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
Davidson14-424-835
Dayton13-527-932
Rhode Island13-523-1066
VCU12-626-1015
Richmond12-621-1456
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272

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La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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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