Men's Basketball Takes Down Duquesne, 74-50

Jan 6, 2002

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Greg Collucci scored 21 points to lead George Washington to a 74-50 victory over Duquesne in an Atlantic 10 matchup Sunday.

George Washington opened the second half with a 9-0 run to extend its lead to 40-28. Duquesne cut the deficit to single digits a few minutes later behind back-to-back buckets from Kevin Forney, but T.J. Thompson and Chris Monroe responded with 3-pointers to spark a decisive 21-5 Colonials' run.

George Washington (9-4, 2-0) held the Dukes (5-7, 0-1) to eight second-half field goals and 22 points, their lowest second-half output of the season. Forney and Jon Pawlak were the leading scorers for the Dukes with 12 points each.

Duquesne continued its struggles on the road, dropping to 1-5 this season after finishing last year 0-12 away from home. The Dukes have also lost 15 of the last 16 meetings against George Washington.

Marquin Chandler came off the bench for the Colonials for career-high's with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Chandler's 10 offensive rebounds tied a school record.

Overall, George Washington out-rebounded Duquesne 49-34.



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