By Harry Allison
Marcus Weathers had 18 points and Duquesne held off La Salle for a 71-69 victory.
Weathers sank 8 of 10 shots from the floor for the Dukes (16-5, 6-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Reserve Tavian Dunn-Martin added 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from three-point range. Lamar Norman Jr. sank three three-pointers and scored 12, while Sincere Carry pitched in with 10 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
Duquesne led 71-62 after a Michael Hughes jumper with 1:52 left to play, but Saul Phiri hit a three-pointer and Ed Croswell added a three-point play to pull La Salle with 71-68 with 47 seconds left. David Beatty (above) was fouled beyond the arc but made just 1 of 3 free throws with 14 seconds left and a chance to tie the game.