PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jaylen Adams poured in a career-high 40 points, including a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, to lift St. Bonaventure to an 84-81 victory over Duquesne on Saturday.
Adams connected on 14 of 22 shots from the floor, including a career-high eight 3-pointers on 13 attempts for the Bonnies (16-6, 6-4 Atlantic 10 Conference). Adams added seven assists – two on 3-pointers – giving him a hand in 56 of the Bonnies’ 84 points. Matt Mobley added 19 points and Courtney Stockard chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Tarin Smith scored 24 for the Dukes (15-9, 6-5) and his only 3-pointer came with 42 seconds left to knot the score at 81. Duquesne nearly went to overtime for a fourth straight home game. The Dukes beat La Salle in triple overtime, followed that with a double-OT win over George Mason, before falling in overtime to Richmond.
Rene Castro-Caneddy added 21 points for the Dukes, who have already topped last season’s overall win total (10) and A-10 wins (three) under first-year coach Keith Dambrot.
Duquesne led 37-36 at halftime and was up 72-67 on Eric Williams Jr.’s layup with six minutes left, but Adams had nine points from there to preserve the win.