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Duquesne basketball dispatches Stetson

| Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Tarin Smith made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and freshman Eric Williams Jr. had his fourth double-double to lead Duquesne to a 73-59 win over Stetson at Palumbo Center on Wednesday night.

Williams had 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds, four assists and two steals for Duquesne (4-3). Mike Lewis II added 17 points, including four 3s.

Lewis made a 3-pointer to open the scoring, and the Dukes never trailed. Six Duquesne players scored — including two 3s by Smith — during a 16-5 run that made it 37-21 late in the first half, and the Hatters trailed by at least nine points throughout the second half. Divine Myles made back-to-back layups before Abayomi Iyiola added another to trim Stetson's deficit to 49-40 with 14 minutes to go, but Smith scored seven consecutive points to push the lead to 16 points and Jordan Robinson's dunk made it 70-50 with 1 minute, 52 seconds remaining.

Myles, the lone Stetson (6-5) player to score in double figures, had 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting. The rest of the Hatters starters combined to shoot 21.7 percent from the field.

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