La Salle holds off Duquesne 71-68 

Earl Pettis scored 20 points and Ramon Galloway recorded a double-double as La Salle beat Duquesne 71-68 on Saturday night in Atlantic 10 action.

Galloway scored 15 points and grabbed 10 boards for La Salle.

La Salle (16-6, 5-2 Atlantic 10) held a 66-59 lead before Duquesne scored seven unanswered to tie the game at 66-all with 1:23 left to play. But Galloway converted a three-point play and Sam Mills made two free throws to seal the win.

Duquesne's Jerry Jones attempted to tie the game with a 3-pointer but Tyreek Duren blocked his shot as time expired.

The Dukes (12-9, 3-4) won the battle of the boards 33-28 but shot just 41.4 percent (24 of 58) from the field while La Salle knocked down 51.9 percent (28 of 54) of their shots.

T.J. McConnell led Dusquesne with 19.

La Salle has won three consecutive games after losing two straight.

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