|W.Va. rallies from 12 down to beat Duquesne 68-63|
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|Saturday, 13 December 2008 16:52|
By ALAN ROBINSON
AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -Darryl Bryant scored 18 points and West Virginia overcame a 12-point deficit by holding Duquesne without a basket for 11 minutes and controlling the backboards to rally for a 68-63 victory Saturday night.
Bryant, a freshman, scored 12 points in the second half as the Mountaineers (7-2), playing without injured guards Alex Ruoff and Joe Mazzulla, surged back to defeat Duquesne (5-3) for the sixth consecutive season.
Devin Eubanks had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Wellington Smith scored 12 and John Flowers had 10 rebounds as West Virginia outrebounded the Dukes 53-31, a major key during the Mountaineers' second-half surge. Duquesne went without a basket from the 2:22 mark of the first half when B.J. Monteiro scored, during an 11-0 Dukes run that gave them a 33-21 lead, until Aaron Jackson hit a driving layup with 11:22 left.
after Duquesne cut it to 60-58 on Jackson's basket with a minute remaining.