Pierre Nets 30, UMass Beats Maine, 74-63

Freshman Carl Pierre scored a career-high 25 points to lead UMass past Maine, 74-63, on Friday.

In the first half, Pierre sunk four of five attempts from beyond the arc, and notched 16 points as the Minutemen led 40-15 at the break and cruised the rest of the way.


1 2 T
MAINE (3-11) 15 48 63
UMASS (7-6) 40 34 74

Pierre added three more treys in the second half, including two in 1:03 span, to put UMass up, 48-19, with 16:45 remaining.

The Minutemen shot 51.9 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from 3-point land in th win.
UMass is back in action on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the road against St. Bonaventure (10-2) as it opens A 10 play.

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