Provided their are no setbacks, the Duquesne men’s basketball team will return to the court next week.
After having their last two games postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the team, it was announced today that Duquesne will play next on Wednesday at George Mason. Those two programs were actually scheduled to play Saturday before having the game nixed.
Duquesne was originally scheduled to face Davidson on Wednesday. The game on Wednesday at EagleBank Arena will tipoff at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN Plus and WJAS-AM.
The Dukes have been off since their impressive 69-64 win over Dayton back on Feb. 2, so it’ll be 15 days between games for Keith Dambrot’s team. Duquesne is currently on a three-game winning streak with wins over Fordham, Saint Joseph’s, Dayton and hold an overall record of 7-6 and 6-5 in the A-10.
It’s unclear if Duquesne’s game against Davidson will be rescheduled. The Dukes also have postponed games against VCU (Feb. 7), Saint Louis (Dec. 30) and Richmond (Dec. 19) that have yet to be rescheduled.
The Dukes next scheduled game, Feb. 20 against UMass, has also been called off, as the entire Amherst campus has been shut down for two weeks due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
The final game currently scheduled for Duquesne after the trip to George Mason is for Saturday, Feb. 27 at LaSalle. The Atlantic-10 Tournament is scheduled to start on March 10.