PITTSBURGH -- Derrick Colter went 8-of-12 from the field and scored 23 points as Duquesne beat Abilene Christian 94-75 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Duquesne scored the game's first 12 points and raced to a 41-16 lead in the first half. The Dukes led 54-29 at halftime and were up by as many as 31 in the second half.
Duquesne improved to 76-4 in home openers with the win.
Abilene Christian shot under 35 percent from the field in its first game as a Division I affiliate. Harrison Hawkins led the Wildcats with 26 points.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
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