01/11/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2018 11:08
Duquesne is ranked #8 in the latest espnW Mid-major rankings released this morning. The Dukes (13-3, 3-0 A-10) are up one spot from the Dec. 28 rankings. The poll is conducted by ESPN's Graham Hays.
Writes Hays:'How much can a game against Connecticut skew numbers? Duquesne is outscoring opponents by an average of 9.1 points per game through 16 games. But take out just those 40 minutes against the Huskies, minutes the Dukes would indeed love to forget, and the scoring advantage jumps to 13.2 points per game -- in line with most of those on this list. That game counted, of course, and the outcome said something about where both teams fit in the pecking order, but Duquesne is still in the midst of an excellent season. A Jan. 21 visit from George Mason, itself a contender for the top 10, is a game to watch in early A-10 play.'
Duquesne travels to George Washington (7-8, 2-1 A-10) for a nationally televised game on CBS Sports Network on Saturday at noon.