Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

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Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:08 pm

Next up: the Duqies

DU has lost their last four scheduled games
12/22 home vs Wofford (Duq in protocols)
12/30 at Davidson (Duq in protocols)
1/2 vs Mason (Duq in protocols)
1/5 vs GW (GW in protocols)

They last played on 12/19, an easy win over UC-Irvine in Akron.
https://goduquesne.com/news/2021/12/19/ ... rvine.aspx

They're 5-7 overall, 2-4 combined away from home, 0-2 in true away games (1 pt loss at Marshall, 20 pt loss at DePaul).

In the pre-season poll, Duq was picked 11th in the A-14.

Stats leaders, and several portal guys among them:
  • Leon Ayers (6'5 185 Jr G) 12.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 21 steals, .886 at the line, takes 5 3s per game but only hits .254. He played JuCo for a couple years, at Mercer last season (12.2 / 3.8).
  • Kevin Easley (6'7 230 So F) 12.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, .459 from 3 but only takes 3 per game. He's on his 3rd stop: Chatt in 2018-19 (14.2 / 6.7, SoCon Rookie OTY), sat at TCU in 19-20, 4.5 / 3.7 at TCU last season.
  • Amir Spears (6'3 185 Fr G) 10.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 31 assists, 20 steals
  • Tre Williams (6'7 250 So F/C) 10.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 bpg. Woodstock guy, would have been in the same group as Tre Mitchell and TJ. Played at Indiana State the past two years, was MVC Defensive Team last season.
  • Jackie Johnson (5'11 185 Fr G) 8.2 ppg, 1.3 rpg, .441 from 3, takes 3 3s per game
All of them have played in all 12 games so far. Easley/Spears/Williams are consistent starters.
Looks like they play about 7 primary guys, then mix in another 3 with light duty.

As a team...
70.0 ppg puts them 10th among the A-14 (79.0 from us is 2nd)
71.2 ppg allowed is 12th (78.2 from us is a distant last)
.415 from the field is 13th (our .457 is 6th)
.463 FG% allowed is 13th (our .486 is a distant last), same rankings in defending the 3
.335 from 3 is 7th (.408 from us is 2nd)
Rebounding margin: Duq -0.1 (10th), UM -2.9 (11th)

12 Noon start on this one. NESN+ has the TV, ESPN+ the stream (maybe only outside of New England). Get to Mullins if you can.

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by 69MG » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:41 pm

Maybe they'll be as "rusty' as we were in our first game back.

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Old Cage » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:33 am

MikeUMA wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:08 pm 12 Noon start on this one. NESN+ has the TV, ESPN+ the stream (maybe only outside of New England). Get to Mullins if you can.
Our athletic site says NESN+, but my Comcast guide says regular NESN.
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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:40 am

Old Cage wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:33 am
MikeUMA wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:08 pm 12 Noon start on this one. NESN+ has the TV, ESPN+ the stream (maybe only outside of New England). Get to Mullins if you can.
Our athletic site says NESN+, but my Comcast guide says regular NESN.

NESN website says regular NESN as well.

https://nesn.com/tv-schedule/2022/1/8/
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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Berkman » Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:55 am

Always ESPN + for me and I appreciate being able to watch the games.

Have tickets to the Davidson game on the 11th and hope they don't cancel it or limit spectators.

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Post by MikeUMA » Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:31 am

^ We might go undefeated on the road before the state of North Carolina starts prohibiting fans at sporting events.

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Post by 69MG » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:31 pm

Anyone see any news on JG and TJ? This is a must win and I'd feel better if they could play.

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Post by Berkman » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:19 am

Will be good to get to watch some live action for a change. Anyone see a point spread?

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Juice Stand » Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:25 am

I'm excited to get back to the Mullins Center to see this team in person. I wonder who will be available for this one. Let's get a W

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by bobolink » Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:09 am

UMass a 5-point favorite last I saw

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Floyd » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:29 pm

Ride the hot hand MM, Steadman having best game of year

Like to see Steadman, Buttrick and Jones together with either the 2 Kellys or Noah. Pound it inside and u still have 3 perimeter shooters if Buttrick needs to. I dont think the Dukes can handle that size inside
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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Berkman » Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:50 pm

Terrible offensive game plan. TOO much dribbling. Not going to get many open shots that way.

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Upstate10 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:19 pm

Buttrick isn’t good

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Post by Upstate10 » Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:26 pm

^
I take it back. He stinks. Get DD or Preston in. Anybody really.

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Re: Game 14, 2021-22: Duquesne (1/8)

Post by Floyd » Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:29 pm

Why do we never see Preston? Got to be some sort of injury.

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