Scores

Final

La Salle 80

(8-7, 1-1 A 10)

Massachusetts 74

(7-8, 1-1 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 10, 2010

    William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    LAS 30 5080
    MASS 37 3774

    Top Performers

    La Salle: R. Green 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl

    Massachusetts: F. Riley 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    La Salle 80, Massachusetts 74

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Aaric Murray scored 18 points and La Salle held off Massachusetts down the stretch for an 80-74 victory on Sunday.

    The Explorers (8-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) didn't score from the field in the final 3:22, but went 10-for-12 from the free throw line in that span in the game at the MassMutual Center.

    UMass (7-8, 1-1) cut La Salle's lead to 70-67 on Ricky Harris' three-point play with 3:04 remaining, but that was as close as the Minutemen could come. Harris missed a 3-pointer and a chance for a tie with 2:43 left and La Salle's Jerrell Williams, who had 12 rebounds, hit two free throws to extend the lead to 72-67 with 2:39 to play.

    Rodney Green and Yves Mekongo added 17 points each and Steve Weingarten had 10 for the Explorers.

    Harris scored 11 of his 17 points in the final 5:15.

    Freddie Riley scored 22 points and Terrell Vinson added 13 for UMass.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    MASS
    Points 80 74
    FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 27-64 (.422)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-34 (.676) 12-23 (.522)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 10

    2009-10 Season

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