Duquesne 74

(11-15, 6-9 A 10)

Xavier 68

(17-10, 8-6 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, February 28, 2004

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    DUQ 38 3674
    XAV 38 3068

    McAllister's free throws hold off Xavier

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bryant McAllister scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half and made four free throws in the closing moments to help Duquesne hold off Xavier 74-68 Saturday.

    The Dukes (11-15, 6-9 Atlantic 10) won their second straight after a five-game losing streak and got their first season sweep of the Musketeers (17-10, 8-6) in eight tries. Duquesne beat Xavier 71-58 on Jan. 14.

    Lionel Chalmers led Xavier with 22 points but committed a costly turnover with 24 seconds left and Duquesne ahead 69-65.

    McAllister then made two free throws for a six-point lead. He also hit two foul shots moments earlier to put the Dukes up by four.

    There were 31 lead changes and seven ties before Duquesne took the lead for good. The Dukes never led by more than four points until the final minute.

    Xavier had its seven-game winning streak snapped, ending its chance of earning the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.

    Jack Higgins and Ron Dokes each had 12 points off the bench and Jimmy Tricco added 11 for Duquesne, whose reserves outscored Xavier's bench 30-7.

    Romain Sato scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half for Xavier, and Anthony Myles added 11 points and 10 rebounds.

    Xavier tied its season high with 20 turnovers, which led to 20 points for Duquesne.

    The Musketeers had swept the season series from Duquesne five times, and the teams have split the series twice.

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