Wednesday, January 23, 2008

(11-5, 1-2)Dukes host (6-11, 0-3) St. Bonaventure tonight at 9pm

Tonight's game will be broadcast by CSTV and shown on FSN Pittsburgh locally. The Dukes are 0-2 this season when their games are televised locally having lost to WVU and Fordham.

WWE commentator Jonathan Coachman will represent one half of the broadcast team for tonight's game, (no I am not kidding check the Game Notes).

Some nuggets:

  • Duquesne is 7-1 at home this year, (their only loss coming at the hands of then fully healthy Pitt)
  • St. Bonaventure is 0-9 on the road this season.
  • Duquesne has won 5 of the last 7 meetings between these teams.
  • This will be the 98th meeting between these two teams. Duquesne has played St. Bonaventure more than any other team in Duquesne's history.
  • Duquesne is in the middle of a two game losing streak even though they have out shot their last two opponents (.508 to .474) and the Dukes also committed 2 few turnovers.
  • Reggie "Action" Jackson has led the Dukes in scoring in three of the past four games with 19 at Bowling Green, 15 vs. Fordham and 19 at Rhode Island (he's averaging 16.0 ppg. over that four-game stretch)
  • St. Bonaventure is coached by Mark Schmidt formerly of Robert Morris

The Bonnies are led by Michael Lee (pictured below) a 6'9 215 pound senior. Lee is averaging 17.4ppg and 8.2rpg while shooting .509 from the field.

Zarryon Fereti (pictured below) is the other half of a potent senior combination at St. Bonaventure. Fereti, a 6'3 205 pound guard, is averaging 14.8ppg and leads the team in 3 pointers with 35 and .354 3 point shooting.

Let's be honest this is a must win for Duquesne. If Duquesne hopes to make either the NCAA or NIT Tournament they cannot lose to an A10 bottom feeder like the Bonnies at home. I will be attending the game tonight and I hope to see a large crowd to cheer on the Dukes.


Eddie Spaghetti said...

The 'DVE Morning Show had RE come in as a guest today.

I didn't get a chance to hear the interview because I had to get into work. If anyone did, please post.

Great to see the Dukes get what has to be considered the most mainstream of Pittsburgh media...

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

I emailed DVE asking for a link to a podcast of the interview this morning, if they respond I'll pass along the information.

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

DVE is going to try and put his interview into MP3 format and email it to me tomorrow morning. If they are able to do that I will post a link to the interview.

Eddie Spaghetti said...

Sweet, Duke.

Great work as always.