The Aly Way
After a rough couple of days for the Duquesne men’s basketball program, head coach Ron Everhart has been released after six seasons and a 99-89 record.
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).
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.
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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)—Coming off of a solid win over St. Bonaventure where Duquesne (10-7, 1-2) played good, fundamental basketball, something went missing in their 78-50 loss to Xavier (11-5, 2-1) tonight. Then again, scoring […]
In last night’s A-10 matchup, Duquesne (10-6, 1-1) made sure it wasn’t another down to the wire game as they defeated St. Bonaventure (8-6, 1-1), 66-50, after a scrappy, low scoring first half.
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.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — After becoming the 35th player to reach 1,000 career points in Duquesne’s New Year’s Eve crushing of Houston Baptist, senior swingman B.J. Monteiro (Waterbury,Conn./Crosby) was named Atlantic 10 Player of […]
The Duquesne Dukes (9-5) made sure to bring in the New Year the way any team would have it, crushing a Houston Baptist (5-8) 118-72, a team that has yet to win on the road.
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.