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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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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton14-425-822
St. Bona.14-422-930
VCU14-425-1137
Saint Joes13-528-821
Geo. Wash.11-728-1068
Davidson10-820-1364
Rhode Island9-917-15120
Fordham8-1017-14176
Richmond7-1116-16121
Duquesne6-1217-17162
UMass6-1214-18170
George Mason5-1311-21202
Saint Louis5-1311-21206
La Salle4-149-22233

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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PITT 97
MRSH 56 Final
Syracuse 62
EVAN 48 Final
NC 97
Missouri 81 Final
NOVA 71
LB St 80 Final
Kansas 88
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MU 79
Memphis 71 Final
Miami-FL 54