Dukes Topped By La Salle 71-55
Feb. 11, 2004
Philadelphia, Pa. - Duquesne, down 57-54 with 5:31 left, missed its final eight field goal attempts in dropping a 71-55 decision at La Salle. The Dukes, which finished the game 1-of-14 from the 3-point arc, missed four 3-point attempts in the last 3:30 as the Explorers closed the game with a 14-1 run.
Duquesne, which never led in the game, tied the score at 44-44 on a Jon Pawlak put back with 10:31 left. La Salle, which scored 15 points off of nine second-half Duquesne turnovers, upped its lead to seven before the Dukes cut it to three on a Palmer jumper at the 5:31 mark. From that point on, the Dukes would score just one more point on a McAllister free throw with 1:38 left.
In addition to its problems from the 3-point arc, Duquesne converted just 4-of-10 free throws and finished the game with 18 turnovers. La Salle made good on 7-of-20 3-point attempts and converted 16-of-21 from the line.
Jimmy Tricco and Martin Osimani led the Dukes with six rebounds each. Osimani added a team-best five assists. Four different Duquesne players committed three or more turnovers as DU's 18 turnovers led to 19 La Salle points.
The Dukes' next game is at Dayton on Sunday, February `15th at 2:00 p.m. in an Atlantic 10 TV Network broadcast.
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee: