Feb. 27, 2012
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Game 29 / DUQUESNE (15-13, 6-8) at CHARLOTTE (13-14, 5-9)
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 7:30 ET
Charlotte, N.C. Halton Arena (9,105)
Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7
Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst), Greg Linnelli (`03) (producer)
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Duquesne (15-13, 6-8) heads to Charlotte (13-14, 5-9) looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Wednesday, Feb. 29 (7:30 p.m.) ... DU is currently ninth in the Atlantic 10 Conference ... Charlotte is in a two-way tie for 11th, one game behind the Dukes ... the top four teams receive byes at the A-10 Championship, while teams five through eight host first round tournament games.
Charlotte is 7-6 at home with league victories over Richmond, Rhode Island and George Washington ... Duquesne is 3-7 on the road including a 2-5 mark in A-10 play with wins at Rhode Island and Dayton.
Duquesne has won three in a row in the series, including an 83-77 in its last visit to Charlotte ... Charlotte leads the series 5-4 ... in A-10 regular season play its tied 3-3 ... DU head coach Ron Everhart is 3-2 against the 49ers.
According to Basketball State, Duquesne has faced the toughest schedule among the Atlantic 10's 14 schools (through Sunday): DUQUESNE (44th), Temple (50th), Xavier (54th), Saint Joseph's (56th), Dayton (58th), George Washington (62nd), Saint Louis (86th), Richmond (95th), La Salle (106th), Rhode Island (109th), Fordham (131st), St. Bonaventure (134th), Charlotte (144th) and UMass (145th).
Duquesne is averaging 57.3 ppg. during its current three-game losing streak ... the Dukes are shooting .378 (65-of-172) from the field and .255 (13-of-51) from the 3-point arc over that span ... DU has had four double-digit scorers in its past three games (B.J. Monteiro 20 at Temple, Mike Talley 13 and Monteiro 10 vs. Dayton & Monteiro 13 at GW).
Senior guard Eric Evans enters the Charlotte game needing one assist to become the 10th 1,000-point/300 assist man in school history (1,011/299) ... Evans reached the 1,000-point mark with a layup at the 18:13 mark of the second half against Fordham on Feb. 15 ... T.J. McConnell needs two assists to both reach 300 and set a new sophomore assist mark (currently 159 by Clayton Adams in 1988-89) ... McConnell enters the Charlotte game with 298 career assists (158 this season) ... McConnell's assists rank sixth on DU's single-season list (school record is 194 by Aaron Jackson in 34 games in 2008-09).
The Dukes return home to complete the regular season against Saint Louis at Noon on Saturdaym, March 3. B.J. Monteiro, Eric Evans and student manager Brian Collins will be recognized before the SLU game as part of Senior Day ceremonies.
THE SERIES: This is the tenth meeting between Duquesne and seventh-year Atlantic 10 member Charlotte ... the 49ers lead the series 5-4, including a 3-1 mark in games played at Charlotte ... in A-10 play the series is tied 3-3 ... the Dukes ended a four-game series losing streak and notched their first A-10 win over the 49ers three years ago at Pittsburgh (76-71) and followed that with an 83-77 win at then 18-6 Charlotte in 2010 ... last year, the Dukes defeated the 49ers 83-67 at Palumbo Center ... DU's Ron Everhart is 3-2 vs. Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE THIS YEAR: Charlotte, picked to finish 11th in the A-10 preseason poll of league coaches and media, is 13-14 overall and 5-9 in the Atlantic 10 (t11th) ... this is the third consecutive home game the 49ers who are 7-6 at Halton Arena ... this is Charlotte's final regular season home game ... 6-8 junior Chris Braswell is one of three A-10 players ranked in the top 15 in scoring (15.1 ppg.) and rebounding (7.4 rpg.).
