Duquesne Falls To Xavier, 93-58

Jan 21, 2003

Box Score

Xavier limited Duquesne to 23 percent shooting in the second half in pulling away for a 93-58 win at Cincinnati.

Duquesne, who trailed by nine after a first half that saw eight ties and four lead changes, scored just 12 points in the first 12:27 of the second half as Xavier built its lead to 30 points. Romain Sato and David West led a balanced Xavier attack with 18 and 16 points respectively. Ron Dokes led Duquesne with 16.

The Dukes trailed by three with just under four minutes remaining in the first half, before Sato and West combined for six of Xavier's 10 points in a 10-2 run to close out the half. The second half was all Xavier as the Musketeers held the Dukes without a field goal until Kevin Forney scored on a lay-up at the 14:22 mark.

Duquesne, who was no match for Xavier physically, was whistled for 27 fouls as the Musketeers outscored the Dukes from the free throw line 31 to 12. Xavier, who finished the game 44.4 percent from the field, converted 6-of-8 three-pointers. Duquesne, who entered the game shooting an Atlantic 10-best 39.8 percent from the arc, hit just 2-of-13 from long distance.


  • Dokes, who hit his first six shots, finished the game 7-of-10 from the field
  • Duquesne finished the game with 17 turnovers to seven for Xavier
  • The Dukes, who shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, were 0-of-6 from the 3-point arc in the second half.


Duquesne head coach Danny Nee:

"Xavier turned up the defense in the second half and we didn't handle it as well as we would have liked. They dominated us inside. We just couldn't handle them physically.

"We have been shooting the 3-pointer effectively all season, and they took that away from us. Our turnovers came in spurts, but I thought overall we were a little more certain with the ball.


"They're a quality team, no ifs, ands or buts."

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