Reserves Williams, Cook lead Dayton past Duquesne 76-57 (Jan 14, 2017)

BY AP • January 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) Charles Cooke scored 19 points, Xeyrius Williams added a career-high 18 and Dayton defeated Duquesne 76-57 on Saturday.

Scoochie Smith added 12 points for the Flyers (13-4, 4-1 Atlantic 10), who have won 11 of 13. Kendall Pollard had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Mike Lewis II scored 17 points and Emile Blackman 14 for the Dukes (9-9, 2-3).

Williams had 11 points in the first half to help Dayton open a 39-26 lead. Duquesne started the second half with a 9-2 surge to cut the deficit to six but the Dukes would get no closer.

Cooke and Smith combined for 15 points until Darrell Davis hit a 3-pointer to cap an 18-5 run that made it 74-52 with 1:35 to play.

Dayton forced 22 turnovers, the most against a D-I opponent this season, and turned those into 27 points. With Williams and Cooke coming off the bench, the Flyers' reserves had a 43-13 advantage.

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