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NCAA Game Summary - Massachusetts at Duquesne



(Wednesday, March 5th)

Final Score: Massachusetts 78, Duquesne 74

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Davis led the way with 20 points and eight assists as the Massachusetts Minutemen downed the Duquesne Dukes, 78-74, in Atlantic 10 Conference action at the Palumbo Center.

For the Minutemen (23-6, 10-5 A-10), Chaz Williams added 17 points and six assists, Raphiael Putney scored 12, Sampson Carter scored 11 and Maxie Esho posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. UMass has won four of its last five games.

Micah Mason led the Dukes (12-16, 4-11) with 20 points, while Ovie Soko finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out. Dominique McKoy added 12 points and seven rebounds in the loss. Duquesne has lost three of its last four games.

UMass shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, including 3-of-10 from beyond the arc, as the Minutemen took a slim lead at the half, 41-40. Duquesne hit on 44.8 percent of its field goal tries and stayed close by connecting on 5-of-11 from 3-point range in the opening stanza.

After the break, the Minutemen shot just 40.6 percent but knocked down 7-of-15 from 3-point distance. The Dukes were better overall from the field in the second, shooting 46.2 percent, but could make only two of their nine 3-point tries. Trailing 72-71 with under three minutes to play, the Minutemen scored five straight points to take a lead they would never relinquish, as they held on down the stretch for the victory.

Despite each team pulling down nine offensive rebounds, UMass had the edge in second chance points, 14-5. The Minutemen bench outscored the Dukes' bench, 30-14.

03/05 22:50:35 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
EDM 4
CAR 3
 
Final
SFG 2
KAN 3
Final
ORL 92
DAL 117
Final
TOR 83
NYK 80
Final
MEM 98
MIA 104
Final
CHI 112
MIN 113
Final
HOU 96
SAN 87
Final
UTA 100
PHO 105
 
3rd
LAL 71
SAC 60
 
2nd
GSW 63
DEN 53
 
Half
LAC 46
POR 54
 
Final
CIN 34
SFLA 17
Final
SALABAMA 27
TROY 13
4th
BSU 48
BYU 23
 
2nd
CAL 28
OREG 31
 
Final
NJD 2
DAL 3
Final
WIN 2
TAM 4
Final
COL 7
VAN 3
 
3rd
EDM 4
CAR 3
 
2nd Intermission
ANA 3
CLB 1