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FINAL: UMass 64, Siena 63

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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ALBANY -- Chaz Williams made a layup with four seconds left to give Massachusetts a 64-63 win over Siena at the Times Union Center tonight.

After three timeouts with 3.3 seconds left, Siena's Trenity Burdine threw a three-quarter court pass to O.D. Anosike, but he was guarded by two Minutemen, and Jesse Morgan swatted it away.

The Saints (2-5) had a 17-point lead in the first half, but the Minutemen (3-2) got within 34-24 at halftime and chipped away further in the second, finally taking a 44-43 lead.

Siena went ahead, 62-58, on a layup by Anosike, who had his seventh double-double, with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Morgan scored to bring UMass within 63-62 with 2:04 left.

Siena, already without Rakeem Brookins for at least a month (back injury), lost point guard Evan Hymes with a calf cramp with 50 seconds left. Rob Poole was assigned to guard Williams on the game-winning play and did well to defend the drive, but Williams made a tough shot off the glass to finish with 23 points.

UMASS (64)

Vinson 7-11 2-3 17, Putney 0-5 0-0 0, LaLanne 1-2 1-2 3, Williams 9-22 1-2 23, Morgan 4-15 0-0 9, Esho 2-2 1-1 5, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 2-6 0-0 4, Riley 1-6 0-0 3. Totals: 21-53 12-19 63.

SIENA (63)

Anosike 5-10 3-8 13, Burdine 3-5 0-0 8, Silas 0-2 0-0 0, Hymes 5-14 2-3 15, Poole 2-12 5-6 11, Audu 1-3 0-0 3, Oliver 2-2 0-0 5, Martens 2-4 0-0 4, Bisping 1-1 2-2 4. Totals: 21-53 12-19 63.

Halftime: Siena 34, UMass 24. Three-point goals: UMass 7-33 (Vinson 1-2, Putney 0-4, Williams 4-12, Morgan 1-7, Carter 0-2, Riley 1-6); Siena 9-19 (Burdine 2-3, Hymes 3-8, Poole 2-4, udu 1-3, Oliver 1-1). Rebounds: UMass 43 (Esho, Carter 10); Siena 37 (Anosike 13). Assists: UMass 11 (Williams 6); Siena 10 (Hymes, Poole 3). Total fouls: UMass 19; Siena 9. Fouled out: Vinson. Attendance: 5,739.

 
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