UMass 73 at Rhode Island 68

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Massachusetts outlasts Rhode Island 73-68
Sunday, Feb 9, 2014

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP)—Chaz Williams had 21 points with seven assists and Derrick Gordon added 11 points and nine rebounds as Massachusetts defeated Rhode Island 73-68 Sunday.

The Minutemen (19-4, 6-3 Atlantic 10) shot 53.1 percent from the field and outrebounded Rhode Island 36-27. Raphiael Putney chipped in 11 points.

Rhode Island (11-13, 2-7) was led by E.C. Matthews with 24 points and Xavier Munford had 19.

The Rams had moved out to a 62-55 lead with 8:35 remaining as Munford had a layup and three free throws. UMass responded, surging back into the lead after a Williams jumper and going up 68-65 after a Gordon layup.

After a block by Putney on T.J. Buchanan, Williams made two free throws. Matthews hit a 3-pointer to pull Rhode Island within two with 15 seconds left, but Trey Davis followed by sinking three free throws, capping an 18-6 UMass run to ice the game.

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 Massachusetts
Chaz Williams Chaz Williams
7-15,  21 Pts
1 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Rhode Island
E.C. Matthews E.C. Matthews
7-15,  24 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists

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