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1/20/2023 4:29 pm  #1


Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

2:00pm EST tip on Saturday 01/21/2023 at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, Pittsburgh, PA

Duquesne Virtual Game Program: https://indd.adobe.com/view/339d617d-c38a-4069-8691-059da0698692

Per KenPom (363 D-1 Teams):
Dukes #114 (13-6; 3-3 A-10) vs Fordham Rams #196 (14-4; 2-3 A-10)
Game prediction: Dukes win by 8, 77-69 - Dukes with a 77% probability of a win.
https://kenpom.com/gameprep.php?g=3504

Per Haslametrics:
Dukes #102 vs Fordham #190
Game prediction:  Dukes win by 9, 75.94-66.84
https://haslametrics.com/preview.php?yr=&tid1=4483&tid2=4391&neut=0

Betting line: Dukes are 8 point favorites; Over/Under 143½
Duquesne 11-8 Against the Spread: Fordham 10-7-1 ATS

Duquesne Game Notes: https://goduquesne.com/news/2023/1/20/mens-basketball-preview-duquesne-vs-fordham.aspx
Fordham Game Notes: https://fordhamsports.com/news/2023/1/20/mens-basketball-mens-basketball-travels-to-duquesne-on-saturday.aspx

Sports Reference College Basketball Team Pages:
Duquesne:  https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/duquesne/2023.html
Fordham:  https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/fordham/2023.html

Dukes KenPom Best Wins: VCU (86); UCSB (95); Colgate (120); Indiana St. (122); DePaul (132); Ball State (143)
Dukes KenPom Worst Losses: New Mexico St (190); St. Bonaventure (146); Richmond (107); Marshall (73); Dayton (55); Kentucky (33) 
Fordham KenPom Best Wins: Tulane (84); Harvard (172); Saint Joseph's (205); La Salle (259)
Fordham KenPom Worst Losses: Rhode Island (212); Davidson (141); Dayton (55); Arkansas (23)

Shooting Percentage Offense/Defense (per KenPom)
Dukes 3 Point:  Offense 37.6%, 33 in D-1; Defense 35.6%, 265 in D-1
Fordham 3 Point:  Offense 32.7%, 227 in D-1; Defense 33.1%, 152 in D-1
Dukes 2 Point:  Offense 48.4%, 240 in D-1; Defense 47.5%, 104 in D-1
Fordham 2 Point:  Offense 49.9%, 180 in D-1; Defense 45.8%, 44 in D-1
Dukes FT:  Offense 67.3%, 295 in D-1; Defense 69.5%, 99 in D-1
Fordham FT:  Offense 76.4%, 27 in D-1; Defense 73.5%, 280 in D-1

Points per Possession and Number of Possessions (per KenPom)
Fordham Adj Offense Efficiency - 100.9; 243 in D-1 vs Dukes Adj Defense Efficiency - 105.2; 198 in D-1
Fordham Adj Defense Efficiency - 102.7; 143 in D-1 vs Dukes Adj Offense Efficiency - 111.5; 71 in D-1
Fordham Adj Tempo - 69.8; 71 in D-1 vs Dukes Adj Tempo - 67.2; 206 in D-1

Miscellaneous (per KenPom)
D-1 Experience - Fordham 2.43 yrs; 79 in D-1; Dukes 2.07 yrs; 149 in D-1
Average Height - Fordham 77.5"; 112 in D-1; Dukes 76.2"; 324 in D-1

 

1/20/2023 6:39 pm  #2


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

This years Dukes should and will win this game. Going to St.B. is never easy. But on our own court. There are too many advantages for these Dukes to lose.  Win and we are on track for 4th or better. Go Dukes.

 

1/21/2023 2:58 am  #3


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Funny advertisement including Tre Clark, David Dixon and Kareem Rozier for today's "Navy Blue Out".
https://www.instagram.com/p/CnplsjUhFav/?hl=en

The giveaways for students this game include blue rally towels, a $2,500 scholarship for whoever shows the most Duquesne spirit, and one person will take a half court shot for a chance to win $20,000

Last edited by BluffHunter (1/21/2023 2:58 am)

 

1/21/2023 10:30 am  #4


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

BluffHunter wrote:

Funny advertisement including Tre Clark, David Dixon and Kareem Rozier for today's "Navy Blue Out".
https://www.instagram.com/p/CnplsjUhFav/?hl=en

The giveaways for students this game include blue rally towels, a $2,500 scholarship for whoever shows the most Duquesne spirit, and one person will take a half court shot for a chance to win $20,000

Wow! You can't fault this marketing action.

 

1/21/2023 10:54 am  #5


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Pardon me for switching sports, but in the immortal words of Lou Holtz "this game doesn't have to be close." Our games with Fordham seem to be close even when they shouldn't be. We are a much better team than them. To the surprise of pretty much nobody, a non-conference schedule loaded with teams from the NEC and MAAC doesn't prepare you for the A-10 (even in a down year for the conference).

