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Duquesne Suffers First Loss of Season, Falls to UAB, 77-68

Duquesne Suffers First Loss of Season, Falls to UAB, 77-68

The perfect start to the 2019 season ended for the Duquesne Dukes as they dropped a 77-68 decision to UAB in the second game of the St. Pete Shootout in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Unlike most of the season so far and despite putting up 68 points, Keith Dambrot’s team had a poor day shooting as they hit on a season-low 36.4 percent and connected on just 5-of-27 three-point attempts. On the other hand, UAB shot 53% from the field, which was the best by a Duquesne opponent this season.

The game was tied at 56-56 with 5:37 left when UBA’s Tavin Lovan converted a three-point play and the Blazers never trailed the rest of the game. The closest Duquesne got was within one with 2:46 left after a Sincere Carry three-point play made the score 66-65.

Junior Marcus Weathers once again led Duquesne in scoring with 18 points while Mike Hughes and Sincere Carry each finished with 13 points each.

Duquesne is off until December 29 when it travels to the Rocket Mortgage Field House in Cleveland to take on Marshall. Tipoff is set for 2:30 PM. The Duquesne/Marshall game will be preceded by Ohio State vs. West Virginia at Noon.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Michael Machadakis
Michael Machadakis
10 months ago

No shock here. They finally played a team that was not a bottom dweller in a much lower conference. This was their first real test and they failed. That record they built up is a facade constructed against some of the worst teams the NCAA can feed them. Middle of the pack in the Atlantic 10 is where they will end up.

Rob
Rob
10 months ago

And certain members of the Pittsburgh media – present company included – were giving Pitt and coach Capel static for not playing Duquesne. Some even speculated that Jeff was afraid of losing the game. What a bunch of rubbish. Maybe that’ll be the end of this farce.

Mark James
10 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Duquesne wanted to play the game, Pitt did not? Good year for Pitt not to. Not so for Duquesne. Let’s see how the season goes for both teams.

Michael Machadakis
Michael Machadakis
10 months ago
Reply to  Mark James

Pitt would have won this year, Mark. Their defense would stifle them and they would win by between 10-20 like they did last year. Do not let the facade of the 10-1 record fool you into thinking this is a great team

Mark James
10 months ago

So what. They beat Radford, then Radford just stomped on a very good Richmonds team? Sure they beat lower teams, where they expected not to? Don’t get too worried about Duquesne, it’s a long season for everyone. In the end, we will see.

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