GW LEFTOVERS: Notes from Duquesne's 56-51 loss at George Washington on Saturday ... DU trailed by one with B.J. Monteiro at the free throw line with 58 seconds left ... GW outscored the Dukes 5-1 the rest of the way ... it was Duquesne's first loss under Ron Everhart when holding an opponent under 60 points (15-1) ... Duquesne's last lead was 17-16 with 9:22 left in the first half ... there were two ties in the second half (last at 46-46 with 3:31 to go) ... DU led for a total of 2:24 (all in the first half) ... Duquesne held George Washington to opponent season lows for second half points (25), 3-pointers made (1) and 3-point percentage (1-of-12, .083) ... Monteiro was the lone Duke in double figures with 13 points ... Kadeem Pantophlet had 9 points in 17 minutes of the bench ... it was his highest point total since 11 aganist Saint Joseph's on Jan. 4 ... Duquesne was outrebounded 42-24 and outscored 16-7 in second chance points ... GW also outscored DU 20-10 off turnovers ... it was just the seventh time the Dukes were outscored off turnovers this season ... DU is 2-5 in those games ... the -10 margin matched the largest by an opponent (Saint Louis also enjoyed a 20-10 points off turnovers advantage on Jan. 21).
0 Andre Marhold
Junior Andre Marhold has started 19 times after coming off the bench in 38 games as a freshman and sophomore ... played 6.9 minutes per game as a freshman, 8.1 as a sophomore and 22.0 this year ... scored a career-high 17 points vs. Green Bay ... posted double-digit rebounds vs. Tennessee Tech (career-high 11) and Robert Morris (10) ... has a team-high 51 offensive rebounds ... shooting .491 from the field and .444 from the foul line ... leads the team with 19 dunks and 37 blocks, including a career-high four rejections vs. both Houston Baptist and at Xavier ... had two of his three blocks in the first meeting with St. Bonaventure in a span of 25 seconds to fuel a big 13-0 second half run ... suffered a concussion at Rhode Island which forced him to miss games vs. UMass and at Saint Louis ... made his return with a start vs. La Salle on Jan. 28 (four points and four boards in 22 minutes) ... has not had more than six points or five rebounds in a game since the injury (span of eight games) which ended his consecutive games played streak at 20.
1 Mike Talley
Just under one-third of sophomore Mike Talley's points have come from the foul line (69 of 215 total points) ... a .389 3-point shooter as a freshman, Talley is shooting .240 from the arc (18-of-75) ... he is at .362 from the field ... has scored in double digits seven times with a season-high 16 at Western Michigan ... scored 11 of his 13 points in 13 second-half minutes in the win at Rhode Island ... scored all 15 of his points in 13 first half minutes off the bench at Dayton ... turned in an outstanding defensive performance in teaming with Eric Evans to help limit UMass guard Chaz Williams to 8 points, 4 assists and 7 turnovers in an 80-69 Dukes win on Jan. 18 ... went 5-of-8 in scoring a team-high 13 vs. Dayton on Feb. 22.
2 P.J. Torres
Freshman P.J. Torres has seen action in nine games including six A10 contests ... hit a 3-pointer in his first career field goal attempt at Valparaiso ... also scored three points in three minutes late in the loss at Xavier ... hit a 3-pointer and contributed solid defense in the first half of the win at Dayton ... followed that with a season-high six minutes vs. Richmond (2 points, 2 rebounds & 2 assists) ... logged six additional minutes vs. Fordham ... totaled two steals in four minutes at Temple.
3 Eric Evans
Senior Eric Evans reached the 1,000 point mark with a layup at the 18:13 mark of the second half vs. Fordham on Feb. 15 ... needs one assist to become the 10th 1,000-300 player in school history (has 1,011 points and 299 assists entering the Charlotte game) ... sixth all-time with 116 games played (61 starts) ... has 69 assists and 31 turnovers (2.2-to-1 ratio) this season ... has had two or fewer turnovers in all but two games this season ... has scored in double digits 15 times ... Evans, who entered the Robert Morris game 4-of-27 from 3-point, hit 3-of-6 in scoring 16 points ... he followed that by setting a new season high with 20 points vs. Penn State (9-of-11 from the line) ... is shooting .725 from the foul line ... has scored in double digits 50 times and has reached the 20-point mark on three occasions in his career ... the 20-point game vs. PSU was his first since a career-high 23 vs. Fordham on Mar. 5, 2010 (his sophomore season) ... came off the bench to score all 12 of his points in the second half of DU's 75-64 win at George Mason ... ended a six-game 0-of-10 streak from the 3-point arc with a pair of "3s" at Saint Louis (2-of-4 from the arc, 12 points) ... it was his second game this season with multiple 3-pointers ... scored nine of his 12 points in the win at Dayton in the second half ... was 6-of-11 in scoring a team-high 17 in the win over Richmond ... had five assists in 25 turnover-free minutes vs. Fordham ... was held without a field goal (1 pt., 0-of-4) for the first time this season at Temple ... has scored in single digits in DU's past five games (7-of-35, .200, 4.0 ppg.).
