Duquesne got off the schneid tonight with a convincing victory over Saint Francis, 99-80.
Kojo Mensa scored 12 points and had 10 assists for a double double.
Shawn James also had a strong night with 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 blocked shots.
Duquesne finished with a season-low eight turnovers. DU's 13 blocked shots were two shy of the school record set earlier this season at Oakland.
Duquesne's 7-3 start is the best since the 1993-94 NIT team opened with the same record. The last DU team to start a season 8-3 was the 1979-80 NIT squad which began 12-3.
Light heavyweight boxer Roy Jones, Jr., who was in town to watch fellow Pensacola, Fla. native Gary Tucker, spoke to the team in the locker room following the game.
Dukes Court favorite David Theis was a starter for the first time in his Duquesne career tonight. Theis saw 12 minutes of action, scoring 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocked shots.
It should also be pointed out that as of 1:03am Saturday morning Saint Francis has yet to post the score of the game. Hey Red Flash, you are a Division I program, update your freaking website!
I wasn't at the game so if anyone is looking for more details i recommend the Dukes Forum.
Apperently Stephen Wood has a bum ankle and did not dress for the game, who cares RE never plays him anyway.
I have a feeling Dukes fans will be seeing Saunders throwing down dunks like this one for the next 3 years
Ron Everhart's daughter Gianna has not been feeling well lately and had successful surgery this week to remove her appendix. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Everhart family.
The Dukes play host to Robert Morris next Friday at 7pm and I am happy to say that I will be in attendance. I'll likely be at Shales before and after the game with my Dad.