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Men's Basketball Falls to Duquesne, 70-63

Dwayne Smith recorded his first double-double Saturday.
Dwayne Smith recorded his first double-double Saturday.

Feb. 6, 2010

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Three GW freshmen scored in double figures and two of them recorded the first double-doubles of their brief careers but it wasn't enough as the Colonials fell, 70-63, to Duquesne in an Atlantic 10 game Saturday afternoon at Charles E. Smith Center.

The game featured nine ties and nine lead changes with neither team being able to pull away. Duquesne's largest lead was seven (57-50) with 6:55 left while GW's largest lead was five after scoring the game's first five points.

After a layup by Damian Hollis cut Duquesne's lead to one at 64-63 with 1:34 showing, the Dukes scored the game's final six points, four coming at the free throw line, to win at Smith Center for the first time in 10 years. Duquesne's last victory on GW's home court came on Jan. 8, 2000.

GW freshman Lasan Kromah led the Colonials with a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds while fellow freshman Dwayne Smith added 14 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. GW freshman Bryan Bynes added 11 points and four rebounds for GW.

Duquesne (12-11, 3-6) was led by Damian Saunders' career-high 27 points, 15 in the second half and 16 rebounds. Duquesne sank just 3-17 three-pointers and struggled from the line converting just 15-29 (51.7 percent).

GW (12-10, 2-7) shot 34.3 percent (23-67) from the field and just 11-19 (57.9 percent) from the line. The Colonials committed 17 turnovers while the Dukes turned it over 15 times.

GW has a bye week before traveling to Fordham (2-18, 0-8) on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on 1500 AM and 820 AM as well as online at Live video and Gametracker stats available at



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