A 19-point first half deficit proved to be too difficult for St. Louis to overcome, as the Billikens fell 72-59 at Massachusetts despite a late rally. With the loss, St. Louis falls a game behind the Minutemen in the Atlantic 10 standings.
Brian Conklin proved to be the lone consistent offensive threat for the Billikens, as he netted a team-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the loss. The only other player to score in double-figures was Jordair Jett, who scored 13 points and dished out three assists. St. Louis struggled to find any offensive rhythm, as it shot just 34.3% from the field as a team.
The Minutemen executed their offense to near perfection in the win. Raphiael Putney led the way with a game-high 22 points on 9/14 shooting from the field. Chaz Williams proved to be difficult to guard, scoring 19 points, dishing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds in the win.
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