Emmett Sellers scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Joey Myers had nine of 14 after intermission as Duquesne pulled away from George Washington in a 65-62 Atlantic 10 victory tonight.
Duquesne (9-11) maintained fourth place in the West Division with a 4-4 record. George Washington is 11-10 and fifth in the conference at 2-6.
Only four players scored for George Washington, which was hurt in the back court. Starting guard Mike O'Reilly did not score and was hampered by an injured ankle and guards Dave Hobel and Craig Helms were sidelined with ailments.
After the lead changed several times in the first half, GW took the lead at the start of the second half, 32-31, on a layup by Darryl Webster, but Duquesne went ahead to stay on an 18-foot jump shot by Myers.
The Dukes twice led by as many as seven points, the last time at 64-57 with 1:02 remaining.
A dunk by GW's Mike Brown made it 64-59 with 51 seconds remaining. Brown's three-point play brought the Colonials within 64-62 with 15 seconds remaining.
Billy Searles was fouled with five seconds remaining. He made one of two foul shots to put Duquesne ahead by three points.
GW's Troy Webster missed a three-point shot as time expired.