Massachusetts vs East Carolina

UMass 63, East Carolina 58

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Freddie Riley scored 14 points in 10 minutes as Massachusetts built a 22-point first-half lead, then the Minutemen held on to defeat East Carolina 63-58 Tuesday night.

UMass (7-3) still led by 10 with 6:02 to play when the Pirates (4-4) started a big run to close to 59-58 with 40 seconds left.

The Minutemen hit only 4 of 8 free throws in the last 35 seconds, with four players going 1 of 2, but it was enough to seal the win as East Carolina missed two 3-pointers and had a turnover.

Chaz Williams added 10 points for UMass, but also had 10 of the Minutemen's 24 turnovers. UMass, which came in ranked second nationally in steals, recorded nine, while the Pirates, who ranked fifth, had 13 takeaways in the first meeting between the two programs.

Darrius Morrow scored 13 to lead East Carolina, which has lost three straight.

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Scoreboard
Massachusetts (7-3) «402363
East Carolina (4-4)213758

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Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F331-41-49323
R. Putney, F223-72-43139
S. Carter, C223-33-47049
C. Williams, G364-111-234210
J. Morgan, G280-32-22122
C. Lalanne182-62-26126
J. Farrell171-44-40326
M. Esho142-30-34014
F. Riley105-70-010114
Totals 21-4815-2542131963
 43.8%60% 
East Carolina Pirates
D. Morrow, F324-115-871513
R. Sampson, F171-40-03022
M. Paul, G374-130-514110
C. Gaines, G281-50-12212
E. Straughn, G281-30-010132
M. Kemp215-82-541212
S. Bowden164-90-032110
A. Steed111-41-22033
P. Roberts-Campbell101-51-20014
Totals 22-629-2337111958
 35.5%39.1% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Bona.0-08-277
Duquesne0-07-3317
Rhode Island0-06-324
UMass0-06-5185
VCU0-06-5134
La Salle0-06-676
Dayton0-05-588
Saint Josephs0-05-5212
Davidson0-04-4188
Geo. Wash.0-05-6169
Saint Louis0-05-6152
George Mason0-05-7233
Fordham0-04-6276
Richmond0-02-8262

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.0-07-214
Marshall0-08-3168
Old Dominion0-08-359
La. Tech0-07-489
So. Miss0-07-4257
UAB0-07-4190
Western Ky.0-07-466
FAU0-06-4108
North Texas0-07-5256
UT-San Antonio0-07-5240
FIU0-05-6281
Charlotte0-03-6331
UTEP0-03-6212
Rice0-03-8293
 
Other games
VMI 70 Final
PITT 97
MRSH 56 Final
Syracuse 62
EVAN 48 Final
NC 97
Missouri 81 Final
NOVA 71
LB St 80 Final
Kansas 88
Wash 77 Final
MU 79
Memphis 71 Final
Miami-FL 54