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Duquesne men to face Dayton in Atlantic 10 opener

Jerry DiPaola
| Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
New Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot speaks Thursday, March 30, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
New Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot speaks Thursday, March 30, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena.

Duquesne will open its 41st Atlantic 10 basketball season against Dayton on Dec. 30 at Palumbo Center, marking the second year in a row and the second time since 1993-94 the Dukes begin conference play before the new year.

The 18-game A-10 schedule includes the Dukes appearing in five televised games: one on CBSSN (Jan. 6 at Fordham) and four on NBCSN (Jan. 13 vs. La Salle, Jan. 20 vs. George Mason, Jan. 27 at Rhode Island and Feb. 3 vs. St. Bonaventure).

Two of Duquesne's nonconference games in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic will be televised (Dec. 22 vs. San Francisco will be on FS2 and Dec. 23 vs. Southern Illinois on FS1).

Duquesne's home-and-home A-10 opponents are: Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis. All 14 teams will qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship at Washington D.C.'s Capital One Arena on March 7-11.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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