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Dec. 17, 2017

Catch the Duquesne Women's Basketball Press Conference live. The Dukes just defeated Central Michigan at home.

Posted by GoDuquesne on Sunday, December 17, 2017

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PITTSBURGH - After being down by 16 points late in the 2nd quarter, Duquesne had its biggest come from behind victory in the Dan Burt era with a 64-61 win over Central Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

Julijana Vojinovic scored 13 of her team-high 20 points in the second half. Paige Cannon recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Chassidy Omogrosso added 14 points for the Dukes (10-2) who have won eight straight games.

Tinara Moore had a game-high 21 points for Central Michigan (8-2), whose 8-game winning streak came to an end.

CMU jumped out an early 15-2 lead holding the Dukes without a field goal for the first seven minutes of the 1st quarter. The Chippewas would stretched their lead to 16 three times -- the last coming with 2:15 remaining in the 2nd quarter.

A 3-pointer by Vojinovic made the score 42-29 heading into halftime.

Duquesne opened up the 3rd quarter on a 16-4 run to cut the deficit to one point at 48-47. It would remain a 1-point game at the start of the 4th quarter.

Back-to-back 3-pointers by Vojinovic gave Duquesne its first lead of the contest at 58-55 with 6:58 remaining in the game. Duquesne would not relinquish the lead the rest of the way.

Next up, the Dukes travel to Toronto to face #1 UConn in the season's final non-conference game. The Huskies (8-0) face Oklahoma on Tuesday night.

GAME NOTES

  • The Duquesne defense held Central Michigan to 23 points under their season average

  • CMU's leading scorer Presley Hudson (19.2 ppg) was held to 3-12 shooting

  • Vojinovic recorded her 100th career 3-pointer

  • Vojinovic has led the Dukes in scoring in six of 12 games this season

  • Cannon had seven offensive rebounds

  • CMU came into the game with an NCAA RPI of 81 and a 44 in the Massey Index Ratings
     

     

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