Akron Drops Duquesne, 79-61
Nov. 30, 2005
Akron, Ohio - Akron outscored Duquesne 20-5 over the final 6:30 to turn a three-point game into a 79-61 Zips win at Rhodes Arena.
Duquesne trailed 60-56 when a Jack Higgins' 3-point attempt went halfway down the cylinder before bouncing out. Akron rebounded and Darryl Peterson drilled a 3-pointer to turn a potential one-point deficit into a seven-point margin and ignite Akron's game-deciding run.
Peterson and Romeo Travis, who scored 14 in the first half, finished with 17 points each for Akron. Bryant McAllister went 7-of-13 in scoring 17 for Duquesne. Nick Dials and Rob Preston added 11 and 10 points respectively for Akron, while DeVario Hudson was the only other Duquesne player in double figures with 12.
Akron led by 12 with just over 4:30 left in the first half before McAllister scored seven of Duquesne's next 12 points to cut the Zips' lead to 37-33 at the half. Duquesne tied the game at 44-44 on an Aaron Jackson bucket with 13:55 to go, and stayed within striking distance until Akron's game-deciding run.
DU, which shot 29 percent in the second half, finished the game at 35.4 percent. Akron shot 46.2 percent. The Zips, which had just one more field goal than the Dukes, went 26-of-36 from the foul line, while Duquesne converted just 9-of-15 from the stripe.