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Robert Morris men drop Duquesne for 1st win

| Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 8:21 p.m.

Matty McConnell and Malik Petteway scored 13 points each, and a Petteway drive sparked a 15-9 closing run as the Robert Morris men's basketball team pulled away over the final six minutes to defeat Duquesne, 66-59, on Sunday night and pick up its first win.

The Colonials (1-3) held a 51-50 lead in a tight game that had seen eight ties and seven lead changes. Koby Thomas missed a layup, but Petteway grabbed the offensive board and scored. He finished with a double-double, adding 14 rebounds. Thomas finished with 10 points and eight boards, and Dachon Burke scored 11 points and hauled down 10 boards.

Rene Castro-Caneddy and Eric Williams Jr. each scored 18 for the Dukes (2-1). Tydus Verhoeven blocked seven shots, out of a team total of 10, tying a Duquesne single-game freshman record established in 1991. Verhoeven scored 12 points and had nine rebounds.

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