Scores

Final

Duquesne 66

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Albany 69

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:30 PM ET, November 9, 2012

SEFCU Arena, Guilderland, New York

1 2 T
DUQ 34 3266
ALBY 37 3269

Top Performers

Duquesne: Q. Winters 15 Pts, 11 Reb

Albany: J. Puk 14 Pts, 8 Reb

Albany (NY) 69, Duquesne 66

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- John Puk scored a career-high 14 points, including a key dunk with 47 seconds left, and Albany beat Duquesne 69-66 Friday night in each team's season opener.

Puk's dunk extended the Great Danes' lead to 69-65, and though a Derrick Colter free throw pulled Duquesne back within a possession, the Dukes could not close the gap.

Puk added eight rebounds to his stat line in 17 minutes of play.

The lead changed hands eight times in the second half, with Albany taking the final lead on Mike Black's 3-pointer with 2:14 to play. Black led the Great Danes with 15 points and four assists.

The season-opening win is the first for Albany since 2006-07, the last time it appeared in the NCAA tournament.

Colter, a freshman making his debut, finished with 17 points, and classmate Quevyn Winters had 15 points and 11 rebounds in his first game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUQ
ALBY
Points 66 69
FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 28-61 (.459)
3P Made-Attempted 7-28 (.250) 7-19 (.368)
FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 6-7 (.857)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 9

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