Derrick Colter is one of three freshman contributors for the Dukes.
Dec. 6, 2012
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GAME 9 / NEW ORLEANS (2-4) at DUQUESNE (4-4)
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 7:00 EST Pittsburgh, Pa.
A.J. Palumbo Center (4,406)
Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7 with Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst)
Streaming Audio: www.RedZoneMedia.com
Streaming Video: www.GoDuquesne.com
Duquesne, which saw its three-game win streak snapped in a 66-45 loss to Pitt at CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday, returns to action to host New Orleans (2-4) at the Palumbo Center. This is the first meeting between the Dukes and Privateers.
Duquesne is in its first season under head coach Jim Ferry who was hired on April 10. Ferry, who came to DU after leading LIU Brooklyn to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances, is the 16th coach in school history. This is the 97th season for Duquesne basketball.
Freshmen Quevyn Winters (10.3), Derrick Colter (9.6 ppg.) and Jeremiah Jones (7.3) have accounted for 40 percent of DU's scoring.
Guard Sean Johnson, who will be playing in his 102nd game, needs five points to become Duquesne's 37th 1,000-point scorer.
The Dukes return two starters - Johnson (11.9, 4.8) and forward Andre Marhold (4.9, 4.9) - from last year's 16-15 team. Ten players have seen action in each of the Dukes' first eight games.
Six different players have led the Dukes in scoring in the past seven games (Sean Johnson (twice), Andre Marhold, Derrick Colter, Quevyn Winters, Jerry Jones and Jeremiah Jones). Seven different players have also led the Dukes in rebounding in a game at least once.
Duquesne has outscored opponents 227-132 in bench points (28.4-to-16.5 per game). That's an average of +11.9 ppg.
The Dukes, who ranked 337th of 338th schools in rebounding margin last season (-7.5 rpg.), are outrebounding opponents by +2.8 margin - a net improvement of 10.3 rebounds per game. DU was outboarded by its largest margin -16 (49-33) in Wednesday's loss to Pitt.
Duquesne, which is 3-1 at home, 1-2 on the road and 0-1 at neutral sites, will not leave the City of Pittsburgh again until Dec. 20 (for its Dec. 22 game at Louisiana-Lafayette). Following the UNO game, DU hosts West Virginia at CONSOL Energy Center on Dec. 11, plays at cross-town Robert Morris on Dec. 15 and hosts Western Michigan at Palumbo on Dec. 19. DU's last road game was Nov. 28 at Appalachian State.
Duquesne was picked to finish 16th in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. Duquesne, George Washington and St. Bonaventure are the only teams who did not place a player on any of the Atlantic 10 preseason teams (First, Second, Third, Defensive or Rookie).
DU's non-conference schedule was ranked as tied for fifth-toughest in the Atlantic 10 by ESPN's Andy Katz. Butler and Temple were ranked a 9 (on a 10-point scale), Xavier and Richmond an 8 and Duquesne and VCU a 7.
Duquesne is 4-0 when scoring 70 or more and 4-0 when leading at the half ... in an oddity of sorts, the Dukes are 0-4 when holding opponents under 70 points.
NOTING THE PRIVATEERS
This is the first meeting between the Dukes and Privateers ... UNO posted a 17-15 record in 2011-12 ... the Privateers are competing as an NCAA Division I Independent this season ... will begin play in the Southland Conference in 2013-14 ... averaged 70.2 points and forced 18.0 turnovers per game last season ... in its second season under head coach Mark Slessinger.
NEW ORLEANS LATELY
The Privateers have been idle since an 83-67 loss to Southeast Missouri State on Nov. 29 ... both of UNO's wins came at home (72-68 over San Jose State and 99-51 over Blue Mountain College) ... New Orleans is 0-1 on the road (92-79 loss at Nicholls State on Nov. 26) ... leading scorer Lovell Cook, a 6-6 senior forward from New Orleans, is shooting .613 ... he has been over 50 percent in each of UNO's past six games ... 5-8 senior point guard Rarlensee Nelson has handed out 50 assists (with 19 turnovers) in six games ... Nelson is coming off a career-high 17-point game vs. SEMO State ... the Privateers are averaging just 3.2 3-point field goals per game (19-of-68 on the season) ... UNO is forcing 18.8 opponent turnovers and averaging 8.8 steals per game.
PLAYER QUICK NOTES
0 Andre Marhold
Came off the bench in 38 games as a freshman and sophomore, before starting 22 times in `12 ... has started all eight games this season ... pulled down nine rebounds and blocked five shots in the season opener at Albany ... matched the rebound total at Appalachian State ... scored a season-high nine against North Dakota State ... his 71 career blocks rank sixth on DU's career list ... is 5-of-18 from the foul line in his past four games (.423 for the season).
1 Derrick Colter
Has started all eight games at point guard ... leads the team in assists (34, 4.3 apg.) and minutes per game (29.5) ... his 17 points in the opener at Albany were the most by a DU freshman in the first game of the season since Scott Grote scored 23 against Youngstown State on Nov. 13, 2006 ... topped that with 18 in the win over Youngstown State ... has led the team in assists six times ... handed out a season high seven assists vs. both James Madison and at Appalachian State ... added 12 points in the OT win over JMU.
2 P.J. Torres
Has been a pleasant surpirse off the bench ... averaged 5.0 minutes in 14 games last year ... had the basketball version of a "perfect game" going 4-of-4 from the field (2-of-2 from 3-point) and 2-of-2 from the line in scoring 12 points against James Madison ... it was the first career double digit game for Torres who scored 13 total points as a freshman ... had nine points in nine first-half minutes in the overtime win over JMU ... followed that with eight points against North Dakota State ... handed out a career-high five assists in 12 turnover-free minutes vs. Pitt ... is 4-of-10 from the arc (.400) and 6-of-8 (.750) from the foul line this season.
