DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Gary Forbes scored 23 points and Massachusetts never trailed in a 77-69 win over Dayton on Sunday.
Massachusetts led by as much as 15 points in the first half, but Dayton narrowed the deficit to 31-25 at halftime. However, a layup from Freeman and a 3-pointer from Forbes gave Massachusetts an 11-point advantage within the first minute of the second half.
Forbes was 8-of-16 shooting, making four of seven 3-point attempts. Massachusetts shot 41 percent (26-of-63) overall and was 18-of-29 at the free throw line.
Dayton shot 49 percent (26-of-58) and made seven of 18 foul shot attempts. Massachusetts outrebounded Dayton 47-35.
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