Up 8-5, Duquesne put together an 18-0 run for an early 21-point lead. Pittsburgh-guy Eugene Harris (played 33 mins.) hit a trey to cut the deficit to 34-15 only to see the Dukes rack up the final nine points for a 43-15, 28-point lead at the break.
The Dukes made the first two baskets of the second half and led 47-15. High Point was able to just get within the 26 points and spent most of the half trailing by 30. The spread got to 37 points.
Harris had 15 points and senior Melvin Crowder added 10.
The Dukes had a 42-24 rebounding edge, 14-5 on the offensive end, and shot 52.6 percent from the floor and 38.1% from beyond the arc. High Point was held to 35.3% from the floor; they hit at a .472 rate during their 17-14, 2007-08 season.
The Panthers hit 36.4 percent from 3-point range, most coming in the second half when open shots were somewhat easier to get. HPU had 25 turnovers, one more than the Red and Blue.
In the earlier matchup, Duquesne's women's basketball team took Morehead State, 83-57.
(Note: Dave Saba reports DU's largest lead was 39 and HPU only got within 28 in the second half. Probably correct; earlier info from my scribbled notes ... :-))
The Dukes return to action next Thursday, November 20, 2008, when they travel to Loretto, Pa. for a 7:00 p.m. game with long-time rival Saint Francis.