UMass 79, NJIT 58
Four players scored in double-digits and Massachusetts used a
first-half run to pull away and beat New Jersey Institute of
Technology 79-58 on Thursday night.
After a Ryan Regis layup tied the game 26-26, UMass (3-0) went
on an 18-2 run during the final 5:19 of the first half. During that
span Javorn Farrell, Terrell Vinson and Raphiael Putney accounted
for all of UMass’ points.
Farrell finished with 17 points, Vinson added 15 and Putney
tallied 12 from the bench.
NJIT (1-2) shot just 35.5 percent (11 of 31) and was
outrebounded 25-18 during the first half. NJIT’s shooting woes
continued into the second half, as the Highlanders missed five of
their first six shots. The Highlanders cut the deficit to 11,
48-37, but UMass used a 21-12 run to take a 69-49 lead with 4:20
Chaz Williams scored 15 points and added nine assists for the