Scores

Final

Massachusetts 77

(18-9, 8-6 A 10)

Xavier 72

(16-12, 8-6 A 10)

    Coverage: CCSN

    2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    UMASS 34 4377
    XAV 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Massachusetts: T. Vinson 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Xavier: S. Christon 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    UMass 77, Xavier 72

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Terrell Vinson and Freddie Riley combined to hit 10 3-pointers in Massachusetts' 77-72 victory over Xavier on Saturday.

    Vinson scored 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including four from deep, while Riley tallied 18 points, all from 3-point range. Trey Davis came off the bench to score 12 for UMass (18-9, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference), which shot a season-high 52 percent (13 of 25) from beyond the arc.

    UMass took a 69-62 lead on Vinson's trey with 6:23 remaining.

    Xavier's Travis Taylor followed an Isaiah Philmore 3-pointer with a free throw to cut the deficit to 69-66, but the Musketeers (16-12, 8-6) made just 2 of 7 shots and committed two turnovers over the final 5 minutes as UMass slowly pulled away.

    The Minutemen converted 49 percent (27 of 55) from the field to overcome a 41-30 rebounding deficit.

    Semaj Christon led Xavier with 17 points and Philmore added 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UMASS
    XAV
    Points 77 72
    FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 24-55 (.436)
    3P Made-Attempted 13-25 (.520) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 9

    2012-13 Season

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