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Shooting guard Mason paces Dukes to win over UMass Lowell

By Chris Harlan
With five 3-pointers and only one miss, Duquesne’s Micah Mason can be called a shooting guard again. Mason left point guard duties mostly to ...

Slumping Duquesne men’s basketball falls to St. Francis (Pa.)
By Chris Harlan
Four days after one confidence-shaking loss to a Northeast Conference team, Duquesne suffered another. The Dukes never led, were outrebounded and again held to fewer than 60 points by an NEC opponent in Wednesday night’s 67-52 loss to Saint Francis (Pa.) at Palumbo Center. The nonconference loss was the fourth in a ...
Duquesne women push past Robert Morris
By Doug Gulasy
Duquesne women’s basketball coach Dan Burt wanted to see his team get back to dictating the tempo in its nonconference game Sunday afternoon at Robert Morris. By turning up the pressure, the Dukes did just that. Duquesne’s defense forced Robert Morris into  22 turnovers and held the Colonials without a field goal ...
Robert Morris snaps home losing skid, tops Duquesne again
By Paul Schofield
Robert Morris ended one streak and continued another Saturday at Sewall Center. Playing its best game of the season, Robert Morris (3-6) ended a four-game home losing streak dating to the 2014 Northeast Conference championship game and won its fifth consecutive game against Duquesne with a 75-59 victory. Robert Morris did ...
Penn State holds on to edge Duquesne
By The Associated Press
UNIVERSITY PARK — Geno Thorpe scored a career-high 19 points, Shep Garner added 13 and Penn State hung on for a 64-62 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday night. The Dukes (3-3), who were led by 18 points from Jordan Stevens and 11 from TySean Powell, took a potential game-winning shot at ...
Duquesne women earn City Game bragging rights
By Karen Price
No matter what has been said leading up to the City Game between the Duquesne and Pitt women — that it’s just another game or ...
Duquesne vows to prove toughness on glass in City Game
By Chris Harlan
Duquesne coach Jim Ferry questioned his young team’s toughness, and then repeated his words to make them stick. “Let me say ...
City Game will reveal much for Panthers
By John Harris
Duquesne hasn’t played in the NCAA Tournament since 1977, but Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said Friday night’s 83rd meeting between the Panthers and Dukes at ...
Nurkic leads Duquesne women past Kent State
By Karen Price
Duquesne women’s coach Dan Burt said before the season that he wanted to see more offense out of senior guard Belma Nurkic. Nurkic delivered for the second game in a row Wednesday with a career-high 21 points in an 86-60 win over Kent State in front of a school day game ...
City Game notebook: Pitt guard Wright looks unlikely against Duquesne
By Jerry DiPaola
Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon hasn’t always been happy with his team’s defensive efforts this season. Pitt (4-3) has allowed opponents to shoot better than 50 percent in four of the past five games, including 54.1 percent in an 81-69 loss Tuesday night at Indiana. Dixon, whose standard always has been ...
Duquesne men clamp down on defense to beat Howard
By Chris Harlan
One disappointing loss had Duquesne feeling defensive. Dukes sophomore L.G. Gill had 17 points, three teammates reached double figures, and the team showed a renewed emphasis on defense in Tuesday night’s 81-63 victory over Howard at Palumbo Center. The Dukes held Howard to 37 percent shooting (22 of 58), 27 percent ...
Duquesne men come up short against NJIT
By Doug Gulasy
To coach Jim Ferry, the defensive problems Duquesne exhibited Saturday afternoon against New Jersey Institute of Technology seemed all too familiar. Bringing back unpleasant memories of ...
Duquesne gets better of Robert Morris again
By Bill West
Duquesne fullback Randy Morris wiped bittersweet tears from his eyes as he hugged teammates on Saturday at Arthur J. Rooney Field. A 22-0 win over Robert ...
Duquesne women come up just short against No. 23 Syracuse
By Karen Price
The Duquesne women attacked early but came up short against No. 23 Syracuse and 6-foot-4 center Briana Day in a 90-84 loss Wednesday at the Palumbo Center. It was a better effort than Sunday’s opening loss to Princeton, and the Dukes were competitive and kept the game close against a ranked ...
Campus clippings: Dukes’ Mason makes easy transition
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Duquesne sophomore Micah Mason (Highlands) made a smooth transition from shooting guard to point guard, scoring 16 points in the Dukes’ season-opening 91-51 win ...
Princeton runs over Duquesne women in opener
By Karen Price
Duquesne women’s coach Dan Burt knew his team was in for a tough start to the season, and a 79-62 loss to Princeton in the opener Sunday proved him right. Princeton led 36-26 at the half, and the Dukes did nothing to close the gap to begin the second. With ...