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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 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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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson0-09-184
Dayton0-09-227
Geo. Wash.0-09-321
VCU0-09-33
Rhode Island0-07-350
St. Bona.0-07-3177
Saint Louis0-08-4252
Richmond0-07-455
Saint Joes0-06-4121
La Salle0-07-585
UMass0-06-664
George Mason0-05-6134
Duquesne0-04-5231
Fordham0-03-6242

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-112
La. Tech0-08-4211
UTEP0-08-473
FAU0-06-4162
Middle Tenn.0-07-5196
Charlotte0-06-554
North Texas0-06-5259
Western Ky.0-06-5109
FIU0-06-6160
So. Miss0-05-5310
UT-San Antonio0-04-5262
Marshall0-04-8308
UAB0-04-9315
Rice0-03-7351
 
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