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Fordham Loses to George Mason, Giving Duquesne Shot at Double-Bye in A-10 Tournament



Fordham lost to George Mason Wednesday night on the road, 684-5, giving Duquesne a shot to earn a double-bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

The Rams (23-7 overall, 11-6 Atlantic 10) host the Dukes (20-10 overall, 10-7 Atlantic 10) on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill in the Bronx, N.Y. If the Dukes defeat the Rams on the road, they earn the No. 4 seed and a double-bye heading into the Atlantic 10 Tournament next week at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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A win for Duquesne means that they get the first two days off in the conference tournament. They would wait for the winner of the No. 10 vs. No. 15 First Round game on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. to take on the No. 5 seed in the Second Round on Wednesday, March 8 at 2 p.m. The winner of that Second Round game would take on Duquesne in the Quarterfinals on Thursday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

They lost to Fordham at home, 65-58 on Jan. 21 in their first matchup of the season. Duquense only made five assists as a team and created 13 turnovers, leading to a lack of offensive rhythm against Fordham in the loss.

Duquesne enacted revenge on UMass Wednesday night, winning 88-79 to earn their 20th victory of the season, the first time since 2018-19.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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