UMass Topped By Duquesne
Jan 18, 2004
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jack Higgins scored a career high 24 points including six 3-pointers as Duquesne handed Massachusetts its sixth straight loss 88-62 on Sunday.
Duquesne (7-8, 2-2 A-10) was tied once at 3-3 with Massachusetts (5-10, 0-4 A-10) and never trailed in the game.
Duquesne had a 40-33 lead at halftime. The Dukes went on a 14-2 run to start the second half and outscored the Minutemen 48-29 in the second half and cruised to victory.
Duquesne's bench outscored Massachusetts's bench 45 to 15. The Dukes outscored the Minutemen in the paint 44 to 34.
Elijah Palmer scored 16 points for Duquesne. Bryant McAllister added 13 points and Kieron Achara had a double-double for the Dukes with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
UMass men's basketball returns to action this Wednesday, Jan. 21 as wraps up a three-game road trip at Saint Joseph's. The game is set for 7:00 p.m. and will take place at the sold-out Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse