Scores

Final

Massachusetts 63

(7-3, 2-1 away)

East Carolina 58

(4-4, 3-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2011

Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1 2 T
MASS 40 2363
ECU 21 3758

Top Performers

Massachusetts: F. Riley 14 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

East Carolina: M. Kemp 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

UMass 63, East Carolina 58

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Freddie Riley scored 14 points in 10 minutes as Massachusetts built a 22-point first-half lead, then the Minutemen held on to defeat East Carolina 63-58 Tuesday night.

UMass (7-3) still led by 10 with 6:02 to play when the Pirates (4-4) started a big run to close to 59-58 with 40 seconds left.

The Minutemen hit only 4 of 8 free throws in the last 35 seconds, with four players going 1 of 2, but it was enough to seal the win as East Carolina missed two 3-pointers and had a turnover.

Chaz Williams added 10 points for UMass, but also had 10 of the Minutemen's 24 turnovers. UMass, which came in ranked second nationally in steals, recorded nine, while the Pirates, who ranked fifth, had 13 takeaways in the first meeting between the two programs.

Darrius Morrow scored 13 to lead East Carolina, which has lost three straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
ECU
Points 63 58
FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 22-62 (.355)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 5-24 (.208)
FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 9-23 (.391)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 22 0

2011-12 Season

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