STVM Set to Host Duquesne Men's Basketball Game; Welcome Back Coach Dambrot!
St. Vincent-St. Mary will be hosting the Duquesne Men's Basketball team vs Colgate on Friday, November 18th.
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G4 | COLGATE (3-1) VS. DUQUESNE (2-1) Fri., Nov. 18, 2022 • 6:00 pm ET • Akron, Ohio • LeBron James Arena (1,800)
Gates open at 5:15pm
LIVE STREAM: NONE RADIO: 104.7 HD2 / iHeartRadio with Ray Goss ('58) & Tad Maurey
Duquesne, which upped its record to 2-1 with a 96-71 win over South Carolina State on Monday, heads to Ohio to face Colgate (3-1) at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School's LeBron James Arena on Friday, Nov. 18 at 6:00 p.m. (no live stream).
This is the fourth time the Dukes are playing a neutral-site game in Akron under sixth-year head coach Keith Dambrot, who led St.Vincent-St. Mary - and a young freshman/sophomore LeBron James plus current associate head coach Dru Joyce - to back-to-back state titles in 1999-00 & 2000-01.
Dambrot, an Akron native, led the University of Akron - his alma mater - to 305 wins and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 13 seasons prior to moving on to Duquesne. In 2018-19,
DU defeated Radford, 69-64 at STVM and in 2019-20 the Dukes took down the Highlanders, 71-49 at Akron Ellet High School. Last year Duquesne returned to LeBron James Arena to defeat UC Irvine (76-54). As part of the trip, the Dukes will make a visit to James' I Promise School on Thursday afternoon.
THE SERIES vs. COLGATE
Colgate, a member of the Patriot League, is located in Hamilton, N.Y.
Duquesne leads the series 2-1, including a 70-57 win in the last meeting on Dec. 22, 2016.
This is the first time the two are meeting at a neutral site.
Colgate won the first meeting at home on Jan. 18, 1930 (33-20), while No. 16 (AP) DU defeated the Raiders, 70-52 in Hamilton, N.Y. on Jan. 11, 1952.
Colgate, which went 23-12 in winning the Patriot League with a 16-2 record last season, was picked to repeat in a preseason vote of league head coaches and SIDs.
6-foot-5 senior G Tucker Richardson (20.8, 4.5, 14 3-pointers) was named Patriot League Preseason Player & Defensive Player of the Year. Richardson is the only player in program history with over 1,500 points, 400 assists, and 300 rebounds.
Colgate returns 10 players - including three starters - from last year's team.
12th-year head coach Matt Langel has led Colgate to the NCAA Tournament in three of the past four years.
The Raiders, off to a 3-1 start, hit a school record-tying 19 3-pointers in convincingly defeating Syracuse, 80-68, at JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday. Richardson led Colgate with a career-high 30 points (8-of-12 from 3 point).
Duquesne is 43-14 all-time against the schools that comprise the current Patriot League.