Jerry Jones scored 14 in last year's 81-72 win over Richmond.
March 7, 2013
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G30 / DUQUESNE (8-21, 1-14) at RICHMOND (17-13, 7-8)
Sat., Mar. 9, 2013 6:00 EST Richmond, Va. Robins Center (9,071)
Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7 Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst)
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The Last Meeting
February 4, 2012
A.J. Palumbo Center
Dukes Turn Back Richmond, 81-72
Eric Evans scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to lead Duquesne to an 81-72 win over Richmond in the annual Chuck Cooper Classic at the Palumbo Center.
Duquesne (8-21, 1-14) concludes the 2012-13 season at Richmond (17-13, 7-8) on Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. Duquesne is 2-11 on the road, Richmond is 14-2 at home.
Richmond, which enters the weekend in a four-way tie for ninth in the Atlantic 10, can clinch a spot in the A-10 Championship with a win over the Dukes or a George Washington loss (GW hosts Dayton at 2:00). UR can also qualify with a loss depending on multiple tiebreakers.
First-year head coach Jim Ferry has started three freshmen in each of the Dukes' past seven games (PG Derrick Colter, G/F Jeremiah Jones and F Quevyn Winters). Over that span, Colter (103, 14.7 ppg.), Winters (93, 13.3 ppg.) and Jones (57, 8.1 ppg.) are accounting for 52 percent of DU's points. Colter, a three-time A-10 Rookie of the Week, is the only Duke to start all 29 games, Jones has started 21 times and Winters seven.
Colter (13.4), Winters (9.5) and Jones (7.9) are accounting for 45 percent of DU's points and over half of the team's 3-pointers (127-of-236). 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 three freshmen with over 200 points (Colter-388, Winters-275 and Jones-229).
Colter leads the team in scoring and assists (13.4/5.3). 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).
Eleven of DU's 21 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 (42), Western Michigan (112) and West Virginia (113).
Sean Johnson, who will be playing in his 123rd and final game (No. 3 all-time), became Duquesne's 37th 1,000-point scorer with a game-high 21 vs. New Orleans on Dec. 8. Johnson enters the Richmond game No. 23 on DU's all-time scoring list with 1,236 points. He needs 5 to pass No. 22 Keiron Achara (1,240 from 2004-08).
Three of DU's top four scorers are freshmen: #1 Derrick Colter (13.4 ppg.), #3 Quevyn Winters (9.5) and #4 Jeremiah Jones (7.9).
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 marked just the fourth time DU has had multiple Rookies of the Week in the same season. It was the first time 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 (13.4) and assists (155/5.34 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's 155 assists (5.34/g.) rank 7th on DU's single season list (2nd among freshmen) and have insured him as 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).
SERIES QUICK NOTES
This is the 24th meeting in a series that dates to Jan. 12, 1937 ... DU led the series 8-0 when Richmond joined the Atlantic 10 in 2001-02 ... the Spiders promptly reeled off 14 wins in a row before DU ended the streak with an 81-72 win at Palumbo Center last season.
Richmond, which is 14-2 at home, has won seven in a row over the Dukes at Robins Center ... DU's last win at Richmond was on Dec. 20, 1993 (67-60 in OT).
Richmond leads the Atlantic 10 in 3-point field goals per game (8.3), Duquesne is second (8.1) ... UR is second in the conference in 3-point percentage (.381), DU is 11th (.337).
Richmond leads the Atlantic 10 free throws made (495) and its 681 attempts are second to Charlotte ... 23 percent of the Spiders' points come from the stripe, the most in the A-10.
ON THE SPIDERS
Richmond, picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll of conference coaches and media, is battling for seeding at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... the Spiders enter the DU game in a four-way tie for ninth in the conference with Charlotte, Dayton and St. Bonaventure ... this is the final home game for UR seniors Darien Brothers (team high 14.6 ppg., 77 3-pointers), Greg Robbins (6.9 ppg., 83 assists) and Jonathan Benjamin ... Brothers, Robbins and 6-9 redshirt freshman Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (54 blocks) are the only players who have started all 30 games for the Spiders.
Notes from Wednesday's 89-87 OT loss to Charlotte ... Duquesne led by 17 with 10:14 left before the 49ers, behind 28 points from Chris Braswell rallied for the overtime win ... DU, which led for all but 26 seconds of the second half, went 21-of-36 from the foul line ... the Dukes, who tied their season high with 12 3-pointers (12-of-21, season-best .571), turned it over 14 times in the second half and overtime (20 for the game) ... Derrick Colter led DU with 21 points and a career-high 11 assists to become just the fourth freshman in school history to post 10 or more assists in a game ... senior Sean Johnson added 20 for DU in his final home game ... Colter (5-10) and Johnson (11-16) combined for 10 of DU's 15 free throw misses ... Kadeem Pantophlet (12 points) and Quevyn Winters (11 points) had three 3-pointers each for the Dukes.
Duquesne is 7-5 when scoring 70 or more, 5-1 when scoring 80 or more, 6-2 when leading at the half, 6-2 when leading with 5:00 left and 5-3 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 10 games (Derrick Colter five times, Quevyn Winters four times each and Jeremiah Jones twice).
Freshman Derrick Colter - a three-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week - became just the fourth freshman in school history to top 10 assists in a game with his 11 vs. Charlotte ... his 155 assists are second-most by a DU freshman (Clayton Adams had 163 in 32 games in 1988) and the seventh-most in school history ... Colter is averaging 15.8 points and 6.7 assists in his past six games.