Duquesne Travels to Saint Louis Sunday
Jan. 14, 2006
Sun. - Jan. 15 - 3:00 pm EST
Series: First Meeting
Radio/TV: CCIN TV locally in Saint Louis
Live Stats: www.SLUBillikins.com
Duquesne (6-9, 1-3) Probable Starters
Saint Louis (3-12, 0-4) Probable Starters
Game Time: Duquesne suffered its second-strait loss with a 55-67 decision at home to Dayton Friday ... DU is 6-9 overall, 1-3 in A-10 action ... Saint Louis suffered its fourth-straight fall with a 50-69 loss at Saint Joseph's Friday afternoon in Philadelphia ... SLU stands 3-12 overall and are looking for their first Atlantic 10 win with an 0-4 league mark ... Saint Louis is 3-4 at home this season.
The Coaches: Dan Durkin is in his 13th season at the helm of the Duquesne women's basketball program and as a head coach. He posts a 162-189 career mark. Durkin is a 1975 graduate of Mount St. Mary's. Shimmy Gray enters her first year at Saint Louis and as a head coach. She is 3-11 overall and is a 1994 graduate of Michigan.
The Series: Today marks the first meeting between Duquesne and Saint Louis. The Billikins joined the Atlantic 10 this season.
Noting the Dukes: Duquesne fell to 6-9 overall, 1-3 in the Atlantic 10 with a 55-67 fall to visiting Dayton this Friday ... Aiga Bautre and Loui Hall continue to lead the Dukes' attack with 13.7 and 12.6 points per game respectively ... Nicole Sinclair controls the boards averaging 7.7 rebounds while Carmen Bruce posts a team-best 2.7 assists per game ... Duquesne has hit at least one three point goal in the past 137 games ... in the latest NCAA rankings (Jan. 9), Bautre is 8th in 3-pt FG pct. (.389) and 45th in 3-pt FG made per game (2.7) ... as a team, DU is 19th in 3-pt FG Pct. (.409) and 25th in 3-pt FG made per game (6.4) ... turnovers have been costly for the Dukes who are averaging 19.1 per game ... Duquesne is being out-rebounded by its opponents 37.3 to 34.9 ... in three-point shooting, the Red & Blue have gone from hitting above 40.0 percent to its current mark of .38.8 ... the opponent is connecting on just 29.6 percent from long range.
A Look at Saint Louis:
This marks the Billikins' first season on Atlantic 10 play ... Saint Louis suffered a 50-69 loss at Saint Joseph's Friday afternoon in Philadelphia ... it was the team's fourth-straight loss as they stand 3-12 overall, 0-4 in A-10 play ... Tyler McIlwraith leads the squad with 15.4 ppg and is second with 5.9 rpg ... Yanique Javois is second in scoring netting 10.1 ppg while Heather King leads the rebounding efforts with 6.6 boards per game ... SLU ranks 20th in the country committing just 14.3 turnovers per game.