Massachusetts vs La Salle

UMass 61, La Salle 60

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Raphiael Putney scored 17 points and Chaz Williams made the game-winning layup with 8 seconds left to help Massachusetts edge La Salle 61-60 Wednesday night and snap a three-game losing streak against the Explorers.

Williams finished with six points, six assists and six rebounds for UMass, which improved to 6-1 on the road. Maxie Esho chipped in 11 off the bench for the Minutemen. His dunk with 4:30 left to play put UMass (14-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) ahead 57-54.

La Salle held UMass to two points over the next 3 1/2 minutes and took a 60-59 lead on Tyreek Duren's layup with 38 seconds remaining. But Williams converted his game-winner on the Minutemen's ensuing possession.

Jerrell Wright and Ramon Galloway had 16 points apiece for La Salle (14-6, 4-3), which made 25 of 29 shots but got outrebounded 37-32. UMass turned 14 offensive boards in 15 second-chance points.

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Scoreboard
Massachusetts (14-5) «332861
La Salle (14-6)273360
 
Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F353-131-22017
R. Putney, F257-110-010017
S. Carter, F232-70-05014
F. Riley, G362-72-25107
C. Williams, G363-70-06626
M. Esho225-81-120211
C. Lalanne194-71-110049
T. Davis40-10-01010
Totals 26-615-63771161
 42.6%83.3% 
La Salle Explorers
R. Galloway, F367-180-066116
J. Wright, F307-102-360216
T. Duren, G364-90-032110
S. Mills, G292-81-12206
D. Peterson, G242-60-03215
S. Zack283-51-29047
T. Garland130-30-00110
R. Brown30-00-01010
T. Dunn10-00-00000
Totals 25-594-632131160
 42.4%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Saint Louis13-327-7
VCU12-426-9
Geo. Wash.11-524-9
Saint Joes11-524-10
UMass10-624-9
Dayton10-626-11
Richmond8-819-14
La Salle7-915-16
St. Bona.6-1018-15
Rhode Island5-1114-18
Duquesne5-1113-17
George Mason4-1211-20
Fordham2-1410-21
 
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