PITTSBURGH (AP) – Freshman Mike Lewis II scored a career-high 31 points and Duquesne snapped an eight-game skid, cruising past UMass 96-66 on Wednesday night.

Lewis was 8 of 14 from the floor including six 3-pointers for the Dukes (10-16, 3-10 Atlantic 10). One of those 3-pointers was the spectacular result of a wild shot by Lewis, after Duquesne forced a UMass turnover with seconds left in the first half.


Isiaha Mike added 23 points and eight rebounds, Rene Castro had 11 points and six assists and Emile Blackman had 10 points.

After building a 17-point lead in the first half, Duquesne never looked back, and Lewis sank back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half to stretch it to 59-39 with 17:46 to play. Mike sank a 3 midway to make it 84-44 and the Dukes cruised to the win.

A Blackman layup early in the first half put the Dukes on top for good and they took a 51-34 advantage into the break.

Luwane Pipkins scored 16 points for the Minutemen (13-13, 3-10) who have lost six of their last seven.

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