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UMass ousted from NIT by Stony Brook; Providence advances

03.20.13 at 9:52 pm ET

Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley scored 20 points apiece to lead Stony Brook to a 71-58 victory over UMass in the opening round of the NIT on Wednesday night in Amherst.

Freddie Riley scored 16 points for second-seeded UMass (21-12), which reached the NIT semifinals last year.

Seventh-seeded Stony Brook (25-7) advances to play at Iowa on Friday night.

In an NIT game in Providence, Bryce Cotton scored 25 points to lead the Friars past Charlotte, 75-66.

Vincent Council had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds for fourth-seeded Providence (18-14), and he scored eight straight points in the second half to turn a two-point deficit into a six-point lead. Kris Dunn contributed 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists and four steals.

E. Victor Nickerson scored 14 points for fifth-seeded Charlotte (21-12).

Providence advances to host eighth-seeded Robert Morris, which knocked off top-seeded Kentucky on Tuesday night. That second-round game will be either Sunday or Monday.

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