Compiled by Sports Editor Adam Lindner
— On Jan. 31, the Duquesne men’s basketball team beat George Washington, 75-73, in Washington, D.C. Mike Lewis II led the Dukes in scoring with 17 points, and utility forward Kellon Taylor chipped in with a career-high 11 points.
— Duquesne’s Jan. 31 win bumps the team’s record to 15-8 overall and 6-4 in the Atlantic 10. On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Dukes return home to A.J. Palumbo Center, where they will welcome St. Bonaventure (15-6, 5-4 A-10) at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN.
— On Jan. 31 in Dayton, Ohio, the Duquesne women’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season, when it fell to Dayton, 79-70. Duquesne and Dayton had been the only undefeated teams remaining in the A-10 prior to their Jan. 31 matchup.
— Dan Burt’s team returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Richmond, Virginia, where it will face the Richmond Spiders (9-14, 4-6) at 12 p.m.
— On Jan. 31, the Northeast Conference announced that freshman Duquesne bowler Olivia Farwell had been named the NEC Rookie of the Week for a fifth time. No other bowler has more than one this season.
— Both the swimming & diving and women’s track & field will travel to Youngstown State this weekend, as the track & field team will compete at the YSU National Invitational from Feb. 2-3, and the swimming team will participate in the YSU Diving Invite on Dec. 3.
— Both men’s and women’s tennis will play Carnegie Mellon on Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.
This Week in Sports History
— On Feb. 1, 1984, David Stern succeeded Larry O’Brien as NBA commissioner, beginning a 30-year run at the position. Stern is largely credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s and 2000s. On Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver took over as NBA commissioner.
— On Feb. 1, 2009, Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes made a sensational catch in the end zone during the final minute of Super Bowl XLIII to give the Steelers a 27-23 lead. Holmes was named Super Bowl MVP in the win.