Duquesne led 31-26 at halftime but Fordham rallied early in the second half to take a 46-45 lead on a David Pekarek 3-pointer. The Dukes came right back and a Williams 3 put them up 51-46 with 8:28 to go. Kellys layup pushed it to 59-53 with 2:23 left and the Dukes held on in the stretch for the win.
Williams was back in form after scoring just eight points at Davidson on Saturday and just nine points against NJIT on Dec. 31. Both were losses for Duquesne.