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NCAA BASKETBALL: UMASS 78, DUQUESNE 74

on March 06, 2014 10:40 AM

UMASS 78, DUQUESNE 74: Trey Davis came off the bench to score 20 points — including seven points in the final two minutes — as Massachusetts topped Duquesne in a regular-season game.

Chaz Williams had 17 points and six assists for the Minutemen (23-6, 10-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Raphiael Putney added 12 points and Sampson Carter had 10.

The Minutemen recovered from a slow start to go 16-7 midway through the second half with the help of four 3-pointers — two by Carter, one by Williams and one by Davis — to lead 61-54 with 11:16 remaining. The Dukes came back to take a 72-71 advantage on Ovie Soko’s jumper with 2:43 left, but then Davis made a 3-pointer and four free throws down the stretch to put the Minutemen back on top for the win.

Micah Mason had 20 points and five assists for the Dukes (12-16, 4-11).

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