Saturday, February 4, 2023

Men's Basketball: Duquesne 93 George Washington 67

Max Edwards (#2) led GW with 15 points

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Celebration of ‘93 Sweet Sixteen Team Highlights Men’s Basketball’s Loss to Duquesne

Colonials can't corral Dukes hot-shooting in 93-67 setback

With the 1993 team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament in attendance, hopes were high that the current club would find an extra notch of motivation with its own March journey just weeks ahead. To the contrary, it was Duquesne who had all of the juice as the Dukes left D.C. with a 93-67 win.

What was reasonably close early with Duquesne holding a slim 19-17 lead at the 11:27 mark of the first half, turned into a rout after 28 straight points from the visitors. By the time Ricky Lindo Jr., hit a 3-ball with 1:18 on the first half clock, the Dukes' lead had swelled to 30, the eventual margin at the half (50-20).

While little went right for the Buff and Blue on Saturday, grad student Brendan Adams did hit the 1,000-career points mark in the contest. Additionally, along with the 1993 Sweet Sixteen team in attendance, the full GW Athletics Hall of Fame Class was also on hand and honored during a timeout.

Brendan Adams (#10) scored his 1,000th career point

Otherwise, it was all Duquesne. The visitors connected on 34-of-65 (.523) shots from the floor, including an astounding 17-of-32 (.531) from three-point range. GW countered with marks of .421 and .364, respectively. Max Edwards led GW with 15 points.

Senior James Bishop IV (#11) scored 10 points

For the Buff and Blue, they'll have to wait until Wednesday to flush this one, when the Spiders of Richmond visit the Charles E. Smith Center. GW will look to get back to its winning ways and snap this mini three-game losing skid in a revenge game, after falling last month at Richmond, 73-63. Tip time at the Charles E. Smith Center is 7 p.m., live on ESPN+.

Senior Hunter Dean (#13) added 9 points & 7 rebounds

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Senior Ricky Lindo Jr. (#4) led all players with 9 rebounds

Tough day for GW Head Coach Chris Caputo

Duquesne Head Coach Keith Dambrot

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