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Game Recap: WVU vs. Duquesne

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PITTSBURGH - The Duquesne Dukes defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers at the CONSOL Energy Center, 60-56.

A three-point attempt from Matt Humphrey was missed with just seconds remaining, giving WVU their fourth loss of the season.

This makes the first time in nine games that the Dukes have defeated the Mountaineers.  They were able to erase a 15-point deficit in the second half to close out the game.

"It's my job to fix it, and I will fix it," said head coach Bob Huggins following the game.  "I'm the one who's supposed to coach them, I'm the one who recruited them.  So I have to get them better."

To open the game, the Mountaineers came out to a strong lead.  At one point, the team led by as much as fifteen points in the first half thanks to a 16-4 run. 

Duquesne didn't manage to make a single jump shot from outside the paint in the first 20 minutes.  They outscored WVU 18-10 in the paint, and the remaining five point came from the free throw line.

For West Virginia, they found their success off six Duquesne turnovers.  The team had 5 points off the turnovers, compared to just two points scored by the Dukes off of mistakes from Mountaineers.

Leading the way early and often were the two guards, Juwan Staten and Gary Browne.  Coming off the bench, Browne hit two three-point jumpers and provided a spark to the team in blue.  Meanwhile, Staten was the second player to double-figures as he found ways to score.

In the second half, momentum swung towards the Dukes as the team pulled within two with 8:10 remaining in the game.  A missed jump shot from Browne led to a fast break for Jerry Jones as he slammed it home.  It capped an 11-2 run for Duquesne.

A couple possessions later, Jones was a lay up and was fouled by Keaton Miles.  He would make his free throw, and give the Dukes their first lead with 5:51 remaining.

Jones wasn't finished.  He would go on to score 10 of 12 points in a short time span for the Dukes.  He finished with a game high 16 points in 28 minutes.

The bigs of WVU (Kilicli, Murray, Noreen) combined for just 12 points.  Kilicli was only able to bring down one defensive rebound in 33 minutes on the floor.

Missed free throws would then haunt the Mountaineers chances at retaking the lead. In the second half, they made just one of six free throw attempts.

Poor shooting continued for the team in blue and gold.  West Virginia shot just 33.3% from the field on the night.  They were also out rebounded by the Dukes, something the Mountaineers aren't used to.

"When you lose, that's on us.  I'm not going to blame anybody else," said Deniz Kilicli.  "That's a bad loss.  We're definitely not having a good year."

The Mountaineers will head to Brooklyn, New York, to take on No. 3 Michigan this Saturday at 8:00.

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