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UMBC MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT DUQUENSE, 76-69
The Retrievers jumped out to a 19-9 advantage seven minutes into the game, and held the lead until just before halftime, as Duquesne finished the first stanza with a 12-2 run to go up, 33-31 at the break.
In the second half, with the game tied at 43, UMBC had a chance to take the lead. However, Feeley would miss two field goals, and he and senior Rob Gogerty would combine for four Retriever fouls in the next three minutes, allowing the Dukes to go on a 12-0 run.
Duquesne led by as much as 18 points, but UMBC would battle back, and a three-pointer by freshman Brian Hodges with 1:45 remaining allowed the Retrievers to pull within four at 71-67. However, the Dukes, who led the country in free-throw shooting entering today’s game, made all five of their free throws to hold on to the 76-69 win.
For the game, Duquesne was led by Bryant McAllister, who had 30 points on 8-for-13 field goal shooting, and 14-for-17 at the line.
UMBC had four scorers in double figures, including Feeley, who recorded his twelfth career “double-double,” and third of the season. Freshman Rashad Bilal added 14 points, while Hodges and Gogerty had 13 and 11, respectively.