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Duquesne Men’s Basketball To Take On Rider In 2021 Home Opener



With it being just 98 days until the official start of the college basketball season, athletic departments across the country are working to finalize their non-conference schedules.

While the Duquesne Dukes haven’t officially announced their men’s basketball non-conference schedule, Pittsburgh Sports Now has been trying to track down some of the Dukes opponents.

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PSN has confirmed the home opener at their new building, the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Keith Dambrot’s first game in front of their home fans at their new venue will take place against Rider. The exact date of that game hasn’t been confirmed yet.

This will be a big evening because it will really be the true opening night at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Last season, the Dukes opened the building on February 2, 2021 against Dayton but it was played in front of a very limited amount of people because of the COVID-19 restrictions. This November, the university will be able to show off the $45 million renovations and have proper opening ceremonies.

These are the other 2021 non-conference opponents for the Dukes that Pittsburgh Sports Now has reported on: Weber State, Hofstra, U.S. Virgin Island Tournament, at Marshall, Cal-Irvine, Wofford, Bowling Green and American.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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