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
    UMASS 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

     
    UMASS
    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

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    Jan 30, 2010 CHAR 72, @UMASS 58Recap
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