Despite being far more talented than them, I don’t see a blowout because of the matchups. They do a great job cleaning up misses, which has been a big part of our game this year. They want to turn games into a battle, and we’ve been very foul prone. They’re also good on the interior defensively and I’m afraid that could lead us to settling for outside shots. We’ll need to knock down some 3s to win, but they need to be good looks. We can’t settle or force bombs like we did against St. Bonaventure (at least until I turned it off in disgust).

So I don't see a blowout, even if it should be based strictly on talent. Playing at home against an inferior team I don't see it being a nail biter either. Dukes 72 Rams 64.

Last edited by luckymcd (1/21/2023 12:34 pm)

 

1/21/2023 1:11 pm  #6


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Let's put 2 good halves together for a change.

 

1/21/2023 1:12 pm  #7


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I agree Lucky! 

It's all about perspective.  Let's look at this season a different way:

Say we were preseason #1 in the A10 (expected to win the league.)  I would say as I assume most of you would that 15-3 would be a solid prediction for the in league record.  And when looking at the schedule I would say the 3 losses would be, at Dayton, at Richmond, and at St Bona. 

It would have been nice to steal one of those (and we almost did,) but I'm still very high on this team and expect another big win at home over a bottom feeder in the league, Fordham.  

 

1/21/2023 2:37 pm  #8


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

We're terrible.

 

1/21/2023 2:43 pm  #9


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

There is a lid on the rim! Glad it hasn’t affected our defense though to this point. Keep that up, and we’ll get going

 

1/21/2023 2:52 pm  #10


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Let's see if we've got an inbounds play.

 

1/21/2023 2:54 pm  #11


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Now that was some ugly basketball.

 

1/21/2023 2:56 pm  #12


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Fordham plays that funky defense, and this is the first time a lot of these Dukes have seen it. It is almost like we have had too much time and too many options at times, and we keep overthinking it! Any time we set a ball screen with our center we get 2v1 opportunities. Just need to make better decisions in those moments. Great end to the half!

 

1/21/2023 2:59 pm  #13


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Ugly so far, both teams,but at least the last 2 minutes we got some points. 
Those pick and rolls are there, just gotta finish.  Lob it high for 2,5,20 and 34. 
Maybe that 3 heats up Grant.

 

1/21/2023 3:06 pm  #14


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

I'd like to see Dixon get more PT in the second half. You feed the hot hand and he looked hot to me in the first half. uh

 

1/21/2023 3:32 pm  #15


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

How can an entire roster be ice cold?

 

1/21/2023 3:34 pm  #16


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Will Grant ever get a shot?

 

1/21/2023 3:58 pm  #17


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Williams cant put the ball in the ocean, from a boat.   All those moves, dribbles, head fakes….clang!

Last edited by townsonkid (1/21/2023 4:04 pm)

 

1/21/2023 4:00 pm  #18


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Enough missed layups to make a grown man cry.

 

1/21/2023 4:08 pm  #19


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Ellis Cannon actively roots against the Dukes. I’ve never seen anything like it from a home announcer.

 

1/21/2023 4:22 pm  #20


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Wrap it up; it’s over for Dambrot and the Dukes.

 

1/21/2023 4:23 pm  #21


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

This season heading south in a hurry.

 

1/21/2023 4:32 pm  #22


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

I have been a occasional poster but avid reader for many years.

My whole family went to Duquesne as did I.

I talked this team up and Dambrot a lot.

This today, live in person, was one of the worst loses I have ever seen.  Great crowd by the way at the Coop.  But how do you ever expect anyone to follow this team when they lose to a piss poor team at home against Fordham.  This game was ugly.  I had tickets Wednesday and have lost complete interest in going.

I have been a huge Dambrot supporter but I have officially lost interest.  David Dixon scores 6 points and automatically is substituted to bench.  Tevin Brewer might be a great kid, but lets bet honest he is a back up PG at best in A10 - Rozier plays better.

Dambrot’s flow and rotation is horrendous.  If i go off the bench and score (2) threes he would take me out next break.  There is NO flow.

Frustrating and season is officially over.

 

1/21/2023 4:34 pm  #23


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

Pathetic team, just like every other year. 

 

1/21/2023 4:35 pm  #24


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

I have never seen a team @ home where they have the edge talent and lose.

I am honestly at a loss for words.

Couple of people posted Dambrot record to start season and then when A10 starts and it is now comical.

Just ugly back to back performances

 

1/21/2023 4:37 pm  #25


Re: Game Thread - Fordham University Rams (H)

That was comical. Brewer dribbling around in circles on every possession. No half court offense. Feel sorry for the assistant coaches. No chance for them to get a head coaching or a good assistant job under this guys tutelage. They look demoralized sitting on the bench the entire game while their head coach never sits down. Speaks "control freak" to me. Clark will split in a NY minute after the season and most likely Dixon, Barre, and Hronsky. Damn, there is talent and potential, but that doesn't mean much if you cant coach it. Wow, what a regression. Dukes will be fighting to avoid a first day game, not that it matters at this point. Dixon, Clark, and Barre will be playing for some P-5 school next year. Think about that for a second and that's all you need to know about this coach.

 

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