Duquesne freshman Mike Lewis II had it going night the Dukes’ 96-66 thrashing of UMass on Wednesday night, scoring a career-best 31 points.
To close out the first half, with Duquesne already leading by 12, the 6-foot-1 Lewis scored five points in six seconds. Lewis converted on a contested layup before he and a teammate forced a turnover in the backcourt moments later. With a great sense of how much time was remaining, Lewis collected the ball before banking in a one-handed, fadeaway 40-foot 3-pointer.
Lewis, who is averaging 13.1 points per game, also dished four assists without recording a turnover in 34 minutes of action.
Duquesne, which entered with just one win since 2017 started, snapped an eight-game losing streak. UMass has now lost six of seven.