atlantic 10 basketball

Lack of effort on display as Dukes routed by URI

Lack of effort on display as Dukes routed by URI

By Adam Lindner | Asst. Sports Editor Saturday afternoon at the A.J. Palumbo Center was a chance for the Duquesne men’s basketball team to secure either a redemptive, marquee win over a quality A-10 opponent, or possibly falter in another bitterly narrow loss at the hands of a conference foe. And of course, it ended […]

Sloppy play costs Dukes a shot at a signature win

Sloppy play costs Dukes a shot at a signature win

By David Borne | Staff Writer Saturday morning games can be tough. They can be even tougher when going up against the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic 10. The Duquesne Dukes learned exactly what the Dayton Flyers can bring to the court on Saturday, and surrendered a 76-57 loss. As with most of their […]

Win over rival Pitt gives Dukes a chance to change culture

Win over rival Pitt gives Dukes a chance to change culture

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Head coach Jim Ferry and Duquesne basketball needed a signature win in the most desperate of ways, and on a chilly Friday night at PPG Paints Arena, they earned just that. But they didn’t just get a signature win, they earned a monumental win over their biggest rival at […]

Dukes stun rival Pitt in City Game

Dukes stun rival Pitt in City Game

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Duquesne’s men’s team did something it hasn’t been able to do since 2000 on Friday night at PPG Paints Arena – beat Pitt in men’s basketball. The chaotic state of the Duquesne student section translated well onto the court, as the high level of energy was evident throughout the […]

Castro, Smith lead Dukes to win over rival Red Flash

Castro, Smith lead Dukes to win over rival Red Flash

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer After a listless beginning to Wednesday’s contest against the Saint Francis Red Flash, the Duquesne Dukes benefitted from career highs from both Rene Castro and Tarin Smith as they came back to defeat their in-state rival. Castro and Smith combined for 49 of the Dukes’ 89 points, and freshman […]

Newcomers show promise in win over Loyola (MD)

Newcomers show promise in win over Loyola (MD)

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer Starting four players that didn’t suit up for the Dukes last year, Coach Jim Ferry’s squad turned over a new leaf on Friday night with a season opening 65-60 win over Loyola (Md.) at the A.J. Palumbo Center. Starting guards Tarin Smith, Emile Blackman and Mike Lewis II all […]

Jeremiah Jones works to rewrite his ending

Jeremiah Jones works to rewrite his ending

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor Unselfishness. Toughness. Discipline. “I think those three things cover so much not only in coaching or in basketball, but in life. Because if you’re an unselfish person — you’re always willing to help others. If you are a tough person mentally and physically — you can get through almost […]

Dukes MBB searches for identity with brand new cast

Dukes MBB searches for identity with brand new cast

By Adam Lindner | Staff Writer With the college basketball season set to begin this week, campuses around the nation are buzzing with excitement as their teams are set to embark on a brand new slate of games. Things are no different here on The Bluff as the Dukes take on Loyola (MD) on Friday […]

Lack of chemisty apparent in exhibition loss to Mansfield

Lack of chemisty apparent in exhibition loss to Mansfield

By Andrew Holman | Sports Editor The 2016-17 basketball season is officially here and with Derrick Colter, Micah Mason and Jeremiah Jones all graduated, the exhibition contest against the Mansfield Mountaineers was the fans’ first chance to catch a glimpse of the new-look Duquesne Dukes. A lack of communication on both sides of the court […]

Erasing the “rebuilding” label: Dukes sign first ever grad transfers

Erasing the “rebuilding” label: Dukes sign first ever grad transfers

Andrew Holman | Sports Editor A mass departure of both graduating seniors and transferring underclassmen left the Duquesne men’s basketball program with a disheartening and gloomy vibe. But on Tuesday head coach Jim Ferry announced the additions of Emile Blackman and Kale Abrahamson— the first two graduate transfers in the history of Duquesne basketball. Both […]