The Duquesne Dukes will be shorthanded in the front court tonight for their game against North Florida.
Starting forward Joe Reece and Kevin Easley will not be dressed for tonight’s game.
The 6’8″ Reece injured his ankle in the second half in Friday’s game against Colgate and did not return. At this point, the long-term severity of the injury isn’t known. In four games, the transfer from Bowling Green was averaging 6.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists, while playing 14.3 points per game.
Easley will be sitting out for another reason as he serves the second game of his team-imposed suspension. No other details on this suspension have been released at this point. In three games this season, Easley was averaging 5.7 points and 3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game.
This loss of those two players along with Halil Barre, who’s still sidelined with an injury leaves the Dukes thin in the frontcourt.
Duquesne will be relying on Tre Williams, Austin Rotroff, Matus Hronsky, David Dixon and possibly Andy Barba to play heavy minutes.
At this time, it looks as though forward R.J. Gunn will also miss tonight’s game. The 6’7″ forward missed last game as he was spotted wearing a boot and didn’t take part in tonight’s pregame warmups.