Dukes Top Fordham, 74-65, To End Losing Streak
Feb. 15, 2003
Bronx, New York - Duquesne broke open a close game with a 17-7 run over the final six minutes to take a 74-65 decision at Fordham. The win snapped an eight-game Duquesne skid and extended Fordham's losing streak to ten.
Fordham took its last lead of the game on a Michael Haynes bucket with 6:01 to go. Forney answered with a jumper to put the Dukes up 59-58. DU, who would not trail the rest of the game, put the clamps on defensively, limiting the Rams to just one field goal - a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left - over the final six minutes.
Duquesne led by three with 1:39 left when Forney hit the first of two free throws. In one of the key plays of the game, Dokes tipped in Forney's second-shot miss to put DU up six.
Fordham would get no closer than four the rest of the way. Duquesne, which converted 24-28 free throws on the afternoon, hit 8-8 over the final 37 seconds to seal the win.
The Dukes outshot the Rams 47.1 percent to 39.7 percent. The two teams combined for 42 turnovers (21 each).
Duquesne head coach Danny Nee
Duquesne returns home to Pittsburgh tonight and will take on Western Division foe George Washington (8-13, 2-8) on Wed. Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Palumbo Center. The Dukes will be looking to avenge a 68-58 loss to the Colonials suffered at the Smith Center on Feb. 1.