The Tigers had beaten the Dukes in the first meeting, 58-57 in the
The Tigers surrendered a one-point lead, 12-11, when the Dukes went on a 6-0 run at the 14 minute mark in the first period. But
Sophomore forward Robert Nwankwo gets the credit for keeping the Tigers in it. By halftime he had surpassed his career high by five points with 13 on 4-5 shooting from the floor and a perfect 5-5 at the free throw line. He had six rebounds and a block too for a job well done in the opening session. He wouldn’t score in the second half but he picked up several more rebounds to finish with nine and three blocks. He shared team high scoring honors with Rocky Coleman who came off the bench to net 11 of his 13 points during the second half rally.
Juwann James led all scorers with 17 points for the Dukes.
The loss was the fifth straight in the league for the Tigers who dropped to 7-13 overall and 2-6 in the conference where they are tied with
The Tigers are back in action this Saturday night when they host UNC Wilmington in the