Event: Duquesne (3-5) @ Pitt (7-1) (technically a Panthers home game)
Venue: PPG Paints Arena
Tip-off: 7 p.m. EST
Radio/TV: 93.7 The Fan, ACC Network Extra
Spread: Duquesne +16, Pitt -16
Money line: Duquesne +1200, Pitt +3000
Pitt: Coming off an upset (per say) win over Maryland, Michael Young and the Panthers look to continue their 15-year winning streak over the Duquesne.
Duquesne: Unexpectedly, despite making a late-game run, Duquesne fell to UMBC Wednesday, 81-72. The Dukes’ last victory came on December 21, 2000, 71-70 over Pitt.
Pitt owns a 53-31 series lead against Duquesne since the two first met in 1932.
Keys for both
Pitt:Kevin Stallings. Starters must execute early on leading to more playing and experience for bench guys against a rather weak opponent. Rozelle Nix, who could be a key going down the stretch, and other younger guys must amass at least moderate playing time.
Duquesne: Darius Lewis, expected to lead the Dukes once Derrick Colter and Micah Mason’s graduated, must outplay his averages if the Dukes expect to have a chance — six points and six assists, I can guarantee you, will not cut it tonight. Nevertheless, watch for how Duquesne head coach Jim Ferry manages his team, many Dukes faithful are calling for his head.
Done with this shit program until Jim takes the ferry back to Long Island.
— GreatGhostsAlive (@GreatGhostsAliv) November 24, 2016