Jerry Jones scored a then career-high 14 points in last year's 66-59 win over Penn State at CONSOL Energy Center.
Dec. 27, 2012
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GAME 14 / DUQUESNE (7-6) at PENN STATE (7-4)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 4:00 EST State College, Pa.
Bryce Jordan Center (11,550)
Radio: WPGB-FM 104.7 with Ray Goss (`58) (pxp), Jarrett Durham (`71) (analyst)
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Duquesne (7-6), which saw its road record drop to 1-4 with a Dec. 22 loss at Louisiana, completes the non-conference portion of the schedule at Penn State on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 4:00 p.m. (ESPN3).
The Dukes, who led 38-33 at the half, were outscored 58-41 in the second 20 minutes at UL ... the Ragin' Cajuns shot a 2012-13 opponent-best .557 in the win ... Louisiana's 91 points tied the DU opponent high (Robert Morris also scored 91 on Dec. 15).
The Last Meeting
December 10, 2011
CONSOL Energy Center
Dukes Tame Nittany Lions, 66-59
Eric Evans scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Duquesne shook off a slow start to defeat Penn State 66-59 before a crowd of 7,046 at CONSOL Energy Center.
Derrick Colter scored 25 vs. both Western Michigan and Louisiana to earn Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week (Dec. 17 & 24) ... Colter, who has scored in double digits in his past five games (19.0 ppg. over that span), leads the Dukes in scoring (13.2 ppg.) and assists (61/4.7 apg.) ... only four players in school history have led the Dukes in scoring and assists - all were seniors: Aaron Jackson (19.3/5.7 as a senior in 2009), Bryant McAllister (19.7/4.8 as a senior in 2006), Courtney Wallace (16.6/3.4 as a senior in 2001) and Mike James (17.5/3.5 as a senior in 1998).
The Dukes, who ranked 337th of 338th schools in rebounding margin last season (-7.5 rpg.), are outrebounding opponents by +4.4 per game - a net improvement of 11.9 rpg. DU has outrebounded two opponents by 20 or more (+24 vs. Youngstown St. & +26 vs. New Orleans).
Duquesne, which is 6-1 at home, 1-4 on the road and 0-1 at neutral sites, will not have another home game until Jan. 12.
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.
SERIES QUICK NOTES
This is the 44th game in a series that dates back to Feb. 9, 1924 ... it is also the first game of a new four-game home-and-home series ... it is also the final non-conference game for both schools.
Last year, Eric Evans scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Duquesne shook off a slow start to defeat Penn State 66-59 before a crowd of 7,046 at CONSOL Energy Center. Jerry Jones added a career-high 14 points off the bench for the Dukes who shot 51.9 percent in the second half ... DU's returnees combined for just 32 of 66 points scored in last year's game.
Two year's ago, the Nittany Lions defeated the Dukes 77-73 at Bryce Jordan Center in the first meeting between the two since November of `94 (at Duquesne's Palumbo Center).
PSU holds a 15-4 series edge in games played at State College ... Penn State has won the past eight at home vs. Duquesne ... DU's last road win over the Nittany Lions was on Jan. 11, 1986 by a 79-78 score in double overtime.
Penn State, which won eight of the last nine Atlantic 10 meetings, has won 13 of the past 16 meetings overall.
DU and PSU shared membership in the Eastern 8 for 12 seasons (1977-79 & 1983-91) ... in regular season conference play the two tied 12-12.
This will be first-year head coach Jim Ferry's fifth meeting with Penn State ... all four previous meetings came while Ferry was at LIU Brooklyn ... Ferry is 0-3 vs. PSU at State College and 0-1 at neutral sites (Arizona State Hoops Classic at Tempe, Ariz. on Dec. 29, 2004) ... Ferry is 0-1 vs. second-year PSU coach Patrick Chambers (a 77-68 loss last season) ... Chambers is 0-1 against the Dukes ... Ferry is 0-8 vs. the Big 10 ... he has never faced a Big 10 team at home (six on the road, PSU in Tempe and No. 5 (AP) Michigan State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament).
MORE ON PENN STATE
The DU game ends a four-game homestand for Penn State ... PSU is 6-1 at home with wins over Saint Francis, Pa. (65-58), Bucknell (60-57), Penn (58-47), Army (78-70), Delaware State (80-76 OT) and New Hampshire (72-45) ... the loss came to Boston College (73-61 on Nov. 28 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge) ... the Nittany Lions have won their past four at Bryce Jordan Center ... PSU has faced one Atlantic 10 opponent in La Salle (an 82-57 road loss on Dec. 5) ... the Nittany Lions are coming off an impressive 72-45 win over New Hampshire on Dec. 23 ... PSU held the Wildcats to 45 points on 22.6 percent shooting ... it was the lowest field goal percentage Penn State held an opponent in 15 years ... Penn State limited UNH to 14 first half points ... the 27-point margin of victory matched the team's largest in two seasons under head coach Patrick Chambers ... four players scored in double figures led by redshirt junior guard Jermaine Marshall with 15 ... Marshall, who is tied with sophomore guard D.J. Newbill for the team scoring lead at 15.1 ppg., also had three assists and a career-high five steals ... Newbill added 10 points for the Nittany Lions who shot 46 percent for the game ... 6-6 sophomore forward Ross Travis leads the team in rebounding at 7.5/g. ... Newbill leads the team with 42 assists and Marshall has a team-best 25 steals ... Marshall's 22 3-pointers (.344) are also a team best.
