Entering Wednesday, Massachusetts had won 10 consecutive games at William D. Mullins Center.
Against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-9, 5-4), the Minutemen (18-6, 7-3) added to that streak in a 76-67 win. Jesse Morgan scored 24 points 9-of-13 shooting, while Chaz Williams added 17 of his own. UMass shot 48.1 percent from the field and sunk nine of its 20 3-point attempts (45 percent) to overcome a 34-31 halftime deficit.
The Bonnies, at one point, led by 10 points in the first half. However, a 14-0 run to open the second half put the Minutemen ahead for good. After a layup by Andrew Nicholson -- who led St. Bonaventure with 24 points -- with 8:41 to go, the Bonnies crept within 54-51. However, UMass built a 17-2 run that gave the Minutemen their largest lead of the game, 18 points, with just under four minutes left in the game.
Chris Johnson came off the bench for St. Bonaventure to contribute 14 points, but no other Bonnie reached double-figures. For UMass, Terrell Vinson scored 10 points, while Maxie Esho chipped in nine and Raphiael Putney contributed seven points, four rebounds and four blocks.