Duquesne 73, Dayton 71

Damian Saunders had 20 points, including the go-ahead layup with

25.8 seconds to play, and Duquesne won for the fourth time in five

games, 73-71 over Dayton on Sunday.

Saunders, who had 16 points in the second half, gave the Dukes a

72-71 lead by driving through traffic into the lane.

Dayton’s Chris Johnson – who made a game-high six 3-pointers –

missed a wide open shot from beyond the arc on the right wing with

13 seconds left. Saunders and Dayton’s Chris Wright fought for

possession on the rebound, and the possession arrow went to the


Bill Clark made one of two free throws and Johnson air-balled a

3-point attempt as time expired.

Eric Evans added 14 points and Clark 12 for Duquesne (15-12, 6-7

Atlantic 10 Conference), which has won six of nine.

Johnson had 21 points and Wright 15 for the Flyers (18-8, 7-5),

who have lost two of three.