|Duquesne Dukes vs La Salle Explorers Wrap - La Salle Wins 73-72|
Duquesne was scorched by Pookie Powell for 25 points as La Salle defeated them 73-72 in NCAA action on Wednesday.
La Salle did not, however, defeat Duquesne against the spread, which closed at -1.5 at most sportsbooks.
La Salle got 15 points from David Beatty and another 13 points from Isiah Deas. Pookie Powell contributed 3 assists, while Ed Croswell cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Duquesne got a 18-point performance from Michael Hughes, who was supported by 16 points from Marcus Weathers. Sincere Carry had 7 assists in a losing cause for Duquesne, while Eric Williams Jr. grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed La Salle were victorious, as the score was $HalfScore at the break.
La Salle won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-27.
La Salle looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Saint Louis. Duquesne will aim to get back on the winning track vs. George Washington.