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Recap: Providence 75, Massachusetts 77
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Date: November 15, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
  

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) - Terrell Vinson's tip-in as time expired gave UMass a 77-75 win over Providence in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday.

Trailing 75-72, UMass guard Jesse Morgan hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 left to tie the game.

``The kids told me they were ready to make a run in the last three minutes,' UMass coach Derek Kellogg said. ``I just don't want this to become a habit - where you let a lead get away and have to win at the end.'

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Morgan led the Minutemen (2-0) with 18 points. Chaz Williams added 17 points and seven rebounds and Vinson added 14 points and six rebounds.

``I took the shot, it lipped out and was under the basket, praying the tip would go in,' Williams said. ``We are really happy with the victory, but not happy with our performance.'

Bryce Cotton had a game-high 23 points for Friars (2-1). Kadeem Batts had 19 points and nine rebounds and LaDontae Henton added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Providence fell behind 51-43 in the second half, but went on a 13-4 run and took a 56-55 lead on Cotton's layup with 9:43 left.

``Our kids fought back and showed a lot of perseverance today,' Providence coach Ed Cooley said. ``We are going through an incredible adjustment. Everyone is playing out of position. What we have accomplished in a short time in this early part of the season is something.'

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 PROV  +330   +8   154 
 MASS  -400   -8   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 PROV  +280   +8   154.5 
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 PROV  56%   56%   59% 
 MASS  44%   44%   41% 
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 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Thursday, Nov 15
 
    Akron at Oklahoma State
10:30 AM EDT
    Dayton at Colorado
12:30 PM EDT
    UNC-Asheville at Tennessee
1:15 PM EDT
    Baylor at Boston College
3:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina State at Penn State
5:00 PM EDT
    St Johns at College of Charleston
5:25 PM EDT
    Alabama at Oregon State
7:00 PM EDT
    Tulsa at NORTHERN KY
7:30 PM EDT
    Providence at Massachusetts
7:30 PM EDT
    Murray State at Auburn
8:00 PM EDT
    Chattanooga at Kansas
8:00 PM EDT
    Western Carolina at Wichita State
8:00 PM EDT
    Valparaiso at Nebraska
9:00 PM EDT
    St. Mary's California at Utah State
9:00 PM EDT
    Villanova at Purdue
9:30 PM EDT
    Northridge at San Diego
10:00 PM EDT
    Northern Colo at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Idaho State at Portland
10:00 PM EDT
    Weber State at San Jose State
10:30 PM EDT
    James Madison at UCLA
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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