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Duquesne blows out UMass-Lowell

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Micah Mason hits four 3-pointers in second game back from broken hand as Dukes roll

LOWELL, MA - Ovie Soko scored 22 points, Tra'Vaughn White had 15 and Micah Mason 14 as Duquesne evened its record at 5-5 with a 95-77 wire-to-wire win over UMass Lowell (1-11) at Tsongas Center.

The Dukes shot 62.3 percent in winning back-to-back road games for the first time since January of 2011.

Mason, who missed DU's previous five games - including Tuesday's 78-71 win at Saint Francis, Pa. - with a broken bone in his hand, went 4-of-6 from the 3-point arc in his return. White came off the bench to go 4-of-4 from the arc as the Dukes set Jim Ferry Era highs for 3-pointers (13), field goal percentage (62.3%), assists (27) and points.

"This is the first time we have had our whole team together," said Ferry, DU's second-year coach. "All we talk about is being unselfish. We played the right way today offensively. We told our guys not to hold the ball, because it we can move the basketball, the ball will find a good shot."

Mason opened the second half with his third 3-pointer and gave the Dukes an 18-point lead on another three at the 15:32 mark. A McKoy dunk made it 60-38 with just over 14 minutes left.

White, who hit all four of his 3-pointers in the second half, helped Duquesne maintain at least a 20-point lead until the Dukes emptied the bench in the final minutes.

"We're just worried about getting better every day," said Ferry. "Its nice to have our team together and get some people back into different roles and play the way we want to play."

Duquesne breaks for Christmas prior to playing the third of three in a row on the road when it heads to Edinburg, Texas to face Texas-Pan American (4-9) on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 3:00 p.m. (ET).

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