Massachusetts vs Rhode Island Final: 73-68 - Recap
|Massachusetts vs Rhode Island Final: 73-68 - Recap|
Chaz Williams scored 21 points leading Massachusetts to a 73-68 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Sunday.
Massachusetts was a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Raphiael Putney had 11 points for Massachusetts and Derrick Gordon chipped in with 11 points. Chaz Williams had 7 assists for them, while Derrick Gordon was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Rhode Island got 24 points from E.C. Matthews in a losing cause and another 19 points from Xavier Munford. T.J. Buchanan contributed 3 assists for them, while Hassan Martin had 5 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Massachusetts were victorious, as the score was 36-35 at the break.
Massachusetts won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-27.