@DuqMBB Falls to George Washington
Feb. 19, 2017

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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.

Mike Lewis II scored a game-high 22 to lead Duquesne. Emile Blackman and Isiaha Mike added 14 and 11 points respectively. Nakye Sanders had a game-high 14 rebounds for DU.

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.

Mike Lewis II scored 17 of his game-high 22 points in the second half ... Lewis II, who went 9-of-14 from the field, has 20 or more in five of his past six games ... he is shooting 65 percent from the field, including 14-of-17 from the 3-point arc, in his past three games.
Nakye Sanders had his fourth double-digit rebound game of the season (fifth of his career) with 14 boards ... Sanders, whose career high is 16 (set earlier this season at Robert Morris), had nine rebounds in the first half.
• Duquesne, which entered the game averaging 14.5 turnovers per game, finished with 11 ... the Dukes are averaging 11.0 turnovers per game in their past three outings.
• This was Darius Lewis' 100th career game.
• There were eight ties and five lead changes in the game ... Duquesne's largest lead was 4-0 at the 18:03 mark ... George Washington's largest lead was 10, the last of which came at 65-55 with 5:26 left ... GW took the lead for good on a Matt Hart 3-pointer with 12:04 left ... GW led for 28:21 ... Duquesne led for 7:05 ... the game was tied for 4:34.




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