Dukes Fight Back for 88-83 Win Over GW

The Duquesne men's basketball team, down by as many as 11 points in the second half, came back for an 88-83 win over George Washington, Wednesday evening at the Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh. The victory raises the Dukes' record to 12-4. And the squad is 3-0 in conference play for the first time in school history.

Box Score

George Washington, using a game plan that focused on their size advantage, put together a 17-1 run over a six-minute period in the first half, and had a seven-point lead at the break.

The Colonials increased their edge to 11 points in the second half only to see Duquesne close the game with a 24-10 run for the five-point victory.

The Dukes were led by freshman Melquan Bolding, a preseason pick for the Atlantic 10 Conference all-rookie team, who scored a career-high 26 points. Senior Aaron Jackson and sophomore Bill Clark each had 14 points, freshman Eric Evans, who made 7-of-8 from the charity stripe, added 13, and sophomore Damian Saunders tallied 11 points.

Senior Rob Diggs, an A-10 preseason second team pick, had 25 points for George Washington (6-8, 0-2), which lost its sixth straight.

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