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.