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R.J. Luis scores a career-high 31 points as UMass beats Duquesne

Frank Martin coaches

Frank Martin and the Minutemen beat Duquesne Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center.

AMHERST — Back-to-back wins are nice in college basketball. Back-to-back conference wins are always better.

“It feels great,” UMass guard R.J. Luis said after the Minutemen held off Duquesne 87-79 Saturday afternoon, before 3,810 fans at the Mullins Center. “We were struggling in adversity, so it just feels great to get these two wins back-to-back at home with the fans.



Howard Herman can be reached at  hherman@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6253. 


Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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