ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Doron Perkins scored 24 points and
Tristan Parham had 10 points and 11 rebounds Friday night as Santa
Clara opened the season with a 74-65 win over Duquesne at the NABC
The Broncos (1-0) took a 13-4 lead and stayed in control the
rest of the way.
Jack Higgins led Duquesne (0-1) with 15 points.
The Dukes had four players in double figures and twice got
within five points in the second half, the last time at 70-65 on a
pair of free throws by Kieron Achara with 1:06 left.
Kyle Bailey hit four free throws in the final 57 seconds for
Santa Clara led 40-27 at halftime. A 3-pointer by Perkins made
it 45-30 early in the second half and Duquesne then went on a 10-0
run to get within 45-40 with 12:48 left.