La Salle vs Massachusetts

La Salle 72, UMass 71

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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
 43.3%70.6% 
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
 44.6%50% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton14-425-822
St. Bona.14-422-930
VCU14-425-1137
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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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