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Minutemen Dominate Duquesne, 70-55

Massachusetts' Gabe Lee (4) shoots over Duquesne's Ron Dokes (41) in the first half.

Massachusetts' Gabe Lee (4) shoots over Duquesne's Ron Dokes (41) in the first half.

Feb 23, 2003

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Anthony Anderson scored 22 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to vault Massachusetts to a 70-55 victory over Duquesne on Sunday.

Anderson shot 10-for-13 from the field, including 5-for-7 on 3-pointers, as the Minutemen (11-14, 5-7 Atlantic 10) outscored the Dukes 45-27 in the second half for their third straight win.

Jackie Rogers shot 7-for-8 from the field to finish with 18 points for the Minutemen while Jeff Viggiano went 4-for-7 from 3-point range for 14 points.

Kevin Forney had 14 points and Simplice Njoya 12 to lead the Dukes (9-17, 3-10).

Massachusetts trailed 28-25 at halftime, but Viggiano hit a pair of 3-pointers to spark an 11-1 run early in the second half for a 39-32 lead. The Minutemen, who shot 71 percent from the floor in the second half, 58 percent in the game, never trailed again.

Other than a 3-2 lead when Brennan Martin hit a 3-pointer at the start of the game, UMass trailed the entire first half.

The Dukes led by as many as 11, at 16-5 and 18-7, but Rogers' 10 first-half points helped UMass close the gap by halftime.

Duquesne outrebounded UMass 20-10 in the first half, 30-26 in the game.

 

 

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