Duquesne 56

(12-17, 6-10 A 10)

Dayton 69

(23-7, 12-4 A 10)

    7:05 PM ET, March 11, 2004

    University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    DUQ 28 2856
    DAY 29 4069

    Waleskowski's 16 lead the Flyers

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Keith Waleskowski scored 16 points -- including five in a late 7-0 run -- to lead the Flyers to a 69-56 win over Duquesne on Thursday night in an Atlantic-10 quarterfinal.

    The Flyers (23-7) scored their final 12 points on free throws.

    Their final field goal came on Waleskowski's offbalance tip-in Mark Jones' shot with 4:20 left. It touched off a 7-0 Dayton run after the Dukes had scored six points in a row to narrow the lead to 55-53.

    Dayton moves into a Friday night semifinal where it will meet the winner of Richmond (19-11) and Temple (15-12).

    Jones added 13 points, Warren Williams came off the bench to score 12 and Sean Finn had 11 -- despite making just 1 of 8 foul shots.

    Waleskowski had 10 rebounds as the Flyers took a 39-30 advantage on the boards.

    Jimmy Tricco scored 16 for Duquesne (12-17) with Jack Higgins adding 12.

    After Waleskowski's tip-in, he hit two free throws to push the lead to 59-53. Jones then added two foul shots and Waleskowski hit another to put Dayton ahead 62-53 with 1:47 left.

    The Flyers hit 12 of 16 free throws in the final 4 minutes after Waleskowski's tip-in. They finished the game 17 of 28 at the line to the Dukes' 9 of 16.

    Dayton hit 54 percent of its shots from the field in the opening half yet still led just 29-28 on Ramod Marshall's end-to-end dash for a layup just before the horn.

    The Flyers took the lead for good on Williams' 3-pointer from the right wing with 8:46 remaining.

    The Flyers had won both earlier meetings, 70-58 at home and 73-69 in Pittsburgh.

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