Nov 12, 2019
Duquesne knew the challenge it was facing. It’s very hard to travel to VCU and defeat the Rams. Even harder when you consider that Duquesne had never defeated them up to that point. And when the Dukes trailed by 12 with a little over 8 minutes to play, it seemed almost a certain defeat.
But, as Duquesne has shown so many times throughout this season, they are resilient. They took the challenge full steam, kept fighting, and found themselves leaving with an 11th victory in A-10 play, a school record.
The game on Tuesday was in a way a microcosm for this entire Duquesne season, a season that was not set up to be a successful one. It started in the off-season, when the Dukes lost their leading scorer from last year Eric Williams Jr., who transferred to Oregon. Duquesne has also, as most already know, found themselves playing their home games in three different locations this year too. Certainly not an ideal situation. 
And let’s keep in mind Duquesne was picked 8th in the preseason...
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