4 Danny Herrera
Freshman Danny Herrera, who had two points in two games, scored 8 points in 6 minutes vs. HBU ... he went 2-of-2 from the 3-point arc ... has played in six games.
5 Jerry Jones
Sophomore Jerry Jones, who scored 25 points in 26 games last year, eclipsed that point total in DU's seventh game ... grabbed a then career high seven boards (six offensive) in 19 minutes vs. Robert Morris and followed that with a then career high 14 points vs. Penn State ... it was just the second double-digit scoring game of his career (he had 10 in 15 minutes off the bench vs. Louisiana-Lafayette) ... topped that with 19 points (on 8-of-9 shooting) in 21 minutes off the bench vs. Houston Baptist ... scored 10 in 22 minutes at Dayton ... set a new career rebounding high with eight in 24 minutes vs. Richmond ... added 14 points against the Spiders ... has 31 turnovers in 52 career games ... shooting 22-of-62 (.355) from the 3-point arc ... hit three "3's" vs. both Louisiana and Houston Baptist ... added two more against Richmond ... was 3-of-18 from the arc last season ... had eight points, six rebounds and two steals in a career high 31 minutes vs. UMass ... is 22-of-30 from the foul line (.733) ... was 0-of-4 from the stripe as a freshman ... tied for second on the team with 39 offensive boards ... has started nine times and scored in double digits five times (all off the bench) ... the Dukes are 5-0 when he scores 10 or more.
20 T.J. McConnell
Stat-sheet stuffing sophomore guard T.J. McConnell leads the team in assists (5.6 apg.) and steals (2.8 spg.) ... his steals per game average ranks third nationally ... is averaging 2.83 steals per game for his career (170 in 60 games) ... has a 2.3-to-1 career assist-to-turnover ratio (298-131) ... has started 58 of his 60 career games played ... is shooting .506 for his career (.515 this season) ... began the week as one of 11 D-I players to post a triple-double this season (15-10-11a vs. the University of the District of Columbia on Nov. 18) ... it was the second triple-double in school history ... had near misses against St. Bonaventure (13-7-8a) and at Rhode Island (16-8-8a) ... the 11 assists vs. UDC, in addition to being a career high, were one shy of the school record ... it was the second 10+ assist game of his career ... also threw down his first career dunk against UDC ... posted his 100th assist of 2011-12 in game 16 vs. St. Bonaventure ... is one of nine players in school history with multiple 100-assist seasons (he had 140 in 32 games as a freshman) ... his 158 assists are two shy of breaking the DU sophomore record of 159 set by Clayton Adams in 1988-89 ... matched the 15 points vs. UDC with 15 more against No. 17 (AP) Pitt... tied his career high with 20 points (7-of-11) against Bowling Green ... hit a then career-high four 3-pointers (4-of-7) against the Falcons ... topped that with 28 points, including 5-of-6 from 3-point, in an 84-82 OT loss to Saint Joseph's ... has had five steals in a game five times, including back-to-back games vs. Green Bay & UDC ... has had at least two steals in 23 of 28 games ... has led or tied for the team lead in assists 24 times ... has also led DU in rebounding eight times ... handed out nine assists with one turnover vs. Houston Baptist ... is 18-of-36 (.500) from the 3-point arc and .889 (24-of-27) from the foul line in Atlantic 10 play.
22 Kadeem Pantophlet
Freshman Kadeem Pantophlet scored a career high 14 points on 5-of-5 shooting (4-of-4 from 3-point) at Valparaiso on Nov. 20 ... he had two points in four games prior to the outburst ... scored eight with four rebounds in 16 minutes at Western Michigan ... made his first career start at George Mason and followed that with a second start vs. Bowling Green ... added three 3-pointers in scoring 11 in the A-10 opener vs. Saint Joseph's ... also had a season-high six rebounds against the Hawks ... had three assists in five minutes at Rhode Island ... his nine points at GW (Feb. 25) were his most since the 11 vs. Saint Joe's (Jan. 4) ... bounced back from an 0-of-6 start to shoot .375 from the 3-point arc ... is 18-of-42 from the arc (.429) in his past 22 games ... leads the team with nine charges taken ... is shooting .440 from 3-point in conference play (11-of-25).
