Butler vs Massachusetts

Butler 73, UMass 62

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Rotnei Clarke and Kameron Woods scored 17 points apiece and Andrew Smith posted a double-double to lead Butler past Massachusetts 73-62 Thursday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.

Kyle Marshall added 14 points of 6-of-7 shooting before fouling out. Smith finished with 13 points and 15 boards for Butler (23-7, 10-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), which outrebounded its fifth straight opponent.

UMass (18-10, 8-7) cut what was an eight-point deficit to one, 19-18, behind a Trey Davis 3-pointer with 8:07 left in the opening frame. But Butler held the Minutemen to just four points the rest of the half en route to a 30-22 advantage at intermission.

Butler led by at least eight the rest of the way and took its largest lead, 63-47, on two free throws by Clarke.

The Bulldogs' 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds led to 17 second-chance points.

Terrell Vinson led UMass with 17 points.

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Butler Bulldogs
R. Jones, F372-42-37816
K. Marshall, F206-72-430514
A. Smith, C372-89-13153413
R. Clarke, G396-162-223317
K. Dunham, G181-70-03112
A. Barlow242-20-01324
K. Woods217-113-330317
E. Fromm20-00-00000
C. Stigall20-00-00000
J. Aldridge00-00-00000
E. Kampen00-00-00000
E. Kampen00-00-00000
D. Morgan00-00-00000
A. Smeathers00-00-00000
Totals 26-5518-2537181973
 47.3%72% 
Massachusetts Minutemen
S. Carter, F323-65-642412
T. Vinson, F266-95-620217
C. Lalanne, C222-41-24035
C. Williams, G382-94-44818
F. Riley, G322-60-01005
R. Putney182-31-10125
M. Esho160-32-22142
T. Davis152-30-01326
T. Bergantino11-10-00002
Totals 20-4418-2120151862
 45.5%85.7% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova7-119-11
Butler6-217-33
Creighton5-218-27
Xavier4-314-515
Marquette4-313-674
Seton Hall3-413-636
Providence3-513-853
St. Johns3-59-12154
Georgetown1-610-1093
DePaul1-68-12214

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton6-115-428
VCU5-215-542
La Salle5-211-664
Richmond5-211-8121
Rhode Island4-212-649
St. Bona.4-212-6101
George Mason3-313-6134
Fordham3-49-11234
Davidson2-49-8104
Geo. Wash.2-410-9135
Saint Josephs2-49-9104
UMass2-512-890
Duquesne2-59-11207
Saint Louis1-65-14242
 
Other games
WISC 43 Final
MIST 58
ORE 53 Final
COLO 76