Men’s Basketball Drops First Game to Duquesne
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Despite a career-high 22 points from Carter Collins, Davidson dropped its Atlantic 10 opener to Duquesne, 71-64, Sunday afternoon inside the UPMC Events Center on the campus of Robert Morris University.
The setback drops the Wildcats to 6-7 overall and 0-1 in the league, while the Dukes move to 12-2 and 2-0.
After Davidson fought back to tie the game, 43-43, on a Grady triple with 10:15 to play, the Dukes responded with four straight points to take the lead for good.
The ‘Cats got within one twice, including 57-56 with 3:59 remaining, but Duquesne answered with 10 straight points to put the game out of reach. With 3:30 left, Davidson had a chance to take its first lead, but Jon Axel Gudmundsson was unable to get a layup to go in traffic.
Sincere Carry paced four Dukes in double figures with 16 points. He was joined by Michael Hughes (14 pts, 13 rebs), Maceo Austin (14) and Marcus Weathers (13).
Duquesne jumped out to an 18-4 lead before going to the half up, 30-21.
Davidson will conclude its four-game road trip and stretch of nine of 10 away from home with a 7 p.m. tip at Rhode Island Wednesday evening.