23 B.J. Monteiro
Senior B.J. Monteiro enters the Charlotte game 24th on DU's scoring list with 1,179 points ... his 118 games played and 80 career blocks rank fifth all-time ... scored a then career-high 28 points (11-of-14) against Bowling Green and followed that with 24 points and a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Houston Baptist to earn Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors on Jan. 2 (26.0, 11.0 and 4.0a on 66.7% shooting) ... topped his career high with 30 (9-of-11 from foul line) vs. Fordham on Feb. 12 ... completed his double-double vs. HBU with four minutes left in the first half ... Monteiro, who added a career high-tying five assists vs. Houston Baptist, became the 35th member of DU's 1,000-point club with the first of two free throws with 15:40 to go in the first half ... suffered an off-the-court injury following the HBU game that required stitches in both his left hand and chin ending his team-high streak of consecutive games played at 77 ... missed DU's first three A-10 games before returning at Rhode Island (12 pts., 7 rebs., 2 stls. in 29 min. off the bench) ... followed that with a game-high 23 points and 3 blocks in the win over UMass ... hit a career-high four 3-pointers in scoring a team-high 20 at Dayton ... added 20 more at Temple ... Monteiro, who shot .376 as a freshman, .465 as a sophomore and .464 as a junior, is shooting .478 in 2012 ... Monteiro, who entered the season a .502 career free throw shooter, is 64-of-106 from the line (.604) this year ... has scored in double digits 58 times and topped the 20-point mark 11 times ... has started 84 times ... scored 24 points vs. UDC on Nov. 18 .... added 25 vs. Tennessee Tech on Dec. 3 ... pulled down nine boards vs. Penn State ... had a career-high four steals at George Mason on Dec. 21 and career-best six assists against La Salle on Jan. 28.
32 Sean Johnson
Sean Johnson has scored in double digits in 21 of 28 games ... opened the season with an 11-game double digit scoring streak which was snapped with four points vs. Robert Morris ... was named to the 2K Sports Classic Valparaiso Subregional All-Tournament team on Nov. 20 after averaging 18.7 ppg. on 50 percent shooting in three games ... has attempted a team-high 129 free throws (.760) ... came off the bench in 59 of 62 games as a freshman and sophomore ... has started 24 of 28 games this year ... recorded his first four 20-point games this season: 24 vs. Akron, 25 vs. Tennessee Tech, 24 vs. Houston Baptist & 20 vs. UMass ... added a career-high 10 boards against the Minutemen for his first career double-double ... also hit a career-high four 3-pointers (4-of-5) - including three in a 2:13 span of the first half - against UMass ... scored eight points in 38 seconds during a game-changing 13-0 second-half run in the 66-52 win over St. Bonaventure on Jan. 7 ... converted two three-point plays during the outburst ... scored all 16 of his points in the last 23 minutes against La Salle ... the La Salle game followed a season-low one-point outing at Saint Louis ... has a team-high 21 career "and-ones" (has made good on 21-of-28 career opportunities including 7-of-8 this year) ... entered the season shooting .290 from 3-point ... has upped that percentage to .360 this year ... has scored in single digits in six of his past nine games (8.4 ppg. over that span).
34 Mamadou Datt
Freshman Mamadou Datt had his best game as a Duke with eight points and nine rebounds in 29 minutes in his first career start to help DU to a 75-64 win at George Mason on Dec. 21 ... went 4-of-8 with three dunks vs. the Patriots ... had not scored more than two points in his 11 previous games ... added 8 points and 7 rebounds in 11 minutes at Saint Louis on Jan. 21 and followed that with 7 points and 5 boards in 15 minutes vs. La Salle ... tied his career high for a second time with 8 points (4-of-5 with two dunks) vs. Dayton on Feb. 22 ... attempted just 12 field goals in 11 games prior to his breakout at George Mason ... had five rebounds in 18 minutes at Temple.
35 Derrick Martin
Redshirt freshman Derrick Martin has seen action in 12 games ... had 4 points, 3, rebounds and 2 blocks in 9 minutes vs. Houston Baptist ... had two rebounds in five first-half minutes vs. UMass ... posted 2 boards and 2 blocks in a season-high 12 minutes at Saint Louis.