2013-14 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Schedule Announced
Sep 5, 2013
PITTSBURGH - NCAA Tournament teams La Salle and Saint Louis will pay a visit to the Palumbo Center as part of the 16-game 2013-14 Atlantic 10 Conference schedule released today.
In addition to the Explorers and Billikens, Richmond, Massachusetts, first-year league member George Mason, St. Bonaventure and Fordham will also come to the Bluff. The Dukes will also play an A-10 game at CONSOL Energy Center against Dayton on Feb. 22.
In addition, it was announced that the Nov. 30 Pitt game at CONSOL Energy Center will be televised by CBS Sports Network and will tip at 1:00 p.m.
The Dukes will appear on television a minimum of four times - two times on the road - as part of the conference's package. In addition to the Pitt game, the Jan. 12 game vs. La Salle will air nationally on NBCSN from Pittsburgh. DU's first conference visit to VCU on Jan. 18 will be televised by CBS Sports Network and the Feb. 27 game at Saint Louis will be carried by NBCSN. Additional TV games will be added.
The Dukes will open conference play at home against Fordham on Jan. 8, before 2013 Sweet 16 participant La Salle comes to town on Jan. 12.
DU will then hit the road for a game at Saint Joseph's (Jan. 15), before making its first visit to second-year A-10 member VCU on Jan. 18.
Defending A-10 champion Saint Louis - who along with La Salle, George Mason and St. Bonaventure make up Duquesne's four home-and-home opponents in 2013-14 - visits on Jan. 22, followed by St. Bonaventure on Jan. 25.
Following a non-conference game at NJIT on Jan. 29, the Dukes resume conference play with games at La Salle and George Washington on Feb. 1 and Feb. 5.
The Dukes return home to face George Mason (Feb. 8) and Richmond (Feb. 12) before travelling once again to play Rhode Island (Feb. 15) and St. Bonaventure (Feb. 19).
DU will host Dayton at CONSOL on Feb. 22 before heading to Saint Louis for the rematch on Feb. 27.
A home game against UMass (Mar. 5) and a road game at George Mason (Mar. 8) complete the slate.
The 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship will once again be played at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 12-16 with all 13 conference members qualifying. There will be an opening round game Wednesday, March 12 followed by first round games on Thursday, March 13. The winners of those four games will advance to the quarterfinal round, which will be produced by NBCSN on Friday, March 14. Semifinal games will be played on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, March 15 and the finals on NCAA Selection Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m., which will air live on CBS Sports.
Second-year head coach Jim Ferry's Dukes, which will have eight new faces in 2013-14, open the season at home against Abilene Christian on Nov. 9.
Fans can get their first look at the 2013-14 Dukes in an exhibition game versus Clarion on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Season and group tickets are now on sale by calling 412-232-DUKE or by visiting www.GoDuquesne.com. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
2013-14 SCHEDULE QUICK NOTES
The Dukes are scheduled to appear on TV a minimum of four times (three in conference play). One of the games will emanate from CONSOL Energy Center (Nov. 30 vs. Pitt on CBS Sports Network) and one from Palumbo Center (Jan. 12 vs. La Salle on NBCSN). The Jan. 18 game at VCU will be carried by CBS Sports Network and the Feb. 27 game at Saint Louis will air on NBCSN. Additional TV clearances to be added.
The 13-team Atlantic 10 will maintain 16-game schedule. Each conference member will face four teams in a home-and-home series. Duquesne's home-and-home opponents in 2013-14 are George Mason, La Salle, Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure.
All 13 teams will qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship at Brooklyn's Barclays Center March 12-16.