Dukes Roll in Exhibition Opener
Nov. 1, 2011
The outcome was never in doubt as the Dukes hit their first seven shots in jumping out to a 19-2 lead.
Evans scored eight in the first two minutes as DU maintained at least a 30 point lead from the 11:26 mark of the first half on.
Monteiro had six steals and T.J. McConnell added four more as the Dukes forced 28 Millersville turnovers.
McConnell had a game-high 10 assists as Duquesne assisted on 27 of 38 field goals.
Jaymes Miller led Millersville with 13 points.
Evans, who finished with four 3-pointers, hit two from the arc to turn a 2-2 tie into an 8-0 lead and the Dukes never looked back.
"We probably executed a little better than I expected this early in the year," said sixth-year Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart. "I liked our pressure defense early and our half court defense late. We made some very unselfish plays both in transition and in the offense. We shot the ball extremely well in the first half."
Duquesne, whose largest lead was 61 points with 8:47 left, went over the 100-point mark on a P.J. Torres dunk with 23 seconds left. Torres, who was fouled on the play, hit the free throw for DU's final point.
Duquesne shot 61.3 percent, including 9-of-18 from the 3-point arc. Millersville, which made 1-of-12 3-point attempts shot 30.4 percent.
Duquesne concludes the exhibition season at the Palumbo Center versus Shepherd University on Friday, Nov. 4. The Dukes open the season at No. 16 (AP) Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:00 p.m. (EST) in the 2011 2K Sports Classic. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.
NOTES: Monteiro, Andre Marhold, Sean Johnson, McConnell and Evans started for the Dukes ... freshman Mamadou Datt was the first sub - and first freshman - to enter the game when Marhold picked up his second foul at the 16:18 mark ... 12 players scored for DU ... five hit at least one 3-pointer ... Evans (9-of-12) and Monteiro (8-of-10) missed just five shots between them ... McConnell had 5 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 3 steals ... the rebounds and assists were both game-highs ... Duquesne is averaging 100.7 ppg. in exhibition play under Ron Everhart (1,007 points in 10 games) with an average margin of victory of 36.5 points ... Millersville returns two starters from last year's 10-15 team ... of the Marauders' eight newcomers, seven are transfers ... Millersville was picked to finish seventh in in the PSAC Eastern Division Preseason Coaches Poll.
EXHIBITION GAME 1: DUQUESNE 101, MILLERSVILLE 43
Halftime - Duquesne 59, Millersville 19. Three-Point Goals - Millersville 1-12 (Grant 1-3, Coleman 0-1, McClary 0-1, Scott 0-1, Kelleher 0-2, Siebert 0-4), Duquesne 9-18 (Evans 4-6, Talley 2-4, McConnell 1-1, Monteiro 1-1, Pantophlet 1-2, Jones 0-1, Torres 0-1, Martin 0-2). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Millersvile 31 (Wyley 5), Duquesne 41 (McConnell 6). Assists - Millersville 7 (Grant 4), Duquesne 27 (McConnell 10). Turnovers - Millersville 28, Duquesne 18. Total fouls - Millersville 20, Duquesne 17. Technicals - None. A - 2,154.