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Men's Basketball » Big Announcement » 5/15/2019 12:31 pm

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A little underwhelmed by the new logo, but hopefully it will grow on me. I do like the new uniforms though. Upgrade over the somewhat plain uniforms we had the past two years.

Men's Basketball » Junkanoo Jam » 5/09/2019 1:15 pm

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kcc173 wrote:

Also understood there will be a game in Akron again.  That would mean 7 neutral court games accounted for.

I like this scheduling. Beats playing a bunch of scrub teams in a 90% empty PPG Paints arena.

Men's Basketball » Junkanoo Jam » 5/09/2019 11:38 am

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Junkanoo Jam: two of Indiana State, Air Force, and LMU

Cleveland: Marshall

St. Pete: ???

Men's Basketball » Junkanoo Jam » 5/08/2019 10:05 pm

Dukes2012
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I cannot confirm this, but I saw a tweet saying that the other teams in this event are Indiana State, Air Force, and Loyola Marymount.

Men's Basketball » Tidbits » 5/04/2019 10:05 am

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I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned here yet, but we are playing Marshall at that event in Cleveland. OSU and WVU play after. We are also playing the return game at Marshall the following season.

Men's Basketball » Look before you Leap » 4/11/2019 8:05 pm

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CLK wrote:

I don't believe that Mike Lewis was forced out or eased out the door. In my opinion (since I nor anyone else on this board knows for a fact) what happened was that Mike's playing time decreased based on his performance on the court.  He was struggling particularly on defense.  He saw that his stock was dropping and made what  appears to be a very rash decision to leave and give up a semester of eligibility.  What was reported was the deal he had with Nevada was to pay his way in the spring semester, join the team this summer and sit out next year on scholarship, and be eligible in the 2020-2021 season.  He is very vulnerable now since the new coach (whoever that is) is not bound to give him a scholarship and keep that deal.  If Mike transfers, unless he gets a waiver, would still have to sit out a year at a new school.  Mike is a terrific person and I really hope things work out for him.  
  

I believe Steve Alford is the new coach at Nevada. They had like five players enter the transfer portal. Alford has his work cutout for him.

Men's Basketball » Your too-early Grades - KD Recruiting of Freshmen » 4/11/2019 3:05 pm

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Wildwood, I’m glad I never had you as a teacher! Tough grader! You make some good points, nonetheless.

Men's Basketball » Facts on our Transfers » 4/11/2019 12:53 pm

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I don’t think you can use the first two years of Coach D’s tenure to accurately judge his player retaining abilities. In his first class, for intance, it was clear that all of the high school recruits were major reaches (including Eric based on his offers). This was necessary based on the timing of his hire and the large amount of scholarships available. For year two, we still had approximately seven scholarships to fill, which guarantees that there will be roster attrition. Only so many spots in the rotation. Three of the four guys who left this spring did not have a clear path to significant playing time.

Men's Basketball » Swingle to transfer » 4/11/2019 10:21 am

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MikeR wrote:

I thought maybe ElDuque had over-reacted a little bit. But since then, some of you have really proved him right. I am embarrassed to even be part of this board. I hope the moderators will step in and clean this up.

Some pretty epic meltdowns on here. I wish people would take a deep breath and look at what we have coming back next year. I honestly believe we will be better next year, even with Eric.

Men's Basketball » Next Year’s Starting Five » 4/10/2019 2:25 pm

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FAM wrote:

Carry, S.

Norman, L.

Hughes, M.

Hughes, F.

Weathers, M.

Looks good to me!!!!!!!!

That’s probably correct, at least to start the year. TDM, Ellis, Maceo, and Rotroff off the bench...  not too shabby. Would love to add a grad transfer power forward.

Men's Basketball » 6'5" PG Ashton Miller has committed to Duquesne » 4/08/2019 4:44 pm

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townsonkid wrote:

Dukes2012 wrote:

Westender wrote:

Not impressed with the other schools that offered. Of course, doesn't mean anything.

Remember, Eric and sincere had zero D1 offers other than Duquesne. I think coach D has earned our trust when it comes to talent evaluation.

I just wish we can develop a steady program that actually graduates some players.  Like I said, I like getting a player from NJ.  Get some toughness in here.

