@DuqMBB Falls to George Washington
Feb. 19, 2017
PITTSBURGH - Tyler Cavanaugh led four players in double figures with 19 points and George Washington hit 12 3-pointers to hold off Duquesne 77-70 at Palumbo Center.
Duquesne, which had two more field goals than George Washington, finished 4-of-13 from the arc. GW got 3-pointers from seven players, going 12-of-26.
DU cut a 10-point GW lead to three on Sanders put back with just over two minutes left, before Jordan Roland answered with a 3-pointer late in the shot clock to make it 71-65.
Lewis II, who scored 17 in the second half, made it a three-point game at 73-70 on a deep 3-pointer with 18 seconds left.
Jaren Sina hit a pair of free throws with 12.9 left to seal it.
Neither team led by more than six in a first half that ended with GW up 38-33.
Duquesne, which shot 34.4 percent in the first half, hit five of its first seven shots of the second half to tie it at 45-45.
The Dukes took their first lead since the 6:05 mark of the first half on a Lewis II layup with 13:39 to go.
DU, down 51-49, had a turnover, missed layup and missed dunk on consecutive possessions, before GW's Matt Hart hit a 3-pointer. Jair Bolden added another three to make it 57-51 with a little over eight minutes remaining.
Bolden added another 3-pointer and Yuta Watanabe followed with a dunk to make it 62-53.
The lead reached double digits for the first time on a Collin Smith free throw with 6:36 to go.
Duquesne held GW to 37.7 percent shooting, but the Colonials did most of their damage on second chance opportunities, turning 16 offensive rebounds into 20 points.
Duquesne completes its three-game homestand vs. Fordham (12-15, 6-8) on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. DU will retire the No. 13 jersey of 12-year NBA veteran Mike James in a pregame ceremony. In honor of James, tickets for Wednesday's game will be priced at $13.