The No. 9 seed Duquesne Dukes had their season come to an end on Tuesday night in Amherst as they dropped their first round matchup with the UMass Minutemen, 92-83. Duquesne had no answers on the defensive end, as UMass hung 51 points on Ron Everhart's club in the first 24 minutes.
Eric Evans and Jerry Jones led the Dukes with 16 points a piece. Evans came in and gave Everhart a nice boost, drilling four of six three-pointers. But Sean Johnson was off all night, shooting just two of eight from behind the arc as the Minutemen continued to score at will.
UMass had three players score at least 20 points. Chaz Williams consistently had his way getting into the lane and getting to the line, shooting three more free-throws than Duquesne's entire team. The Minutemen shot 31 times from the charity stripe while the Dukes had only 11 attempts. UMass also hit 47 percent from three-point range.
Duquesne's season finishes at 16-15 while UMass will continue on to face No. 1 seed Temple in Atlantic City.
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