Duquesne takes down VCU in A-10 championship game, makes NCAA Tournament

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Duquesne used a great first-half performance to take down VCU, 57-51, in the Atlantic-10 Championship Game Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The Dukes (24-11) win their second-ever A-10 title and make it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1977, the last time they won the A-10, ending a 47-year drought for both streaks. The win over the Rams (22-13) makes it three in a row the past two seasons, with a win back at home in February 2023 and a win on the road on March 5.

Duquesne opened up the game with an 11-2 run, thanks to senior guards Dae Dae Grant making two 3-pointers and Jimmy Clark III making one himself.

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