Dayton 31 35 66
Umass 37 39 76
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: Massachusetts vs. Dayton

Amherst, MA (Sports Network) - Cady Lalanne posted a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds, as the Massachusetts Minutemen claimed a 76-66 win over the Dayton Flyers in Atlantic 10 Conference action at the Mullins Center.

Terrell Vinson added 13 points and six rebounds to help the Minutemen (17-9, 7-6 A-10) snap a season-long three-game slide. Freddie Riley chipped in with 12 points, and Raphiael Putney scored 10 off the bench.

Vee Sanford had a team-high 14 points to go along with four steals for the Flyers (14-12, 4-8), who dropped to 0-6 in conference road games for the first time since 2005-06. Reserves Josh Benson and Jalen Robinson scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

UMass shot 43.8 percent from the floor in the first half and Dayton shot 42.9 percent. However, Lalanne was the difference in the frame as he had 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with seven rebounds to help lift UMass to a 37-31 halftime lead.

The Minutemen shot 50 percent in the second stanza, as they connected on 4- of-6 3-pointers and also went 11-of-13 at the foul line to seal the victory.

With Lalanne leading the charge in the paint, UMass enjoyed a key 36-27 rebounding advantage for the game.

Game Notes

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