Massachusetts beats Hofstra 97-81

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP)—Luke Bonner returned to the Massachusetts lineup after missing seven games with a knee injury, scoring a career high 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds to help the Minutemen beat Hofstra, 97-81, on Saturday.

Massachusetts (4-6) tied a school record with 15 3-pointers, including five by Anthony Gurley, who led the team with 19 points.

Cornelius Vines led Hofstra (8-2) with 21 points, while Greg Washington added 13 points and seven rebounds. The loss snapped the Pride’s eight-game winning streak.

Massachusetts won despite being outrebounded 61-32 as the Pride had more offensive rebounds (36) than the Minutemen had total boards.

Massachusetts led 48-32 at halftime, but Vines hit a 3-pointer to get Hofstra within 13 at 48-32. But the Minutemen went on a 13-2 run and pulled away from there.

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6-9,  13 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists
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4-6,  15 Pts
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