Second-Half Surge Powers UMass Past Holy Cross, 64-50


UMass used a big second half to pull away from Holy Cross 64-50 on Wednesday.

Leading 40-34 with 13:00 remaining, Unique McLean would drill a 3-pointer to spark a 15-4 Minutemen run as they enchanced their advantage to 55-38 with 5:49 left to seize control.


1 2 T
HC (2-6) 31 19 50
UMASS (4-5) 34 30 64

UMass, which led 34-31 at halftime, connected on 11 of 12 free throws in the first half to compensate shooting 39.1 percent from the floor.

Luwane Pipkins led all scorers with 13 points for UMass and McLean chipped in 11.

Holy Cross was paced by 12 points and five rebounds from Jehyve Ford.

The Crusaders, who have dropped five straight, will be back on track Saturday at 3:05 p.m. as they host New Hampshire (2-7).

The Minutemen, who snapped a four-game skid, will remain home as Providence (7-2) comes to town.




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