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NCAA Game Summary - Virginia Commonwealth at Massachusetts



(Friday, February 21st)

Final Score: Massachusetts 80, Virginia Commonwealth 75

Amherst, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chaz Williams scored 20 points, including four crucial free-throws in the final seconds to put the finishing touches on an 80-75 victory for the Massachusetts Minutemen over the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in an Atlantic-10 brawl at the Mullins Center.

Derrick Gordon contributed 16 points for UMass (21-5, 8-4 A-10), which has won four of its last five. Trey Davis tacked on 13 points off the bench, Cady Lalanne tallied 10 points and nine rebounds and Sampson Carter cleared 10 boards.

Treveon Graham finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for VCU (20-7, 8-4), which has lost three of its last four. Juvonte Reddic had 13 points and nine rebounds, Melvin Johnson chipped in 12 points and Rob Brandenberg notched 10.

VCU entered halftime with a 39-34 lead. The Rams shot at a 47.1 percent clip in the opening period, while limiting UMass to 34.2 percent shooting.

The tables turned in the second half when the Minutemen improved to 53.1 percent shooting and VCU cooled to 32.5 percent. UMass was clinging to a 76-75 lead with 20 seconds left, but Williams went a perfect 4-of-4 at the charity stripe the rest of the way to hold off the Rams.

UMass doubled up VCU from the free-throw line (20-10). The Rams outscored the Minutemen 21-0 from 3-point range.

02/21 22:10:07 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1