Duquesne Falls to Troy, 78-72
Dec. 30, 2005
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Cedric Jackson had a career-high 23 points to lead Troy to a 78-72 win over Duquesne in a semifinal game at the Duquesne Holiday Tournament Friday.
Bobby Dixon added 12 points and Jacob Hazouri 11 for the Trojans (5-5), who lead the nation in 3-point field goals per game for the third season in a row. They had eleven 3-point field goals against Duquesne - 1.6 below their season average.
Bryant McAllister tied a career-high with 30 points for the Dukes (2-8). Duquesne's Keith Gayden had 12 points and 10 rebounds - the first time in his career he had double figures in both categories in one game.
Jackson, a junior-college transfer in his first season with the Trojans, had 21 of his points before picking up his fourth foul with 11:30 to play in the second half. He played only the final five minutes after that.
Troy led by as many as 10 in the first half, but Duquesne closed the half and began the second half on separate 15-7 runs to take a 51-45 lead. The Trojans immediately followed that with an 11-0 run and later went on a 10-2 run.
The Trojans will play the winner of the Appalachian State-Niagara game that followed at the Palumbo Center. The championship game is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, while the consolation game is at noon.