The rally was UMass' largest comeback win since its 22-point margin comeback at Syracuse in 2008 NIT Second Round at Syracuse. The Minutemen trailed that game 54-32 with 14:37 left in the second half on March 25, 2008.
This was UMass' first overtime win in four years. The last time UMass won an overtime game was the 2007 NIT First Round win over Alabama at the Mullins Center, 89-87 on March 13, 2007. The Minutemen had lost four extra session games in a row.
UMass rallied to win a game it trailed at halftime for the second time this season (the other being Memphis). UMass is now 2-13 in games it trails at the half.
UMass' 60 rebounds were the most since the Minutemen grabbed 60 vs. Saint Joseph's on Feb. 28, 1996, the year UMass went to the Final Four.
The +27 rebounding margin marked the largest of the season, bettering the +25 vs. Grambling on Dec. 11.
Record Book Notes
Ricky Harris continues to stand fourth in career scoring at UMass with 29 in the game and now has 1,789. No. 3 on the list is Lou Roe (1,905).
Harris continues to stand fourth in career field goal attempts at UMass with 1,397, after he took 22 shots in the game. Next on the list at No. 3 is Lorenzo Sutton (1,518).
Harris also moved to seventh in career made field goals list with XX today. He now has 588 in his career. He passed by Edwin Green (580) and now stands behind No. 6 Lou Roe (661).
Harris continues to be second on the career 3-pointers attempted list with 10 in the game, giving him 727 in his career. The all-time leader is Monty Mack with 910.
Harris continues to be third in career made 3-pointers (256) with a season-best five in the game. Next on the list at No. 2 Anthony Anderson (275).
Harris had one steal to move to eighth place alone in career steals with 138 in his career. He moved by Will Herndon (137) and is close to passing No. 8 is Carl Smith (139).
Ricky Harris scored in double-figures for the 23rd time this season in as many games with a season-high 29. Harris now has 34 games in a row in double-figures and 87 in his 121 career games. Dating to his sophomore year, Harris has 84 of his last 89 games with 10 or more points.
Harris scored 20 or more points for the 10th time this season and 38th in his career. It was his sixth time in seven games with 20-plus.
Harris scored more than 25 points for the fourth time this season and 12th in his career.
Harris has taken over as the A-10's leading active career scorer (1,789) passing La Salle's Rodney Green (1,776).
Anthony Gurley had 19th game this season with double-figures with 20 points. It was his 45th career game with 10 or more.
Gurley had 20 points for the sixth time this season and ninth time in his career. It was his first 20 point game since at Temple (1/13), when he also had 20.
Sean Carter had his first-career double-double with 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds.
Sean Carter had his fourth game this year and sixth-career game in double-figure points with 11.
Sean Carter also had his fourth career game and fourth this year with double-figure rebounds with the 19.
Carter also had five dunks to give him a team-best 21 on the season.
Riley drew his third start of the season, and third game in a row.
UMass leads the all-time series with Duquesne 34-23, dating to the first meeting in 1975.
The Minutemen have won three games in a row at the Palumbo Center and 12-14 all-time.
UMass has won five of the last seven games in the series, just losing both of the meetings last season, including the A-10 Tournament.
Also Of Note
One of the referees for the game was Gene Steratore, who is also an NFL referee. He served as an alternate official in the Super Bowl.