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Red and Blue Grounded by Eagles, 88-70
DeVario Hudson
 
DeVario Hudson
 

Dec. 22, 2004

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Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Craig Smith scored 30 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Boston College to a dominating 88-70 win over Duquesne at Conte Forum. Freshman DeVario Hudson led four Duquesne scorers in double figures with 17. Boston College, which outrebounded the Dukes by a 52-24 margin, never trailed in winning its ninth consecutive game.

Smith, who had a double-double (20-10) at halftime, scored 12 of the Eagles first 20 points as Boston College jumped out to a 20-9 lead. Duquesne, which didn't register a rebound until the 12:09 mark of the half, was outrebounded 35-8 in the opening 20 minutes as Boston College enjoyed a 23-0 edge in second chance points in building a 45-20 lead.

Duquesne followed its lowest scoring half of the season by rallying to score a season-high 50 in the second half, but it was too little, too late as the 25-point halftime deficit proved too much to overcome. Hudson along with fellow freshmen Chauncey Duke and Sean McKeon combined to score 26 of DU's 50 second-half points as the Dukes hit 66.7 percent of their shots. Hudson hit three 3-pointers in the second half in scoring 13 of his 17, while McKeon - who was 5-of-5 from the field for the game - scored 8 of his 10 after intermission. Duke, who finished with six points, scored five in the second half.

Kieron Achara and Keith Gayden were the other Dukes in double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively. Jack Higgins handed out a career-high 9 assists for DU.

 

 

Sean Marshall, who hit 3-of-5 3-point attempts added 20 for B.C. Boston College, which enjoyed a 42-26 advantage in points in the paint, finished the game owning a commanding 32-6 edge in second chance points to negate Duquesne's 50.0 percent shooting for the game.

Duquesne returns to action Wednesday, Dec. 29th when they travel to Robert Morris University for a 7:30 p.m. match at the Colonials' Sewell Center in Moon Township, Pa.

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