Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 • 4:00 p.m. (EST)
A.J. Palumbo Center (5,358) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Duquesne (7-15, 2-7) Probable Starters
No. NAME YR POS HT PPG RPG 14 Kristi Little SO G 5-4 8.5 3.8 apg 33 Jocelyn Chandler JR G 5-10 8.0 3.7 42 Jade Singleton JR C 6-1 4.5 5.8 21 Carmen Bruce SR F 5-10 11.9 5.8 22 Loui Hall SR F 6-0 14.7 6.7
Richmond (10-14, 4-5) Probable Starters
No. NAME YR POS HT PPG RPG 35 Christina Campion JR F 6-0 10.3 4.9 14 Kara Powell FR G 5-7 7.9 3.0 apg 15 DeUnna Hendrix SR G 5-9 3.8 3.3 32 Johanna McKnight FR G 5-9 7.3 4.1 33 Nikita Thomas FR F 6-2 4.4 5.9
Duquesne, in the midst of a six-game losing streak, returns home to Pittsburgh to host Richmond this afternoon at 4:00 pm ... the Dukes are 7-15 overall, 2-7 in Atlantic 10 Conference play while the Spiders are 10-14 and 4-5 in the A-10 loop ... last season, Richmond defeated DU 72-53 ... In the A-10 standings, Richmond is tied for sixth and Duquesne is tied for 12th.
Duquesne's Dan Durkin is in his 14th season at the helm of the Duquesne women's basketball program and as a head coach. He posts a 176-212 career mark. Durkin is a 1975 graduate of Mount St. Mary's.
Richmond's Michael Shafer is in his 2nd year as coach of the Spiders and as a collegiate head coach. He owns a 23-31 career record with Richmond. Shafer is a 1994 graduate of William & Mary.
Sunday afternoon, Duquesne and Richmond will play for the 10th time. The Spiders lead the all-time series 8-1 which began Feb. 1, 2002. Richmond has won the last seven contests. The Red & Blue's lone win against the Spiders was on Valentine's Day 2002, an 89-78 victory at Palumbo.
Duquesne fell to 7-15 overall after their 76-46 loss at George Washington Thursday ... Duquesne has seen its roster cut short due to injury / illness ... three players are currently on the sidelined list in Brittany Warren, Samantha Pollino and Keri Pryor ... the Dukes stand 4-6 at home this season ... the Dukes next game is Feb. 16 at UMass.
Coming off a 64-52 loss at Temple Friday ... the Spiders are 4-5 away from home this season ... Kara Powell is fifth in the Atlantic 10 in 3-point field goal percentage (.425) ... Nikita Thomas ranks 20th rebounding (5.9) ... the Spiders hit a league-high 13 3-pointers at La Salle Jan. 26 ... Danielle Bell was named A-10 Freshman of the Week on Jan. 29.