Luwane Pipkins lifts UMass over Providence 79-78
Pipkins’ final basket gave the Minutemen just their second lead of the second half after trailing by 18 points at halftime.
Diallo’s layup gave Providence (7-3) a 78-77 lead with 2:03 remaining but the Friars went scoreless the rest of the game while missing their last four shots.
Providence led 63-49 with 10:58 remaining in the game before the Minutemen stormed back over the next five minutes, cutting their deficit to one point, 71-70. The Friars extended their lead to 76-70 before UMass rallied again.