@DuqMBB Defeats Colgate to Extend Win Streak to Three
Dec. 22, 2016

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PITTSBURGH - Freshman Isiaha Mike scored a career-high 19 points to lead Duquesne to a 70-57 win over Colgate at Palumbo Center.

The win was the fourth in five games - and third in a row - for the Dukes, who held the Raiders to 37.1 percent shooting.

Tarin Smith added 15 points and Mike Lewis II and Rene Castro chipped in 12 and 11 respectively for DU.

Malcolm Regisford posted 11 points and 16 rebounds for Colgate, which dropped its seventh in a row.

There were four ties and seven lead changes before Castro broke an 18-18 tie with a layup that ignited an 11-0 run. Emile Blackman threw down a dunk off an alley-oop pass from Lewis II and Mike hit a 3-pointer from the left corner to key the run.

Castro added four more points to give the Dukes a 35-24 halftime lead.

Colgate, which entered the game averaging 9.1 3-pointers per game, went 1-of-12 from the 3-point arc in the opening 20 minutes.

Colgate took advantage of a pair of DU turnovers to open the second half with nine straight points, before Lewis II canned a 3-pointer from the right corner to up the dwindling lead to five.

Kale Abrahamson, who finished with eight points off the bench, added another 3-pointer to make it a six-point game at the 15:25 mark.

The Raiders managed to cut the lead to three, three times, but Lewis II answered the first with a bucket and Mike followed the second with a 3-pointer.

Will Rayman, who scored a team-high 17 for Colgate made it a three-point game for the last time at 48-45 with 10:19 left, before Mike answered again with a basket and Castro followed with a jumper. Mike added his third and final 3-pointer to give Duquesne a 55-45 lead.

The Raiders would get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Duquesne, which shot 41.8 percent, went 10-of-23 from 3-point.

Colgate ended up 4-of-24 from the arc.

Duquesne opens Atlantic 10 play on Friday, Dec. 30 at Fordham (A-10 Network).

NOTES
• Mike's 19 points were two more than his previous career high of 17 set vs. Canisius and tied against Central Connecticut State.

• The Dukes, who finished with a season-high eight steals, outscored the Raiders 14-4 in fast break points.

• Colgate, which entered the game averaging 9.1 3-pointers per game, finished 4-of-24 from the arc.

• Duquesne is 5-1 when holding opponents under 40 percent from the field.

• Duquesne, which averaged 16.8 turnovers in going 3-5 in its first eight games, has turned it over just 11.4 times per game in winning four of its last five.

• Duquesne's largest lead was 15 at 70-55 with :03 left in the game ... Colgate's largest lead was three at 17-14 with 8:39 remaining in the first half ... Duquesne led for 31:36 ... Colgate led for 3:24 ... the game was tied for 5:00.


 

 

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