Massachusetts vs Rhode Island

UMass 75, Rhode Island 66

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - Chaz Williams had 20 points and 10 assists, and Freddie Riley scored 18 as Massachusetts pulled away to beat rival Rhode Island 75-66 Saturday in each team's final regular-season game.

Terrell Vinson chipped in 10 points for Massachusetts (19-10, 9-7 Atlantic 10 Conference).

Trailing 62-55 with 5:52 remaining, Nikola Malesevic hit a 3-pointer and Xavier Munford made two free throws to cut the Rams' deficit to 62-60 with 5:06 to go.

The Minutemen answered with a 13-6 run to close the game. Cady Lalanne's dunk and Vinson's 3-pointer started the stretch.

Lalanne scored eight points and grabbed a game-high 15 boards, helping Massachusetts outrebound Rhode Island 40-26.

Williams had 15 points and six assists in the second half, and the Minutemen made 11 of 20 3-pointers for the game.

Munford scored 21 points for the Rams (8-21, 3-13), who have now lost five straight.

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Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F283-93-543410
S. Carter, F123-50-02026
C. Lalanne, C334-70-115018
F. Riley, G386-90-010318
C. Williams, G384-910-13410320
T. Davis211-42-32015
R. Putney132-40-01235
M. Esho101-31-23023
T. Bergantino70-10-03010
Totals 24-5116-2440152075
 47.1%66.7% 
Rhode Island Rams
N. Malesevic, F274-81-241511
R. Brooks, F110-12-21012
X. Munford, G388-162-440221
M. Powell, G362-40-22815
A. Malone, G356-134-553219
J. Hare161-30-05132
M. Aaman141-21-21033
A. Bigby131-40-01032
T. Buchanan100-11-22011
J. Nazarko00-00-00000
S. Plunkett00-00-00000
E. Youncofski00-00-00000
Totals 23-5211-1926132166
 44.2%57.9% 
Atlantic 10
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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