UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Sunday January 21 2018
Leave this field empty.

Duquesne blows out UMASS 96-66, ends 8 game losing streak

PSR Logo
Mike Lewis II scored 31 points and Duquesne snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 30-point blowout of UMass.

Duquesne entered Wednesday’s game looking to end an eight-game losing streak when they played the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. After coming off a tough loss against St. Louis on Saturday, the Dukes wanted to turn their luck around at home. With a big game from their freshman, Isaiha Mike and Mike Lewis II, the Dukes were able to bounce back and blow out UMass 96-66.

Lewis II led the Dukes with a career high 31 points, one shy of Duquesne's freshman record, while shooting 5-6 from beyond the arc. Mike, who started the game off hot, also recorded 23 points and 8 rebounds while only missing 3 shots all night. Luwane Pipkins lead UMass in scoring with 16 points.

The first half was mostly a back and forth game early on. The Dukes started the game off hot going on an 8-0 run early in the game. Isaiha Mike and Emile Blackman each hit 3-pointers during their run. UMass came storming right back with a run of their own to make the game 10-9 with 5 minutes played in the first half.

UMass gained the lead after a C.J Anderson dunk to make the game 11-10 after 5 minutes of play. That lead lasted only 16 seconds when Blackman made a layup to give UD the lead right back. Massachusetts would never regain the lead again the rest of the game.

Halfway through the first half, the Dukes had a 25-17 lead despite their poor shooting performance. UMass kept cutting the lead down every time the Dukes had a double digit lead. The Minutemen tried to keep the game close before going to the half, but Lewis II took over the game.

With around 4 minutes left in the half, Lewis II scored 13 points and gave his team a 17-point lead. He closed out the half by hitting a hook-shot 3-pointer as time expired after he got the steal. He and his team carried that momentum into the second half and didn’t look back.

The lead for UD became 22 after Lewis II hit 2 3-pointers 3 minutes into the second half. UMass, who is not a good 3-point shooting team, found themselves trying to throw up tough shots to try to get back into the game. With the Minutemen only shooting 27% from beyond the arc tonight, the game started to get out of hand quickly.

Duquesne went on an 18-0 run with 12 minutes left to put the game completely out of reach. UD got their largest lead of the game after Renee Castro hit free-throws to increase the lead to 42 (92-50) with 5:45 left in the game. The Dukes started to empty the bench and make subs for the rest of the game.

With the win, Duquesne is now 10-16 (3-10 A-10) on the year. The Dukes next game is at noon on Sunday when they look to ride this momentum as they take on the George Washington Colonials at home.

Share
Welcome to the 2018 postseason, where your Pittsburgh Steelers are…America’s beloved underdog. It doesn’t seem right, does it? How could the 13-3 AFC North champs possibly wear the collar, even before a potential rematch with New England?
Feature OnePress RoomPure SteelTop Story
There are idioms out there that can seamlessly describe a situation. For Kevin Stallings, saying that the deck is stacked against him would not be potent enough.
Feature TwoOn CampusPress RoomTop Story
Jacksonville, thanks to a high-powered offensive attack, raced out to a 21-0 advantage in the first half, never losing the lead in its 45-42 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field Sunday in the AFC Divisional playoff matchup.
Feature ThreePress RoomPure SteelTop Story
The Cole Train has left the station. After an offseason of speculation and trade rumors, the Pirates finally traded their ace to the Houston Astros Saturday night, receiving right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin in return.
Feature FourNorth Shore NotesPress RoomTop Story
PSR VIDEO
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 PSR VideoSteelers TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2PSR VideoPirates TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3College Sports TV Channel
Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
Custom 2North Shore NotesPress Room
Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
Blue LineCustom 3Press Room
Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
Custom 4North Shore NotesPress Room