Massachusetts 59, Charlotte 56

Ricky Harris scored 24 points and Massachusetts pulled ahead
late for a 59-56 victory over Charlotte on Tuesday night in the
opening round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

Harris hit three from 3-point range and 11 of 12 from the free
throw line – including 4 of 4 during a key stretch in the final
minute – to send the 11th-seeded Minutemen (12-19) on to face
third-seeded Richmond in a quarterfinal game Friday night in
Atlantic City, N.J.

An’Juan Wilderness had 11 points and Ian Andersen 10 for the
sixth-seeded 49ers (19-12), who denied head coach Bobby Lutz a
chance to win his 400th career game on his home court.