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Dukes' Winning Streak Stopped By GW, 83-63
Junior Elijah Palmer
 
Junior Elijah Palmer
 

Jan. 24, 2004

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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.

NOTES

  • Jimmy Tricco scored all 11 of his points in 18 first-half minutes
  • Tricco's point total was higher than his total in DU's previous six games
  • Head coach Danny Nee was assessed his first technical foul in 75 games as head coach of the Dukes with 10:58 left in the first half
  • Duquesne went 13-of-22 from the foul line

 

 

QUOTES

Duquesne head coach Danny Nee:

"We played them well for 25 or 30 minutes, then they made the run and `bam'. We couldn't get enough going. George Washington played a superior game. They forced us to play too quick. We never got into a rhythm. We never felt comfortable with their pressure. What did we have, 16 turnovers? It felt like 30. That really hurt us. We also had too many guys miss free throws. But there are some things we can learn from."
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