Scores

Final

Saint Louis 59

(16-5, 4-3 A 10)

Massachusetts 72

(16-5, 5-2 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 28, 2012

    William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    SLU 26 3359
    UMASS 45 2772

    Top Performers

    Saint Louis: J. Jett 13 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Massachusetts: R. Putney 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Stl

    Chaz Williams, Raphiael Putney power UMass past SLU

    Associated Press

    AMHERST, Mass. -- Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double and Chaz Williams scored 19 points as Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 72-59 on Saturday in Atlantic 10 action.

    Putney finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Williams added seven assists, six rebounds and a game-high 11 free throws.

    UMass (16-5, 5-2) held a 23-21 lead before Williams hit a jumper, sparking an 18-5 run and helping the Minutemen take a 41-26 lead with 2:20 left in the first half. Putney scored 10 points during the run, including two 3-pointers, and Williams added six.

    The Minutemen pushed their lead to 19 in the second half and did not allow the Billikens (16-5, 4-3) to get any closer than five.

    Brian Conklin led Saint Louis with 17 points but the Billikens shot just 34.3 percent (23 of 67) from the field compared to 50 percent (25 of 50) for UMass.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SLU
    UMASS
    Points 59 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-67 (.343) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 17-21 (.810)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 19

    2011-12 Season

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