Correction: La Salle-Massachusetts story
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) In a story Jan. 10 about a game between Massachusetts and La Salle, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a 1968 scoring mark had been set in the William D. Mullins Memorial Center. The center did not open until 1993.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Pipkins scores 44 points, UMass gets by La Salle 86-79 in OT
Luwane Pipkins set a program record with 44 points and Massachusetts overcame a 21-point deficit to beat La Salle 86-79 in overtime
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Luwane Pipkins set a program record with 44 points and Massachusetts overcame a 21-point deficit to beat La Salle 86-79 in overtime Wednesday night.
Pipkins broke the nearly 50-year-old mark of 41 points set by Billy Tindall on Feb. 10, 1968. Pipkins was 15-of-27 shooting, made six 3s, all eight of his free throws, grabbed five rebounds and passed five assists.
Pipkins, who scored 11 straight UMass points to close the second half, made a pair of free throws to tie the game at 74 with 25 seconds left in regulation. La Salle's Pookie Powell missed a jumper at the other end with four seconds left.
Carl Pierre, who tied a career-high with 25 points, started overtime with a 3-point play and a jumper, Pipkins added back-to-back 3s and the Minutemen never trailed in the extra session.
La Salle started the second half with a 6-2 run and led 48-27 with Isiah Deas' 3. He made a pair of free throws with 9:12 left, which marked La Salle's last double-digit lead at 58-47. UMass went on a 21-8 run to tie it at 66 as Pipkins scored 14.
Powell set a career-high with 30 points for La Salle (7-10, 1-3) and Deas scored 19.
Updated January 11, 2018