p. 7 sidebar — Nov. 16, 2017

Duquesne News

— Following a 75-72 loss at Charlotte on Nov. 10 and an 81-54 win at Winthrop on Nov. 12, women’s basketball (1-1) will battle Pitt (2-0) on Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the 36th annual City Game at Pitt’s Petersen Event Center. Last year, Duquesne beat Pitt 63-54 at the Palumbo Center on Dec. 29.
— At 3 p.m. on Nov. 17, fourth-seeded women’s volleyball (13-15, 8-6) will host fifth-seeded Rhode Island (11-15, 6-8) in the quarterfinal round of the A-10 Championship at the A.J. Palumbo Center, the tournament’s host site. VCU (28-2, 14-0) received the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye, along with second-seeded Dayton (22-7, 13-1).
Duquesne’s football team (7-3, 4-1) will travel to Smithfield, Rhode Island on Nov. 18 to conclude its regular-season at Bryant (5-5, 3-2). On Nov. 11, Duquesne missed a field goal as time expired, agonizingly losing the NEC title game 28-27 to Central Connecticut State (7-3, 5-0).
— 6-foot-6 men’s basketball freshman guard Eric Williams Jr. helped lead the team to a 2-0 start under new head coach Keith Dambrot, recording 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds in an 80-70 season-opening win over St. Francis College on Nov. 11 at the A.J. Palumbo Center. On Nov. 14, the Dukes beat visiting VMI 77-61 behind 43 combined points from backcourt tandem Mike Lewis II and Tarin Smith… Williams, who added seven points and nine rebounds versus VMI, was named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week on Nov. 13 after becoming the first Duquesne freshman (since freshmen regained eligibility in 1972-73) to record a double-double in his debut. Duquesne’s next game is Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. versus rival RMU.
— At the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Nov. 10 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, men’s cross country placed 16th of 26 teams while the women’s team finished 11th of 28 teams.
Women’s swimming & diving (7-0) will compete at the Magnus Cup at Cleveland State from Nov. 17-19. The Dukes placed 2nd at last year’s Cup hosted by CSU.
Women’s bowling placed sixth of 25 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic in Dayton, Ohio, over the past weekend.

On This Day…

— On Nov. 16, 1969, U.S. President Nixon become the first president to attend a regular-season NFL game while in office. The visiting Cowboys beat the Redskins 41-28 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.