Duquesne Hosts Penn Saturday at 2 PM

The Duquesne women's basketball team returns to the Palumbo Center Saturday afternoon when they host Penn for a 2:00 p.m. tipoff.

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DUKES AND QUAKERS: Duquesne and Penn have met one other time - Nov. 26, 1991. Tausha Williams scored 22 points and Darcie Vincent had seven rebounds as the Dukes defeated Quakers 87-78 at the Palumbo Center

DUQUESNE LATELY

Coming off home wins against Morehead State (83-57) and Cornell (93-49) and a road victory over Mount St. Mary's (66-59). Keri Pryor recorded 20 points and Alex Gensler scored all 14 of her points in the second half against The Mount. Duquesne has not started out the season 3-0 since the 1998-99 season when they opened up 7-0. The last time the Dukes began a season 2-0 was in 2003-04. That was also the last time DU finished with a winning record as they went 16-13 and made it to the second round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.

PENN LATELY

Lost 45-43 to Villanova on Wednesday. Sarah Bucar and Carrie Biemer led the Quakers with 11 and 10 points respectively.

AGAINST THE IVY LEAGUE

Duquesne has fared well against teams from the Ivy League. DU is 7-1 overall and have been victorious over Cornell (three times), Harvard, Penn and Princeton (two times). The Dukes lone loss was to Princeton 12/22/06. The Dukes could be playing Brown on the second day of the Miami Holiday Tournament Dec. 30.

SHOW US SOME BROTHERLY LOVE

The Dukes have not had much luck against teams from Philadelphia going 25-80 (.238) all-time. Duquesne's win against La Salle last year stopped a 10-game losing streak against schools from Philadelphia.

LOOKING AHEAD

Duquesne will travel to Vestal, N.Y. to take on Binghamton on Nov. 25 before returning home Nov. 28 to host Niagara.


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