The regular season is now finished and it’s on to the A-10 Tournament for the Duquesne Dukes.
Following their season-ending loss to Richmond and St. Louis defeating St. Bonaventure Saturday night, Keith Dambrot’s team will be the 6th seed when tournament plays begins at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
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Duquesne (21-9, 11-7) will have nearly a week off as their first game will be on Thursday night take on the winner of the No. 11 George Washington vs. No. 14 Fordham game. Tipoff is at 8:30 PM and the game will be televised on NBCSN.
The winner of Duquesne vs. GW/Fordham will then face No. 3 Rhode Island on Friday at 8:30 PM, once again on NBCSN.
A-10 TOURNAMENT NOTES (PROVIDED BY THE DUQUESNE MEDIA DEPARTMENT):
*Only 2 of the past 14 regular season champions have gone on to win the postseason tournament (co-champ Temple in 2010 and Saint Louis in 2013).
*8 different schools have won the past 10 championships (includes former member Temple, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Saint Joseph’s, VCU, Rhode Island and Davidson).
*Four times has a team won 4 consecutive games to win the tournament (Xavier in 2004 & 2006), VCU in 2015 and Saint Louis last year).
*Duquesne (2009) is one of 7 schools who has won 3 times to reach the championship game since divisional seeding was discontinued in 2006. In the history of the tournament, it has only happened a total of nine times.