No. 23 UMass survives OT challenge from Providence

Updated: December 28, 2013

Amherst, MA ( – Derrick Gordon’s put-back in the paint with
1.1 seconds remaining in overtime lifted No. 23 UMass to a 69-67 decision over
plucky Providence at Mullins Center.

Bryce Cotton had evened the score on a triple from the left side with 36
seconds to go. Holding the ball for the final shot of the extra session, Trey
Davis’ pull-up jumper fell off the front of the rim, but right into the hands
on Gordon, who laid it in.

Cady Lalanne paced the attack with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Minutemen
(11-1), who were finally able to shake off the rust of a week-long layoff and
put their lone loss of the season — at Florida State — behind them.

Sampson Carter added 12 points and 12 boards, Maxie Esho posted 11 points,
while Chaz Williams scored 10 points and dished out 10 assists.

Cotton ended up with a game-high 24 points for the Friars (10-3), whose three-
game win streak came to an end. Tyler Harris contributed 16 points and nine
rebounds, while LaDontae Henton scored 13 in the narrow setback.