Dukes will move five nonconference games to PPG Paints Arena, La Roche | TribLIVE.com
Duquesne

Dukes will move five nonconference games to PPG Paints Arena, La Roche

Jerry DiPaola
1572635_web1_gtr-dambrot-111018
AP
Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot calls out directions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 76-64.

While renovation work continues on Duquesne’s UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, the men’s basketball team will play 12 nonconference games off-campus, including four at La Roche University and one at PPG Paints Arena.

The Dukes, who are 16-4 in nonconference home games under third-year coach Keith Dambrot, will open the season Nov. 5 against Princeton at PPG Paints Arena. It will be part of a doubleheader with the Duquesne women, who will play Kent State in the second game.

La Roche will be the site of games against Lamar on Nov. 12, Lipscomb, the 2019 NIT runner-up, on Nov. 15, VMI on Dec. 4 and Columbia on Dec. 9.

Duquesne will participate in the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas, meeting Indiana State on Nov. 21 and Air Force the next night on the 22nd before facing Loyola Marymount on Nov. 24.

Also, they will visit Akron for a neutral-site game against Radford for the second consecutive season. The game will be played at Firestone High School.

On Dec. 21 and 22, they will play UAB and Austin Peay in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the St. Pete Shootout.

Duquesne completes its nonconference schedule at the Cleveland Classic against CIT champion Marshall on Dec. 29 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Duquesne/Marshall game will be preceded by a game between Ohio State at West Virginia at noon.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Duquesne
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.