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Pierre scores 23 to carry UMass over Davidson 54-51

AMHERST, Mass. -- Carl Pierre had a season-high 23 points as UMass narrowly defeated Davidson 54-51 on Saturday.

Pierre shot 5 for 7 from beyond the arc.

Keon Clergeot had 12 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, for UMass (9-15, 2-9 Atlantic 10 Conference). Samba Diallo added seven rebounds. Unique McLean had seven rebounds for the hosts.

Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 17 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats (17-6, 8-2), whose five-game win streak ended with the loss.

Kellan Grady, whose 16 points per game heading into the contest ranked second on the Wildcats, was held to 4 points on 1-of-10 shooting.

UMass matches up against George Mason on the road on Wednesday. Davidson faces Fordham on the road on Tuesday.

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