@DuqMBB Falls to St. Bonaventure in Closing Seconds
Feb. 3, 2018
PITTSBURGH - Jaylen Adams scored a Palumbo Center opponent record 40 points - including a big 3-pointer in the final seconds - to lift St. Bonaventure to an 84-81 win over Duquesne.
Smith hit a 3-pointer, his only one of the game, to tie it, setting up SBU's final possession with 28 seconds left.
Adams, ran the clock down and came off a screen to the left of the key and had just enough room to bury his eighth 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left.
DU's Eric Williams advanced the ball down the left sideline, but his desperation 3-point attempt from 35-feet glanced off the backboard.
St. Bonaventure, led by Adams 8-of-13 performance, finished 11-of-23 from the arc. The senior guard, who also had a game-high seven assists, figured in 21 of SBU's 31 field goals.
Duquesne held the lead for the majority of the second half before a pair of Courtney Stockard free throws put the Bonnies up 75-74 with 3:38 left. LaDarien Griffin made it a three-point game with just over two minutes remaining on a layup off a pass from Adams.
DU rallied to tie it on Smith's 3-pointer before Adams hit what turned out to be the game-winner.
Adams hit his first three 3-point attempts as the Bonnies jumped out to a 22-9 lead.
It was then that the Dukes put the clamps on defensively, while putting together a 25-4 run to take 34-26 lead. Smith, Castro-Caneddy and Kellon Taylor combined for all 25 points, as DU made its last eight shots during the run.
Adams ended the outburst with a 3-pointer.
The Bonnies got a 3-pointer from Izaiah Brockington to make it 37-36 at the first half horn.
Duquesne, which was outrebounded for just the sixth time this season (34-31), saw the Bonnies turn 15 offensive rebounds into 20 second-chance points.
Duquesne heads to Ohio to face Dayton (10-12, 4-6) on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. The game will air locally on AT&T SportsNet Ohio.
Tarin Smith went 9-of-15 from the field in posting his seventh career 20-point game - and fifth this season - with 24 points.
Chas Brown tied his season high with nine rebounds.
The Bonnies outscored the Dukes 20-5 in second-chance points.
Duquesne outscored the St. Bonaventure bench 34-7.
Adams' 40 points were the second-highest total in the 30-year history of the Palumbo Center (Duquesne's Mark Stevenson holds the record with 43 points vs. West Virginia on Jan. 30, 1990). It was the highest total by an opposing player, bettering the previous mark of 37 shared by three players (Devin Patterson of Omaha was the last on March 16, 2016).
Duquesne's largest lead was eight at 34-26 with 2:26 left in the first half ... St. Bonaventure's largest lead was 13 at 22-9 at the 11:37 mark of the first half ... Duquesne led for 20:03 and SBU led for 17:27 ... the game was tied for 2:04 ... there were four ties and six lead changes.