Davenport's Last-Second Shot Sinks Duquesne
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - The Bonnies used a 3-pointer from Michael Davenport with 1.6 seconds left to overcome a one-point deficit and sink Atlantic 10 leader Duquesne, 64-62, on Saturday night in front of a raucous Reilly Center.
After Duquesne's B.J. Monteiro hit a layup with 11 seconds left the Bonnies inbounded the ball to sophomore Demitrius Conger, who found Davenport along the right elbow for the game winner. Davenport finished the game with a team-high 16 points while Montiero led all scorers with 17.
Duquesne, who led the A-10 with a perfect 8-0 record coming into the game, falls to 16-6 (8-1) while the Bonnies improve to 12-10 and 4-5 in the conference. The loss halts the Dukes' 11-game win streak, which ranked as the fourth-longest in the nation.
Davenport got the Bonnies going early, as the Cincinnati native hit his first three shots from beyond the arc in staking SBU to the early advantage. Wright's triple with 10:43 to play in the first half gave the Bonnies a 22-14 lead – their largest of the game – before Duquesne rallied with a 9-2 run to make it 26-25 at the 6:35 mark.
Back-to-back 3-pointers from Bill Clark and T.J. McConnell to open the second frame erased the SBU lead. The remainder of the game was played within a four-point span.
With 2:16 left, Ogo Adegboye's free throws brought the deficit down to two, 58-56. Wright's 3 got the lead back, followed by a ferocious dunk from Demitrius Conger. McConnell converted a pair from the stripe to trim the lead, and surged ahead on Monteiro's layup after Adegboye missed the front end of a one-and-one.
That set up Davenport's three after the inbounds to send the Bonnies to their third straight win over the Dukes.
St. Bonaventure will enjoy a one-week break before returning to the RC to host La Salle for Homecoming.