Me too. Unfortunately, college basketball is totally different today. And it’s just going to get worse as they continue to liberalize the transfer rules. They are handing out waivers like candy these days. It will be free agency at some point, which is going to kill low and mid major basketball.

Men's Basketball » 6'5" PG Ashton Miller has committed to Duquesne » 4/08/2019 3:06 pm

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Westender wrote:

Not impressed with the other schools that offered. Of course, doesn't mean anything.

Remember, Eric and sincere had zero D1 offers other than Duquesne. I think coach D has earned our trust when it comes to talent evaluation.

Men's Basketball » 6'5" PG Ashton Miller has committed to Duquesne » 4/08/2019 1:51 pm

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phil95 wrote:

Has anyone found info on other schools that offered him?

I saw RMU and NJIT. There was another but I can’t remember who it was.

Men's Basketball » 6'5" PG Ashton Miller has committed to Duquesne » 4/08/2019 1:23 pm

Dukes2012
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I like this kid’s game a lot. Great size for a guard and seems to have to ability to get into the lane which is something we were missing this year.

Men's Basketball » Eric Williams leaving » 4/08/2019 1:21 pm

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My first reaction upon seeing the news that’s EW is transferring was shock. But now that I’ve had a chance to think about the interactions between coach and EW this year, I am really not that surprised. Something just seemed off with them this year.

It sounds like Gavin is getting ready to enter his name in the portal, as well. Like with wade, not a huge surprise. I’m not sure either of them are A10 players, but I could see them having success at a true mid Major or low major school. Best of luck to all.

Basketball Recruiting » Maceo Austin » 3/24/2019 8:49 am

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I’ve seen maceo play enough times to know that his shooting performance last night was not typical for him, but I was impressed with his effort guarding that solid Navy recruit all night. He plucked him clean several times.

Men's Basketball » 2019 - 2020 OOC Schedule » 3/23/2019 9:12 am

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duq81 wrote:

WashPaRick wrote:

Couldn't find this years field at bimini. The 2018 teams were San Jose St.,Weber St., C. Mich., Cal St. Bakersfield, UMBC, High Point, Air Force, and So. Dakota. We should be able to compete with a similar field this coming season.

Doesn't look like the type of field that will help your sos any. We're kind of walking a fine line here. You don't want to overschedule, and ruin your chances of winning. On the other hand, if you think you have a team that can at least reach the NIT level, you have to have some good teams on your schedule, and you have to eliminate the horrible teams.
 

I’m assuming there will probably be a couple P5 straight road games on the schedule. I don’t mind playing in a mid major tournament and trying to collect three wins over a long weekend.

Men's Basketball » Ja Morant » 3/22/2019 8:25 am

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We’ve been in the final few schools for quite a few really good players in the past decade. Might be fun to make a list at some point this offseason.

Basketball Recruiting » Maceo Austin » 3/21/2019 9:35 am

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Interesting stat that one of the reporters posted on Twitter: Maceo will finish his career with over 1,950 points, but will never have led his team in scoring any of the four years. We are getting a team guy who can really put it in the basket in a variety of ways.

Men's Basketball » 2019 Braketology Projections- NIT/CIT/CBI » 3/17/2019 5:43 pm

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09dukes wrote:

I wanted to get thoughts on the reasoning behind rejecting an invitation.  I'm guessing Coach D must think the team is worn out.  I heard him say its at least NIT or bust but I can't understand the rationale for that.  Must be more to the story.  Could you imagine if they went on a run and won the CIT what that would do for the fan base and confidence?  Considering they beat a number of the teams in the CBI or CIT (and is more than capable of beating NJIT) I can't understand the logic.

I think they wanted to begin the arena renovations as soon as possible.

Men's Basketball » International Trip » 3/15/2019 4:24 pm

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duq81 wrote:

I actually saw this same thread on the Pitt board. I'll ask the same question someone asked about them. Would we be better served waiting until 2020, when we expect to have a real powerhouse of a team?

Depends. Would Ellis be eligible to play this summer?

Men's Basketball » International Trip » 3/15/2019 1:04 pm

Dukes2012
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We are eligible for an international trip this summer, correct? Has anyone heard any talk of where they might go?

Men's Basketball » Game Thread - Saint Louis Billikens (A) » 3/06/2019 10:15 pm

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SLU getting some major home cooking. Refs not calling anything around the basket for Duquesne.

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