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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 […]

Sincere Carry to honor close friend with new jersey number

Sincere Carry to honor close friend with new jersey number

Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Oct. 10, 2019 Duquesne’s basketball history, dating back more than one century, has been graced with the likes of numerous great players. 2019 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Cooper was a Duke from 1946-1950, while Sihugo Green averaged a double-double in 1954-55, helping the program to a […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

Clock keeps ticking on Dukes’ tourney drought

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor It’s time for a good old-fashioned reality check — the Duquesne men’s basketball program is a dumpster fire. Duquesne men’s basketball over the last 40 years has been a disgrace to the university, and after Jim Ferry’s firing last week, the program finds itself in yet another position to […]

Ferry era ends in firing

Ferry era ends in firing

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Duquesne University Athletics Director Dave Harper decided Monday to oust Jim Ferry as the head coach of the Duquesne men’s basketball program. He spent five years in command of the Dukes, but left with just a 22-69 mark against Atlantic 10 competition and a 60-97 record overall. “In consultation […]

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

Inability to finish games costs Duquesne its season

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor 39 minutes, 58.4 seconds. That is the exact amount of time in which Duquesne was tied or in front. 1.6 seconds. That is all the time that the Saint Louis Billikens needed to deliver a 72-71 blow to the jaw upon their opposition, and to advance to the second […]

Fordham MBB cruises past Duquesne 70-52

Fordham MBB cruises past Duquesne 70-52

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor On a special night that saw Duquesne great Mike James have his No. 13 jersey retired by the school, the game against Fordham was anything but special. In Duquesne’s previous meeting with Fordham (13-15, 7-8) – a 75-72 win in Bronx, NY on Dec. 30 – the Dukes […]

Lewis II powers Duquesne past UMass with 31 points

Lewis II powers Duquesne past UMass with 31 points

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor A promising outing from freshmen Mike Lewis II and Isiaha Mike, who combined for a monstrous 54 points, provided Duquesne with a much-needed victory to end an agonizing eight-game losing streak. Mike Lewis II had a career-high 31 points, the second-most ever for a Duquesne freshman, and the […]