Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Game Day Notes

  • Kojo Mensah had a tooth knocked out during practice on Monday but will play tonight against Dayton.
  • Duquesne's 15-7 start is its best since the 1980-81 NIT team opened with the same record.
  • With a victory, Duquesne can secure its first winning season in 14 years and give coach Ron Everhart his 200th career win.
  • The Dukes showcase one of the most dynamic offenses in NCAA Division I, ranking first in the A-10 in scoring (85.9 ppg.), offensive rebounding (14.9 rpg.), assists (422) and steals (213). Junior F/C Shawn James ranks fourth in the nation in blocks (88).
  • Dayton's Head Coach Brian Gregory on Duquesne: "It's difficult (to prepare) because it's a team that's accustomed to playing at a frantic pace, which they're extremely, extremely good at doing. You've just got to try to prepare your guys (and) if you don't play well and you're playing a team as well-coached and as disciplined in their style as they are, it's going to be a long night. They've proven that, not just in the nonconference schedule, but in the conference, as well."

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