BC-BKC--Duquesne-George Washington, 1st Ld-Writethru,216George Washington beats Duquesne 56-51Eds: George Washington 56, Duquesne 51. Updates with details.

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pellom recorded his third straight double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and George Washington downed Duquesne for the first time in five years, 56-51 on Saturday.

The Colonials (10-18, 7-7 Atlantic 10) led most of the game but had to ward off the Dukes in the final minute.

B.J. Monteiro followed his missed free throw with a missed jumper, which would have given Duquesne (15-13, 6-8) its first lead since midway through the first half. Bryan Bynes grabbed the rebound as Bynes, Pellom and Tony Taylor made five of George Washington's last six free throws to seal the victory.

Pellom also blocked Sean Johnson's layup that would have brought the Dukes to within a point with nine seconds left.

Monteiro scored 13 points to lead the Dukes. They were outrebounded 42-24 — matching their smallest output in a conference game this season — and shot 37 percent.

Lasan Kromah scored 11 points and Dwayne Smith added 11 rebounds for George Washington, which snapped a two-game losing streak and won for the second time in its last nine games.

The Colonials stayed two games ahead of Fordham for the final seed in the conference tournament

George Washington led 31-25 at halftime, with Kromah hitting a pair of inside baskets to power a late 8-1 run.