La Salle beats Massachusetts 62-54

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP)—Rodney Green scored 22 points and made clutch contributions in the second half to help La Salle to a 62-54 win over Massachusetts on Saturday.

The Explorers (11-7, 2-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) were clinging to a 51-50 lead when Green made back-to-back baskets to preserve the victory. Kimmani Barrett, with 11 points, was the only other double-figure scorer for La Salle.

La Salle led 34-28 at halftime.

UMass (7-ll, 2-3 A-10) was in front only three times, the last at 10-9 in the early minutes.

Tony Gaffney led the Minutemen with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Lowe added 10 points and three assists.

La Salle dominated the first half, leading by as many as 13 points (33-20) near the intermission.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 La Salle
Rodney Green Rodney Green
9-19,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Massachusetts
Tony Gaffney Tony Gaffney
7-15,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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