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.
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.
In any team sport, the constant is that one team always wins and one team always loses, but in Duquesne’s 84-82 loss to Saint Joseph’s tonight, the loss stung as the Dukes blew a 16-point lead.
B.J. Monteiro’s career-high 28 points helped lead Duquesne (8-5) to a 86-76 win over Bowling Green (6-6) tonight at the A.J. Palumbo center, in the fifth best comeback under head coach Ron Everhart.
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.
Although the sun had already set by the start of last night’s game, Duquesne (6-4) pulled out the 66-59 win over Penn State (6-5) in the teams’ 43rd matchup, with a night and day effort from the first half to second half, led by two Detroit guys, senior guard Eric Evans who had a game-high 20 points and sophomore swingman Jerry Jones’ who had a career-high 14 points.
Robert Morris (7-2) added one more win to its best start in school history as they defeated the Duquesne Dukes (5-4) 64-60 tonight—beating the Dukes in back-to-back years for the first time since the ’83-’84 season.
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.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Duquesne Dukes lost their second game of the season Sunday to Valparaiso, 84-68.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN)– After the first exhibition game of the season, Duquesne men’s basketball senior B.J. Monteiro said something profound—something that holds true in most games, with most teams and in most sports. He […]
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.