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Duquesne Drops 50 in First Half, Beats George Washington 93-67



Duquesne men’s basketball (15-8, 5-5) put up a dominant performance in their 93-67 win over George Washington (11-12, 5-5) with the contest never really in doubt as Duquesne led by 30 at the half, 50-20.

Duquesne scored the game’s first basket on a Jimmy Clark III dunk about a minute into the game. After hitting the dunk and taking a 2-0 lead Duquesne never lost it.

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Albeit things would stay competitive for a while until there was about 11 minutes left in the first half when Duquesne would go on a 28-0 run in a 10-minute span to extend a two-point 19-17 lead to a 30-point 47-17 lead.

Both teams ended the first half with a three-pointer as Duquesne went into halftime with the game already out of reach by way of a 50-20 lead.

In the first half, Duquesne shot 19-for-31 (61.3%) while holding George Washington to 8-for-27 (29.6%). Offensively Duquesne moved the ball well with eight different players scoring and 13 assists as a team. George Washington meanwhile, turned the ball over 13 times.

In the second half, Duquesne’s lead grew to as much as 37-points and never fell below 26. They were able to do what the British couldn’t and comfortably put away George Washington, 93-67.

Duquesne moved the ball around well in the contest with nine different players scoring and the team having 22 assists. Four different players had, at least, 12 points in Dae Dae Grant (18), Quincy McGriff (17), Joe Reece (13) and Tre Williams (12). The 17 points for McGriff were a new career high for the freshman from California.

Reece and Grant in particular played great games across the box score. Reece had five rebounds, five assists, a steal and two blocks in addition to his 13 points while Grant had six rebound, five assists and went a perfect 5-for-5 from the foul-line.

Another highlight performance was Clark who finished with three steals on the night. He also had nine points, four rebounds and three assists.

Overall, the team forced 18 George Washington turnovers and the first half shot defense proved to be a major difference maker. George Washington did make over 50% of their shots in the second half, but the Duquesne offense was just as potent as they shot 15-for-34 (44.1%). For the game, Duquesne shot 52% from the field and 53% from 3-point range.

Duquesne’s next game will be against George Mason on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at home.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 month ago

No TV – Once again’ the Duquesne AD is too busy with weird logo designs.

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