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.
Duquesne eked out a win against Central Connecticut State 70-67 on Saturday at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
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.
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.
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.
Vulcans blow out No. 24 Edinboro for berth in title game; Duquesne tops Wagner; Robert Morris falls on road; plus action from the PAC.
The Dukes let the Mounties go on a late run and learned what they have to work on leading up to their regular-season opener.
A.J. Hines, a Dukes freshman, and Sam Benger, a Tartans junior, are plowing through defenses like some of the city’s most decorated stars.
Lenny Williams perfect in the pocket and out for the Crimson Hawks; Duquesne and Robert Morris prevail; Carnegie Mellon notches big PAC win.
Loyalty has been the name of the game for Carnegie Mellon’s Rich Lackner; Duquesne’s A.J. Hines tearing up FCS; prolific PSAC West passers.
The Dukes were one of the conference’s best teams a season ago and are expected to have success again in 2016-17.
Coach Jerry Schmitt looks for his 101st career win; Cal U keeps winning as faculty strikes; Carnegie Mellon coach Rich Lackner nears 200.
Dayton, Rhode Island and VCU are predicted to be the top three teams in the conference according to the preseason media poll.
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