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Duquesne Has the Opportunity to Earn Double Bye in A10 Tournament with Strong Finish



Duquesne being in position to earn a double-bye in the Atlantic-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament was not something that most people thought was possible at the start of the season, but it certainly is possible as things currently stand today.

Despite being picked to finish last in the preseason Atlantic-10 Conference rankings, the Dukes are now right near the top of the standings with a record of 17-8 overall and 7-5 in conference play.

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VCU  9-3
Dayton 9-4
Fordham 8-4
Saint Louis 8-4
Duquesne 7-5
St. Joe’s   7-6
St. Bonaventure 7-6
George Washington 6-6
LaSalle 6-6

Entering tonight’s action, Duquesne sits at fifth in the A-10, one game behind Saint Louis and technically two games behind Fordham, due to their 65-58 loss back on January 21st. But keep in mind, Duquesne will finish the regular season with a rematch with Fordham on March 4th, in what could prove to be a very important game.

While it might not be a game that decides the conference championship, depending on what happens in their last six games, Duquesne could be playing for a double bye in that rematch with Fordham.

The top four teams in the standings earn a double bye in the Atlantic 10 tournament, which is something all teams are fighting for.

Here is a look at the remaining schedules and how the Dukes will have the opportunity to determine their own fate because of a few key head-to-head matchups with teams currently ahead of them.

Duquesne: vs. Saint Joseph’s, at Saint Louis, at LaSalle, vs. Davidson, vs. UMass, at Fordham.

Saint Louis: vs. Davidson, vs. Duquesne, at Richmond, vs. Loyola Chicago, at VCU, vs. Dayton.

Fordham: vs. St. Bonaventure, at VCU, at Loyola Chicago, vs. Rhode Island, at George Mason, vs. Duquesne.

Dayton: at Loyola Chicago, at UMass, vs. George Mason, vs. LaSalle, at Saint Louis.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Eric Payne
Eric Payne
1 month ago

It’s surprising that your doing so well and no one notices. A lot more coverage would help. Keep winning. Go DUQ.

1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Payne

They could be 25-0 right now and get barely any notice from the media or local bball fans. Pittsburgh is terrible for bball. Empty seats all over pitt’s place last night and they are #1 in acc. If its not steelers or penguins, it doesnt matter around here, and those teams are mid level.

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