Duquesne falls to Notre Dame for 1st loss of season
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Duquesne’s bid for its first 4-0 start in nine seasons fell short Tuesday, as the Dukes allowed a 13-0 run down the stretch and lost 67-56 to Notre Dame.
Tavian Dunn-Martin led Duquesne (3-1) with 14 points. Michael Hughes added 10. Eric Williams Jr. and Sincere Carry, who went into the game averaging a combined 30.3 points, were held to five, all by Williams, and shot a combined 1 of 16 from the field.
John Mooney had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Prentiss Hubb added a career-high 14 points for Notre Dame (4-1).
The Irish, who blew a 12-point first-half lead, trailed 52-51 with 7:09 remaining before scoring 13 straight for a 64-52 advantage with 1:19 remaining. Mooney contributed five points and Rex Plueger four during the stretch. T.J. Gibbs scored seven of his 11 points in the second half for Notre Dame.
The Dukes begin a streak of nine straight games in Pittsburgh when they host UMass Lowell on Sunday.