PHILADELPHIA -- Charlie Brown Jr. scored 20 points and Saint Joseph's held on late to beat Massachusetts 64-62 on Saturday afternoon.
The Hawks led 36-30 at the break but UMass surged 18-7 to open the second half, moving ahead 48-43 with 13:16 to play. The Hawks, who sent only seven players onto the court, remained within striking distance, tying the score three times before retaking the lead on a Bynum layup followed by a Brown jumper for a 58-54 edge with 3:22 remaining. Brown followed up with a pair of free throws to extend it to 60-54 and the Hawks held on for the win.
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