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Pipkins 21 points leads UMass past Western Carolina, 85-76

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Luwane Pipkins posted his third consecutive game with 20 or more points, scoring 21 points and dishing a career-high 10 assists to lead Massachusetts to an 85-76 win over Western Carolina Tuesday night.

A game after knocking down seven 3-pointers in a win over Niagara, Pipkins drilled five treys against the Catamounts. Pipkins shared Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors after scoring 34 points against Niagara and 23 in a loss to Harvard last week.

The Minutemen hit 11 three-pointers, giving them 26 in their last two games. UMass shot 45.8 percent from the field (27 of 59), hitting 11 of 33 shots from deep.

Western Carolina shot 23 of 48 from the floor (47.9 percent), including 6 of 17 from deep.

Carl Pierre scored 15 points off the bench for UMass (3-1).

Freshmen Matt Halvorsen and Desmond Johnson scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, to lead Western Carolina (1-4).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Carolina 1-4 354176
home team logo UMass 3-1 424385
Team Stats
away team logo W. Carolina 1-4 72.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.2 APG
home team logo UMass 3-1 70.7 PPG 37.6 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
4
C. Dotson 13.9 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.5 APG 59.6 FG%
2
L. Pipkins 16.0 PPG 4.9 RPG 5.2 APG 34.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB