Scores

Final

Xavier 73

(17-10, 8-5 A 10)

Massachusetts 80

(19-8, 8-5 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2012

    William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    XAV 29 4473
    UMASS 41 3980

    Top Performers

    Xavier: K. Frease 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Massachusetts: C. Williams 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    UMass 80, Xavier 73

    Associated Press

    AMHERST, Mass. -- Chaz Williams scored a career-high 29 points and dished out nine assists to lead Massachusetts past Xavier 80-73 Tuesday night, snapping a two-game skid overall and a six-game losing streak to the Musketeers.

    Williams was 6 of 8 from the floor for the Minutemen (19-8, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) and barely missed his third straight 10-assist game.

    UMass shot 44 percent (27 of 61), hitting 10 of 27 from long range. The Minutemen were 16 of 18 from the free-throw line and made their final 13 to hold off Xavier, which cut a double-digit deficit to five late in the game.

    Trailing 21-16 with 8:41 to go until halftime, the Minutemen made four 3-pointers in a 14-2 spurt.

    UMass expanded the lead to 41-29 at the break and led by as many as 20, at 59-39.

    Xavier (17-10, 8-5) was led by Dezmine Wells with 19 points and three steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    XAV
    UMASS
    Points 73 80
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 27-61 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-24 (.458) 10-27 (.370)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 20

    2011-12 Season

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