UMass 89, Utah 75

Jesse Morgan had 15 points, all coming on 3-pointers, as

Massachusetts beat Utah 90-75 on Friday night.

Chaz Williams added 14 points, Javorn Farrell and Freddie Riley

13 apiece and Raphiael Putney 12 for the Minutemen (5-1) in their

second-round win in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

The teams traded leads until Morgan knocked down his second 3 of

the game to put UMass up 27-24 with 9:31 left in the opening half.

He hit his third trey 35 seconds later for a 30-27 advantage and

the Minutemen led the rest of the way.

After Utah (1-4) pulled back within two points, Morgan dropped

his fourth and fifth 3-pointers on the night for a 41-33 UMass lead

with 3:36 before halftime. The Minutemen cruised from there.

UMass plays College of Charleston in the tournament’s

fifth-place game Saturday, while Utah takes on UNC Asheville for

seventh place.