@DuqMBB Falls at Dayton
Feb. 4, 2017
DAYTON, OHIO - Kendall Pollard scored 16 points as Dayton held Duquesne to a season-low 53 points in posting a 90-53 win over the Dukes at UD Arena.
Duquesne went scoreless for an early five-minute stretch as Dayton, which shot 58 percent in the first half, built a 18-6 lead. UD upped the lead to 26-11 on back-to-back 3-pointers by Darrell Davis and John Crosby.
The Dukes endured another five minute drought before Blackman scored to make it 37-13 at the 4:54 mark. Blackman's bucket started an 11-0 run that briefly cut the lead to 15.
Pollard answered with back-to-back baskets to give the Flyers a 44-25 halftime lead.
Dayton opened the second half like it opened the game, limiting Duquesne to seven points in the first seven-plus minutes in taking a 62-32 lead on the second of back-to-back Kyle Davis layups with 12:43 remaining.
The lead reached 46 with under six minutes left.
Dayton, which shot 58.7 percent for the game, assisted on 30 of its 37 field goals. The Flyers went 11-of-24 from 3-point.
Duquesne, which assisted on six of its 20 field goals, got three second-half 3-pointers from James to finish 6-of-21 from the arc.
Duquesne is idle until next Saturday when it heads to St. Louis to face the Billikens at 8:00 p.m. (ET) (FOX Sports Midwest plus TV).
Duquesne's previous low point game this season came in a 76-57 loss to Dayton at PPG Paints Arena on Jan. 14.
There were two ties early in the first half ... Dayton's largest lead was 46 (84-38) with 3:49 left.