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George Mason Vs. Duquesne: Dukes Snap Patriots 18-Game Home Win Streak

The roller coaster season for the Duquesne Dukes continued with the team picking up a huge road win over the George Mason Patriots, winning 75-64 at the Patriot Center Wednesday night.

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The win snapped an 18-game home winning streak for the Patriots.

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The Dukes were able to take control of the game from the start, making eight of their first thirteen shots, and led by as much as 15 in the first half before taking a 40-31 lead into the locker rooms at the half. 

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The Patriots were able to cut the deficit down to four early in the second half before another Dukes run would eliminate any hopes of a George Mason comeback.

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Duquesne found a friend in long-range shots, as the Dukes shot 8-of-16 from behind the arc. 

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The Dukes also saw a return to winning rebounding battles, out-rebounding George Mason 32-28.

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Sean Johnson led the team with 14 points while T.J. McConnell saw a return toward the top of the scoring sheet with 12 points of his own after a string of unimpressive games.

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Mamadou Datttook advantage of a rare starting opportunity to put together a very nice effort with eight points and nine rebounds. He has shown steady improvement as the season has gone on and Dukes fans should be looking forward from more contributions from him as the season goes on.

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For the Patriots, Ryan Pearson and Vertail Vaughns scored 13 points each to lead the scoring for George Mason.

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The Dukes will return to action at home on December 28 against Bowling Green. George Mason will resume game action on Friday against Manhattan.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.