AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Noah Fernandes had 24 points as UMass defeated Saint Louis 91-85 on Thursday night.
Javohn Garcia had 15 points for UMass (8-9, 1-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Greg Jones added 13 points. Trent Buttrick had 10 points.
Gibson Jimerson tied a season high with 23 points for the Billikens (11-6, 2-2), who held a 38-37 lead at halftime and had an 83-82 lead with 46 seconds left in the second half. Fred Thatch Jr. matched a career best with 20 points. Francis Okoro had 16 points and seven rebounds.