Men’s Basketball

Men’s basketball’s Weathers thriving in second season at DU

Men’s basketball’s Weathers thriving in second season at DU

  James Leo | Staff Writer Feb. 13, 2020 In his second year with the Dukes, junior Marcus Weathers is having a career year. He leads the mens team in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage, and even averages a block and a steal per game. His field goal percentage, 57.8%, is the 31st best […]

MBB can’t slow down St. Bonaventure’s offense in loss

MBB can’t slow down St. Bonaventure’s offense in loss

David Borne | Sports Editor Feb. 13, 2020 With just over a minute remaining in Sunday’s matinee matchup, Duquesne and St. Bonaventure were knotted at 77-77. Bonnies’ Head Coach Mark Schmidt called a play for his team’s leading scorer, Kyle Lofton. Lofton found himself wide open on an out-of-bounds play that began with a lob […]

MBB’s comeback comes up short against Dayton

MBB’s comeback comes up short against Dayton

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor Jan. 30, 2020 The Duquesne men’s basketball team gave it their best shot, but Dayton proved why they were the No. 7 ranked team in the nation in a 73-69 Flyers win on Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. The Flyers built an eight point lead at halftime, thanks to […]

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

MBB’s Mike Hughes among national leaders in blocks

David Borne | Sports Editor It takes the perfect balance of aggression and discipline to block a shot. The defender must find a way to bring a sufficient amount of force to shutdown a shot attempt, but needs to remain calm enough to not be whistled for a foul. Duquesne’s Mike Hughes has mastered that […]

Men’s basketball beats Fordham, 58-56, in overtime

Men’s basketball beats Fordham, 58-56, in overtime

James Leo | Staff Writer Jan. 16, 2019 Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Dukes were 10th in the nation in opponent 3-point field goal percentage, at just over 27%. This didn’t seem to matter once the game tipped off on Wednesday night. Duquesne pulled out a 58-56 win over the Fordham Rams on Wednesday Night […]

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] […]

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