Friday, November 23, 2007

4-0 Duquesne hosts 2-0 Niagara 2pm Saturday at the A.J. Palumbo Center

The Niagara Purple Eagles

The Niagara Purple Eagles come into the game 2-0, coming off of an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season. Niagara's biggest threats are preseason first team All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference guards Charron Fisher (24.5 ppg.) and Tyrone Lewis (22.0 ppg.) who lead Niagara in scoring.

Niagara's Tyrone Lewis

The most telling stat for Dukes fans is that four Niagara players are averaging over 34.5 minutes per game. What this means for the Dukes is that Niagara runs a short bench, and will have a tough time keeping up in the second half against Duquesne's two platoon system, and hustle defense. Niagara has only one player on their roster who is taller than 6'7. Junior 6'10 center Benson Egemonye is averaging 3 points and 2 rebounds and 16 minutes of game time through two games this season after only averaging 7.7 minutes of game time as a sophmore. Look for Duquesne's twin towers Kieron Achara and Shawn James, {both 6'10} to have big games on Saturday.


apostles03 said...

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The Duke said...

Thanks for the support, spread the word.