AMHERST, Mass. -- Rotnei Clarke and Kameron Woods scored 17 points apiece and Andrew Smith posted a double-double to lead Butler past Massachusetts 73-62 Thursday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Kyle Marshall added 14 points of 6-of-7 shooting before fouling out. Smith finished with 13 points and 15 boards for Butler (23-7, 10-5 Atlantic 10 Conference), which outrebounded its fifth straight opponent.
UMass (18-10, 8-7) cut what was an eight-point deficit to one, 19-18, behind a Trey Davis 3-pointer with 8:07 left in the opening frame. But Butler held the Minutemen to just four points the rest of the half en route to a 30-22 advantage at intermission.
Butler led by at least eight the rest of the way and took its largest lead, 63-47, on two free throws by Clarke.
The Bulldogs' 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds led to 17 second-chance points.
Terrell Vinson led UMass with 17 points.
Hal "King" Lear, a Temple basketball star during the 1950s, died Saturday at his White Plains, New York home.
Sebastien Bellin's friend Chris Young joins Ryan Smith on Outside the Lines to discuss his friend's bravery, courage and strength after surviving the Brussels bombings in March.
Andrew White III is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team and will play elsewhere for his final college season.