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St. Joseph's holds on against UMass

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points with six rebounds and five assists to lead Saint Joseph's to a 73-68 win over No. 21 Massachusetts.

Ronald Roberts Jr. deposited 17 points, DeAndre Bembry had 13 points, and Chris Wilson added 12 for the Hawks (15-6, 5-2 A-10), who have won five of their last six games.

Derrick Gordon paced UMass (17-4, 4-3) with 21 points and Chaz Williams finished with 16 points and 10 assists. Cady Lalanne added 12 points in the Minutemen's second straight loss.

St. Joe's took a 41-25 lead into halftime and led by double digits for most of the second half. Following a Kanacevic tip-in, the Hawks led 66-53 and UMass would make its run.

The Minutemen followed with a 14-1 surge to tie the game 67-67 with just under 1 1/2 to play. Williams led the charge with eight points during the sequence.

Langston Galloway split a pair at the line with 56 seconds left to give St. Joe's the lead and Williams had a chance to put UMass up, but he also split a pair of free throws.

On the miss, Raphiael Putney, Trey Davis, and Sampson Carter all missed point- blank layups before Wilson ripped the board down and was immediately fouled buy Davis.

Wilson made both free throws and Kanacevic stole the ball from Gordon on the ensuing UMass possession. Papa Ndao made two free throws to push the lead to 72-68 with 13 seconds left, allowing the Hawks to hold on for the win.

Earlier, the Hawks outscored the Minutemen in the final eight minutes of the first half, 20-10, to take a 41-25 lead into the break.

Game Notes

St. Joe's shot 21-for-51 and UMass made 26-of-53 attempts ... UMass had a 37-32 edge in rebounds ... St. Joe's hosts St. Louis on Wednesday ... UMass welcomes La Salle on Wednesday.

02/01 22:02:01 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
9th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
 
8th
TAM 8
NYY 5
 
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
 
8th
TEX 12
CWS 0
 
8th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
7th
COL 9
PHI 1
 
1st
OAK 5
HOU 0
 
2nd
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
2nd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st
ANA 0
DAL 1
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3