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Dukes Host St. Bonaventure Saturday
Kadeem Pantophlet had three 3-pointers in scoring 11 points in a 68-60 loss at St. Bonaventure on Feb. 2.

 
Kadeem Pantophlet had three 3-pointers in scoring 11 points in a 68-60 loss at St. Bonaventure on Feb. 2.
 

Feb. 21, 2013

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G27 / ST. BONAVENTURE (12-13, 5-7) at DUQUESNE (8-18, 1-11)
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013 • 7:00 EST • Pittsburgh, Pa. • A.J. Palumbo Center (4,406)

Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7 Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst)
Duquesne Streaming Audio: www.RedZoneMedia.com
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QUICK NOTES
• Duquesne (8-18, 1-11) hosts St. Bonaventure (12-13, 5-7) in its second-to-last home game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:00 p.m. It will be men's basketball's first ever "Black Out" as fans will receive limited-edition Black Out T-shirts upon entry. The Dukes will also don black uniforms for the first time in school history.

• St. Bonaventure is Duquesne's lone home-and-home Atlantic 10 opponent. The Bonnies took the first meeting, 68-60, in Olean, N.Y. on Feb. 2.

• First-year head coach Jim Ferry has started three freshmen in each of the Dukes' past four games (PG Derrick Colter, G/F Jeremiah Jones and F Quevyn Winters). Colter, a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week is the only Duke to start all 26 games, Jones has started 18 times and Winters four. The trio is accounting for 44.7% of DU's points.

• Duquesne is coming off a 68-49 loss at #15 (AP) Butler on Tuesday. It was the third game in six days for DU. St. Bonaventure, which defeated UMass at home (99-94) on Wednesday brings the hottest player in the A-10 to Pittsburgh in 5-10 senior guard Eric Mosley. Mosley followed a 30-point game at Richmond with 39 vs. UMass. The Louisville, Ky. native, who leads the A-10 in 3-point field goal percentage (.447), has hit five 3-pointers in three of his past four games.

• Eleven of DU's 18 losses have come to teams ranked in the Pomeroy Ratings Top 100 (thru Wed.) ... DU's top Pomeroy wins have been over Temple (81), West Virginia (107) and Western Michigan (138).

Sean Johnson, who will be playing in his 120th game (tied for 4th-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 SBU game No. 25 on DU's all-time scoring list with 1,201 points. He needs 14 to eclipse No. 24 Tony Petrarca (1,213 from 1987-91).

• Three of DU's top five scorers are freshmen: Derrick Colter (13.1 ppg.), Quevyn Winters (9.0) and Jeremiah Jones (8.0). 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, who added a third Rookie of the Week on Feb. 17, leads the team in scoring (+1.5 ahead of Sean Johnson) and assists (130/5.00 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 (31.7), Jeremiah Jones (25.3) and Winters (20.8) are all averaging over 20 minutes per game. The threesome - which ranks first, fifth and third on the team in scoring respectively - is accounting for 44.7 percent of DU's points and over half of the team's 3-pointers (114-of-212).

• The three freshmen made their first start together vs. Xavier on Feb. 9 and have now started four consecutive games as a group. Over that span, Colter (56, 14.0 ppg.), Winters (51, 12.8 ppg.) and Jones (36, 9.0 ppg.) are accounting for 55 percent of DU's points. Colter is averaging 33.5 minutes, Winters 24.8 and Jones 28.3.

• Colter, the eighth freshman in school history to total 100 assists in a season (he has 130), is averaging a team high 5.00 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).

• The Dukes, who ranked 337th of 338th schools in rebounding margin last season (-7.5 rpg.), are being outrebounded by -1.3 per game - a net improvement of 6.2 rpg. Duquesne has outrebounded its opponents by +8.2 per game in its eight wins (340-274) ... in 18 losses, the Dukes have been outrebounded by 5.6 per contest (613-713) ... DU's margin in conference play is -5.7.

• Next up: The Dukes will have the week off before heading to Philadelphia to take on La Salle at 2:00 p.m. on Sat., March 2. DU's annual Senior Day ceremony will take place prior to the final home game vs. Charlotte on Wednesday, Mar. 6.

SERIES QUICK NOTES
• This is the 110th meeting in a series that dates to Feb. 13, 1920 ... Duquesne leads 57-52, including a 29-26 lead in Atlantic 10 regular season games ... in games played at Pittsburgh, DU leads 38-14 ... the Dukes have won the last five at Palumbo Center ... SBU has won the last five at Reilly Center.

• St. Bonaventure is Duquesne's most frequent all-time opponent ... this is the 62nd consecutive season the two have met ... this is the eighth consecutive year the two are meeting home-and-home.

• The Dukes and Bonnies split last season's games with DU winning 66-52 at Pittsburgh and St. Bonaventure wining 69-48 at Reilly Center ... that's a 35-point turnaround in the two games ... in the first meeting this year, SBU won 68-60 at Olean, N.Y. on Feb. 2.

• Duquesne owns more conference wins over St. Bonaventure (29) than any other A-10 school.

ON THE BONNIES
Six-six senior forward Demitrius Conger leads St. Bonaventure in scoring (13.7), rebounding (6.9) and assists (75) ... he is the only A-10 player leading his team in all three categories ... SBU is 2-3 since defeating the Dukes on Feb. 2 ... the Bonnies lost at nationally ranked Butler (58-77), defeated Rhode Island on the road (67-61), lost back-to-back overtime games at home to La Salle (66-69) and at Richmond (80-83) and defeated UMass at home (99-94) on Wednesday ... the Bonnies are 4-8 on the road.

BUTLER LEFTOVERS
Notes from Tuesday's 68-49 loss at #15 (AP) Butler ... Duquesne, which started three freshmen for the fourth consecutive game (Derrick Colter, Jeremiah Jones & Quevyn Winters), never led ... the Dukes went 5-of-21 from the 3-point arc ... Colter was 3-of-6, the rest of the team 2-of-15 ... Butler was 10-of-21 from 3-point ... BU outrebounded DU 36-28 and outscored the Dukes 14-4 in second-chance points ... Colter was DU's lone double-digit scorer with 11 ... DU, which assisted on just eight of 19 field goals, shot 37.3 percent ... Butler shot better from 3-point (47.6%) than it did from 2-point (41.2%) ... there were no fast break points in the game.

LOOSE ENDS
Duquesne is 7-3 when scoring 70 or more, 5-0 when scoring 80 or more, 6-1 when leading at the half, 6-1 when leading with 5:00 left and 5-2 in games decided by five or fewer points ... in an oddity of sorts, the Dukes are 2-7 when holding opponents under 70 points and 3-3 when holding opponents under 40 percent from the floor.

TRENDING ...
• A freshman has either led or tied for the team lead in scoring in each of the Dukes' past seven games (Derrick Colter, Quevyn Winters and Jeremiah Jones three times each).

• Senior center Andre Marhold, who enters the St. Bonaventure game with 99 career blocks, has rejected 12 shots in the past three games ... he has blocked at least one shot in 20 of 25 games played.

• Freshman Derrick Colter earned his third Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honor on Feb. 17 after hitting the game-winning free throws with 2.9 seconds left in the Feb. 14 win at Temple (17 points) and following that with a team-high 20 points and seven assists in a loss to Rhode Island two days later ... he is averaging 16.0 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals in his past three games ... he is 15-of-18 (.833) from the foul line over that span.






 

 

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