Men’s Basketball

Pitt routs Duquesne in City Game, wins 15th straight meeting

Pitt routs Duquesne in City Game, wins 15th straight meeting

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor Friday’s intercity matchup between Pitt and Duquesne once again failed to reignite the two team’s old rivalry after the Panthers routed the Dukes 96-74 for their 15th straight victory over their Forbes Avenue neighbors. Heading into the game, the Dukes were 6-1 – their best start to a season […]

Men’s hoops improves record to 6-1 with win over MVSU

Men’s hoops improves record to 6-1 with win over MVSU

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke In Tuesday night’s victory over Mississippi Valley State, Duquesne men’s basketball improved their record to 6-1 , something the program has not accomplished since the 2007-08 season. Points from 11 different shooters displayed a collaborative effort by the group in its 91-77 victory. While senior guards Derrick Colter […]

RECAP: Duquesne wins big over Penn State to improve record to 3-0

RECAP: Duquesne wins big over Penn State to improve record to 3-0

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne men’s basketball team found its first win over Penn State since the 2011 season Friday night at CONSOL Energy Center with a 78-52 victory, which propelled the Dukes to 3-0 – their best starting record since 2009. Senior guard Derrick Colter led the scoring race for […]

COLUMN: Scoring depth key to Dukes’ success

COLUMN: Scoring depth key to Dukes’ success

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke Men’s basketball head coach Jim Ferry spent all offseason focusing on the team’s defense, but on Monday night against New Orleans, the offense was in the spotlight. Right from the start, the Dukes, who won 95-75, proved that their offense is explosive enough to generate big leads or […]

RECAP: Men’s basketball takes down New Orleans to improve record to 2-0

RECAP: Men’s basketball takes down New Orleans to improve record to 2-0

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor The Duquesne men’s basketball team improved their overall record to 2-0 with a blowout win Monday night over the New Orleans Privateers 95-75 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Straight from the opening tipoff, the Dukes jumped on New Orleans, as L.G. Gill, Derrick Colter and Micah Mason nailed three-straight from […]

RECAP: Duquesne tops Seton Hill in opener 96-71

RECAP: Duquesne tops Seton Hill in opener 96-71

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke In their first game of the season, the men’s basketball nearly broke 100 points against Seton Hill Friday night at the A.J. Palumbo Center before locking down their first win of the season by a final score of 96-71, showing off their offensive prowess. Three players led the […]

COLUMN: Despite slow start, Dukes get it done against Seton Hill

COLUMN: Despite slow start, Dukes get it done against Seton Hill

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke The Dukes opened up their 2015-16 men’s basketball season on their home court hoping to delight their home fans with an impressive performance against Division II-opponent Seton Hill. Duquesne got off to a nice start – at least the scoreboard thought so, showing the Dukes running out to […]

The Century Mark – Lessons learned from 100 seasons of Duquesne basketball

The Century Mark – Lessons learned from 100 seasons of Duquesne basketball

By Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor In 1914, Duquesne University was only 36 years old, Old Main was one of the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh and the school was set to kick off its first campaign of collegiate basketball. Unbeknownst to students and faculty at the time, over the next 100 seasons, Duquesne’s basketball program […]

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

Storied history began with charismatic coaches

By Andrew Holman | The Duquesne Duke One hundred years of Duquesne basketball tradition all started back on Jan. 9, 1914 when the Dukes defeated Bethany College 43-28, recording their first win in program history. The score shows that a lot has changed since the Red & Blue’s first tipoff. Back before the City Game, […]

Walk-ons learning new ways to motivate team

Walk-ons learning new ways to motivate team

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke As basketball season approaches, many Duquesne fans are looking forward to watching team leaders like Derrick Colter and Micah Mason carve up opposing defenses. But behind the stars of the team is a group that often gets overlooked: the walk-ons. Walk-ons are athletes who do not receive scholarships […]