COL BKB: Massachusetts 73, St. Bonaventure 68

Jan. 11, 2014 at 3:31 PM

AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Raphiael Putney scored 17 points and grabbed rebounds Saturday to lead No. 19 Massachusetts to a 73-68 victory over St. Bonaventure.

Chaz Williams scored eight points and was 1-of-7 from the field, but he hit the decisive free throws late in the game as the Minutemen (14-1, 2-0 A-10) rallied for the win.

Cady Lalanne scored 16 points for UMass and Williams contributed nine assists.

Charlon Kloof scored 15 to lead the Bonnies (11-5, 1-1) who shot 50 percent from the field but could not extend their four-game winning streak.

St. Bonaventure led 32-25 at halftime and led 68-64 with 2:18 to play but did score again and watched as UMass went on a 9-0 run to grab the victory.

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