RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Briante Weber and Melvin Johnson each scored 12 points, all but five coming in the second half, as Virginia Commonwealth rallied to beat Duquesne 80-65 on Saturday.
Rob Brandenberg scored 11, and Treveon Graham had 10 for VCU (14-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10). Juvonte Reddic scored nine and grabbed 10 rebounds.
The lead changed hands seven times until L.G. Gill hit a 3-pointer to give Duquesne (8-8, 1-3) a 27-26 lead and the Dukes led 31-27 at halftime. Duquesne shot 38.2 percent from the field in the half to 33.3 percent for VCU.
Reddic put the Rams back in front 36-35 with a layup in the second half and VCU pulled ahead on a 10-1 run. Johnson's back-to-back treys sparked a 13-2 run, and the Rams led 71-52 with 3:13 to play and stayed ahead.
Derrick Colter led Duquesne with 13 and Jeremiah Jones and Tra'Vaughn White scored 10 apiece.
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