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WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Williams Jr. hit the second of two free throws with 11 seconds left to allow Duquesne to hold off George Washington, 75-73 to earn just their second win in five Atlantic 10 Conference road games Wednesday night.
The Dukes lost on the road at conference-leader Rhode Island, snapped a five-game losing streak at the Smith Center and beat the Colonials on their home court for the first time since February 6, 2010.
George Washington held a 36-33 lead at intermission, but the Dukes took the lead for good on Tarin Smith’s 3-pointer with 12:36 left to break a 49-49 tie. Yuta Watanabe hit a 3 with :12 left to get the Colonials within two, 73-71, and after Williams hit the second of two free throws, Terry Nolan Jr. scored at the basket to make it a one-point game, 74-73 with :05 remaining. Kellon Taylor hit the first of two from the line with a second left to create the final margin.
Mike Lewis II hit 3 of 5 from deep and finished with 17 points to lead Duquesne (15-8, 6-4), with Tarin Smith adding 15.
Patrick Steeves scored 23 points to lead George Washington (9-13, 2-7).
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