Amherst, MA (Sports Network) - Sampson Carter couldn't have picked a more
ideal time for his lone basket of the game.
The senior forward drained a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift the
Massachusetts Minutemen to a season-opening 67-64 victory over the Harvard
With the seconds dwindling, Chaz Williams drove to the hoop and dished to
Carter, who connected from the left corner on only his third attempt from the
Jesse Morgan had 19 points to lead the Minutemen (1-0), who scored the game's
final eight points to stun Harvard. Raphiael Putney scored 13 points and
Williams finished with a 12-point, 10-assist double-double.
Wesley Saunders made two free throws to put the Crimson up 64-59 with 1:21
remaining. After Morgan hit a jumper in the lane, Harvard turned the ball
over on a 5-second call on its next possession and Morgan tied the game by
nailing a deep three with 38.8 seconds left.
Harvard's Christian Webster then lost the ball out of bounds against the
press, giving UMass the opportunity to hold for the final shot.
Saunders supplied 18 points for the Crimson (1-1), who opened their season
with Friday's win over MIT.
UMass and Harvard met for the first time since 1991.
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