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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
VCU7-017-34
Dayton6-216-427
Geo. Wash.6-216-546
Rhode Island6-214-565
Davidson5-214-438
St. Bona.4-311-7162
Richmond4-311-988
UMass4-311-972
La Salle3-411-9111
Saint Joes2-58-11185
George Mason2-57-12182
Saint Louis1-69-11197
Duquesne1-76-13249
Fordham0-75-13247

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UTEP4-312-7107
UT-San Antonio3-49-9255
Rice3-46-13303
Charlotte3-59-11156
FIU2-49-10212
North Texas2-58-11273
FAU1-58-9239
So. Miss1-66-12295
Marshall1-65-15312
 
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