The Duquesne Dukes 2019 traveling show found themselves in Florida today but the results were the same as Keith Dambrot’s team remain one of four undefeated teams in college basketball following a 86-77 win over Austin Peay in the St. Pete Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The 10-0 start is the program’s best start since 1953-54 and longest win streak since 2010-11.
Marcus Weathers, the reigning Atlantic-10 Player of the Week, once again led the team with a career-high 21 points while four other Dukes reached double-digit scoring.
The Dukes shot well as a team as they hit 51% from the field and were an impressive 30-34 from the free-throw line.
As they’ve done all season, one player didn’t dominate for Duquesne, instead it was a team effort with Weathers chipping in 21, sophomore guard Sincere Carry had 16, junior guard Tavian Dunn-Martin chipped in 13, freshman Maceo Austin threw in 12 and Baylee Steele came off the bench for 11 points.
After taking a 45-36 lead into the half, the Dukes lead fell to 63-58 with over seven minutes left before Weathers scored four straight to run the lead back up to nine.
After a Austin Peay three-pointer cut the lead to four, Austin answered with a three of his own to put Duquesne back up seven, 70-63. Austin Peay attempted to stay close but Weathers put things away with a dunk and then a three-point play to make it 79-71.
Next up for Duquesne is a game tomorrow against UAB as they finish up their stay in Florida.