Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 • 7:00 p.m. (EST)
A.J. Palumbo Center (5,358) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
WHO, WHAT AND WHERE: The Duquesne women's basketball hosts Saint Francis, Pa. at Palumbo for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.
DUKES AND RED FLASH: Duquesne leads the all-time series 18-6. The Dukes and Colonials first met Feb. 23, 1974.
DUQUESNE LATELY: Came back from a 15-point deficit at Robert Morris for a 63-59 win, stopping a three-game losing streak.
SAINT FRANCIS LATELY: Has won two games in a row after losing their first five. Defeated St. Francis, N.Y. 97-71 on Dec. 6.
AGAINST THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE: Duquesne has done fairly well against teams from the Northeast Conference. The Dukes are 46-20 (.696) against Mount St. Mary's (2-2), Robert Morris (26-12), Saint Francis (18-6) and Wagner (0-1).
ALL-TIME SERIES RESULTS:
Series Record: Duquesne leads 18-6
at Palumbo Center: Duquesne leads 3-1
at DeGol Arena: Duquesne leads 8-4
at Civic Arena: Duquesne leads 3-0
at University Gymnasium: Duquesne leads 4-1
in overtime games: Saint Francis leads 2-0
DUKES AND RED FLASH BY THE NUMBERS:
2 - Overtime games in the series
3 - Games decided by 30 or more points
4 - Difference venues the series has been played
5 - Number of student-athletes with the surname "Smith" that played in the series
8 - Number of games that have been decided by 10 points or less
12 - Longest winning streak in the series (Duquesne, Feb. 11, 1976 to Jan. 28, 1987)
12 - Largest SFU victory (12/8/99 and 11/27/07)
20.4 - Average margin of victory for Duquesne
24 - Total games played in the series between the two schools (Duquesne leads the series 18-6)
45 - Fewest combined points (SFU 23, DUQ 22 2/23/74)
49 - Largest Duquesne victory (98-49, 2/6/85)
54.3 - Average points scored by Saint Francis
68.4 - Average points scored by Duquesne
83.3 - Total distance, in miles, between the two schools
172 - Most combined points (DUQ 94, SFU 78 2/4/86)
2,945 - Total points scored by both schools (Duquesne 1,641- Saint Francis 1,304)
12,720 - Days since the first Duquesne/Saint Francis game