Massachusetts 81, Grambling St. 58

Terrell Vinson scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help

Massachusetts beat Grambling State 81-58 on Friday night.

Vinson became the first UMass freshman to tally a double-double

since Rashaun Freeman in 2004.

Playing without top scorer Ricky Harris (17.7 points per game),

who suffered a right ankle sprain in Thursday’s practice, the

Minutemen (5-5) used a strong inside game to win their fourth

straight at home.

UMass outrebounded the Tigers 55-30, scored 56 points in the

paint and scored 28 second-chance points, compared to four by

Grambling State (1-5).

Gary Correia and Sampson Carter scored 11 points each and Javon

Farrell added 10 rebounds for the Minutemen.

UMass led by as many as 27, 69-42 on a Sean Carter dunk with

5:56 to go.

George Akpele, Torez Young and Lance Fuertado scored 11 points

each for the Tigers, who lost their fourth straight.