For the second consecutive game, Duquesne’s poor shooting did in the Dukes (15-4, 5-2) as they fell this afternoon to UMass (8-12, 2-5), 73-64.
Along with shooting just 36% from the field, Duquesne got manhandled on the board, especially offensively. The Minutemen collected 18 offensive rebounds and turned them into 16 second-chance points. For the game, UMass outrebounded the Dukes, 52-34. Another contributing factor to today’s loss was Duquesne’s poor free throw shooting as they converted just 13 of 25 shots from the line.
The best player on the court today was UMass forward Tre Mitchell, who scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The leading scorers for Duquesne were sophomore guard Sincere Carry with 20 points and Marcus Weather with 13.
Duquesne dropped their second game in a row and have not won at UMass since 2011, a span of 5 games.
It doesn’t get any easier for Duquesne as their next game is Wednesday night against No. 7 Dayton at PPG Paints Arena. Tipoff is set for 7 PM and will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.