The Duquesne men’s basketball team will open the 2020-21 season by playing in a basketball bubble.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed with the Dukes that they’ve officially agreed to take part in a basketball bubble in Louisville. This event will last 10 days and will take place during the Thanksgiving holiday.
During the 10 day trip, Duquesne will be staying in the bubble with a still undetermined number of teams. At this point, Louisville, UNC-Greensboro, Winthrop and Arkansas Little-Rock are signed up but that list will grow in the coming days and weeks. Jeff Goodman is reporting that Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois are likely to join this event.
“Safest way to play,” Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot told PSN. “Have to be ready early. Try to play as many games as we can and balance safety of the players.”
During this opening season event, the Dukes will play 5 games, however at this time, those exact teams haven’t been determined because teams joining the Louisville bubble hasn’t been finalized yet.
Prior to committing to Louisville, Duquesne was also discussing playing at bubble locations in Houston, Baltimore and Washington DC.