Duquesne Dumps St. Louis, College Roundup


Published on February 28 2014 6:25 am
Last Updated on February 28 2014 8:05 am
Written by Millie Lange

Dukes Dump Billikens

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Dukes exploded for 46 points in the second half to down number-eight Saint Louis 71-64 at Chaifetz Arena. Micah Mason posted 22 points while Jerry Jones added 19 off the bench for Duquesne, which improved to 12-15 and 4-10 in the Atlantic 10.  Mike McCall Junior led the way for the Billikens with 18 points. Dwayne Evans turned in 10 points and 12 rebounds for Saint Louis, which had its 19-game win streak end. The Billikens are 25-3 and 12-1 in the A-10.

Cougars Crush #22 Tigers

(Houston, TX) -- Danuel House tallied 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting off the bench to lift the Cougars to a 77-68 win over the 22nd-ranked Tigers in Houston yesterday. Michael Dixon Junior had 19 points off the pine for Memphis, which dropped to 21-7 and 10-5 in the AAC. Shaq Goodwin turned in 16 points and 10 caroms in the loss. The Tigers host Louisville Saturday.

Temple Falls To Louisville

(Louisville, KY) -- Temple lost its third straight contest against Louisville last night, dropping the game 88-66. The Owls got an 18 point performance from Will Cummings while Quenton DeCosey added 17 for Temple. The defeat moves Temple to 2-13 in the American Athletic Conference. Temple hosts Houston Saturday.


EIU Women Fall Short On Senior Night

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Morgan Palombizio, one of three seniors playing her final home game for Eastern Illinois, scored a career high 18 points but the Panthers fell short in their upset bid against UT Martin. The Skyhawks won 93-69 sweeping the regular-season series.

UT Martin improved to 21-7, 14-1 in the OVC. EIU fell to 12-14, 7-8 in the OVC. The Panthers play at SIU Edwardsville at 1 p.m. on Saturday. EIU needs a win to secure a spot in the OVC Tournament.  The Panthers could lose the game and still earn a spot in the field if UT Martin beats Austin Peay at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers opened both halves with a 3-pointer to gain some early momentum.  Senior Jordyne Crunk drained the 3-pointer in the first half for the Panthers. UT Martin answered with an 18-2 run over the next four minutes to lead 18-5 at the 15:13 mark.  Heather Butler had two of her five 3-pointers during the run and Katie Schubert dropped in another from beyond the arc.

The Panthers cut the lead down to four points at 8:29 as Katlyn Payne hit a 3-pointer to make it 24-20.  Palombizio’s lay-up with 3:27 to play cut the lead to 32-29. UT Martin closed the half on a 6-2 run to lead 38-31 at the break. Tiara Caldwell had four points in the late run.

Payne opened the second half for EIU with a 3-pointer to once again cut the lead to four points at 38-34.  Payne was one of four EIU players in double figures finishing with 14.  The Skyhawks then put the game away with a 17-0 run over the next four minutes as Jasmine Newsome capped the run with a lay-up following a steal.

UTM forced 21 EIU turnovers resulting in 31 points off of turnovers.  The Skyhawks themselves only turned the ball over five times in the game as both teams shot over 50 percent from the floor. EIU never got closer than 18 points the remainder of the game.


Illinois Meets #18 Michigan State Saturday

(East Lansing, MI) -- The Illinois Fighting Illini meet the 18th-ranked Michigan State Spartans tomorrow in East Lansing. The Illini have won two in-a-row after Wednesday's 60-49 home victory over Nebraska. Illinois sits at 16-12 on the season and 5-10 in the Big Ten. MSU is 22-6 and 11-4.

Thursday, February 27 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#4 Louisville Cardinals 88, Temple Owls 66

Duquesne Dukes 71, #8 Saint Louis Billikens 64

Arkansas Razorbacks 71, #15 Kentucky Wildcats 67 (OT)

Indiana Hoosiers 93, #19 Iowa Hawkeyes 86

Penn State Nittany Lions 65, #20 Ohio State Buckeyes 63

Houston Cougars 77, #22 Memphis Tigers 68

Friday, February 28 Schedule

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

No Games Scheduled