Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Day After

Here are our new rankings after the rout of GW:

RPI: #69
Sagarin : #42
Kenpom/Pomeroy: #50

It is annoying that our rankings keep coming down even after wins, but I guess the ratings systems don't really give much credit for wins over St. Bonaventure and George Washington. A win over UMass on Wednesday night would give a huge boost to our rankings and to our NCAA hopes which seem to be back on the rise after a couple of conference wins.
  • The Dukes are now 13-5 and the 13 wins are the most a Duquesne team has had since the 1993-94 NIT team.
  • The Dukes have won 6 in a row at the AJ Palumbo Center
  • Shawn James had 5 blocks last night. With his second block - at the 5:46 mark of the first half - James became the 18th player in NCAA Division I history to post 400 career blocked shots. The 6-10 junior entered the game ranked fifth nationally in blocks per game at 4.1. He now has 403 blocked shots in 72 career games.

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