Nov. 22, 2012
Duquesne picked up its second win of the season, and Butler's Maui magic faded Wednesday in Thanksgiving-eve A-10 men's basketball action.
Duquesne 84, Youngstown St. 74
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Quevyn Winters and Derrick Colter scored 18 points apiece, and Duquesne defeated Youngstown State 84-74 Wednesday night in the subregional round of the Progressive Legends Classic.
Youngstown State (3-3) scored the game's first five points but Colter hit a 3-pointer, sparking a 20-4 run that put the Dukes ahead 20-9. Sean Johnson capped the run with a 3-pointer.
Duquesne (2-3) would never relinquish the lead, as the Dukes entered halftime with a 42-33 edge and held at least a six-point lead throughout the second half.
Martins Abele grabbed 10 boards in 14 minutes for Duquesne, which outrebounded Youngstown State 27-14 in the first half en route to a 53-29 rebounding advantage.
Duquesne had 19 offensive rebounds, which led to 21 second-chance points.
Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State with 15 points and Damian Eargle had 14 for the Penguins, who have lost three straight following a 3-0 start to the season.
Notre Dame 65, George Washington 48
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Garrick Sherman scored 18 points to lead Notre Dame past George Washington 65-48 on Wednesday.
It was the second time this season Sherman has come off the bench to lead the team in scoring, as he hit 8 of 10 shots from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line.
Jerian Grant added 13 points for Notre Dame (4-1), which led 32-21 at halftime.
Isaiah Armwood led the Colonials (1-2) with 12 points.
Jack Cooley had only two points in the first half, but scored Notre Dame's first six points after the break. He hit two short jumpers off feeds into the low post, then took an offensive charge, and capped the run with a jumper from just inside the arc.
Irish point guard Eric Atkins then hit a jumper, finishing off an 8-2 run and extending the Irish lead to 17.
Illinois 78, Butler 61
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Brandon Paul scored 20 points to lead Illinois to the Maui Invitational title on Wednesday night, beating Butler in a 78-61 blowout that marked its third straight double-digit win.
The Illini (6-0) held off several attempts by Butler to string points together in the second half. Paul was one of four players in double figures, along with Tracy Abrams with 17 points and Tyler Griffey and D.J. Richardson with 14 each.
Illinois shot 48 percent as Butler relied almost exclusively on point guard Rotnei Clarke to score. Clarke had 27 points and took nearly one-third his team's shots.
With the win, Illinois topped a Maui field that included No. 9 North Carolina and Marquette, which both lost early-round games. Paul was tournament MVP.