Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duquesne 81, Western Kentucky 73 Nice Finish in Florida for Dukes Senior Trio Combines for 55 Points to Help Win Event's Consolation Bracket

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Duquesne 81, Western Kentucky 73 Nice Finish in Florida for Dukes Senior Trio Combines for 55 Points to Help Win Event's Consolation Bracket

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Duquesne is headed home for Thanksgiving with another victory and its best start in six years.

Derrick Colter scored 24 points, fellow senior Jeremiah Jones added a career-high 17, and the Dukes defeated Western Kentucky, 81- 73, Wednesday to win the consolation bracket of the Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Fla.

Micah Mason added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals without a turnover in 34 minutes for the Dukes, who scored the first 14 points of the game and led, 45-27, at the half.

Colter and Jones combined for 22 points in the first half when the Dukes (5-1) shot 53 percent and the Hilltoppers (3-3) shot 31 percent.

Western Kentucky cut the deficit to single figures midway through the second half and was within six in the final minute, but Colter, who surpassed 1,200 career points and averaged 22. …

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