@DuqMBB Drops 71-60 Decision to Davidson
Feb. 24, 2018

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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.

Duquesne, which dropped its sixth in a row, was led by Mike Lewis II's 15 points. Eric Williams Jr. was the only other Duke in double figures with 12.

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.

• Lewis II, who went 3-of-25 from 3-point in Duquesne's four previous games, went 5-of-11 from the arc in scoring 15 points. It was his fifth game this season with five or more 3-pointers. With his five "3s" Lewis II moved into the seventh spot on DU's all-time 3-pointers made list with 142.

• 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.




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