AMHERST, Mass. -- Tre Mitchell had 23 points as Massachusetts cruised to a 74-53 victory over Maine easily defeated Maine 74-53 on Friday night.
Mitchell buried 9 of 17 shots from the floor, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range, for the Minutemen (6-6), who snapped a six-game losing streak. Mitchell added seven rebounds. Carl Pierre had 14 points, Sean East II added 12 points, six assists and five boards and C.J. Jackson scored 10.
Nedeljko Prijovic led the Black Bears (3-9) with 14 points. Sergio El Darwich, who was second on the Black Bears in scoring heading into the matchup with 10 points per game, shot only 18 percent for the game (2 of 11).
UMass plays Akron on the road next Monday. Maine plays Hawaii on the road next Sunday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
We could've had two black coaches in the Final Four, Leonard Hamilton and Anthony Grant
Both believe there are lessons that the Florida State and Dayton programs can build on
Bills GM says Pats are still the team to beat. Does PTI agree?
Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane says even with Tom Brady gone, the Patriots are still the team to beat and Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon agree.
Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87
Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach Carl Tacy has died at 87.