NEW YORK -- Trey Davis hit a step-back 3-pointer with 32.7 seconds left to help send Massachusetts into the third round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a 67-62 victory against Rhode Island on Thursday night.
The 10th-seeded Minutemen (14-17) will face No. 2 VCU on Friday at Barclays Center.
The No. 7 seed Rams (17-15) trailed by eight with five minutes left, but Jared Terrell hit a corner 3 to give Rhode Island its first lead, 59-58, with 1:46 left.
Davis made two free throws to put UMass back on top by one with 1:24 left, and on its next possession the senior made a cross-over dribble to create space and swished a 3 from up top. Davis finished with 20 points and Jabarie Hinds had 21, including 17 in the first half when UMass built a 10-point lead
Four McGlynn lead the Rams with 16 points and Terrell had 14.