A-10 announces MBB schedules

Photo by Edward Major / Staff Photographer | Duquesne guard Mike Lewis II handles the ball during the Dukes’ home contest versus St. Francis (BKN) on Nov. 11, 2017.

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor

Sept. 6, 2018

On Wed., Sept. 5, the Atlantic 10 released its 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule, finalizing each remaining date on Duquesne’s men’s basketball schedule.

The Dukes, who will be televised nationally four times during conference play, begin A-10 play at 2018 NCAA participant Davidson on Jan. 5 (6 p.m., NBCSN). Keith Dambrot’s team will return home to the Palumbo Center on Wed., Jan. 9, when it will host Fordham, and will play host again days later on Jan. 12 versus Saint Joseph’s.

Duquesne’s home-and-home opponents remain unchanged from last season: Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, Dayton, Fordham and George Washington. The Dukes play each remaining A-10 school once as part of an 18-game league schedule.

In addition to Fordham (Jan. 9) and Saint Joseph’s (Jan. 12), Duquesne will host Saint Louis (Jan. 23), VCU (Jan. 26), Rhode Island (Jan. 30), St. Bonaventure (Feb. 6; Stadium), George Washington (Feb. 16; NBCSN), Massachusetts (March 2) and Dayton (March 9).

Aside from the aforementioned Jan. 5 Davidson game, Duquesne will visit Richmond (Jan. 16), George Washington (Jan. 20; NBCSN), Dayton (Feb. 2), Fordham (Feb. 9), La Salle (Feb. 13), George Mason (Feb. 23), St. Bonaventure (Feb. 27) and Saint Louis (March 6).

In addition to all of the A-10-related information released Wednesday, the conference announced that the Dec. 19 Duquesne – Penn State game, set to be played at PPG Paints Arena, will be televised on CBSSN.

In all, Duquesne will play 31 regular season games in 2018-19, beginning with a home contest against William & Mary on Nov. 10.

Five of the Dukes’ first eight A-10 games come at home, but the team will only play at home twice during February.

The A-10 Championship tournament is set for March 13-17 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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