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.
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.