AMHERST, Mass. -- Chaz Williams had 17 points and eight assists on Wednesday night to help Massachusetts end a two-game skid with a 79-67 victory against La Salle.
The Minutemen (18-4, 5-3 Atlantic 10) went on a 10-0 run late in the first on their way to a 16-point halftime lead, and they stayed comfortably ahead the rest of the way.
Jerrell Wright had 16 points and seven rebounds to lead La Salle (12-10, 4-4). Tyreek Duren added 13 points and Khalid Lewis had 10 for the Explorers who scored the final six points of the game to close to their smallest second-half deficit of 12 points.
The victory allowed UMass to remain unbeaten in the Mullins Center this season with a 9-0 record.