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Dukes forward Peggau battling knee injury

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Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009
 

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Duquesne redshirt freshman forward Rodrigo Peggau, plagued by knee injuries throughout his career, was held out of the lineup Monday against Binghamton because of soreness in his surgically repaired knee. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Brazilian native is being counted on for rebounding help, and coach Ron Everhart said with the team down a man following the loss of sophomore swingman Melquan Bolding to a broken wrist, it's important for Peggau to be healthy.

"Rod's been sruggling a little bit with his knee," Everhart said. "Obviously, we want to get him in there in the mix with the other guys, but we'll get it figured out."

Peggau, who played in just four games before being redshirted last season and undergoing surgery, has played only 11 minutes this season and is scoreless with two rebounds.

• After beating Binghamton, 70-52, yesterday, Duquesne will be seeking its third consecutive 4-0 start today against Division II Arkansas-Monticello. The Dukes started 4-0 last season and 6-0 in 2007-08. Duquesne faces host Western Carolina on Wednesday in its final game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

• Duquesne won in the state of North Carolina for just the second time in 14 games. Duquesne's previous victory in North Carolina came on its first visit to the state in 1937 — a 53-33 win over North Carolina State.

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