The Dukes, who had just beaten Pitt for the first time since 2000 on Friday, fell to 4-6 while the Colonials improved to 3-7.
Emile Blackman scored 21 points, freshman Mike Lewis II added 15 and the Dukes snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Panthers, 64-55.
The City Game is a great event, but it won’t resemble a competitive game until Duquesne improves its program.
Pitt has dominated for decades, but that hasn’t dimmed either program’s desire to win.
The Dukes were done in by some sloppy play on offense and defensive lapses that allowed the Retrievers to shoot 52 percent on 3-pointers.
After a win Sunday featuring positives and negatives, Dukes coach Jim Ferry knows growing pains are inevitable for an inexperienced team.
Sitting in a desk at the Post-Gazette, six miles from my mom’s house in Greenfield, isn’t just a privilege. It’s a surprise.
Mike Lewis II scored 20 points, Darius Lewis and Josh Steel each added 13 and the Dukes ended their three-game losing streak.
Dillon Buechel and Christian Kuntz have been the face of Dukes football but exit with their fellow standout seniors on a bittersweet note.
Jacolby Mobley’s winning 3-pointer sunk the Dukes and sent them to their third consecutive loss, second in a row at home.
The Wildcats held the Dukes to 30 percent shooting as their cast of five-star recruits and future NBA players put on a show at Rupp Arena.
The Dukes face long odds tonight against the Wildcats, but center Darius Lewis gets a shot to show his hometown how far he has come.
Rematch with rival California is up next for Crimson Hawks; Duquesne finishes season on a high note; Westminster wins bowl game.
Duquesne loses a heart breaker to Canisius on a last-second jumper, and now must venture to face No. 2 Kentucky.
With plenty of local products, the Dukes have won at least 10 games two years in a row for the first time in program history.
Fifth-year coach Jim Ferry welcomes the additions of a “throwback” post player, a late-blooming forward and a scrappy point guard.
Guards Rene Castro and Tarin Smith combined for nearly 50 points to help the Dukes improve to 2-1 with a win at home.
Penn State and Duquesne swapped the lead six times in the second half before the Nittany Lions pulled away.
Veteran forward Eric James offered a calming effect for a team that features 7 newcomers and 4 first-year starters in a 65-60 victory.
Emile Blackman was projected be the highest-scoring transfer in Division I, but as he enters his final season, he’d rather honor his uncle.
The Vulcans are flying into the PSAC title game; Duquesne’s senior QB-WR connection earning honors; and Slippery Rock’s rebuilding season.
The Dukes received letters of intent from Pine-Richland senior Amanda Kalin, Finnish forward Helmi Tulonen and Ohio standout Libby Bazelak.
The Dukes must get better defensively and on the boards as they try to move up the ladder in the Atlantic 10 in Jim Ferry’s fifth year.
Dan Burt says his team doesn’t talk about momentum from last year, but it’s impossible to ignore what was the best season in team history.