No. 6 Georgetown 88, Duquesne 86
LAKELAND Fla. (AP) _ Boubacar Aw scored on a rebound with 30 seconds remaining, and No. 6 Georgetown survived a major scare Thursday night to beat Duquesne 88-86 in a neutral-site game at the Lakeland Civic Center.
After Aw’s basket following a miss by Jerry Nichols, the Dukes had a final chance to tie. But Mike James missed a 15-footer with 3 seconds left.
Georgetown (10-1) appeared to take control when Allen Iverson scored eight points in the opening minutes of the second half. That gave the Hoyas a 60-53 lead.
But Duquesne (4-3) refused to fold. Nick Bosnic had a four-point play to start the comeback. Atlantic 10 Conference scoring leader Tom Pipkins followed with three long-distance baskets, cutting the deficit to 73-70 with 9 minutes left.
Pipkins had 30 points. Othella Harrington led the Hoyas with 25.
After a brief Georgetown run, Pipkins hit two jumpers to knot the score at 82 at the 2-minute mark.
The upset-minded Dukes, despite 16 first-half turnovers, trailed only 45-43 at intermission.
Duquesne went up 13-9 when Bosnic made a 3-pointer with 12:53 left. The teams traded the lead four times before the Hoyas scored eight consecutive points in just under two minutes to move ahead 34-28.
The Dukes came storming back to knot the contest at 38, as Bosnic connected again on a 3-pointer with 3:21 remaining.
The Hoyas controlled the inside game, turning offensive rebounds into 12 first-half points. Georgetown also cashed in from the free-throw line, making 14 of 18. Duquesne was seven of nine from the line.