Scores

Final

East Carolina 81

(7-3, 1-3 away)

Massachusetts 88

(7-3, 4-1 home)

    1:30 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    ECU 36 4581
    UMASS 42 4688

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: M. Kemp 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Massachusetts: C. Williams 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl

    UMass 88, East Carolina 81

    Associated Press

    AMHERST, Mass. -- Chaz Williams posted a season-high 26 points and matched a career-best with 11 assists as Massachusetts won its fourth straight game, defeating East Carolina 88-81 Saturday.

    Terrell Vinson and Jesse Morgan had 15 points apiece and Freddie Riley added 14. Williams hit a career-high 15 free throws on 16 attempts for UMass (7-3), which went 26 of 31 from the line as a team.

    UMass led by as many as 17 points, 75-58, with 5:41 left to play but East Carolina (7-3) outscored the Minutemen 19-5 over the next four minutes to cut the deficit to 80-77 with 1:06 remaining.

    Williams made eight free throws in the final minute for UMass and East Carolina missed five of its last six shots from the field as the Minutemen pulled away.

    Maurice Kemp had 21 for East Carolina, which held a slight 34-32 rebounding edge but committed a season-high 20 turnovers

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    UMASS
    Points 81 88
    FG Made-Attempted 29-62 (.468) 26-64 (.406)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 10-29 (.345)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-17 (.882) 26-31 (.839)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

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