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% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton14-223-524
VCU13-323-625
Rhode Island11-519-949
Richmond11-517-1193
St. Bona.10-618-1087
George Mason8-718-10111
La Salle8-714-12109
Geo. Wash.7-815-13126
Davidson7-914-13107
Fordham7-913-16187
Saint Louis5-1110-19242
UMass3-1213-15183
Saint Josephs3-1310-18177
Duquesne3-1310-19239

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech13-421-9120
Old Dominion11-518-10130
UTEP11-513-15255
Rice10-620-9180
Marshall9-716-13129
UAB8-715-13179
Western Ky.7-913-16224
UT-San Antonio7-912-17281
Charlotte6-1012-15233
FAU6-1010-17296
So. Miss6-119-20336
North Texas2-148-20330
FIU2-146-23343
 
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