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Dukes rally in second half to blow out Fordham 81-66

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Five Dukes reach double-figures as Duquesne picks up third win in last four games

BRONX, NY - Derrick Colter, Micah Mason, Dominique McKoy and LG Gill scored 16 points each as Duquesne used the long ball to rally from a 12-point first half deficit to post an 81-66 win at Fordham.

Four Dukes combined to hit ten 3-pointers - including four from Gill - as DU snapped its road losing streak at 10.

Bryan Smith led Fordham, which saw its three-game home win streak ended, with 17.

Duquesne, behind eight early points from Colter, took a 16-11 lead on a Mason free throw at the 13:41 mark, but went scoreless for the next 6:45 as Fordham put together a 14-0 run to take a nine-point lead.

The Rams upped the lead to 12 on a Mandell Thomas 3-pointer with just over five minutes to go, before DU stormed back to close the half with an 18-3 run of its own fueled by four 3-pointers, including two by Mason, and six points from McKoy to take a 38-35 lead.

The Dukes picked up where they left off, hitting five 3-pointers in the first nine minutes of the second half to take a 58-42 on back-to-back Gill 3-pointers.

Fordham cut the lead to nine late, but Colter slammed the door with a three-point play with 2:09 to go.

Duquesne concludes the regular season at home vs. Davidson at on Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.

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