UMass Downed by No. 14 Minnesota, 69-51


UMass shot 32.3 percent from the field in a 69-51 loss to No. 14 Minnesota on Friday in the Barclays Center Classic.

The Minutemen fell behind 40-21 at the end of the first half, and even a solid performance in the final frame in which they outscored Minnesota, 30-29, wasn’t enough.


1 2 T
UMASS (3-2) 21 30 51
MINN (6-0) 40 29 69

Luwane Pipkins was the lone Minutemen to score in double figures as he had 18 points.

UMass will battle BYU (3-2) tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.



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