Nicholson showed why scouts have been all over him with a 21-point, 23-rebound performance that propelled the Bonnies (13-9, 6-4 A10) over the Dukes (14-10, 5-5 A10).
St. Bonaventure held a 48-26 advantage on the glass, which went a long way to the victory.â†µ
Though Duquesne held a lead through the early stages of the game, a big 17-5 run would put the Bonnies in the driver's seat. The first half featured fast-paced play which ended with the Bonnies up 40-30.â†µ
In the second half, the defenses would take over, with the Bonnies stifling the Dukes, holding them to 28 percent shooting from the floor. The Dukes would also be held without a field goal for the final 4:39.â†µ
B.J. Monteiro was not himself today, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field, while Eric Evans followed up one of his best games with a paltry 1-of-7 shooting performance. Mike Talley was the only Duke to reach double digits with 12 points.â†µ
In addition to Nicholson, Chris Johnson had a stellar game, scoring 15 points while shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Eric Mosley chimed in with 12 points and shooting 5-of-7 from the floor.â†µ
The game continued the trend of Duquesne's road woes, as they now have a 3-6 record in away games.â†µ
The Dukes will look to rebound on Wednesday when they return home to Pittsburgh to play the Fordham Rams.