Raegan Moore led all scorers with 20 points and April Robinson added 14 and five assists to help Duquesne beat Robert Morris, 79-63, Wednesday night at Palumbo Center.
Despite losing the rebounding battle, 45-32, the Dukes forced the Colonials into 23 turnovers and finished the first half on a 15-6 run to take a 40-33 lead at the break.
Duquesne (8-3) kept Robert Morris at bay throughout the second half and used an 8-0 spurt starting with 8:20 remaining to push their lead to 15 and put the game away. The Colonials (3-6) never got back within 10 points.
Stasia King added a career-high 11 points for the Dukes and Orsi Szecsi pitched in 11 points and six rebounds.
Freshman guard Anna Niki Stamolamprou led Robert Morris with a season-high 19 points and fellow Greece native Artemis Spanou had an NCAA Division I-best 33rd consecutive double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
"Even in a loss, I thought we took a step in the right direction," Colonials coach Sal Buscaglia said. "It was a young Robert Morris team against a very experienced and senior-laden Duquesne team. I was really happy to see the effort from all of our players."
Spanou, a senior, also became the leading scorer in program history with 1,641 points, passing Laura Lindak's mark of 1,633 set in 1994.
More district women
■ West Virginia 109, Delaware State 47: Asya Bussie and Bria Holmes scored 22 points apiece to lead the host Mountaineers (9-1) to a romp against Delaware State(3-6).
Top 25 women
■ Baylor 87, Mississippi 80: Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six in the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor (9-1) held off Mississippi (8-5) to extend its home winning streak to 66 consecutive games. Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), Division I's top scorer made baskets when Baylor needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she added four free throws after that.
■ North Carolina 74, South Carolina 66: Freshman Stephanie Mavunga had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 14 North Carolina (10-2) past No. 10 South Carolina (9-1) in Myrtle Beach, S.C., ending the Gamecocks' perfect start.
■ Purdue 49, Green Bay 45: KK Houser led all scorers with 17 points to help No. 18 Purdue (8-2) avoid an upset at Green Bay (6-4).
■ Oklahoma 79, Fairfield 51: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 23 points to help No. 20 Oklahoma (8-3) beat Fairfield (5-4) in Bridgeport, Conn.
Top 25 men
■ Ohio State 76, Delaware 64: LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State (11-0) past Delaware (5-6). Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes, who have won every game by double figures.
■ Massachusetts 83, Ohio 71: Maxie Escho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and No. 22 Massachusetts (10-0) remained undefeated with a win at Ohio (7-3). Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight in a row in the second half, for the Minutemen, who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.
■ Texas 86, North Carolina 83: Demarcus Holland scored on a put-back of his own free throw with 4.1 seconds left to help Texas (10-1) hold on for a win at No. 14 North Carolina (7-3). Holland finished with 15 points for the Longhorns, who survived a missed 3-pointer from the Tar Heels' Marcus Paige on the final play to earn their sixth win in a row.
■ North Carolina State 65, Tennessee 58: T.J. Warren scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as North Carolina State (8-2) beat host Tennessee (6-4) for its sixth consecutive victory.