Lutete pours in 51 as UMass Lowell beats LIU

NEW YORK — poured in a career-high 51 points as beat 87-74 on Friday night.

Lutete sank 16 of 25 shots from the floor, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range for the River Hawks (1-1). Lutete made 12 of his 13 free throws, added 9 rebounds and had 2 steals.

There were just three 50-point games in all of Division I last season — ‘s 55 for vs. , ‘ 54 for vs. North Greenville, and ‘s 53 for vs. .

Lutete‘s 51 points was the second-most in a single game in America East conference history, according to ESPN‘s Stats & Information research. s Eddie Benton had 54 against in 1994.

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finished with a double-double — 21 points, 13 rebounds — for UMass Lowell. added 11 rebounds, 6 points, 4 assists and 3 blocks.

had 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting for the Sharks (0-2). added 19 points, 15 rebounds and 8 blocks. had six assists.

UMass Lowell takes on Ohio State on the road on Sunday. Long Island University matches up against George Mason on the road on Wednesday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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