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NCAA Game Summary - Duquesne at Rhode Island



(Saturday, February 15th)

Final Score: Duquesne 83, Rhode Island 71

Kingston, RI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ovie Soko posted a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds, as the Duquesne Dukes notched an 83-71 win over the Rhode Island Rams in Atlantic 10 Conference play inside the Ryan Center.

Reserve L.G. Gill also scored 19 points to help the Dukes (11-13, 3-8 A-10) snap a four-game slide and notch their first win in the month of February. Derrick Colter was next in line with 14 points, followed by Dominique McKoy with 11.

Freshman E.C. Matthews poured in a career-high 32 points for the Rams (11-15, 2-9), who have lost five in a row and remain winless in February. Xavier Munford chipped in with 16 points, while Hassan Martin tallied nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in a losing effort.

URI led by as many as seven points after eight minutes of play. However, Duquesne went on to shoot 53.1 percent from the floor in the opening frame as it took a 42-34 lead into the break.

The Dukes put the game away behind a 62-percent shooting effort in the second stanza, which included a 5-of-7 effort from beyond the arc.

Duquesne held a significant 30-2 edge in bench points against the short-handed Rams, who dressed only eight players. The Rams lost despite shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and knocking down 10-of-17 3-pointers for the game.

02/15 15:08:34 ET

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1st
WIN 2
CAR 0
 
1st
KAN 0
SFG 3
 
1st
MIA 13
HOU 20
 
1st
MIN 16
IND 15
 
1st
OKC 12
UTA 22
 
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PHO
 
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LALAF 6
ARKST 6
 
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NJD 2
NYR 1
 
2nd
BOS 2
SJS 1
 
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NYI 2
TOR 3
 
1st Intermission
MON 0
DET 0
 
1st
NAS 1
ARI 1
 
1st
WIN 2
CAR 0
 
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PHI
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CAL
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