Duquesne held the University of Buffalo to seven first-half field goals Saturday afternoon and badly outrebounded the Bulls in a 75-56 victory before 3,014 at the Palumbo Center.
The nonconference victory was the third straight for the undefeated Dukes under first-year head coach Darelle Porter.
Duquesne never trailed as it opened a 16-point lead (25-9) in the first 13:22 and led, 30-19, at the half as UB shot only 26.9 percent. Coach Tim Cohane's Bulls (1-2) got as close as nine twice in the second half.
Sophomore guard Shawn Tann led Duquesne with 16 points, 11 in the first half, when he hit all three of his three-point shots. Devone Stephenson, a 6-7 junior forward, added 13 points.
Besides outshooting UB, 43.4 to 32.0 for the game, Duquesne had a 44-27 advantage on the boards, including 12 rebounds by 6-5 sophomore Aaron Lovelace.
Sophomore forward Maliso Libomi and freshman guard Alexei Vasiliev were the only UB scorers in double figures. Libomi had 11 points and Vasiliev 10. UB made only 4 of 14 shots from three-point range, including 1 of 5 by Vasiliev. UB's next game is Tuesday night at Alumni Arena against Canisius.