Dukes Bow to Bonnies, 86-78
Jan. 25, 2003
Duquesne (7-12, 1-5) fell victim to a second-half St. Bonaventure 3-point shooting barrage in an 86-78 loss to the Bonnies (9-9, 4-2) at the Palumbo Center.
SBU, who began the week ranked seventh in the nation in 3-pointers made per game, showed why by converting 10-of-15 from the arc in the second half to break open a close game. The Bonnies hit six of their first eight 3-point attempts of the second half to build an 11-point lead.
After the Dukes cut it to nine, Marques Green hit consecutive 3-pointers followed by another 3-pointer from Ahmad Smith to build St. Bonaventure's lead to a game-high 18 at 79-61 with just over six minutes to go. The Bonnies maintained a double-digit lead until DU's Brad Midgley scored with 20 seconds left for the final margin.
Six different Bonnies made at least one 3-pointer led by Mike Gansey who hit 4-of-7 on his way to a team-high 20 points. Green, who was held scoreless for the first 13 minutes of the game, finished with 17 points and a game-high 9 assists.
Kevin Forney led Duquesne with a game-high 21. Jimmy Tricco went 5-of-11 from the 3-point arc in adding 17 points for the Dukes. St. Bonaventure, who shot 60.9 percent from the field in the second half, hit 53.6 percent for the game. Duquesne shot 44.3 percent. The Dukes were once again hurt by turnovers, as St. Bonaventure turned 16 DU miscues into 26 points.
The Dukes return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 28 as they travel to Richmond (11-6, 5-1) for a 7:30 pm contest.
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee: