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UMass 77, Providence 75

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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Terrell Vinson's tip-in as time expired gave UMass a 77-75 win over Providence in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday.

Trailing 75-72, UMass guard Jesse Morgan hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to tie the game.

"The kids told me they were ready to make a run in the last three minutes," UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. "I just don't want this to become a habit - where you let a lead get away and have to win at the end."

Morgan led the Minutemen (2-0) with 18 points. Chaz Williams added 17 points and seven rebounds and Vinson added 14 points and six rebounds.

"I took the shot, it lipped out and was under the basket, praying the tip would go in," Williams said. "We are really happy with the victory, but not happy with our performance."

Bryce Cotton had a game-high 23 points for Friars (2-1). Kadeem Batts had 19 points and nine rebounds and LaDontae Henton added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Providence fell behind 51-43 in the second half, but went on a 13-4 run and took a 56-55 lead on Cotton's layup with 9:43 left.

"Our kids fought back and showed a lot of perseverance today," Providence coach Ed Cooley said. "We are going through an incredible adjustment. Everyone is playing out of position. What we have accomplished in a short time in this early part of the season is something."

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Providence Friars
K. Batts, F386-87-993419
L. Henton, F375-163-7111213
L. Goldsbrough, F142-30-00044
B. Cotton, G406-168-825023
J. Fortune, G385-80-020212
B. Kofane222-20-06044
T. Bancroft110-10-01020
Totals 26-5418-243491875
 48.1%75% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F345-74-760314
R. Putney, F315-110-271210
C. Lalanne, C203-42-35158
C. Williams, G327-131-375417
F. Riley, G220-20-03000
J. Morgan247-150-021318
S. Carter232-52-24026
T. Davis51-20-00002
M. Esho51-10-00022
T. Bergantino40-10-01010
Totals 31-619-173682277
 50.8%52.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Creighton0-05-0169
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Villanova0-05-0100
Butler0-04-0163
Seton Hall0-04-02
Xavier0-04-087
Georgetown0-03-078
St. Johns0-03-0227
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Rhode Island0-03-03
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Dayton0-03-143
Saint Louis0-03-1198
St. Bona.0-03-1246
Davidson0-02-1275
Geo. Wash.0-02-1108
Richmond0-02-19
Saint Joes0-03-2222
Fordham0-01-3221
George Mason0-01-4230
 
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