Duquesne has won the past three Palumbo Center meetings with George Washington.
Feb. 4, 2013
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G22 / GEORGE WASHINGTON (10-10, 4-3) at DUQUESNE (7-14, 0-7)
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 7:00 EST Pittsburgh, Pa. A.J. Palumbo Center (4,406)
Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7 with Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst)
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The Last Meeting
February 25, 2012
Duquesne (7-14, 0-7), looking to snap a nine-game losing streak, hosts George Washington (10-10, 4-3) on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 at A.J. Palumbo Center.
DU, which dropped a 68-60 decision at St. Bonaventure on Saturday, is 6-4 at home ... GW, coming off an 80-71 home loss to La Salle, is 4-5 on the road (2-1 in road A-10 games) ... DU has lost its last three at home (last home win on Dec. 19 over Western Michigan) ... GW has won its last two on the road (at UMass and at Rhode Island).
Duquesne and George Washington are two of the youngest teams in the A-10 ... DU, whose roster consists of 10 underclassmen, has three freshmen among its top five scorers (Derrick Colter, 12.7, Quevyn Winters, 8.2 and Jeremiah Jones, 7.5) ... GW, which has started four freshmen in each of its seven A-10 games, has three freshmen among its top six scorers (Patricio Garino, 10.0, Joe McDonald, 7.4 and Kevin Larsen, 7.0).
The Dukes, who ranked 337th of 338th schools in rebounding margin last season (-7.5 rpg.), are being outrebounded by a slight -0.4 per game - a net improvement of 7.1 rpg. ... DU was outrebounding opponents by +5.3 before its current losing streak ... Duquesne has outrebounded its opponents by +8.2 per game in its seven wins (300-243) ... in its 14 losses, the Dukes have been outrebounded by 4.7 per contest (484-550) ... DU's margin in conference play is -6.3.
Seven of DU's 14 losses have come to teams that began the week ranked in the NCAA RPI Top 80 ... DU's top RPI wins have been over Western Michigan (91) and West Virginia (98).
Sean Johnson, who will be playing in his 115th game (tied for 7th-most in school history), became Duquesne's 37th 1,000-point scorer with a game-high 21 vs. New Orleans on Dec. 8. Johnson enters the GW game No. 25 on DU's all-time scoring list with 1,172 points. He needs 42 to eclipse No. 24 Tony Petrarca (1,213 from 1987-91).
Three of DU's top five scorers are freshmen: Derrick Colter (12.7 ppg.), Quevyn Winters (8.2) and Jeremiah Jones (7.5). Colter (Dec. 17 & 24) and Winters (Dec. 31) combined to earn A-10 Rookie of the Week honors for three-straight weeks in December. Colter is second on the team in scoring (0.3 behind Sean Johnson) and leads in assists (106/5.05 apg.). Only four players in school history have led the Dukes in scoring and assists - all were seniors: Aaron Jackson (19.3/5.7 in 2009), Bryant McAllister (19.7/4.8 in 2006), Courtney Wallace (16.6/3.4 in 2001) and Mike James (17.5/3.5 in 1998).
Colter (31.1), Jeremiah Jones (24.5) and Winters (19.8) are all averaging nearly 20 minutes per game. The threesome - which ranks second, fifth and third on the team in scoring - is accounting for 41.7 percent of DU's points and over half of the team's 3-pointers (87-of-169).
Colter, the eighth freshman in school history to total 100 assists in a season (he has 106), is averaging a team high 5.05 apg. He is on pace to become just the fourth freshman in school history to average five assists in a season. The others are: Norm Nixon (6.00 in 1974), Kenya Hunter (5.29 in 1993) and Clayton Adams (5.09 in 1988).
Next up: Duquesne hosts Xavier in the fourth annual Chuck Cooper Classic presented by PNC on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center.
SERIES QUICK NOTES
This is the 71st meeting in a series that dates to Jan. 21, 1932 ... GW leads the series 43-27 including a 37-22 lead in Atlantic 10 regular season games ... in games played at Pittsburgh, DU holds an 18-16 advantage.
The Dukes saw a four-game series win streak snapped in a 56-51 loss at GW last season ... the 107 combined points were the lowest in the series since 1981 (a 42-40 GW win at DU) ... the four-game streak was the Dukes' longest in the series since 1989-90 ... GW won 26 of 31 games prior to DU's four-game streak.
Duquesne has posted its largest margin of victory in the series (+25 points) in two of GW's past three visits to Pittsburgh: 92-67 on Jan. 26, 2008 and 84-59 in the Colonials last visit on Feb. 2, 2011 ... the Dukes have won the last three vs. GW at Palumbo Center.
ON THE COLONIALS
GW, picked to finish 13th in the A-10 preseason poll, has been one of the league's early surprises with a 4-3 conference record ... the Colonials (10-10, 4-3), who are 4-5 on the road, own A-10 wins at UMass (79-76) and at Rhode Island (66-65) ... GW got off to its fast conference start with a starting lineup that features four freshmen (guards Kethan Savage, Patricio Garino and Joe McDonald along with forward Kevin Larsen) ... lone senior starter 6-9 Isaiah Armwood leads the team in scoring (12.2 ppg.), rebounding (8.3 rpg.) and blocked shots (54).
ST. BONAVENTURE LEFTOVERS
Notes from Saturday's 68-60 loss at St. Bonaventure ... the Dukes and Bonnies combined for 23 3-pointers (SBU 12-22 & DU 11-24) ... the teams both finished with more 3-point field goals than 2-point field goals (12-to-10 for SBU and 11-to-9 for DU) ... Duquesne had four double-digit scorers led by Kadeem Pantophlet, Jeremiah Jones and Sean Johnson with 11 each ... six-ten sophomore Derrick Martin had two blocks and two steals in a career high 15 minutes off the bench ... it was Martin's first action Dec. 22 at Louisiana ... St. Bonaventure outrebounded Duquesne 35-24, leading to a 13-7 advantage in second chance points ... DU, which turned it over 10 times in falling behind 39-28 at the half, had just one turnover in the final 20 minutes.
Sophomore Derrick Martin came off the bench to play a career-high 15 minutes at St. Bonaventure (2 points, 2 blocks, 2 steals) ... it was his first action since Dec. 22 at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Duquesne's rebound margin is +5.3 at home and -5.6 on the road (including neutral-site games).
DU is holding opponents to .409 shooting at home (.469 in road and neutral-site games).
Opponents have made five fewer free throws (104-156) than Duquesne has attempted (69-109) in conference play.
The Dukes, who are 6-3 when scoring 70 or more, haven't topped the 70-point mark in their past six games.