B.J. Monteiro came off the bench to score 21 points as Duquesne cruised to a 90-54 rout of Bowling Green on Monday night.
Monteiro made 9 of 10 shots from the field in only 17 minutes. T.J. McConnell narrowly missed a triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and he was one of the main reasons why the Dukes outrebounded the Falcons 36-24.
While the Dukes (2-1) enjoyed 34-of-56 shooting from the field (60.7 percent), Bowling Green made just 12 of 44 shots from the field (27.3 percent). Jordon Crawford had 18 points for the Falcons (1-3).
The Falcons hung within single-digit striking distance until McConnell made a pair of free throws with five minutes remaining in the first half. The free throws were the beginning of an 11-0 run that ended with Bill Clark's 3-pointer giving Duquesne a 37-17 lead with 2:42 left. Clark scored 16 points.