PHILADELPHIA -- Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, 24 in the first half as Saint Joseph built a 30-point lead and cruised to an 84-75 win over Duquesne in their Atlantic 10 home opener Wednesday night.
Saint Joseph's (11-5, 2-1 A-10) shot a blistering 71.4 percent (20 of 28) from the field in the first half and draining 12 of 18 3-point attempts. Galloway was 9 of 11 from the field and 6 of 7 from 3-point range.
Duquesne was scoreless for the first six minutes of the game. Galloway's sixth 3-pointer of the first half gave the Hawks their largest lead, 48-11, with 3:23 left.
The Dukes closed in the final minutes against Saint Joseph's reserves, closing with a 25-2 run.
Chris Wilson had 16 points for Saint Joseph's.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.