Scores

Final

Fordham 81

(7-7, 0-1 A 10)

Duquesne 87

(8-5, 1-0 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2014

    A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    FORD 35 4681
    DUQ 48 3987

    Top Performers

    Fordham: J. Severe 35 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Duquesne: O. Soko 29 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Duquesne controls an 87-81 win over Fordham

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH -- Ovie Soko scored a career-best 29 points and Duquesne held on to defeat Fordham 87-81 in an Atlantic Ten Conference opener Wednesday night.

    Duquesne (8-5, 1-0) jumped out to a 48-35 lead at the break and opened the second half with a 7-0 run to go up by 20. Fordham made three 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to cut the deficit to 77-74 with 2:21 remaining. Duquesne made all 10 of its points in the final 1:53 from the free throw line, and the Rams six free-throws and final layup weren't enough to push ahead.

    Both teams finished with 45 rebounds and 19 assists.

    Jon Severe led the Rams with a career-high 32 points after making 7 of 12 from distance. Fordham (7-7, 0-1) finished 16 of 41 on 3-pointers. Branden Frazier and Mandell Thomas added 15 points each and combined for eight makes from 3-point range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FORD
    DUQ
    Points 81 87
    FG Made-Attempted 26-71 (.366) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 16-41 (.390) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 30-43 (.698)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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