Xavier 33 40 73
Duquesne 26 39 65
Date of game: 2/9/2013

Recap: Duquesne vs. Xavier

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Travis Taylor put together a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Xavier Musketeers who earned a 73-65 Atlantic 10 Conference win over the Duquesne Dukes at the CONSOL Energy Center.

Taylor was 5-of-7 from the floor for Xavier (13-9, 6-3 A-10), which has won two of its last three games. Semaj Christon and Isaiah Philmore scored 16 points each while Christon had seven rebounds and eight assists. Justin Martin contributed 15 points and eight rebounds.

Duquesne (7-16, 0-9) was led by 19 points from Quevyn Winters who shot just 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. Jerry Jones and Jeremiah Jones tallied 11 points each and Andre Marhold led the squad with 10 rebounds as the Dukes took their 11th straight loss and remained winless in conference play.

The Musketeers held Duquesne to 30.3 percent shooting from the field in the first half and carried a 33-26 lead into the break.

In the second half the Musketeers earned 16 points at the free-throw line and outscored the Dukes 40-39.

Duquesne took 33 attempts from 3-point range and made good on just nine. Xavier was able to take twice as many shots from the charity stripe than the Dukes, going 22-of-34.

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