Recap: Duquesne vs. Fordham
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ovie Soko scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Duquesne Dukes edged the Fordham Rams, 87-81, in Atlantic 10 action at the Palumbo Center.
Dominique McKoy recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Dukes (8-5, 1-0 A10). Derrick Colter added 14 points and Jeremiah Jones netted 12, hitting 9-of-12 free-throw attempts, with seven rebounds in the win.
Jon Severe scored a game-high 35 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the floor in the loss for Fordham (7-7, 0-1). Severe hit 7-of-12 3-pointers in 39 minutes of action. Both Brandon Frazier and Mandell Thomas contributed 15 points and handed out six assists.
Duquesne shot 48.5 percent from the field in the first half, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range, and took a commanding 49-35 lead into the half. The Rams hit on 34.3 percent shooting in the first period.
The Dukes' accuracy dropped in the second frame, shooting 36 percent from the floor, while Fordham's increased to 38.9 percent. The Rams battled back to outscore the Dukes, 46-39, in the second half, but it wasn't enough.
Duquesne outscored Fordham in the paint 36-14 in the contest and held a 30-13 advantage at the free-throw line.Game Notes