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 13 games this season ... pulled down nine rebounds and blocked five shots in the season opener at Albany ... matched the rebound total at Appalachian State ... had his top game this season with 14 points (6-of-8 from the field), eight rebounds and two blocks vs. New Orleans ... threw down three dunks - and blocked a dunk attempt - in the win over the Privateers ... had nine points and a career high-tying 11 boards at Robert Morris ... followed that with nine points, eight rebounds and four blocks against Western Michigan .... his 82 career blocks rank fifth on DU's career list ... has a team high 37 career dunks (eight this season) ... is 11-of-35 from the foul line in his past nine games (.395 for the season).
1 Derrick Colter
Has started all 13 games at point guard ... leads the team in scoring (13.2 ppg.), assists (61, 4.7 apg.) and minutes per game (29.9) ... no freshman has ever led the Dukes in scoring and assists in a season (the last player to do so was Aaron Jackson as a senior in 2008-09, 19.3/5.7a) ... has scored in double digits eight times with a season high of 25 in back-to-back games against Western Michigan & Louisiana ... 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 ... also had 17 points (6-of-9) to go along with eight assists against New Orleans ... has led the team in assists 10 times ... handed out seven assists vs. James Madison, at Appalachian State and vs. West Virginia ... added 12 points in the OT win over JMU ... finished the WVU game with 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals ... hit two driving layups, a free throw and handed out a key assist in the final 2:02 of DU's comeback win over the Mountaineers ... had 16 points and six assists at Robert Morris ... was named A-10 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 17) following the WVU and RMU games ... earned A-10 ROW for a second second consecutive week (Dec. 24) following his back-to-back 25-point games vs. WMU and UL ... has scored in double digits in DU's past five games.
2 P.J. Torres
Tied last year's point total in the first three games of the season ... 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.
3 Marvin Binney
Has seen action in all 13 games off the bench ... has logged double-digit minutes six times ... went 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the foul line in scoring 10 points vs. West Virginia ... 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 six times including a career-high 22 points 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 ... scored 10 off the bench to go along with eight rebounds vs. New Orleans ... scored 12 of his game-high 16 points in the final 8:39 to help DU complete a 15-point second half comeback in its 60-56 win over West Virginia ... went 7-of-9 from the field vs. the Mountaineers ... averaging 9.3 ppg. (84 points) on .535 shooting (31-of-58) in nine games off the bench.
21 Quevyn Winters
Has scored in double digits 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 ... tied for the team lead with 21 3-pointers (.382) ... 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 OT 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 ... has 31 points in his past six games (5.2 ppg.).
22 Kadeem Pantophlet
Has scored in double digits three times 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 ... added seven more rebounds vs. New Orleans ... set a new career high with eight boards - including five in the first 4:27 - at Louisiana ... had two career starts entering the season ... has started all 13 games ... has had at least six rebounds in eight of DU's past nine games ... averaged 1.8 rebounds per game last season ... broke out of a five-game, 3-of-20 shooting slump to hit both of his attempts at Louisiana.
23 Jeremiah Jones
Has played in all 13 games with starts in the last nine ... has emerged as one of DU's most consistent defenders ... scored a career-high 15 points to go along with three assists and two steals in the win over Maine ... added 11 - including three 3-pointers - in the win over Western Michigan and followed that with 12 in 30 minutes at Louisiana ... has posted six rebounds twice (vs. Youngstown State and Pitt) ... is 10-of-13 from the foul line ... DU is 6-3 with Jones in the starting lineup.
32 Sean Johnson
Became the 37th 1,000-point scorer in school history with 21 vs. New Orleans on Dec. 8 ... went over the 1,000 mark on a 3-pointer with 5:32 left in the first half (it was his 102nd game) ... enters the PSU game with 1,068 points ... has played in a team-high 78 consecutive games (next closest is Kadeem Pantophlet with 35) ... leads the team with 53 career double-digit scoring games including eight this season ... has scored 20 or more three times this year (21 at Georgetown & 20 vs. James Madison in back-to-back games and 21 vs. New Orleans) ... set a new career high with six assists against Youngstown State ... entered the season with a 2.2 rpg. career average, is averaging 4.2 rpg. through 13 games ... tied his career high with four 3-pointers vs. Western Michigan (18 points) ... is 7-of-16 from 3-point in his past two games.
33 Martins Abele
Played in six games before becoming academically ineligible in mid-December of last season ... has played in all 13 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 .643 ... 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 ... had seven points and six rebounds in 16 minutes vs. New Orleans ... added a team high-tying six boards in 17 minutes vs. WVU ... has missed just four shots (10-of-14 from the field) in his past eight games.
34 Mamadou Datt
Sat 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 Aug. 27) ... underwent additional surgery on Nov. 15 and was cleared to practice on Dec. 4.
35 Derrick Martin
Has seen action in seven games ... had four points, three rebounds and a block in 14 minutes vs. NDSU ... has played in three of DU's past eight games (two minutes vs. New Orleans & one vs. Western Michigan and at Louisiana).
Second-year walk-on sophomore Sam Bott and first-year freshmen walk-ons Nick Foschia and Christian Johnston all made their 2012-13 debuts vs. New Orleans on Dec. 8 ... Bott also logged three minutes at Robert Morris.
ON THE ROAD
Duquesne, which won a total of 17 road games in 10 seasons from 1997 through 2006, has posted 34 road wins over the past seven seasons. Of the 34 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 1-4 on the road this season with a 73-72 win at Appalachian State on Nov. 28.