Quevyn Winters is averaging 13.8 ppg. since joining the starting lineup on Feb. 9.
Feb. 28, 2013
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G28 / DUQUESNE (8-19, 1-12) at LA SALLE (19-7, 9-4)
Sat., Mar. 2, 2013 2:00 EST Philadelphia, Pa. Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
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Duquesne (8-19, 1-12), which has been idle since a 78-71 loss to St. Bonaventure last Saturday, heads to Philadelphia to face La Salle (19-7, 9-4) on Saturday, Mar. 2 at 2:00 p.m. The Explorers, who are battling for one of the Atlantic 10 Championship's four top seeds, have not played since a 72-65 win at Rhode Island on Sunday.
First-year head coach Jim Ferry has started three freshmen in each of the Dukes' past five games (PG Derrick Colter, G/F Jeremiah Jones and F Quevyn Winters). Over that span, Colter (66, 13.2 ppg.), Winters (69, 13.8 ppg.) and Jones (46, 9.2 ppg.) are accounting for 55 percent of DU's points. Colter, a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week is the only Duke to start all 27 games, Jones has started 19 times and Winters five.
Colter (13.0), Winters (9.3) and Jones (8.1) are accounting for 45 percent of DU's points and over half of the team's 3-pointers (119-of-221). It is the highest percentage of team points ever produced by a DU freshman class. This is the first time in school history DU has had three freshmen with over 200 points (Colter-351, Winters-251 and Jones-218).
Colter leads the team in scoring and assists (13.0/5.1). 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).
The Last Meeting
January 28, 2012
A.J. Palumbo Center
La Salle Defeats Duquesne Men, 71-68
Earl Pettis scored a game-high 20 points and Ramon Galloway added 15 - including a big three-point play with 1:03 left - as La Salle rallied from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat Duquesne, 71-68, at the Palumbo Center.
Nine of DU's 19 losses have come to teams who began the week ranked in the NCAA RPI Top 100 ... DU's top RPI wins have been over Temple (41), West Virginia (108) and Western Michigan (114).
Sean Johnson, who will be playing in his 121st game (will tie former teammate B.J. Monteiro for 3rd-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 La Salle game No. 25 on DU's all-time scoring list with 1,208 points. He needs seven to eclipse No. 24 Tony Petrarca (1,213 from 1987-91) and 20 to pass No. 23 Monteiro (1,228 from 2009-12).
Three of DU's top four scorers are freshmen: #1 Derrick Colter (13.0 ppg.), #3 Quevyn Winters (9.3) and #4 Jeremiah Jones (8.1).
Derrick Colter (Dec. 17 & 24) and Quevyn Winters (Dec. 31) combined to earn A-10 Rookie of the Week honors for three-straight weeks in December. It marks the just fourth time DU has had multiple Rookies of the Week in the same season and first since 1,500-point scorers Damian Saunders (three times) and Bill Clark (once) did it in 2007-08. Colter added a third Rookie of the Week on Feb. 17.
Colter leads the team in scoring (+1.6 ahead of Sean Johnson) and assists (139/5.15 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, the eighth freshman in school history to total 100 assists in a season (he has 139), is averaging a team high 5.15 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 -1.6 per game - a net improvement of 5.9 rpg. Duquesne has outrebounded its opponents by +8.2 per game in its eight wins (340-274) ... in 19 losses, the Dukes have been outrebounded by 5.8 per contest (639-748) ... DU's margin in conference play is -6.0.
Next up: The Dukes return home to face Charlotte at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 8. It will be the final home game for Sean Johnson and Andre Marhold who will be honored in a pregame Senior Day ceremony.
SERIES QUICK NOTES
This is the 68th meeting in a series that dates to Feb. 10, 1940 ... La Salle leads 37-30, including a 17-13 lead in Atlantic 10 regular season games ... in games played at Philadelphia, La Salle leads 22-10 ... the Dukes have won the last four at Tom Gola Arena and the last five of eight in the series.
DU has won the past four at Tom Gola Arena by an average score of 94.8-82.0 (+12.8) ... the Dukes have topped 100 twice and not scored under 79 during the streak ... Duquesne enters Saturday's game averaging 67.5 ppg., while La Salle is holding opponents to 65.3 ppg. ... La Salle is 11-2 at home ... Duquesne is 2-10 on the road.
This is head coach Jim Ferry's first meeting with La Salle.
ON THE EXPLORERS
La Salle, which was picked to finish 7th in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, began the week tied for third in league play ... the Explorers are battling for one of four first round byes at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship ... ninth-year head coach Dr. John Giannini has used a seven-man rotation with senior guard Ramon Galloway leading the way at 17.2 ppg. ... the second-year 6-3 South Carolina transfer also leads the team in assists (97), steals (55) and 3-point field goals (73, .420) ... Galloway's backcourte mate, 6-0 junior Tyreek Duren, is averaging 14.8 ppg. ... Duren leads the team in free throws made and attempted (93-120, .775) ... Galloway has also been to the line over 100 times (85-105, .810) ... junior Virginia Tech transfer Tyrone Garland is averaging 12.2 ppg. off the bench.
ST. BONAVENTURE LEFTOVERS
Notes from last Saturday's 78-71 loss to St. Bonaventure ... Duquesne, which started three freshmen for the fifth consecutive game (Derrick Colter, Jeremiah Jones & Quevyn Winters), was down three with 1:55 left before turning it over on back-to-back possessions ... Winters led the Dukes with 18 points, 7 rebounds and a career-high 4 steals ... Andre Marhold had 13 and Colter and Jones added 10 each ... Colter, who was 8-of-8 from the foul line, had a game-high 9 assists ... DU went 9-of-26 from 3-point and shot a season-best .857 (18-of-22) from the line ... the Dukes, who were outrebounded 35-26, were outscored 36-20 in the paint ... SBU outshot DU .540 to .393.
Duquesne is 7-4 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.
ON THE ROAD
Duquesne, which won a total of 17 road games in 10 seasons from 1997 through 2006, has posted 35 road wins over the past seven seasons. Of the 35 wins, 25 have come by double digits. From 1996-97 through 2005-06, Duquesne posted a total of three double-digit road victories. DU is 2-10 on the road this season with a 73-72 win at Appalachian State on Nov. 28 & an 84-83 victory at Temple on Feb. 14. The win at Temple was DU's first since 1995, ending a nine-game losing streak vs. the Owls in Philadelphia.
A freshman has either led or tied for the team lead in scoring in each of the Dukes' past eight games (Quevyn Winters four times, Derrick Colter three times and Jeremiah Jones twice).
Senior center Andre Marhold, who enters the La Salle game with 101 career blocks, has rejected 14 shots in the past four games ... he has blocked at least one shot in 21 of 26 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 14.5 points and 6.0 assists in his past four games ... he is 23-of-26 (.885) from the foul line over that span.