PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Duquesne Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Ferry joined The Cook and Poni Show following a huge 71-64 upset over No. 10 St. Louis.
“Guys stepped up and made plays,” Ferry said. “It’s a credit to them (the players) because we just came off two tough losses.”
It was the Dukes’ first road win over a top 10 team in 52 years — and it ended the Billikens’ 19-game winning streak.
It was also the first loss for St. Louis in the A-10 this season.
The last road win over a top 10 team on the road for Duquesne was a 73-72 win over No. 6 Bradley on March 5, 1962.
“Hopefully we can gain confidence from this moving forward into the A-10 Tournament,” Ferry said. “We had an opportunity and we took advantage of it.”
The Dukes were paced by Micah Mason who had a career-high 22 points.
The Dukes now (12-15 overall, 4-10 in the A-10) will return home to host UMass on Wednesday night at the AJ Palumbo Center.
Ferry said he knew when coming into Duquesne they were going to have to build this program from rock bottom. He thinks they are moving in the right direction and a win like last night helps with recruiting. He said people notice what they have accomplished.
“Last night was a taste of what we can be in the future,” Ferry said.
Listen to the full interview here: