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

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.