VCU vs Massachusetts

UMass turns away VCU 80-75

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Chaz Williams scored 20 points, including four key free throws late, as Massachusetts topped Virginia Commonwealth 80-75 in front of a sellout crowd Friday night.

Williams hit two free throws to put UMass (21-5, 8-4 Atlantic 10 Conference) up 78-75 with 16.8 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Williams came up with a steal and was fouled again, hitting two more at the line with 8.7 seconds left to help the Minutemen pull away.

Derrick Gordon added 16 points and Trey Davis had 13 for UMass. Cady Lalanne had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Sampson Carter scored nine to go along with 10 boards.

Treveon Graham led the Rams (20-7, 8-4) with 19 points. Juvonte Reddic had 13 points and nine rebounds. Melvin Johnson added 12 points and Rob Brandenberg scored 10.

VCU dropped consecutive games for the first time this season, as UMass erased a 39-34 halftime deficit.

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Virginia Commonwealth (20-7)393675
Massachusetts (21-5) «344680

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Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Bona.0-08-277
Duquesne0-06-3315
Rhode Island0-06-324
UMass0-06-5185
VCU0-06-5134
Dayton0-05-588
Davidson0-04-4188
Geo. Wash.0-05-6169
George Mason0-05-6226
La Salle0-05-674
Saint Louis0-05-6152
Saint Josephs0-04-5209
Fordham0-04-6276
Richmond0-02-8262