Dukes Travel to Dayton Friday
Feb. 23, 2006
Fri. - Feb. 24 - 7:00 pm
Series: Duquesne leads 15-9
Radio: Information Radio 1601 (www.bearcat1.com/stream.htm)
Duquesne (9-16, 4-10) Probable Starters
No. NAME YR POS HT PPG RPG
Dayton (16-9, 8-6) Probable Starters
Game Time: Duquesne is looking to snap a four-game losing skid, which ties it's longest this season ... DU last fell 57-50 at Fordham last Friday ... the Dukes are 5-7 at home and enter the contest 11th in the Atlantic 10 standings ... Dayton dropped to 16-9 overall, 8-6 in A-10 play with a 36-70 loss to #23/22 Temple last Sunday ... they are 8-4 at home and have won two of their last five contests ... Dayton enters the game ranked sixth in the Conference standing ... the top 12 of 14 teams advance to the A-10 tournament.
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 165-196 career mark. Durkin is a 1975 graduate of Mount St. Mary's.
The Series: Duquesne holds a 15-9 overall lead in the all-time series with Dayton, which includes a 55-67 home loss Jan. 13 at the Palumbo Center. The Dukes are 10-2 when hosting the Flyers and had suffered only one other home loss before this season - Jan. 14, 1993 when both teams were members of the MCC. Last year, the teams spit with Dayton winning 55-54 in Ohio and the Dukes taking a 59-51 win at the Palumbo. Duquesne has won four of the last six meetings and coach Durkin is 15-6 versus the Flyers.
Noting the Dukes: Duquesne lost its fourth-straight with a 50-57 fall to at Fordham last Friday ... Loui Hall leads DU with 12.8 ppg and Aiga Bautre adds 12.0 ppg ... Nicole Sinclair has a team-high 8.1 rpg ... Sinclair swiped a career-high seven steals in the loss to Fordham last Friday ... in this week's NCAA statistics report, Duquesne is 31st with a .367 3-pt accuracy, 49th with 6.0 3-pt FG per game and 98th with a .705 FT pct. ... the Dukes have an A-10 high 151 three point field goals ... that total stands tied for third on the DU seasonal list ... the team's .367 accuracy from the arc stands second all-time at Duquesne.
A Look at Dayton:
The Flyers enter the game 16-9 overall, 8-6 in league action - a complete turnaround from their `05 slate where they finished 12-16 overall, 6-10 in the Conference ... they are 5-5 in their last 10 contests ... Cara Wright leads the Flyers averaging a double-double with 15.1 ppg and 10.2 rpg ... her rebounding average ranks her 24th in the NCAA ... as a team, Dayton is 31st in the NCAA in assists (16.2); 49th in 3-pt FG pct. (.356); 66th in blocks (3.9); 85th in field goal pct. (.424) and 91st in win-loss pct. (.640).