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Robert Morris 64, Duquesne 60

PITTSBURGH -- Lijah Thompson scored 17 points and helped Robert Morris make a 7-2 closing run to defeat Duquesne 64-60 Tuesday night.

Russell Johnson added 15 points and Velton Jones 13 for Robert Morris (7-2) which is off to its best start in school history.

The Dukes (5-4) led 32-28 at the break and never trailed in the second half until Johnson, who missed his first four 3-point attempts, drilled a 3 from the right wing to put the Colonials up 57-56 with 3:14 left.

Duquesne regained the advantage at 58-57, then Thompson hit a pair of free throws with 2:15 to go and followed with a layup with 30 seconds left to lead 61-58.

Sean Johnson's layup with 14 seconds to go cut it to one, then the Colonials hit 3 of 4 foul shots to seal the win.

Eric Evans led Duquesne with 16 points and B.J. Monteiro had 13.