YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Raphiel Putney scored 15 points, including two high-flying dunks in the final minutes, and No. 21 Massachusetts won its first game as a ranked team since November 1998, a 69-57 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
Trey Davis scored 13 points while Cady Lalanne and Chaz Williams added 12 apiece. Lalanne grabbed 12 rebounds for the Minutemen (7-0).
Putney and Williams connected on an alley-oop pass that resulted in a three-point play with 6:14 left that gave UMass a 54-48 lead, its biggest of the game to that point. They connected again with 2:46 remaining when Putney’s one-handed slam gave the Minutemen a 62-55 lead.
Karrington Ward and Daylen Harrison had 11 points each for Eastern Michigan (5-2), which was hosting its first ranked opponent since Wisconsin visited in 1994.