Sat. Jan. 3, 2009 - 1:00 P.M. (EST)
A.J. Palumbo Center (5,356) - Pittsburgh, Pa.
WHO, WHAT AND WHERE
DUKES AND TIGERS
This is the first-ever matchup between the two schools, and Duquesne's first against a Big 12 Conference program.
Split a pair of games at the University of Miami Holiday Classic Dec. 29-30. The Dukes fell to #9 Auburn 87-67 before defeating Brown 84-54. Kristi Little was named to the Miami Holiday Tournament all tournament team after averaging 11.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Were 60-31 winners over Southeast Missouri State Dec. 29. The Tigers have won six games in a row dating back to Nov. 30
SHOW ME THE WINS
Duquesne has a pair of wins and a pair of losses against teams from the "Show-Me" State - all against Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis. Tonight is the Dukes first-ever matchup against Missouri.
STARTING OFF 2009 WITH A BANG
The Dukes will start the 2009 calendar year by facing a power conference team before facing four of the five Atlantic 10 teams that qualified for the post-season in 2008. Missouri from the Big 12 Conference comes to the Palumbo Center Jan. 3. DU opens the A-10 slate at Xavier Jan. 14 before hosting Temple Jan. 18. The Musketeers and Owls met in the 2008 A-10 Championship game. Duquesne visits WNIT team Dayton Jan. 21 and will travel to Washington, D.C. to take on 2008 Sweet 16 team George Washington Jan. 24.
Little and Rachel Frederick look to become members of Duquesne's 1,000 point club. Little entered the season with 777 points and has scored 175 points so far in 2008-09. She needs 48 points for 1,000. Frederick started this season with 806 points and has scored 143 points so far in 2008-09. She needs 51 points for 1,000.