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NCAA Game Summary - Appalachian State at Duquesne



(Thursday, January 2nd)

Final Score: Duquesne 79, Appalachian State 55

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ovie Soko scored a game-high 22 points and had eight rebounds as he guided the Duquesne Dukes to a decisive 79-55 victory over the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a non-conference game at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

Tra'Vaughn White scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds in 19 minutes of action for the Dukes (7-5). Dominique McKoy scored 10 and had six rebounds to contribute to Duquesne's 52-33 overall rebounding edge for the game.

For the Mountaineers (4-9), Tab Hamilton led the way with 18 points while Chris Burgess and Jay Canty scored 12 points apiece. Michael Obacha and Tommy Spagnolo were the only Mountaineers to hit over half their field goal attempts, but both shot just 2-of-3 for the game. They did get the bulk of the teams rebounds as well, with Spagnolo grabbing 10 and Obacha seven.

The first half ended with the Dukes in clear control, holding a 49-24 advantage. The Dukes shot 48.5 percent from the field compared to just 29.4 percent for the Mountaineers in the opening period. Duquesne also took 16 free-throws compared to just one by its opposition.

The Mountaineers won the second half, 31-30, but never really threatened to retake the lead despite the Dukes clearing their bench and playing 11 players at least four minutes.

The Dukes bench outscored the Mountaineers' reserves, 32-7.

01/02 22:01:47 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
16th
NOR 1
DUR 1
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
7th
PIT 7
MIL 6
 
8th
NYM 1
ATL 3
 
6th
TAM 10
NYY 1
 
9th
MIA 7
SEA 0
 
4th
TEX 4
CWS 1
 
5th
LOS 3
ARI 4
 
5th
COL 3
PHI 0
 
3rd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
4th
IND 81
ATL 98
 
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
3rd
PIT 3
CLB 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
16th
NOR 1
DUR 1