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The game was played at Robert Morris University as Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Center is undergoing renovation.
Goodwin added seven rebounds and three steals for the Billikens (11-3). Hargrove, who was 5-of-8 from the field, grabbed five rebounds including four on the offensive glass.
Hasahn French tallied eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals. French’s assists and steals totals equaled his career highs. Tay Weaver connected on 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and finished with nine points.
Marcus Weathers and Tavian Dunn-Martin led Duquesne (11-2) with 26 and 21 points, respectively. Sincere Carry contributed 12 points and a game-high eight assists, while Michael Hughes registered a game-high seven blocks.
Saint Louis scored the game’s first five points and remained in front until Duquesne tied it at 22 with 2:22 left in the first half. A late 3-pointer gave the Dukes a 28-25 halftime lead.
Duquesne used a 9-0 spurt to post the first of two 13-point advantages, 44-31, with 13:33 to play. SLU drew to within four, 52-48, at the 7:04 mark with a 14-5 run in which five different players scored, and the Bills trailed just 54-50 with 5:51 remaining.
However, two consecutive 3-pointers ignited a 19-9 game-ending run for Duquesne.
The Billikens play their A-10 home opener Sunday, Jan. 5, against Massachusetts. Tip time is 3 p.m., and the game will be televised by NBC Sports Network.