Dukes' Winning Streak Stopped By GW, 83-63
Jan. 24, 2004
Washington, D.C. - George Washington broke open a tight game with a 12-0 run mid-way through the second half to pull away for an 83-63 win at Washington, D.C. The loss ended a three-game Duquesne win streak.
Elijah Palmer led three Dukes in double figures with 13 points and 9 rebounds before fouling out with 8:12 left. George Washington's T.J. Thompson led all scorers with 20 points.
The game opened with nine ties and 10 lead changes in the first 15:29, before GW took a nine-point lead on a Thompson 3-pointer at the 1:23 mark. The Dukes rallied to cut the lead to 42-37 on a Bryant McAllister 3-pointer as the first half expired.
McAllister then scored four of Duquesne's first six points of the second half to give the Dukes a 43-42 lead with 18:01 to go. George Washington took the lead for good on a Thompson layup with 17:27 left. DU trailed 56-52 at the 11:47 mark when the Colonials went on a 12-0 run to put the game out of reach . Duquesne, which shot just 31.4 percent in the second half, went scoreless for 4:34 before Ron Dokes ended the drought with a free throw with 7:11 left to make the score 68-53. DU would get no closer than 13 the rest of the way.
McAllister and Jimmy Tricco added 11 points each for the Dukes who finished the game shooting 38.3 percent. George Washington forced 16 Duquesne turnovers and shot 50.8 percent from the field. GW outscored DU 27-10 in points off turnovers.
Duquesne returns home to face La Salle Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Palumbo Center.
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee: