PITTSBURGH — Eric Williams Jr. scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and Duquesne beat George Washington 69-52 on Wednesday night.
Williams started the game and made the Dukes’ first two baskets — a pair of 3-pointers — and ended it scoring three of their last four with a dunk and a pair of 3s. Williams finished 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range.
Duquesne (11-4, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) never trailed and led 34-29 at halftime before taking control with a 12-4 run to make it 58-44 with six minutes remaining. George Washington (8-7, 1-1) shot 2 for 11 from the field during the 7½-minute span.
Rene Castro-Caneddy added 12 points for the Dukes.
Yuta Watanabe led the Colonials with 15 points and eight rebounds and Patrick Steeves scored 14. Watanabe and Steeves were a combined 12 of 23 from the field but the rest of the team finished 9 of 33.