Pierre scores 23 to carry UMass over Davidson 54-51
Pierre shot 5 for 7 from beyond the arc.
Keon Clergeot had 12 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, for UMass (9-15, 2-9 Atlantic 10 Conference). Samba Diallo added seven rebounds. Unique McLean had seven rebounds for the hosts.
Kellan Grady, whose 16 points per game heading into the contest ranked second on the Wildcats, was held to 4 points on 1-of-10 shooting.
UMass matches up against George Mason on the road on Wednesday. Davidson faces Fordham on the road on Tuesday.