Jack Milko

Nov 21, 2019
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Since Duquesne hired Keith Dambrot as their head coach in 2017, St. Bonaventure owns a 10-1 record against the Dukes. In that lone loss, Mark Schmidt’s Bonnies suffered a second-half meltdown and succumbed in overtime in February 2020. But do not let this impressive stretch think that the Dukes will roll over again. This year’s Duquesne squad is revamped, reloaded, and has put the conference on notice, despite opening the season at 15th in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll.
“Every game is different,” Schmidt said when discussing his team’s recent success against Bona’s longtime rival. “We have had really good players. That’s one of the reasons why [we have played well against Duquesne]. And we have had some very close games with them. We have had some luck; the ball has bounced our way—we have played so many close games. You don’t read anything into it. We have gotten lucky in some of these games, but we have also played well in some games too. But they’re a...

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