3 Marvin Binney
Has seen action in all eight games off the bench ... is 2-of-3 from the 3-point arc in his past four games ... had two assists in 11 minutes at Appalachian State ... followed that with four points and two assists in 13 minutes vs. Maine.
5 Jerry Jones
Saw his scoring average jump from 1.0 ppg. as a freshman to 6.4 ppg. last season ... has scored in double digits three times including a career-high 22 point outing at Appalachian State ... went 8-of-10 from the field in helping the Dukes to their first road win ... had 10 points, eight rebounds and two assists in DU's 61-55 loss at Georgetown ... his clutch 3-pointer from the left corner made it a three-point game with 32 seconds left ... followed that with 12 points and a career high four steals against James Madison ... added career highs in rebounds (9) and blocks (2) in the win over Youngstown State.
21 Quevyn Winters
Has provided scoring punch off the bench ... has played in all eight games ... has scored in double digits a team high-tying four times with 19 vs. James Madison, 18 against Youngstown State, 15 in the opener at Albany and 13 vs. Maine ... added 11 boards vs. UAlbany for his first career double-double ... leads the team with 16 3-pointers (.410) ... has hit three in a game four times ... earned All-Tournament honors in the Pittsburgh Sub Regional of the Progressive Legends Classic (Nov. 19,-21) with 37 points in three games ... scored 16 of his 19 after the half and added seven rebounds to help the Dukes to a 90-88 overtime win over James Madison ... scored 12 consecutive points during a 6:55 span of the second half to help DU rally from a six-point deficit ... followed a scoreless outing against North Dakota State with a game high-tying 18 points in an 84-74 win over Youngstown State ... scored seven points in a 69 second span of the first half to key a 17-2 run that gave Duquesne a lead it would never relinquish ... averaged 12.3 points on .500 shooting (.417 from the arc) and 5.0 rebounds in the three games ... hit a clutch 3-pointer with 31 seconds left to give the Dukes a one-point lead, then pulled down a big rebound on the following defensive possession to help DU to a 73-72 win at Appalachian State ... is 16-of-31 (.516) from the field and 10-of-20 (.500) from the 3-point arc in his past four games.
22 Kadeem Pantophlet
Has scored in double digits three times in eight games after doing so twice in 30 games last year ... tied his career high with four 3-pointers (4-of-6) in scoring 13 points against Youngstown State ... added then career-high six rebounds in 22 minutes vs. the Penguins ... scored 11 points to along with a new career-high seven rebounds and two steals at Appalachian State ... followed that by tying his career scoring high with 14 points - all in 11 second-half minutes - in the win over Maine ... also tied his career high with seven boards against the Black Bears ... had two career starts entering the season ... has started each of DU's first eight games ... scored eight points in DU's first four games ... had 38 in the last three before going scoreless (0-of-6) vs. Pitt ... has had at least five rebounds in his past five games.
23 Jeremiah Jones
Has played in all eight games with starts in the last four ... has emerged as one of DU's most consistent defenders ... scored eight twice off the bench (at Albany and vs. James Madison) ... had six points, six rebounds and two assists in his first career start vs. Youngstown State ... added six points and four rebounds in his second start at Appalachian State ... followed that with a career-high 15 points to go along with three assists and two steals in the win over Maine ... added seven points and six rebounds against Pitt ... DU is 3-1 with Jones in the starting lineup.
32 Sean Johnson
Enters the New Orleans game needing five points to become Duquesne's 37th 1,000-point scorer ... the UNO game will be the 102nd of his career ... has played in a team-high 73 consecutive games (next closest is Kadeem Pantophlet with 30) ... leads the team with 49 career double-digit scoring games including a team high-tying four this season ... has scored 20 or more twice this year (21 at Georgetown & 20 vs. James Madison in back-to-back games) ... set a new career high with six assists against Youngstown State ... entered the season with a 2.2 rpg. career average, is averaging 4.8 rpg. through eight games ... is 4-of-8 from 3-point in his last two games.
33 Martins Abele
Played in six games before becoming academically ineligible in mid-December of last season ... has played in all eight games this year ... had his top game as a Duke with nine points, a career high-tying 10 rebounds and two blocks in 14 minutes vs. Youngstown State ... shooting .667 ... had four points and two boards in 17 minutes at Georgetown ... had four points - including a big bucket to end a 14-0 Appalachian State run - along with five rebounds in 12 minutes at App State ... added seven points (5-of-6 from the line) and five boards in 13 minutes vs Maine ... scored six points, including back-to-back dunks, in the loss to Pitt.
34 Mamadou Datt
Is sitting out the first semester to concentrate on academics ... injured his left knee in practice on October 30 ... it is the same knee he had meniscus surgery on on April 5th (wasn't cleared to begin workouts until August 27) ... underwent additional surgery on Nov. 15 and was cleared to practice on Dec. 3.
35 Derrick Martin
Has seen action in four games ... had four points, three rebounds and a block in 14 minutes vs. NDSU ... has not played since Nov. 21 vs. Youngstown State.
Second-year walk-on sophomore Sam Bott has yet to see action in 2012-13 ... his last appearance was on Dec. 31, 2011 when he played a career-high four minutes in a 118-72 win over Houston Baptist ... first-year freshmen walk-ons Nick Foschia and Christian Johnston have not played.