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Jones has 24, CCSU edges UMass Lowell 76-73

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Mustafa Jones scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting and Central Connecticut State got a partial block on a last-second shot to hold on for a 76-73 win over UMass Lowell on Saturday.

Both teams had miscues down the stretch, particularly from the foul line. Tyler Kohl's hesitation drive put the Blue Devils (7-6) up 74-71 with 1:12 to play but Jahad Thomas quickly answered for the River Hawks (6-6) with 57.4 seconds to go.

CCSU played down the clock but were forced into a long 3-pointer by Austin Nehls and teammate Eric Bowles corralled the long rebound. That forced a foul but Ness only made 1 of 2with 25.2 seconds to play. Lowell elected to play it out but had a turnover trying to get the ball inside. That led to Kohl going to the line with 5.2 seconds remaining and he also missed his first free throw. Matt Harris had a chance to tie but his shot from the right wing never made it the rim.

Thomas had 21 points and Noel scored a career-high 19 for the River Hawks, combining to shoot 15 of 19. Josh Gantz had a career-high eight assists to go with nine points and three blocks.

Lowell missed six free throws and CCSU five in the second half of the evenly played game that had 12 ties and 12 lead changes.

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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 CCSU 7-6 344276
home team logo UMass Lowell 6-6 373673
Team Stats
away team logo CCSU 7-6 71.1 PPG 38.5 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo UMass Lowell 6-6 76.8 PPG 38.5 RPG 15.6 APG
Key Players
1
T. Kohl 18.1 PPG 7.0 RPG 4.6 APG 39.4 FG%
23
C. Lutete 18.7 PPG 7.6 RPG 1.4 APG 53.4 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