Cross scores 22 points; UMass wins 75-65 over Rhode Island

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Matt Cross scored 22 points as UMass beat Rhode Island 75-65 on Saturday night.

Cross added seven rebounds for the Minutemen (11-6, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Dyondre Dominguez added 12 points while shooting 4 for 11 (1 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 5 from the free throw line, and he also had seven rebounds. Keon Thompson recorded nine points and was 4 of 10 shooting (0 for 3 from distance).

Ishmael Leggett finished with 19 points for the Rams (6-11, 2-3). Jalen Carey added 12 points and seven rebounds for Rhode Island. In addition, Brayon Freeman finished with 11 points.

UMass entered halftime up 27-26. Cross paced the team in scoring in the first half with 10 points. UMass took the lead for good with 19:17 remaining in the second half on a 3-pointer from T.J. Weeks to make it a 30-28 game.


These two teams both play Tuesday. UMass visits VCU while Rhode Island visits Richmond.


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