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01/14/2012 11:13 PM EST
Williams leads UMass past Saint Joseph's 71-62
MASSACHUSETTS 71, SAINT JOSEPHS 62
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Chaz Williams scored 22 points and dished
out seven assists and Massachusetts overcame a 17-point deficit
to beat Saint Joseph's 71-62 on Saturday.
Raphiael Putney, who made four 3-pointers, finished with 17
points and three steals for the Minutemen (14-4, 3-1 Atlantic 10
Conference), who have won 10 straight games at home. Terrell
Vinson added 11 points, and Sean Carter had a team-high 10
Saint Joseph's, which led 20-3 early in the first half, fell
behind by nine points when Jesse Morgan made a 3-pointer with
7:29 left in the second half.
The Hawks (12-6, 2-2) cut the score to 61-59 on a layup by Halil
Kanacevic with 2:27 left. But the Minutemen answered with an 8-0
run, sparked Carter's dunk. Williams made six of his 10 free
throws during the spurt.
Ronald Roberts made all seven of his shot attempts to lead Saint
Joseph's with 16 points.
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