Men’s Basketball

Dukes move to 7-0 for first time since 1979-80

Dukes move to 7-0 for first time since 1979-80

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Dec. 5, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood for the first time since Nov. 24 on Wednesday evening, topping the Virginia Military Institute Keydets, 71-58, at La Roche University’s Kerr Fitness Center. Junior center Mike Hughes led the team’s efforts with 23 points — a new […]

WBB tops Akron, unbeaten in last six games

WBB tops Akron, unbeaten in last six games

David Borne | Sports Editor Dec. 5, 2019 Just over a minute into Wednesday afternoon’s game against Akron, Duquesne guard Nina Aho buried a three-point jumper to get the Dukes on the board. The deep-ball from Aho was the first of many for her squad. The Dukes would go on to knock down a program-record […]

Men’s basketball taking 3-0 record to Bahamas

Men’s basketball taking 3-0 record to Bahamas

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 21, 2019 Year three of the Keith Dambrot era is off to a promising start. After a win against Lipscomb, the Dukes stand at 3-0. It was an ugly affair, as the teams went a combined 1 for 40 on three-pointers. Nevertheless, Dambrot’s team pulled away in the second […]

Duquesne MBB on track to take the next step

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 During the 2016-17 college basketball season — my freshman year at Duquesne — the men’s basketball program was in shambles, save for the play of talented freshmen Mike Lewis II and Isiaha Mike. The Dukes would begin that season with an exhibition loss to Division II opponent […]

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Dambrot era providing hope for MBB fans

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 Way back in early February of 2018, 3,411 fans packed the A.J. Palumbo Center to cheer on the Dukes as they faced St. Bonaventure.   That attendance total crushed the previous high for that season, 2,543.  In his postgame interview, first-year coach Keith Dambrot remarked, “They [the fans] […]

Rotroff back after suffering gruesome knee injury

Rotroff back after suffering gruesome knee injury

Pat McTiernan | Staff Writer Nov. 14, 2019 At 6 foot 10 inches, Duquesne forward Austin Rotroff continues to bring his tenacity and work ethic to the hardwood for his teammates and third-year coach Keith Dambrot. Now in his second year on campus, Rotroff was thrilled to hear he had been cleared to play two […]

Three impressions from DU MBB’s 94-67 win over Princeton

Three impressions from DU MBB’s 94-67 win over Princeton

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Nov. 7, 2019 The Duquesne men’s basketball team got off to a slow start in its first regular season game against Princeton on Tuesday night at PPG Paints Arena, but midway through the second half, the Tigers’ promising first half of play seemed like a distant memory. The Dukes outscored […]

MBB head coach Dambrot honored at previous job

MBB head coach Dambrot honored at previous job

  David Borne | Sports Editor Oct. 17, 2019 Before Keith Dambrot began his journey to revitalize Duquesne’s men’s basketball program, the Akron, OH native managed to build a college basketball empire in his hometown. Dambrot spent 13 seasons as the head coach of the University of Akron’s men’s basketball team, and established the program […]

Sincere Carry to honor close friend with new jersey number

Sincere Carry to honor close friend with new jersey number

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Oct. 10, 2019 Duquesne’s basketball history, dating back more than one century, has been graced with the likes of numerous great players. 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Cooper was a Duke from 1946-1950, while Sihugo Green averaged a double-double in 1954-55, helping the program to a […]

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Duquesne’s Chuck Cooper headed to Hall of Fame

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Sept. 5, 2019 Per a 2016 article by The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, more than 74% of players on NBA rosters were black men during the 2015-16 season. Roughly 69 years ago, however, the league’s racial barrier had yet to be broken. So, when Chuck Cooper — a Duquesne basketball […]

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