Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Falls To Duquesne, 78-69

Shannon Crooks leads the Minutemen with 19 points against Duquesne, Wednesday.

Shannon Crooks leads the Minutemen with 19 points against Duquesne, Wednesday.

Feb 6, 2002

Final Stats

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Wayne Smith scored a season-high 25 points and Duquesne came on in the second half to defeat Massachusetts, 78-69, in Atlantic 10 action Wednesday night.

The victory snapped Duquesne's 16-game losing streak to Massachusetts. It was the Dukes second consecutive victory and second in the Atlantic 10. The Minutemen have lost two in a row and seven of their past 10 games.

Massachusetts (9-11, 3-6) led by as many as 14 points in the first half and held a 47-37 advantage at the intermission. But the Dukes (7-14, 2-8) got hot in the second half and went on a 20-9 run to take a 72-65 lead following a three-point play by Kevin Forney with 3:25 left to play.

Duquesne's first lead of the game came with 5:44 left when Smith drove the baseline for a layup. That put the Dukes on top 64-63. Smith then followed with a 3-pointer from the left wing.

Ronell Blizzard tipped in a missed shot with 4:14 left to play to cut the lead to two points but Aaron Lovelace drove for a layup for the Dukes and Forney followed with the three-point play.

Shannon Crooks paced Massachusetts with 19 points and Kitwana added 17 and Anthony Anderson scored 14. Lovelace and Forney scored 12 points each for the Dukes.




    Event Calendar

    Thursday, Feb 11
    vs VCU 7:00 PM gametracker
    Sunday, Feb 14
    at Duquesne 3:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 17
    at Fordham 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Feb 21
    vs George Mason 4:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 24
    vs Saint Joseph's 7:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 27
    at St. Bonaventure 4:00 PM
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