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.
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).
In their all-red, “Bulls-like” throwback jerseys honoring the former Duke and first African American to be drafted in the National Basketball Association, five players scored in double digits for Duquesne, led by Eric Evans’ 17, to defeat Richmond 81-72 in the third annual Chuck Cooper Classic in front of a sellout home crowd.
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.
(93-7 The FAN) — Duquesne guard B.J. Montiero is expected to miss the next 2-4 games with injuries sustained in the South Side Saturday night.
For Duquesne men’s basketball senior B.J. Monteiro, if he were to meet a complete stranger who knew nothing about him, he found a solution devoid of scientific testing to let everyone know that the game of basketball is in his blood.
Curtis Aiken joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to talk with the guys about the Panther 80-69 victory over the Duquesne Dukes.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The FAN — Taylor showed everyone that he has aspirations of never giving that starting job back.
(93-7 The FAN) — Ashton Gibbs scored 18 points and No. 17 Pittsburgh downed crosstown rival Duquesne 80-69 on Wednesday night in the annual City Game.
Duquesne head men’s basketball coach Ron Everhart checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
T.J. McConnell on a fast break down the floor, a defender on his side, Eric Evans filling in the opposite lane to receive a one-handed cross-key bounce pass from McConnell, leading to Evans’ beautiful behind-the-back assist to B.J. Monteiro, who was trailing down the middle, to lay the ball in for two.
After five days and no games for the Duquesne men’s basketball team, who went 2-1 in the 2k Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in Valparaiso, they finally are back on the playing grind tomorrow night taking on The University of Louisiana-Lafayette (3-3), also coming off three games in three days.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Duquesne Dukes lost their second game of the season Sunday to Valparaiso, 84-68.
The boys are taking it back to the good old days, the AAU days, the days of three games in three days. Duquesne men’s basketball team left yesterday for Indiana, as Valparaiso hosts the conclusion of the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. They take on the University of the District of Columbia, Akron and Valparaiso on November 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.