PITTSBURGH – Damian Saunders scored 19 points to lead four Duquesne players in double figures as the Dukes defeated Dayton 82-64 Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory.
Bill Clark scored 17 for the Duquesne (15-5, 7-0 Atlantic 10 Conference), while T.J. McConnell and B.J. Monteiro each added 15 points for the Dukes, who have won by an average margin of 18.2 points during their hot streak, with no game being closer than 12 points. With the victory, the Dukes pulled even with Xavier in the conference standings. Those two teams are set to meet Feb. 13.
Chris Johnson led Dayton (15-7, 3-4) with 13 points. Paul Williams added 11 points and Josh Benson had 10 for the Flyers, who have lost four of six since a six-game winning streak that began in December.
The Dukes, whose 19.2-assist average leads the nation, had 18, including five by Saunders.