McAllister Lifts Dukes To 73-58 Win Over RMU

Dec. 3, 2005

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Pittsburgh, Pa. - Bryant McAllister scored a game-high 24 points to lead Duquesne to a 73-58 wire-to-wire win over Robert Morris at the Palumbo Center. The win snapped a three-game, season-opening losing streak for the Dukes (1-3).

Tony Lee and Freddie Harris led Robert Morris (2-3) with 13 and 11 points respectively.

Duquesne, which entered the game shooting 35.1 percent, hit eight of its first 11 shots in jumping out to a 21-7 lead. McAllister, who had 14 points at the half, scored 11 during the game-opening run.

Robert Morris, behind the scoring of Harris, who totaled all of his points in the first half, cut the lead to three with just over one minute left before Duquesne's Brian Kelly hit a free throw and layup to give the Dukes a 37-31 lead at intermission.

Duquesne opened the second half with a 14-2 run to take a 51-33 lead. The Dukes maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. Four different Duquesne players scored during the run which saw the Dukes hold Robert Morris scoreless for 4:47.

McAllister went 7-of-16 from the field and also handed out a team-high five assists. Jack Higgins and Ryan Lambert added nine points each. Chauncey Duke scored six points, pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds, handed out four assists and added a pair of steals in 34 turnover-free minutes.

Duquesne finished the game shooting a season-best 47.3 percent, while holding Robert Morris to 34.4 percent. Both teams finished with 20 turnovers, however Duquesne took better advantage of the situation, outscoring the Colonials 27-9 in points off turnovers.




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