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Duquesne Wins 5th Straight, 74-58 Over NC A&T

Duquesne Wins 5th Straight, 74-58 Over NC A&T

Game by game, Keith Dambrot’s team continues to get better and that’s resulting in wins for the Duquesne basketball program.

This afternoon, in a game they never trailed, Duquesne (7-3) beat North Carolina A&T (6-5) 74-58, for their 5th straight win.

One of the stories of the game was the advantage Duquesne had in the paint and on the boards. The Dukes out-rebounded the Aggies for the game, 41-29 and pulled down 20 offensive rebounds compared to just 6 for NC A&T.

Pacing the way on the glass was freshman Eric Williams with 12 (seven offensive) and Chas Brown with 9 (six offensive).

Offensively, the veterans of the team scored enough to offset a below average shooting performance where Duquesne only shot 38% for the game.

As is normally the case, Mike Lewis was the best player on the floor leading both teams in scoring with 16 points. The duo of Tarin Smith and Rene Castro-Caneddy came up big in the second half. Castro finished the game with 15 points (all in the 2nd half) while Smith scored 14 points.

Freshman phenom Eric Williams was a basket away from another double-double finishing the game with 8 points and 12 rebounds.

Next up for Duquesne is a home game vs. Lamar, tip-off at the AJ Palumbo Center is set for 7 PM.

NOTES-

**Dukes five game win streak is the team’s longest since 2013-14

**Keith Dambrot is the first Duquesne coach to open his first season 7-3 since John Cinicola in 1974-75.

**Duquesne led today for 38:09 and the game was tied for 1:51. Courtesy of the Duquesne media department, Duquesne has led 184:54 of a possible 200 minutes in its past five games.

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