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