While there remains uncertainty as to exactly where they’ll be playing their home games this upcoming season, the opponents for the Duquesne men’s basketball team are almost set.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned of some Duquesne scheduling information for the 2020-21 season. In addition to the previous games already reported, the Dukes will also be playing Towson and Winthrop.
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The Dukes continue to add quality mid-major programs to this years schedule with the addition of Winthrop, which finished last season with a record of 24-10 and No. 140 in the KenPom Ratings. The Eagles finished first place in the Big South Conference and were going to make their 11th appearance in the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big South Postseason Tournament.
Winthrop will return freshman forward D.J. Burns (11.9 PPG) along with junior guard Chandler Vaudrin, who was their 4th leading scorer (9.3).
Towson is from the Colonial Athletic Association and finished third in that conference with a record of 19-13 and No. 158 in the KenPom Ratings. The Tigers will bring back leading scorer Brian Fobbs (16.3 PPG), but will have to replace Allen Betrand, who transferred to Rhode Island, and former Dukes forward Nakye Sanders, who graduated.
Although the sites of the games are unknown, Duquesne will be hosting those contests against Winthrop and Towson.
Other opponents for Duquesne that Pittsburgh Sports Now have previously reported on are Furman and Belmont. The Dukes are also playing at Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference/A-10 Challenge, along with playing in an exempt tournament with a field that includes Maryland, San Jose State and Cal Baptist, with the latter two at home.