Massachusetts beats IUPUI 64-57
AMHERST, Mass. (AP)—Ricky Harris scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to spark Massachusetts to a 62-57 win over Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis on Saturday.
Tony Gaffney added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Massachusetts, which led 34-31 at halftime and stayed on top the rest of the game.
IUPUI (7-5) fell behind by 10 points early in the second half, but staged a 9-0 run to come within one of a tie at 44-43 on a hoop by Alex Young, who led the Jaguars with 19 points.
John Avery added 13 points and 7 rebounds for IUPUI, which had won 6 of its last 7.
Massachusetts (5-6) used its defense to hold IUPUI without a field goal for nearly nine minutes in the second half.
The Minutemen, who started their season by losing six of seven, now have won their last four. ^