Benson scores 17, Dayton beats Duquesne 72-56

Benson scores 17, Dayton beats Duquesne 72-56
January 26, 2013, 6:43 pm
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Josh Benson's 17 points led five Dayton scorers in double figures as the Flyers defeated Duquesne 72-56 Saturday.

Trailing 20-13 with 7:48 left in the first half, Dayton (12-7, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) outscored Duquesne 17-4 to take a 30-24 halftime lead. The Flyers then began the second half with an 11-2 run for a 41-26 advantage.

Dayton's Kevin Dillard and Vee Sanford, with fellow guard Khari Price limited to 4 minutes after taking a knee to the thigh, held Duquesne's two leading scorers, Sean Johnson and Derrick Colter, to two points each. Colter was 0-for-11 from the field and Johnson 1-for-6 as the Dukes (7-13, 0-6) lost their eighth consecutive game.

Dyshawn Pierre scored 13 points, while Dillard, Sanford and Jalen Robinson scored 10 each. Devin Oliver had 10 rebounds, his ninth game in double figures this season.

Jeremiah Jones and Quevyn Winters scored 16 points each for Duquesne.