Massachusetts 77, Providence 75

Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Officials - Jose Carrion, Hal Lusk, Lamont Simpson
Attendance - 4103

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 35 40 75
Massachusetts 41 36 77

Recap


Massachusetts 77, Providence 75: Terrell Vinson’s tip-in as time expired powered the Minutemen to their second dramatic victory in as many games in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament.

Jesse Morgan scored a team-high 18 points, Chaz Williams chipped in 17 and Vinson added 14 for Massachusetts (2-0), which will meet No. 6 North Carolina State in Friday's semifinals after winning its season opener against Harvard at the buzzer on a 3-pointer from Sampson Carter.

After a 3-pointer from Morgan tied the game at 75 with 1:26 remaining, Williams’ 15-foot jumper hit off the back iron with just over a second remaining, giving Vinson enough time to collect the rebound in mid-air and score off the glass.

Without the services of injured point guard Vincent Council, the Friars appeared to be rattled initially by Massachusetts’ full-court pressure. Providence settled in as the half wore on, trimming an 11-point lead to 41-35 at the break with 10 offensive rebounds while the Minutemen committed 10 turnovers.

Bryce Cotton had 23 points for the Friars (2-1).

GAME NOTEBOOK: In the first matchup between the schools since 2000, Massachusetts improved to 6-22 all-time against Providence. … Council’s injury in the season opener left the Friars with only six academically eligible scholarship players available for this entire event. … Cotton, Kadeem Batts and LaDontae Henton have accounted for 177 of the Friars’ 220 points this season.

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kadeem Batts 38:00 6-8 0-0 7-9 2 7 9 3 4 0 3 1 19
Lee Goldsbrough 14:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 4
LaDontae Henton 37:00 5-16 0-6 3-7 4 7 11 1 2 2 5 0 13
Bryce Cotton 40:00 6-16 3-7 8-8 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 0 23
Ted Bancroft 11:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brice Kofane 22:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 4 0 0 0 4
Josh Fortune 38:00 5-8 2-4 0-0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12
TOTAL 200 26-54 5-19 18-24 10 21 31 9 18 3 11 1 75
  48.1% 26.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Massachusetts Minutemen

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Terrell Vinson 34:00 5-7 0-1 4-7 3 3 6 0 3 1 3 0 14
Cady Lalanne 20:00 3-4 0-0 2-3 2 3 5 0 5 0 1 1 8
Freddie Riley 22:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
Chaz Williams 32:00 7-13 2-4 1-3 3 4 7 6 4 1 5 0 17
Raphiael Putney 31:00 5-11 0-2 0-2 3 4 7 2 2 1 1 1 10
Jesse Morgan 24:00 7-15 4-8 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 0 18
Maxie Esho 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2
Sampson Carter 23:00 2-5 0-2 2-2 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 6
Trey Davis 5:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tyler Bergantino 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-61 6-19 9-17 15 19 34 10 22 7 15 2 77
  50.8% 31.6% 52.9% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15