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Gordon Leads No. 23 UMass to Overtime Win vs. Providence

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Derrick Gordon’s put-back with 1.1 seconds left in overtime lifted 23rd-ranked Massachusetts to a 69-67 victory over Providence on Saturday night.

Gordon grabbed the rebound after a 3-point attempt by Trey Davis came up short. The Friars’ Bryce Cotton had tied the score at 67 after connecting from beyond the arc with 37 seconds remaining in the extra session.

Cady Lalanne led UMass (11-1) with 14 points and 11 rebounds with Davis and Sampson Carter each scoring 12 points. Senior point guard Chaz Williams finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 1:36 remaining in regulation.

Cotton finished with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists for Providence (10-3). Tyler Harris had 16 points and nine rebounds, and LaDontae Henton added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Friars forced regulation on the strength of a 13-3 run over the final 4:01 of the second half.


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