AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Jamaal Scott scored 19 points, including
the go-ahead basket with just over a minute remaining, to lead
Richmond past Massachusetts, 67-63, on Saturday.
Scott's layup with 1:15 left broke a 63-63 tie. Daon Merritt
sealed the win with a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left for
Richmond (9-9, 4-3 Atlantic 10).Maurice Maxwell had 18 points and Anthony Anderson added 12 for
UMass.Massachusetts (10-8, 4-4 Atlantic 10) had three chances to tie
or take the lead in the final minute, but Anderson missed three
free throws with 42 seconds remaining, Maxwell missed a put-back on
Anderson's third miss and Art Bowers' 3-point attempt glanced off
the rim.Merritt finished with 13 points for Richmond which led by as
many as 11 points in the second half before UMass made a run and
tied the game at 50-all with 6:34 left.The lead changed hands six times down the stretch, before
Scott's layup put the Spiders ahead for good.UMass jumped out to an early 24-11 lead, but Richmond went on a
22-2 run, including a stretch when they held UMass scoreless for
more than seven minutes, and led 33-26 at halftime.