Richmond Turns Back Duquesne, 79-55
March 9, 2013
RICHMOND, VA. - Terry Allen scored 17 points as Richmond used the long ball to build an early lead in defeating Duquesne 79-55 at Robins Center.
Darien Brothers added 14 points for the Spiders (18-13, 8-8) who hit eight of their 12 3-pointers in the first half in handing the Dukes (8-22, 1-15) their sixth consecutive loss.
UR got seven 3-pointers from six players to take a 32-18 lead. Brothers added the Spiders' eighth 3-pointer with just over two minutes left to push the lead to 15. Trey Davis added a free throw with 1:17 left to make it 42-26 at the half.
The Spiders were nearly flawless in the opening 20 minutes with one turnover and 13 assists on 15 field goals.
Richmond opened the second half with a 12-4 run, including seven points in the paint by Derrick Williams, to up the lead to 24.
The Spiders lead reached 36 before Duquesne went on a 14-0 run with Colter hitting three 3-pointers and Winters adding a 3-pointer and a jumper.
The Dukes would get no closer than 22 the rest of the way.
"Richmond played really, really well, they shredded us right from the get-go," said Duquesne coach Jim Ferry. "They played fast, they played sharp and they played hard and they do a great job of defending the 3-point line."
The Spiders, who assisted on 22 of 31 field goals, shot 57.1 percent in the second half and 51.7 percent for the game. Duquesne, which went 8-of-21 from the arc, shot 39.4 percent.
The win was Richmond's eighth in a row over the Dukes at Robins Center ... DU's last win at Richmond was on Dec. 20, 1993 (67-60 on OT).
Derrick Colter finished as just the fifth player in school history to lead the team in scoring (13.5 ppg.) and assists (5.2 apg.) ... he is the first underclassman to do so, joining seniors Aaron Jackson (19.3/5.7 in 2009), Bryant McAllister (19.7/4.8 in 2006), Courtney Wallace (16.6/3.4 in 2001) and Mike James (17.5/3.5 in 1998).
Colter finished the year with 156 assists (5.2 apg.) in 30 games ... the assist total is the seventh-highest in school history and second-most by a DU freshman ... Clayton Adams set the DU freshman record of 163 in 32 games in 1988 ... Colter's 5.2 apg. average is the best by a Duquesne freshman since Kenya Hunter averaged 5.29 apg. in 1992-93.
Quevyn Winters (55-145) finished with the second-most 3-pointers made by at DU freshman ... the record holder is Tom Pipkins (DU's third-leading all-time scorer) who went 58-170 from the arc as a freshman in 1994 ... Derrick Colter ended up fourth on the list (50-159).
A freshman either led - or tied for the team lead - in scoring in the Dukes' last 11 games ... this was the first time in school history Duquesne had three freshmen score 200 or more points: Derrick Colter (406), Quevyn Winters (287) and Jeremiah Jones (231) ... the three-man freshman class accounted for 45.6 percent of DU's points this season ... it is the highest percentage of team points ever produced by a Duquesne freshman class.
Sean Johnson finished his career with 1,245 points, good for No. 22 on the DU scoring list ... his 123 games played rank third all-time.
Andre Marhold ended up as DU's fifth-leading all-time shot blocker with 107 rejections.