@DuqMBB Drops 71-60 Decision to Davidson
Feb. 24, 2018
PITTSBURGH - Kellan Grady scored 30 points and Peyton Aldridge added 17 points and 10 rebounds to help Davidson to a 71-60 win over Duquesne at Palumbo Center.
Davidson, which led by two at the half, was up one before the Dukes went scoreless for nearly five minutes as the Wildcats took a 59-49 lead on an Aldridge 3-pointer with 6:17 left.
The Dukes briefly cut it to seven twice, but could get no closer.
DU, which shot 39.3 percent, made two of 13 shots from the 9:23 mark on, before Lewis II - who finished with five 3-pointers - hit a pair of threes in the final 44 seconds.
Duquesne, starting a lineup that included four final-year players who were honored in a pregame ceremony, jumped out to a 10-0 lead. The Dukes led by 11, before Grady, Jon Axel Gudmundsson and Aldridge hit 3-pointers to make it 26-25. Will Magarity completed the 13-1 run with a dunk to give Davidson its first lead at 27-26.
Grady had 18 in the half that ended with Davidson up 33-31.
The Dukes and Wildcats finished with 22 field goals apiece. DU went 11-of-30 from 3-point to 9-of-20 for Davidson.
The Wildcats outscored Duquesne 18-5 from the foul line.
Duquesne hosts Saint Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 p.m. in its final regular season home game (Stadium). DU completes the regular season at Massachusetts on Saturday, Mar. 3.
Graduate students Chas Brown, Rene Casto-Caneddy and Jordan Robinson, along with senior Eric James - DU's four final-year players who were honored in a pregame ceremony - started for the Dukes. The fivesome helped the Dukes jump out to a 10-0 lead.
Duquesne's largest lead was 11 at 25-14 with 8:25 left in the first half ... Davidson's largest lead was 13 at 67-54 with 45 seconds remaining ... Duquesne led for 16:30 and Davidson led for 19:52 ... the game was tied for 3:38 ... there were four ties and three lead changes before Oskar Michelson's 3-pointer gave Davidson the lead for good with 11:50 left.