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Duquesne edges George Mason in double OT thriller

PITTSBURGH (AP) Freshman Eric Williams Jr. poured in a career-high 34 points, hitting 9 of 15 from 3-point range, and grabbed 11 rebounds for his third straight double-double and ninth of the season as Duquesne held off George Mason 95-89 in double overtime on Saturday.

Williams struck the telling blow for the Dukes (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic 10 Conference) when he nailed a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in the second OT after George Mason's Jaire Grayer tied the game at 89 on a trey with 61 seconds to play. Duquesne, which shot just 59 percent from the foul line, hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 19 seconds to preserve the win.

Mike Lewis II scored 20 for the Dukes, while Rene Castro-Caneddy added 14 points and seven rebounds. Tydus Verhoeven had only four points, but the freshman added eight boards, five assists and a career-best nine blocked shots with five of those coming in the final five minutes.

Justin Kier paced the Patriots (9-11, 3-4) with a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting. Grayer chipped in with 22 points and a career-best 15 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the campaign. Otis Livingston II scored 12 with six assists and four steals.

Williams hit a 3 with six seconds left in regulation to force overtime tied at 75. And Kier buried a jumper with 1 second left to send it to a second OT tied at 85.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OT2OTT
away team logo George Mason 9-11 344110489
home team logo Duquesne 14-6 3837101095
Team Stats
away team logo George Mason 9-11 70.1 PPG 38.7 RPG 12.1 APG
home team logo Duquesne 14-6 73.5 PPG 38.1 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
1
J. Kier 14.5 PPG 6.5 RPG 2.6 APG 47.1 FG%
50
E. Williams Jr. 14.0 PPG 7.6 RPG 1.4 APG 42.4 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB