Report: Duquesne Adds Weber State To 2021-22 Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Unlike last year, the whole 2021-22 basketball season is a go so athletic departments across the country are currently in talks to fill up their non-conference schedules.
It appears as though, Keith Dambrot’s team has added another game to their upcoming schedule.
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CBS Sports Jon Rothstein reports on Tuesday that Duquesne has added a home game against Weber State to their 2021-22 non-conference schedule. The Wildcats finished last season with an overall record of 17-6 and finished 2nd in the Big Sky Conference, a half-game behind first place Southern Utah.
Weber State will be without last season’s leading scorer and first-team All Big Sky guard Isiah Brown, who led the team scoring 17.7 points per game. They will return their second leading scorer, sophomore guard Seikou Sisoho Jawara (12.3 points/game) and guard/forward junior Zahir Porter (12.0 points/game).
Weber State is led by Randy Rahe, who will be entering his 16th season as the Wildcats head coach. In 15 seasons, he’s led Weber State to five Big Sky titles and nine postseason tournament appearances, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Rahe recruited and coached current NBA star Damian Lillard, of the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Dukes now have non-conference games against Weber State, Hofstra (November 13th) and will play in the U.S. Virgin Island Tournament, with their first game being against Northeastern.
In last seasons final Ken Pom Ratings, Duquesne finished No. 126, while Weber State was No. 122, Northeastern was No. 168 and Hofstra was No. 190.
I guess Capel, Lyke and Pitt will once again prefer to play the likes of Lehigh, Northern Colorado, Highpoint and Eastern Utah instead of scheduling Duquesne in The City Game, an event every Pittsburgh basketball fan would like to see played. What don’t they get? Or maybe the question is why is Capel worried about coaching against Keith Dambrot?