If you listened to the game via the Toledo Rockets audio feed, you heard the announcer say at a few points that someone “left some chicken on the bone.” This phrase accurately and unfortunately describes the way that the ladies played this afternoon. There were a lot of chances, but they weren’t able to capitalize.
Duquesne took to the road for their first trip outside of Pittsburgh Saturday in game three of the Gotham Classic, traveling to Akron, Ohio to face Radford. Radford got back its best player, Carlick Jones, from suspension. As Steve joked the other night after the UIC game you also needed a side of Tums today.
In my Duquesne conference preview, I noted that I thought the Atlantic 10 looked like a one bid league this year. Continue reading The Atlantic 10’s Less Than Flattering Start
We waited for well over a year for Saturday night to finally see the players who sat at the far end of Duquesne’s bench during the 2017-18 to make their school debuts. We heard the stories. That they dominated the last year’s first team so badly in practice that they had to go play by themselves. We heard that their talent would surpass all but the Dukes best returning players.
Wow, what an amazing game and comeback. Even the most hopeful among the Duquesne fandom probably didn’t see this one turning out the way it did late in the second half. Wins don’t always need to come with style points, but this one needed a side of Tums.
The Dukes have a point guard again. How novel! Sincere Carry brings a number of things to the table:
My tweet from last night just after the William & Mary game sums up my feelings on this preview series nicely.
That is not the way I expected this game to go, but I will take a 14 point win against a team I thought the Dukes would lose to 61% of the time or worse. Continue reading Post Game Thoughts: Vs William and Mary