Reality sneaked in and smacked the Duquesne men's basketball team Saturday at PPG Paints Arena, where Dayton led from start to finish.
Freshman running back A.J. Hines had plenty of surreal experiences over the weekend thanks to his tremendous first season at Duquesne.
Isiaha Mike had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Dukes.
The team was flying out after participating in the Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Key Largo, Fla., earlier in the week.
Duquesne played the Rams evenly until VCU started to force ball against a Duquesne weakness..
Emile Blackman scored 17 points and Mike Lewis II added 15 to help the visiting Dukes edge Fordham, 75-72.
Thursday’s victory marked the seventh time in the past eight seasons that Duquesne has defeated Pitt.
The 5-foot-4 sophomore isn’t afraid to take big shots in big moments, which is why the Dukes will have a chance no matter their opponent.
Omogrosso is playing basketball at Duquesne, Cressler is playing basketball at Vanderbilt, Clancy is playing basketball at Pitt-Johnstown.
Freshman Isiaha Mike helped spark the Dukes’ win with a career-high 19 points.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 17 points for the Terrapins in her return to Pittsburgh.
The Dukes, who have won two in a row to improve to 6-6, led throughout and got a game-high 22 points from sophomore guard Tarin Smith.