Junior guard Emmett Sellers scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half, including the game-winner with 14 seconds left to lift Duquesne over George Washington, 63-61, tonight at the Civic Arena.
He made a 10-footer from the right base line for the game's final points.
The Colonials called time out with eight seconds left, but Troy Webster's 15-foot shot from the left side was short.
For the Colonials (5-9 overall and 0-5 Atlantic 10), it was their sixth straight loss and eighth straight on the road.
George Washington led by 19-14, with 11:41 left in the first half, but its 6-foot-5 center, Steve Frick committed his third foul and left the game for the rest of the half. He had made three of his first four shots.
The Dukes (8-3 and 3-3) then outscored George Washington by 17-4 over the next eight minutes to take a 31-23 lead with 3:42 left before intermission. Dwayne Rawls led Duquesne in the spurt with eight of his team's 17 points.
Duquesne led at halftime, 33-28, after making 13 of 21, or 61.9 percent, from the field. Rawls and Rick Suder had 10 points each in the first half.
The Dukes stretched their lead to 46-35 with 11:59 remaining when the Colonials began pressing full court.
The Colonials took the lead at 54-53 on a 20-footer by Webster (11 points) with 5:16 remaining.
There were five lead changes and three ties in the last five minutes.
The Colonials tied the score at 61 on two foul shots by Chester Wood (17 points and seven rebounds) with 55 seconds to play.
Rawls finished the game with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Suder had 16 points and Sellers 15 points in 28 minutes as Duquesne shot 60 percent for the game to GW's 45.6 percent.
The Dukes also outrebounded the Colonials, 27-20.