Dukes Top Fordham, 74-65, To End Losing Streak

Feb. 15, 2003

Box Score

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.

Kevin Forney, who scored seven of the Dukes' final 17 points, scored a game-high 21. Ron Dokes added 14 for DU.

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).

John Blackgrove led Fordham with 20 points. Brad Midgley (12) and Elijah Palmer (10) joined Forney and Dokes in double figures for the Dukes.


  • Forney reached the 1,000-point career mark with the second of two free throws at the 4:07 mark of the first half.
  • The game saw nine ties and four lead changes
  • DU led 18-6 in the opening minutes
  • Fordham rallied to take a 35-31 lead at the half
  • Fordham's largest lead was six at the 18:44 mark of the second half, DU led by 10 with 11 seconds left.


Duquesne head coach Danny Nee



"In college basketball - I don't care what level you're at - winning on the road is very difficult. We did a good job of overcoming that and coming out with a win.

"In the second half I thought we kept our composure and got a couple of big stops when we could have folded. To hit 24-of-28 free throws is excellent. Kevin Forney was out of sight. He's very hard to guard. He was our whole offense today."

Post-Gazette | Tribune-Review | AP | Fordham


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.


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