Fordham vs Massachusetts

UMass 80, Fordham 76

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Chaz Williams scored 20 points, including Massachusetts' last six points in the game's final 2 minutes, to lead the Minutemen over Fordham 80-76 on Thursday night in the Atlantic-10 Conference opener for both teams.

Terrell Vinson added 14 points and 14 boards, while Raphiael Putney had 10 points and 10 rebounds for UMass (12-3, 1-0). Freddie Riley had 13 points and Jesse Morgan 12 for UMass, which has now won a season-high six straight since a Dec. 3 loss at Miami.

In a back-and-forth contest, Alberto Estwick's jumper put the Rams ahead 40-39 with 16:59 left to play. But a Putney dunk started a 19-4 run for the Minutemen, and they led the rest of the way.

Fordham pulled within 74-70 with 2:24 left, but Williams took over from there to seal it for UMass.

Branden Frazier led Fordham (7-7, 0-1) with 19 points.

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Fordham Rams
C. Gaston, F377-162-4182316
K. Bristol, F255-71-2120211
B. Frazier, G396-154-444019
B. Smith, G354-143-302514
D. McMillan, G171-40-01352
A. Estwick141-30-03052
L. Samuell141-24-71346
R. Canty102-30-04014
M. Dominique91-30-02012
L. Zivkovic00-00-00000
Totals 28-6714-2046142676
 41.8%70% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F344-104-7143314
R. Putney, F294-72-4101210
S. Carter, C251-32-46154
C. Williams, G376-205-1078420
J. Morgan, G243-126-811012
J. Farrell213-60-03227
F. Riley184-93-400013
M. Esho120-00-02020
Totals 25-6722-3745161880
 37.3%59.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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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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