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Duquesne, WVU will meet to support Dayton shooting victims

Jerry DiPaola
Duquesne head coach Keith Dambrot signals to his team as they play against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh.

West Virginia and Duquesne, long-time rivals in men’s basketball, will meet for the first time in six years Nov. 1 at the WVU Coliseum in a charity exhibition game to benefit the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

The fund has been established for those directly impacted by the mass shooting Aug. 4 in Dayton’s historic Oregon District.

This will be the third year in a row WVU has played in a charity exhibition game. Duquesne played in one against Chatham in 2017. The NCAA approved the games for the purpose of raising funds for a catastrophic event.

“We’re proud to team with coach Huggins and the Mountaineers to help the people of Dayton,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said in a statement. “Coach Huggins and I both have many ties to the state of Ohio, and this is a small way to help those directly affected by the events of Aug. 4. I hope we can fill the Coliseum for a worthy cause.”

This will be the first meeting between the Dukes and Mountaineers since Nov. 17, 2013. West Virginia is Duquesne’s second most-frequent all-time opponent. The schools have met 88 times.

The game will be televised by AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

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

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