Men’s Basketball

UPDATE: Fife takes name out of Duquesne head coaching search

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor BREAKING: According to CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife is in “advanced talks” to become the next head coach at Duquesne. Fife, who was a fan favorite as a guard at Indiana University from 1998-2002, was thought to be a dark horse candidate for […]

2017 MBB coaching search continues

2017 MBB coaching search continues

Any takers? Coaches are fleeing to new opportunities and the Duquesne MBB position still remains unmanned.   By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor  It’s been nearly two weeks since Jim Ferry was fired, the King Rice era has ended before it could even begin and Atlantic 10 foes Massachusetts and Virginia Commonwealth have already filled […]

NCAA Tournament preview

NCAA Tournament preview

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor Finally, it’s that time of year again. Annually, sports enthusiasts and casual followers everywhere rejoice at the beginning of March as the NCAA basketball regular season winds down and tournament play begins. Now that conference tournaments have ended, seeding has taken place and brackets have promptly been filled […]

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor It’s time for a good old-fashioned reality check — the Duquesne men’s basketball program is a dumpster fire. Duquesne men’s basketball over the last 40 years has been a disgrace to the university, and after Jim Ferry’s firing last week, the program finds itself in yet another position to […]

Ferry era ends in firing

Ferry era ends in firing

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Duquesne University Athletics Director Dave Harper decided Monday to oust Jim Ferry as the head coach of the Duquesne men’s basketball program. He spent five years in command of the Dukes, but left with just a 22-69 mark against Atlantic 10 competition and a 60-97 record overall. “In consultation […]

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor 39 minutes, 58.4 seconds. That is the exact amount of time in which Duquesne was tied or in front. 1.6 seconds. That is all the time that the Saint Louis Billikens needed to deliver a 72-71 blow to the jaw upon their opposition, and to advance to the second […]

Fordham MBB cruises past Duquesne 70-52

Fordham MBB cruises past Duquesne 70-52

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor On a special night that saw Duquesne great Mike James have his No. 13 jersey retired by the school, the game against Fordham was anything but special. In Duquesne’s previous meeting with Fordham (13-15, 7-8) – a 75-72 win in Bronx, NY on Dec. 30 – the Dukes […]

Lewis II powers Duquesne past UMass with 31 points

Lewis II powers Duquesne past UMass with 31 points

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor A promising outing from freshmen Mike Lewis II and Isiaha Mike, who combined for a monstrous 54 points, provided Duquesne with a much-needed victory to end an agonizing eight-game losing streak. Mike Lewis II had a career-high 31 points, the second-most ever for a Duquesne freshman, and the […]

Dukes show resolve, fall in close loss to St. Bonaventure

Dukes show resolve, fall in close loss to St. Bonaventure

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor On the heels of a five-game losing streak, Duquesne’s men’s basketball team returned home to the A.J. Palumbo Center for its lone home game in 20 days on Wednesday night when it hosted St. Bonaventure. In a tremendously sloppy affair for both sides, the Dukes fell to the […]

Lack of effort on display as Dukes routed by URI

Lack of effort on display as Dukes routed by URI

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor Saturday afternoon at the A.J. Palumbo Center was a chance for the Duquesne men’s basketball team to secure either a redemptive, marquee win over a quality A-10 opponent, or possibly falter in another bitterly narrow loss at the hands of a conference foe. And of course, it ended […]

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