Nov. 15, 2012
Massachusetts second buzzer-beating in in as many games highlighted a two-win night for the A-10. Richmond also moved to 3-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season. Dayton also played Thursday, falling to Colorado.
UMass 77, Providence 75
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Terrell Vinson's tip-in as time expired gave UMass a 77-75 win over Providence in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday.
Trailing 75-72, UMass guard Jesse Morgan hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to tie the game.
Morgan led the Minutemen (2-0) with 18 points. Chaz Williams added 17 points and seven rebounds and Vinson added 14 points and six rebounds.
Bryce Cotton had a game-high 23 points for Friars (2-1). Kadeem Batts had 19 points and nine rebounds and LaDontae Henton added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Providence fell behind 51-43 in the second half, but went on a 13-4 run and took a 56-55 lead on Cotton's layup with 9:43 left.
Richmond 68, Hampton 58
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Darien Brothers led Richmond in scoring for the third straight game as the Spiders rolled over Hampton 68-58 Thursday night in a nonconference affair.
The win moved Richmond to 3-0 for the first time since 2006-07.
Brothers, fresh off 19- and 21-point performances against Liberty and UNC Wilmington, respectively, Brothers netted 19 Thursday on 5-of-11 shooting, including an 8 of 10 mark from the free-throw line.
Brothers was backed by Kendall Anthony (11 points) and Cedrick Lindsay (10 points).
Hampton (0-2) led 20-17 with 8:36 left in the first half following a pair of free throws by Deron Powers, but a Lindsay 3-pointer sparked a 14-0 Spiders' run.
The Pirates cut the deficit to 34-28 at halftime and clawed as close as 40-37 with 14:28 left, but a 7-0 Richmond run put the Spiders back up by double digits, and Hampton didn't get closer than seven points again.
Colorado 67, Dayton 57
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Askia Booker scored 16 points and Colorado used a 13-0 run in the second half to hold off Dayton, 67-57, to start the Charleston Classic on Thursday.
The Buffaloes (2-0) trailed 37-30 with 14 minutes left when Xavier Johnson got the surge started with 3-pointer. Spencer Dinwiddie put Colorado ahead with a three-pointer. Johnson added a pair of foul shots and Andre Roberson made a basket for a 43-37 lead.
Johnson finished with 15 points, Josh Scott 13 and Dinwiddie 12 for Colorado. Roberson, third in the country in rebounds last season, had 14 boards to go with six points.
Vee Sanford led Dayton (1-1) with 13 points. Last year's leading scorer for the Flyers, Kevin Dillard, scored all of his 10 points in the second half.