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Notebook: Bluemling gets start

| Monday, Jan. 10, 2005

Duquesne senior guard Tyler Bluemling made his second career start Saturday in place of Chauncey Duke, who was battling a stomach flu. Bluemling tied his career high with five assists in the Dukes' loss to No. 24 George Washington at Palumbo Center. Duke scored two points in 15 minutes off the bench. Meanwhile, Duquesne junior guard Jack Higgins, who has been sidelined with pneumonia, returned to the team but sat on the Dukes bench in street clothes. He is doubtful for the Dukes' game Wednesday night at Xavier.

  • Duquesne's 18 turnovers led to 15 George Washington points. The Colonials committed just 12. They also threw down six of their nine dunks before halftime.

  • Junior guard Bryant McAllister (12), sophomore center Kieron Achara (8) and freshman forward DeVario Hudson (6) scored all of Duquesne's 26 second-half points.

  • Duquesne managed to cut the George Washington lead to 15, at 61-46, with 8:17 left before the Colonials answered with an 18-6 run to erase any Duquesne comeback hopes. George Washington's balanced attack was fueled by Carl Elliott's game-high 11 assists, as the Colonials assisted on 26 of 30 field goals overall.

    "It is so tough to simulate a team with their talent in practice," Duquesne coach Danny Nee said. "Our young players can learn a lot from a game like this."


    16 Consecutive Duquesne losses against nationally ranked teams.

    4 Current nationally ranked teams Duquesne has lost to this season.

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