Bonnies Turn Back @DuqMBB
Feb. 1, 2017
PITTSBURGH - Matt Mobley scored 14 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to lead St. Bonaventure to a 71-64 win over Duquesne at Palumbo Center.
Mike Lewis II scored 20 for Duquesne, which turned it over 20 times in dropping its sixth in a row. Emile Blackman and Rene Castro joined Lewis II in double figures with 15 and 11 points respectively.
There were seven ties and nine lead changes in a first half the ended with the Dukes up 34-33 courtesy of a Castro 3-pointer just before the horn.
The Dukes turned it over twice and missed their first seven shots of the second half, enabling the Bonnies to take a 41-34 lead.
The SBU lead reached 11 before Jordan Robinson scored Duquesne's first field goal of the half at the 12:56 mark.
The Dukes, who shot 28.1 percent in the second half, got a pair of 3-pointers from Blackman to cut it to four with just under 12 minutes remaining.
The Bonnies built their lead back to nine, before Blackman was fouled on a dunk and converted the free throw to start a 7-0 run that saw the Dukes make it 60-58 on a pair of Castro free throw with 4:23 to go.
Duquesne missed its next seven shots as the Bonnies took an eight-point lead on a Mobley jumper.
DU would get no closer than seven the rest of the way.
Duquesne, which got 13 from Lewis II in the first half, turned it over 12 times in the first 13:14.
The Dukes shot 43.6 percent for the game. St. Bonaventure, which went 1-of-13 from the 3-point arc, finished at 44.6 percent.
DU hits the road again to face Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN).
Duquesne's 20 turnovers tied its second-highest total of the season, second only to 22 vs. Dayton on Jan. 14.
Duquesne was 12-of-15 from the line before St. Bonaventure attempted its first free throw with 7:42 to go in the first half.
Mike Lewis II saw his consecutive free throws made streak snapped at 28. Lewis II, went 8-of-8 from the stripe before missing a pair with the Dukes down eight with 1:17 left ... Lewis' last miss entering the game was on Jan. 7 at La Salle.
There were seven ties and 10 lead changes before Matt Mobley gave the Bonnies the lead for good on SBU's first bucket of the second half (18:45) ... SBU's largest lead was 11, the last of which came with 20 seconds left (70-59) ... Duquesne's largest lead was four (12-8) at the 12:54 mark of the first half ... St. Bonaventure led for 31:17 and Duquesne led for 5:25 ... the game was tied for 3:18.