AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Luwane Pipkins posted his third consecutive game with 20 or more points, scoring 21 points and dishing a career-high 10 assists to lead Massachusetts to an 85-76 win over Western Carolina Tuesday night.
A game after knocking down seven 3-pointers in a win over Niagara, Pipkins drilled five treys against the Catamounts. Pipkins shared Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors after scoring 34 points against Niagara and 23 in a loss to Harvard last week.
The Minutemen hit 11 three-pointers, giving them 26 in their last two games. UMass shot 45.8 percent from the field (27 of 59), hitting 11 of 33 shots from deep.