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.