NEW YORK -- Chris Gaston scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, and Branden Frazier added 16 points and a career-high 13 assists as Fordham defeated Duquesne 82-75 Wednesday night in the teams' Atlantic 10 Conference opener.
The Rams (5-11, 1-0) never trailed in the second half after taking a 47-41 halftime lead.
After the Dukes (7-8, 0-1) got to within five points, 72-67, with 5:58 left, Frazier assisted on a jumper by Gaston and a 3-pointer by Bryan Smith to make it 77-67.
Gaston made 9 of 12 shots for Fordham, which shot 53.1 percent (34 of 64) to Duquesne's 37.8 percent (28 of 74) and outrebounded the Dukes 49-34.
Duquesne was able to stay close by committing just five turnovers to Fordham's 16.
Fordham's point total matched its season best.
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