Scores

Final

Duquesne 78

(11-7, 2-2 A 10)

Rhode Island 71

(3-15, 0-3 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 14, 2012

    Thomas M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode Island

    1 2 T
    DUQ 41 3778
    URI 39 3271

    Top Performers

    Duquesne: T. McConnell 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rhode Island: J. Holton 21 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Duquesne 78, Rhode Island 71

    Associated Press

    KINGSTON, R.I. -- Sean Johnson and T.J. McConnell led five Duquesne scorers in double figures with 16 points each and the Dukes defeated Rhode Island 78-71 on Saturday.

    Mike Talley added 13, B.J. Monteiro 12 and Eric Evans 10 for Duquesne (11-7, 2-2 Atlantic 10 Conference), which defeated Rhode Island for the first time in eight regular season meetings.

    The Dukes shot 49.1 percent (27 of 55), outscoring the Rams 22-2 on the fast break and 40-28 in the paint.

    The Rams (3-15, 0-3) pulled within two, 52-50, on Andre Malone's 3 with 11:12 left but Mike Talley scored the next five points as Duquesne took a 57-50 lead on a 3-pointer with 9:36 left. The Dukes would lead by no less than five and by as many as 11 the rest of the way.

    Jonathan Holton had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Rhode Island.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DUQ
    URI
    Points 78 71
    FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 26-64 (.406)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-33 (.576) 13-16 (.813)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 7

    2011-12 Season

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