early in first half A-10 men's basketball action at Belk Arena on Saturday, January 05, 2019 in Davidson, North Carolina.
Tim Cowie
Duquesne DUQ 9-5, 0-1 A-10
Davidson DAV 10-4, 1-0 A-10
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Duquesne DUQ 39 22 61
Davidson DAV 41 24 65

Game Recap: Men's Basketball |

Dukes Battle Davidson to Wire in A-10 Opener

Carry scores 17 in 65-61 defeat

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Kellan Grady scored five of his team-high 17 points in the final 3:03 to help Davidson pull away for a 65-61 win over Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 opener for both school's at Davidson's Belk Arena.

Sincere Carry led Duquesne with 17 points and five assists. Frankie Hughes had 12 and Marcus Weathers added 11 for the Dukes.

There were 10 ties and 18 lead changes in the game that was decided in the final minute.

Grady - in his first game back after missing the previous four with a knee injury - hit a 3-pointer to make it 61-59 at the 3:03 mark.

Carry tied it on a driving layup, before Davidson's KiShawn Pritchett put the Wildcats ahead 63-61 on a jumper.

Weathers was fouled and missed the front end of a one-and-one with 1:07 to go.

Grady, who went 5-of-15 from the field, missed a 3-point attempt with 41.5 seconds left, but Davidson retained possession after an official review ruled the ball off a Duquesne player in the battle for the rebound.

Carry was whistled for a foul on Grady on a steal attempt near midcourt. Grady converted both to make it 65-61.

Duquesne's Eric Williams Jr. misfired on a 3-point attempt with six seconds left.

There were seven ties and 12 lead changes in a first half that ended with Davidson up 41-39. Both teams shot 56 percent in the opening 20 minutes.

Both teams cooled off considerably in the second half, with Duquesne shooting 32 percent and Davidson 38 percent.

The Dukes finished 5-of-21 from the arc, including 1-of-11 in the second half.

For the game, Davidson finished at 47.8 percent to 44.8 percent for Duquesne.

Duquesne returns home to face Fordham on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 8:00 p.m. (ESPN+). The men's game will be preceded by the Duquesne women's A-10 home opener vs. Davidson at 5:00 p.m.

  • First-year Missouri transfer Frankie Hughes scored all 12 of his points in the first half. The 12 points tied his Duquesne high.
  • Davidson has won 19 of its past 20 games at Belk Arena.
  • This was the 13th consecutive game at least 11 players saw action for the Dukes.
  • There were 10 ties and 18 lead changes … Davidson's largest lead was six, at 8-2 …Duquesne's largest lead was five, the last of which came at the 15:42 mark of the second half (49-44) … Davidson took the lead for good on KiShawn Prtichett's basket with 1:45 left ... Davidson led for 16:33…Duquesne led for 16:37…The game was tied for 6:50.
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