Scores

Final

Duquesne 65

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Santa Clara 74

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    10:15 PM ET, November 12, 2004

    University Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    DUQ 27 3865
    SCU 40 3474

    Top Performers

    Duquesne: J. Higgins 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

    Santa Clara: D. Perkins 24 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Santa Clara 74, Duquesne 65

    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 Classic.

    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.

    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.

    The Broncos scored the next seven points. Linden Tibbets hit a free throw, Travis Niesen scored back-to-back baskets and Brody Angley hit an 18-foot jumper to stretch the lead to 52-40.

    Bryant McAllister scored 12 points for Duquesne, all in the second half. Achara had 11 points and Keith Gayden scored 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DUQ
    SCU
    Points 65 74
    FG Made-Attempted 22-65 (.338) 27-66 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2004-05 Season

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