Scores

Final

La Salle 72

(18-9, 7-5 A 10)

Massachusetts 71

(18-8, 7-5 A 10)

    6:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    LAS 33 3972
    MASS 33 3871

    Top Performers

    La Salle: E. Pettis 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Massachusetts: R. Putney 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    La Salle 72, UMass 71

    Associated Press

    AMHERST, Mass. -- Earl Pettis scored 18 points and La Salle overcame a 10-point first-half deficit to edge Massachusetts 72-71 Saturday night, ruining the Minutemen's 12-0 home record this season.

    Jerrell Wright, Ramon Galloway and Tyreek Duren added 15 points apiece for the Explorers, who ended a three-game skid.

    Trailing 15-5 early, La Salle (18-9, 7-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) built a six-point lead before Massachusetts (18-8, 7-5) knotted the score at 33 at halftime.

    After the Explorers pulled ahead 60-51 with 6:08 remaining, the Minutemen used a 12-2 run to lead 63-62 with 3:54 left, with Maxie Esho scoring seven of his 18 points.

    Tied again at 66, Duren hit a jumper and he and Pettis made one free throw apiece for a 70-66 lead with 21 seconds remaining.

    Esho's three-point play with 13 seconds left again made it a one-point game, then Duren answered 3 seconds later with two free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    MASS
    Points 72 71
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 29-65 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 4-17 (.235)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 9-18 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 0

    2011-12 Season

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