Xavier vs Massachusetts

UMass 80, Xavier 73

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Chaz Williams scored a career-high 29 points and dished out nine assists to lead Massachusetts past Xavier 80-73 Tuesday night, snapping a two-game skid overall and a six-game losing streak to the Musketeers.

Williams was 6 of 8 from the floor for the Minutemen (19-8, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) and barely missed his third straight 10-assist game.

UMass shot 44 percent (27 of 61), hitting 10 of 27 from long range. The Minutemen were 16 of 18 from the free-throw line and made their final 13 to hold off Xavier, which cut a double-digit deficit to five late in the game.

Trailing 21-16 with 8:41 to go until halftime, the Minutemen made four 3-pointers in a 14-2 spurt.

UMass expanded the lead to 41-29 at the break and led by as many as 20, at 59-39.

Xavier (17-10, 8-5) was led by Dezmine Wells with 19 points and three steals.

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Xavier Musketeers
D. Wells, F295-105-712419
A. Walker, F150-10-04010
T. Taylor, F120-12-25032
T. Holloway, G402-114-446310
M. Lyons, G346-180-065315
K. Frease305-72-282212
J. Robinson152-31-23135
B. Redford133-60-02018
J. Martin111-20-03202
D. Davis10-00-00000
Totals 24-5914-1740182073
 40.7%82.4% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F374-114-483312
R. Putney, F365-100-161213
S. Carter, C374-90-03238
C. Williams, G388-127-759229
J. Morgan, G201-62-21344
F. Riley224-93-411112
M. Esho71-40-02112
J. Farrell30-00-00020
Totals 27-6116-1830201880
 44.3%88.9% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova13-326-32
Butler11-522-613
Creighton9-622-621
Xavier8-718-1020
Marquette8-717-1071
Seton Hall7-817-1048
Providence7-817-1168
St. Johns6-912-16123
Georgetown5-1014-1462
DePaul2-139-19234

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
VCU13-223-526
Dayton13-222-527
Rhode Island10-518-947
Richmond10-516-1196
St. Bona.9-617-1095
George Mason8-718-10110
La Salle8-714-12107
Davidson7-814-12109
Fordham7-813-15196
Geo. Wash.6-814-13132
Saint Louis4-119-19250
UMass3-1113-14182
Saint Josephs3-1210-17166
Duquesne3-1210-18232
 
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Illinois 67 Final
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VT 59
N Mexico 63 Final
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