Massachusetts vs Charlotte

Charlotte 66, UMass 65

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Victor Nickerson knocked down two go-ahead free throws with 1:16 left and Charlotte held on to beat Massachusetts 66-65 on Saturday.

A free throw by Willie Clayton pushed the 49ers lead to three points with 33 seconds remaining. Massachusetts cut the deficit to one point with 15 seconds left on Chaz Williams' layup.

The Minutemen had an opportunity to pull ahead after two missed free throws by Nickerson, but they could not come away with the victory after a turnover by Williams with 4 seconds to play.

Nickerson scored 12 points and Ivan Benkovic added 10 for Charlotte (17-4, 5-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), which won despite shooting 39.7 percent from the floor (23 of 58).

Terrell Vinson scored 23 points for Massachusetts, which shot 49 percent from the floor (25 of 51). But the Minutemen had 19 turnovers and shot 37.5 percent from the free throw line (6 of 16).

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Massachusetts (14-6)313465
Charlotte (17-4) «343266

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Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F379-132-441423
R. Putney, F281-30-06232
S. Carter, F212-32-44037
C. Williams, G396-131-343416
F. Riley, G313-90-31228
C. Lalanne154-60-05048
M. Esho140-11-22031
T. Bergantino80-00-02010
T. Davis70-30-00100
Totals 25-516-163292465
 49%37.5% 
Charlotte 49ers
W. Clayton, F283-82-36028
J. Thompson, F212-41-21435
P. Henry, G311-43-44525
E. Nickerson, G245-112-550112
D. Ingram, G232-80-01024
C. Braswell234-101-27229
I. Benkovic213-51-220210
T. Williams201-45-66428
M. Thorne92-41-22005
Totals 23-5816-2637151666
 39.7%61.5% 
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VCU14-425-1137
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Geo. Wash.11-728-1068
Davidson10-820-1364
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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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Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
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