UMass 78, Elon 73

Terrell Vinson scored a career-high 22 points and Chaz Williams

added 20 with nine assists as Massachusetts pulled away in the

final 1:39 of overtime to defeat Elon 78-73 Saturday.

Jesse Morgan’s layup – his first points of the game after he’d

missed his first eight shots – broke a 70-70 tie and started an 8-1

run for the Minutemen (5-3).

Massachusetts led 62-55 with 3:07 remaining in the second half

after a 3-pointer by Vinson, but the Phoenix (6-4) closed the gap

and produced the game’s 10th tie on Tanner Samson’s 3-pointer with

8 seconds left, which sent it to overtime tied 66-66.

Sampson Carter had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Massachusetts,

and Vinson made 13 consecutive free throws before missing his final

try with 5 seconds left in overtime.

Jack Isenbarger paced Elon with 22 points in the Hall of Fame

Holiday Showcase.