Scores

Final

Massachusetts 59

(12-19, 5-11 A 10)

Charlotte 56

(19-12, 9-7 A 10)

7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2010

Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

1 2 T
MASS 31 2859
CHAR 29 2756

Top Performers

Massachusetts: R. Harris 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Charlotte: P. Jones 8 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Harris leads 11th-seed Minutemen to first A-10 tourney win since 2002

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ricky Harris scored 24 points and Massachusetts pulled ahead late for a 59-56 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Harris hit three from 3-point range and 11 of 12 from the free throw line -- including 4 of 4 during a key stretch in the final minute -- to send the 11th-seeded Minutemen (12-19) on to face third-seeded Richmond in a quarterfinal game Friday night in Atlantic City, N.J.

An'Juan Wilderness had 11 points and Ian Andersen 10 for the sixth-seeded 49ers (19-12), who denied head coach Bobby Lutz a chance to win his 400th career game on his home court.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
CHAR
Points 59 56
FG Made-Attempted 17-53 (.321) 23-62 (.371)
3P Made-Attempted 7-30 (.233) 5-26 (.192)
FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 5-8 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 4

2009-10 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 30, 2010 CHAR 72, @MASS 58Recap
» Mar 9, 2010 MASS 59, @CHAR 56Recap