The Dukes shot 49.1 percent (27 of 55), outscoring the Rams 22-2 on the fast break and 40-28 in the paint.
The Rams (3-15, 0-3) pulled within two, 52-50, on Andre Malone's 3 with 11:12 left but Mike Talley scored the next five points as Duquesne took a 57-50 lead on a 3-pointer with 9:36 left. The Dukes would lead by no less than five and by as many as 11 the rest of the way.
Jonathan Holton had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Rhode Island.
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