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La Salle vs Massachusetts

La Salle 72, UMass 71


AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Earl Pettis scored 18 points and La Salle overcame a 10-point first-half deficit to edge Massachusetts 72-71 Saturday night, ruining the Minutemen's 12-0 home record this season.

Jerrell Wright, Ramon Galloway and Tyreek Duren added 15 points apiece for the Explorers, who ended a three-game skid.

Trailing 15-5 early, La Salle (18-9, 7-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) built a six-point lead before Massachusetts (18-8, 7-5) knotted the score at 33 at halftime.

After the Explorers pulled ahead 60-51 with 6:08 remaining, the Minutemen used a 12-2 run to lead 63-62 with 3:54 left, with Maxie Esho scoring seven of his 18 points.

Tied again at 66, Duren hit a jumper and he and Pettis made one free throw apiece for a 70-66 lead with 21 seconds remaining.

Esho's three-point play with 13 seconds left again made it a one-point game, then Duren answered 3 seconds later with two free throws.


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La Salle Explorers
J. Wright, F296-103-381415
T. Duren, G385-134-516115
S. Mills, G383-100-04317
R. Galloway, G325-104-574215
E. Pettis, G256-111-242418
D. Peterson190-20-03040
D. White131-40-24012
S. Zack50-00-03000
T. Dunn10-00-00000
Totals 26-6012-1737161772
Massachusetts Minutemen
R. Putney, F346-152-272117
T. Vinson, F194-60-04148
S. Carter, C292-30-27204
C. Williams, G364-132-4710311
J. Morgan, G322-90-03324
M. Esho227-94-960418
J. Farrell183-51-13337
F. Riley101-50-01022
Totals 29-659-1840211971
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Saint Louis13-327-7
Geo. Wash.11-524-9
Saint Joes11-524-10
La Salle7-915-16
St. Bona.6-1018-15
Rhode Island5-1114-18
George Mason4-1211-20
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Louisville 90 Final
DEP 82
MU 79 Final
UConn 64
Wich St 91 Final
DAV 74
UNLV 45 Final
N Mexico 65
Florida St 76 Final
MD 44 Final
Virginia 71
K-State 57 Final
Baylor 56
Missouri 71 Final
Tx A&M 62
SDSU 56 Final
AF 58
Ole Miss 62 Final
Kentucky 77
CLEM 52 Final
NC 74
Florida 98 Final
Arkansas 68
STMA 51 Final
GU 63 Final
GONZ 65 Final
San Fran 66
TTU 50 Final
Kansas 83
Ohio St 51 Final
Michigan 56
ND 74 Final