1031
Richmond13-522-1380
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Davidson8-1017-1589
Fordham7-1113-19215
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
UMass4-1415-18193
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Duquesne3-1510-22266

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
VMI 70 Final
PITT 97
MRSH 56 Final
Syracuse 62
EVAN 48 Final
NC 97
Missouri 81 Final
NOVA 71
LB St 80 Final
Kansas 88
Wash 77 Final
MU 79
Memphis 71 Final
Miami-FL 54