Umass 41 31 18 11 101
MissSt 31 41 18 6 96
Date of game: 3/13/2012

Recap: Miss State vs. Massachusetts

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Chaz Williams led the way with 28 points as the Massachusetts Minutemen outlasted the Mississippi State Bulldogs in double overtime, 101-96, in the first round of the 2012 National Invitation Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.

Sean Carter added a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Minutemen (23-11), while Javorn Farrell finished with 16 points, Terrell Vinson scored 12 and Raphiael Putney also posted a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds.

For the Bulldogs (21-12), Arnett Moultrie led all scorers with 34 points, while Dee Bost notched a double-double of his own with 20 points and 13 assists. Jalen Steele scored 17 points and Brian Bryant chipped in 12 points.

UMass shot 46.2 percent from the field in the first half, including 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. Mississippi State shot just 40.7 percent, including 4- of-11 from three-point range. The Minutemen led the entire half and went into the locker room ahead 41-31.

UMass struggled from the field after the break, making just 34.3 percent of its field goals. Mississippi State shot 40 percent, connecting on 4-of-13 from long range. Trailing 62-51, the Bulldogs went on a 12-0 run, grabbing their first lead of the game, 63-62, with just over eight minutes to play in regulation. The Minutemen were able to retake the lead and went up by four with just under three minutes to play, but Moultrie scored the final four points in regulation to force overtime.

Jalen Steel knocked down a three-pointer for the Bulldogs with 20 seconds left to play in the first overtime to knot the game at 90-90. Williams had a chance to win it for UMass, but his jumper with one second left was off the mark and contest went to double-overtime.

The Minutemen opened the second overtime with a 7-2 run. The Bulldogs were able to cut the deficit to just three on several occasions, but would get no closer, and UMass escaped with the win.

The Minutemen outrebounded the Bulldogs 56-41, collecting 21 offensive boards that they converted into a 24-7 edge in second chance points.

The Minutemen will face Seton Hall in the second round.

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