NEW YORK (AP) Christian Lutete poured in a career-high 51 points as UMass Lowell beat Long Island University 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 nine rebounds and had two steals.
Obadiah Noel finished with a double-double - 21 points, 13 rebounds - for UMass Lowell. Connor Withers added 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks.