Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
It’s that time again. The time when one more win is all it takes to keep going. Score just one more point than the opponent and the season rolls on.
Many times a stat sheet doesn’t tell the whole story, but it did tonight as Dayton (17-10, 7-6) defeated Duquesne (15-12, 6-7) 74-62 in a must-win game for both teams, as they stood tied in eighth place in the Atlantic 10.
Luckily for Duquesne (15-10, 6-5), the first 45 seconds of last night’s game, where the Fordham Rams (9-15, 2-9) grabbed four consecutive offensive rebounds and kicked the ball out for four uncontested 3-pointers, none of which were made, did not set the pace for the rest of the game.
Many things change from game to game, especially when over a month’s time has passed before taking on an opponent again. A team shoots better, a different player is more zoned in, calls go one way more than another and the variables go on. What you try to prepare for is what you know, and that’s exactly what Duquesne (14-9, 5-4) is doing going into their second meeting this season with St. Bonaventure (12-8, 5-4).
The Dukes (12-9,3-4) take on the Dayton Flyers (14-7,4-3) tonight at 7PM on the road, as both teams look to break a two-game losing streak.
When the top two scoring teams in the Atlantic 10 face off, one would anticipate a fast-paced game. That’s exactly what went down in last night’s game, except Duquesne (12-7, 3-2) was able to effectively contain Massachusetts (14-5, 3-2), the top scoring team in the A-10, to eight points below their average while the Dukes scored above their average for the 80-69 win.
By Matt Popchock (email@example.com) For as brief as the history of Lincoln Park’s boys’ basketball program has been, that history has been an illustrious one. On Monday afternoon in Midland another proud chapter was written. […]
Just before tonight’s game one of the refs said, “I’m only as good as my last call.” The same ref made a goaltending call in the second half that spectator consensus probably would have refuted. Then, a fan said, “Hey, it’s early in the season,” after stating his opinion about the refutable-worthy call.
You can’t compare apples to oranges, so lets not even try. Tonight, the Duquesne Dukes Men’s basketball team beat D-II Millersville of the PSAC, 101-43 in the first exhibition game of the 2011-12 season, and they couldn’t have been more zoned in.
Juwan Staten, a 6-foot, 190-pound guard who played one season of basketball at Dayton, has signed a grant-in-aid to attend West Virginia University and will play basketball for the Mountaineers in 2012-13. A Dayton, Ohio, […]