Duquesne 111, Fordham 100

Melquan Bolding scored 32 points and Duquesne shook off a

playground game-like pace and a second-half deficit to beat Fordham

111-100 on Friday, making the Rams the first Atlantic 10 team in 17

years to lose every conference game.

Brenton Butler scored 29 points, Chris Gaston had 21 and Alberto

Estwick added 20, but Fordham (2-26, 0-16) – which hasn’t won since

Dec. 8 – lost its 21st in a row overall and finished 0-16 in the

Atlantic 10. The last A-10 team to go winless during a conference

season was St. Bonaventure in 1992-93, when the league had eight

teams.

Eric Evans added 23 points and Bill Clark had 20 for Duquesne

(16-14, 7-9), which still could play a first-round conference

tournament home game. The Dukes need Charlotte, Massachusetts and

Xavier to win home games on Saturday to host a game on Tuesday.