Massachusetts beats IUPUI 64-57

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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. ^

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Jon Avery Jon Avery
5-7,  13 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
Ricky Harris Ricky Harris
8-12,  23 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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