Pierre's 21 PTs leads UMass past UMass Lowell 83-75
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Carl Pierre scored 21 points and Luwane Pipkins scored 19 and UMass beat UMass Lowell 83-75 in a season opener for both teams Tuesday night.
The Minutemen led 42-39 at halftime, and Joey Glynn's layup with 16:29 left brought the River Hawks to within 49-47. But over the next nine minutes, UMass created safe distance outscoring their rival 22-10. Keon Clergeot made a layup and followed with dunk for a 71-57 lead with 7:57 left. UMass Lowell closed to within 77-73 with 2:31 to go on Obadiah Noel's 3-pointer, but the Minutemen were able to hang on to preserve the win.
Updated November 6, 2018