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@DuqMBB Wins Fourth-Straight at Home

Box Score Feb. 25, 2015



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PITTSBURGH - Micah Mason led five players in double figures with 20 points as Duquesne extended its home win streak to four with a 79-66 victory over Saint Louis at Palumbo Center.

Jeremiah Jones tied his career high with 16 points for the Dukes who avenged a 78-69 loss at SLU on Jan. 22.

Milik Yarbrough led Saint Louis with 20 points.

DU, led by four 3-pointers from Mason and three each from Jones and L.G. Gill, finished 11-of-28 from 3-point.

The Dukes, who went 13-of-34 from the foul line in the loss at Saint Louis, went 16-of-20 from the stripe - including 12-of-12 in the second half.

Duquesne held SLU scoreless for nearly four minutes in building a 19-6 lead as Mason had five points, three assists and three steals in the first 6:47.

Marcus Bartley, who finished with 16, single-handedly got the Billikens back in the game by hitting three of his four first-half 3-pointers in a just over three minutes to pull SLU to within three.

The Billikens took a 32-30 lead on a Yarbrough layup at the 3:18 mark, before Jones answered with his career high-tying third 3-pointer of the half.

Mason and Gill sandwiched a Dominique McKoy free throw with 3-pointers - with Gill's coming at the first half horn - to give the Dukes a 40-33 halftime lead.

Saint Louis missed nine of its first 10 shots of the second half as the Dukes built their lead to 48-36.

DU took a 17-point lead on a Jones layup with just under 11 minutes left.

SLU put together a 7-0 run to cut it to nine on a Reggie Agbeko layup at the 7:33 mark before Mason ended the run with a 3-pointer.

The Dukes got the lead back to double digits on a Derrick Colter free throw with 5:39 left and built the lead to 17 with under a minute to go.

DU hit 10-of-10 from the foul line over the final five-plus minutes to seal the win.

Duquesne heads to western New York to face St. Bonaventure on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 4:00 p.m.

NOTES

• In four career games vs. Saint Louis, junior guard Micah Mason is 15-of-24 from the 3-point arc (.625) ... Mason finished with 20 points (4-of-7 from 3-point) ... he has scored 20 or more in three of his past five games.

• Junior Jeremiah Jones tied his career highs with 16 points & three 3-pointers ... it was his fourth career game with three "3s" ... the other three games all came during his freshman year ... the 16 points matched a 16-point game he had at Dayton as a freshman.

• Sophomore forward L.G. Gill (10 points) has scored in double digits in five of Duquesne's past six games.

• Duquesne, which went 16-of-20 (.800) from the foul line, is now 88-of-118 (.746) from the stripe in its past seven games ... the Dukes were 13-of-34 from the line in a 78-69 loss at Saint Louis on Jan. 14.

• Saint Louis had won the three previous meetings in Pittsburgh.

• Saint Louis' largest lead was two (32-30) with 3:10 left in the first half ... Duquesne's largest lead was 17 (55-38) with 10:41 and again with 49 seconds remaining ... there were two ties and six lead changes before Mason gave the Dukes the lead for good at 36-33 on a 3-pointer with 1:54 left in the first half ... Duquesne led for a total of 36:31.

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