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VCU uses second half comeback to top Dukes

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Mike Lewis II and Eric Williams Jr. combined for 38 points in the road loss in Richmond Tuesday night.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Jonathan Williams scored 21 points, Justin Tillman had 10 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and VCU beat Duquesne 78-67 on Tuesday night.

VCU (11-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) has won 15 straight conference home games dating to the 2015-16 season. Duquesne (12-5, 3-1) had its three-game win streak snapped.

Issac Vann added 15 points and De’Riante Jenkins 12 for the Rams, who outrebounded Duquesne 50-31.

Mike Lewis II had 23 points and Eric Williams Jr. 15 to lead the Dukes.

Lewis’ 3-pointer gave Duquesne its last lead, 46-43 with 10:43 to play. Jenkins and Mike’l Simms hit back-to-back 3s to spark a 23-9 run, and VCU led 66-55 with four minutes left. Tillman scored eight points, and the Rams made four of their seven 3-pointers during the stretch. The Dukes pulled to 68-61 but didn’t get closer.

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