Duquesne 58, Savannah St. 44

Eric Evans scored 17 points and Duquesne defeated Savannah State

58-44 on Saturday.

The Dukes (6-2) forced 16 turnovers and held the Tigers (4-5) to

just two assists in the first half. Duquesne led 27-13 at

halftime.

The Dukes jumped out to a 10-1 advantage and led by as many as

16 points in the first half. Bill Clark’s free throw put Duquesne

ahead 27-11 with 1:38 left until halftime.

Damian Saunders added 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting for the

Dukes, who shot 45.7 percent from the field (21 of 46).

Duquesne won the rebounding battle 36-31 and outscored Savannah

State 13-3 on second-chance points.

Arnold Louis grabbed 10 rebounds and Cedric Smith scored nine

points for the Tigers, who matched their season-low total of 44

points for the third time.

Savannah State lost 63-44 to both Georgetown on Nov. 11 and

Central Connecticut State on Nov. 28.