Duquesne vs Albany

Albany (NY) 69, Duquesne 66

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - John Puk scored a career-high 14 points, including a key dunk with 47 seconds left, and Albany beat Duquesne 69-66 Friday night in each team's season opener.

Puk's dunk extended the Great Danes' lead to 69-65, and though a Derrick Colter free throw pulled Duquesne back within a possession, the Dukes could not close the gap.

Puk added eight rebounds to his stat line in 17 minutes of play.

The lead changed hands eight times in the second half, with Albany taking the final lead on Mike Black's 3-pointer with 2:14 to play. Black led the Great Danes with 15 points and four assists.

The season-opening win is the first for Albany since 2006-07, the last time it appeared in the NCAA tournament.

Colter, a freshman making his debut, finished with 17 points, and classmate Quevyn Winters had 15 points and 11 rebounds in his first game.

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Duquesne Dukes
K. Pantophlet, F212-40-01005
J. Jones, F171-40-02132
A. Marhold, C371-42-29114
D. Colter, G335-126-1133217
S. Johnson, G323-133-43229
J. Jones213-70-02018
Q. Winters196-90-1110215
M. Binney100-20-01110
M. Abele41-23-31005
P. Torres40-11-22001
D. Martin20-00-00010
Totals 22-5815-233981366
 37.9%65.2% 
Albany Great Danes
J. Guerrier, F262-52-20138
B. Metcalf, F131-20-02232
J. Puk, C177-90-080314
J. Iati, G363-70-03239
M. Black, G356-151-214215
S. Rowley264-93-372311
L. Devlin213-80-04026
P. Hooley160-40-04200
D. Evans61-10-02012
G. Johnson21-10-00022
D. Wiegmann20-00-01000
Totals 28-616-735132269
 45.9%85.7% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson14-424-835
Dayton13-527-932
Rhode Island13-523-1066
VCU12-626-1015
Richmond12-621-1456
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272

America East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Albany15-124-999
Stony Brook12-423-12107
Vermont12-420-14204
New Hamp.11-519-13193
Hartford7-914-16245
UMass Lowell6-1012-17265
Binghamton5-116-26332
UMBC2-144-26346
Maine2-143-27339
 
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LEHI 77 Final
BAYL 99
MIST 62 Final
CONN 66
USA 76 Final
FSU 71
UMOH 59 Final
NCST 97
GAST 55 Final
DUKE 74
OHST 0 Canc.
MU 0
GWEB 59 Final
UNC 76
BRY 54 Final
IND 97
SEMO 55 Final
KAN 74
UNT 51 Final
CREI 71
SLIP 62 Final
MICH 100
MD 69 Final
UK 72
SOUT 65 Final
GONZ 103
GTOWN 23 Canc.
FLA 27
IAST 59 Final
UCLA 86