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Williams, Massachusetts rally past Richmond 70-65

Williams, Massachusetts rally past Richmond 70-65

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Chaz Williams scored 18 points and Massachusetts rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 6 minutes to defeat Richmond 70-65 Sunday in Atlantic 10 Conference action.

Trailing 63-56, Williams hit a 3-pointer with 5:52 left to spark an 11-0 run. Kendall Anthony hit two free throws with 16 seconds left - the Spiders' first points in 5:46 - to make it 67-65. Williams made two free throws 2 seconds later, then clinched the win with a foul shot with 1 second remaining.

Cady Lalanne added 12 points and Sampson Carter 10 for the Minutemen (13-5, 3-2), who led the entire first half en route to a 34-29 advantage at the break.

The Spiders took their first lead at 37-36.

Wayne Sparrow scored 13 points and Cedrick Lindsay 12 to lead Richmond (13-8, 3-3), which entered on a two-game winning streak after defeating No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth 86-74 in overtime.

Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

DALLAS — Jahvon Blair matched his career-high with 21 points as Georgetown defeated SMU 91-74 on Saturday night.

Mac McClung had 19 points and seven assists for Georgetown (6-3). Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and Jamorko Pickett had 11 for the visitors.

Kendric Davis had 17 points for the Mustangs (8-1), whose eight-game season-opening winning streak ended. Feron Hunt added 17 points. Tyson Jolly had 16 points and six rebounds.

Georgetown plays Syracuse at home next Saturday. SMU takes on Georgia on the road next Friday.

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva posted 13 points as VCU topped Old Dominion 69-57 on Saturday night.

Issac Vann had 10 points for VCU (7-2). Marcus Evans added 10 points. De'Riante Jenkins had six rebounds for the hosts.

Malik Curry had 11 points for the Monarchs (3-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Xavier Green added 11 points. Dajour Dickens had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

VCU plays Missouri State at home next Sunday. Old Dominion matches up against Illinois on the road next Saturday.

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