Scores

Final

La Salle 75

(13-13, 7-5 A 10)

Duquesne 72

(16-10, 6-7 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, February 24, 2008

    A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAS 41 3475
    DUQ 34 3872

    Top Performers

    La Salle: R. Guillandeaux 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Duquesne: G. Tucker 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    La Salle 75, Duquesne 72

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Darnell Harris scored 18 points, including two late free throws, as La Salle held on for a 75-72 win over Duquesne on Sunday.

    Ruben Guillandeaux added 17 and Yves Mekongo Mbala grabbed 10 rebounds for the Explorers, who avenged a 101-84 loss to the Dukes on Feb. 9. Since then, La Salle (13-13, 7-5) has won four straight.

    The Explorers closed the first half on a 10-3 run to take a 41-34 lead at the break. They extended the lead to 47-34 with 17:52 remaining in the second half.

    But Duquesne used a 10-0 run to tie the score at 52-52 on two free throws by Kojo Mensah with 12:11 to go. La Salle then regained control as Harris scored eight consecutive points and the Explorers built a 62-55 advantage.

    Duquesne came back again and made it 73-72 on three free throws by Gary Tucker, who was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 27 seconds to go.

    But Harris hit the two free throws with 16 seconds left and Bill Clark's potential game-tying 3-pointer hit off the rim at the buzzer.

    Tucker scored a career-high 23 points and Aaron Jackson had 11 to lead Duquesne (16-10, 6-7), which has lost three in a row.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    DUQ
    Points 75 72
    FG Made-Attempted 30-69 (.435) 24-63 (.381)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 0

    2007-08 Season

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