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Spiders Defeat #DUQMBB, 75-58

 

 

Feb. 12, 2014

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PITTSBURGH - Kendall Anthony scored 20 points to lead Richmond to a 75-58 Atlantic 10 win over Duquesne at the Palumbo Center.

The Spiders (16-8, 6-3), who never trailed, hit eight 3-pointers, including seven in building a 39-27 halftime lead.

Ovie Soko scored 21 points and Micah Mason added 15 for the Dukes (10-13, 2-8) who dropped their fourth straight.

Richmond, coming off a week-long layoff, hit three 3-pointers in the first three minutes in jumping out to a 12-3 lead. The lead reached 17-3 on a Terry Allen three-point play as the Dukes turned it over four times in the first six minutes.

"We got completely outplayed on both sides of the basketball." said Duquesne coach Jim Ferry. "They shredded us in man-to-man and zone and they did a great job defending us. We just struggled to score tonight."

Duquesne cut it to seven on a Tra'Vaughn White 3-pointer before Anthony answered with one of his own to make it 27-17.

Anthony's fourth 3-pointer built the lead back to 14 with just under five minutes left in the half.

Duquesne cut it to nine three times in the first six minutes of the second half before missing nine consecutive shots as Richmond put together a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach at 61-38 with 8:28 to go.

"When you continue to have empty possessions offensively, it puts pressure on our defense," said Ferry. "And when you're playing a team like that - that runs the Princeton offense - when they have a six-point lead, it feels like 26 because they are so patient and they can always beat you for a layup at times."

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa, who finished with 10 points, started the run with UR's lone 3-pointer of the second half. The Spiders, who went 23-of-26 from the foul line, scored seven from the stripe during the run.

Mason hit three 3-pointers in a five minute span to help the Dukes pull to within 13, but that's as close as they would get as Richmond hit four free throws over the final 1:56 for the final margin.

The Spiders outshot the Dukes .458 to .386. UR outscored DU by 15 from the foul line as the Dukes went 8-of-16.

Duquesne, which plays four of its final six regular-season games on the road, heads to Kingston, R.I. to face Rhode Island on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Noon. The game will be televised by SNY and Ocean State Networks. It will also be streamed live by CampusInsiders.com.

NOTES
• Richmond has won 16 of the past 17 meetings in the series.

• Soko (8-of-15), Mason (6-of-10) and McKoy (3-of-5) were a combined 17-of-30 from the field ... the rest of the team was a combined 5-of-27.

• Richmond's largest lead was 23 at 61-38 with 8:19 to go.

• Micah Mason, who entered the game as the nation's leading 3-point shooter (.583), went 3-of-7 from the arc.

• This was Ovie Soko's fifth 20-point game in his past six outings ... Soko leads the team with 11 20-point games ... Soko, who scored 564 points in three seasons at UAB prior to transferring, brought his career total to 987.

• Duquesne, which plays four of its final six regular-season games on the road, heads to Kingston, R.I. to face Rhode Island on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Noon. The game will be televised by SNY and Ocean State Networks. It will also be streamed live by CampusInsiders.com.

 

 

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