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UMass 61, La Salle 60

UMass edges La Salle on Chaz Williams layup

PHILADELPHIA — Brotherly Love has been the last thing the UMass Minutemen have felt whenever they’ve ventured to this part of town.

La Salle’s Tom Gola Arena, in fact, named for one the game’s greats who played in the ’50s, has been their personal chamber of horrors the last four years, never more so than last season when they buried themselves into a 26-point halftime hole before eventually falling by 7.

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