Men’s Basketball

Duquesne basketball program looking toward next season

Duquesne basketball program looking toward next season

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/12/2018 With the end of the academic year in sight, Duquesne basketball continues to see changes. After a recent flurry of player movement within the men’s basketball program, Keith Dambrot’s roster continues to grow more and more divergent from the one that took to the court last season. On March […]

Mighty Villanova claims second title in three seasons

Mighty Villanova claims second title in three seasons

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 04/05/2018 A day before this year’s NCAA Tournament Championship, I promised a friend that Villanova would beat Michigan handily. By at least 15 points, to be specific. I bet five bucks on it. Following Villanova’s 17-point beat down of Michigan, I have some extra spending money for when my FLEX […]

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

A Tale of Two Pittsburgh Basketball Programs

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it […]

What we learned from the NCAA tourney’s chaotic start

What we learned from the NCAA tourney’s chaotic start

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 03/22/2018 It largely goes without saying that one of the most futile exercises in all of human existence, let alone sports, is attempting to forecast the NCAA Tournament’s many outcomes. However, some of March’s most memorable upsets – yes, the exact ones that busted brackets everywhere – aren’t as mind […]

Pittsburgh’s NCAA Tournament games treat spectators

Pittsburgh’s NCAA Tournament games treat spectators

David Borne | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 The first two rounds of NCAA Tournament competition are in the books, and Pittsburgh was lucky enough to play host to six of those games. It was a weekend packed with talent, including a number of future NBA Draft lottery selections. There was a lot to be impressed with […]

NCAAs bring NBA-level talent to Pittsburgh

NCAAs bring NBA-level talent to Pittsburgh

Adam Lindner & David Borne | The Duquesne Duke 03/15/2018 On the 49th anniversary of Duquesne’s most recent NCAA Tournament victory, top teams from around the nation will begin play in the NCAA Tournament at PPG Paints Arena, making 2018 the third year in the past seven to see the tourney hosted in Pittsburgh. This […]

Atlantic 10 represented strongly in NCAA Tournament field

Atlantic 10 represented strongly in NCAA Tournament field

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/15/2018 Fans of the Atlantic 10 Conference have plenty to be excited about following the conclusion of the league’s annual men’s basketball championship tournament, which was played in Washington, D.C., from March 7-11 at Capital One Arena. In what was considered a down year from the season’s outset for the […]

Men’s basketball team tops Saint Louis at home

Men’s basketball team tops Saint Louis at home

Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer 03/01/2018 The last time the Saint Louis Billikens visited Pittsburgh, they stunned Duquesne with an 18-point come-from-behind win in the first round of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Tournament at PPG Paints Arena. It was a heartbreaking conclusion to a miserable season on the Bluff. Fast forward to Spring 2018, and […]

Dukes fall to Davidson, drop sixth straight

Dukes fall to Davidson, drop sixth straight

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/24/2018 Davidson, the Atlantic 10’s southernmost program, made the trek to Pittsburgh to face Duquesne — losers of its past five games prior to Saturday’s contest — in the Chuck Cooper Classic and left victorious, beating the Dukes 71-60 behind a 30-point effort from freshman guard Kellan Grady. Sophomore guard […]

Dukes claim NCAA East Region Third Place title

Dukes claim NCAA East Region Third Place title

By Jacob Hebda | Staff Writer Feb. 22, 2018 March, 1969 — Despite a tough exit from the NCAA Tournament, the Duquesne men’s basketball team finished its season on a high note with a 75-72 victory over the St. John’s Red Storm in the East Region Third Place Game. Heading into the game, Duquesne knew […]

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