Billikens see double-digit lead slip in 67-63 loss to UMass
Carl Pierre‘s 3-pointer with 1:49 left broke a tie at 62 and the Minutemen (11-15, 5-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) held on. Preston Santos added 13 points and Sean East II distributed seven assists. UMass distributed 18 assists on 27-made field goals.
Jordan Goodwin‘s layup just out of halftime put the Billikens up 41-31 before UMass began a methodical march back. Samba Diallo’s jumper with 9:18 to play put it up 50-49 and neither team led by more than four going forward.
UMass plays Fordham on the road on Saturday. Saint Louis plays VCU at home on Friday.