Duquesne 73
Appalachan 33 39 72
Date of game: 11/28/2012

Recap: Appalachian St vs. Duquesne

Boone, NC (Sports Network) - Jerry Jones led all scorers with 22 points as the Duquesne Dukes edged the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 73-72, in a non- league affair at the Holmes Center.

For the Dukes (3-3), Kadeem Pantophlet added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Nathan Healy finished with 21 points for the Mountaineers (1-5), Tab Hamilton scored 19 and pulled down seven rebounds, while Jay Canty registered a double- double with 15 points and 10 assists.

Duquesne shot very well to start the contest, connecting on 50 percent of its field goals, including 7-of-12 from three-point range, as the visitors went into halftime leading comfortably, 47-33. Appalachian State shot 43.8 percent from the floor, including 4-of-11 on three-point attempts through the first 20 minutes of play.

After the break, the Dukes cooled off and managed to hit just 31 percent from the field, missing all but two of their 14 three-point attempts. The Mountaineers were able to mount a comeback by shooting 57.7 percent from the floor, including 5-of-9 from beyond the arc.

A 24-9 run to open the second half gave the Mountaineers the lead midway through the period. The teams traded leads the rest of the way and after trailing by two with just 47 seconds to play, Duquesne scored five straight points to take the lead for good and hold on for the victory.

The Dukes, who survived 17 turnovers, dominated in the paint by outscoring the Mountaineers 34-16.

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