After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Duquesne looks much better today on their home court. They have jumped out to a quick 35-31 lead against UC Irvine. This match is far closer than the pair's previous matchup, which was decided by 22 points.
If Duquesne keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 5-2 in no time. On the other hand, UC Irvine will have to make due with a 6-2 record unless they turn things around (and fast).
UC Irvine Anteaters @ Duquesne Dukes
Current Records: UC Irvine 6-1, Duquesne 4-2
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $5.05
What to Know
The Duquesne Dukes will be playing at home against the UC Irvine Anteaters at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Duquesne might want some stickum for this contest since the team gave up six turnovers on Wednesday.
It's hard to win when you don't work as a unit and post ten fewer assists than your opponent, a fact Duquesne found out the hard way. They took a 89-79 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Cornhuskers.
Dae Dae Grant put forth a good effort for the losing side as he scored 24 points. The team also got some help courtesy of Kareem Rozier, who scored 16 points.
Meanwhile, UC Irvine entered their tilt with Rice with five consecutive wins but they'll enter their next game with six. The Anteaters strolled past the Owls with points to spare on Friday, taking the game 83-68.
Among those leading the charge was Justin Hohn, who scored 18 points along with 9 rebounds. Derin Saran was another key contributor, scoring 16 points.
Their wins bumped the Dukes to 4-2 and the Cornhuskers to 6-0.
Looking ahead, Duquesne is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 5.5 points.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Duquesne have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39.2 rebounds per game. However, it's not like UC Irvine struggles in that department as they've been averaging 38.6 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
Duquesne is a solid 5.5-point favorite against UC Irvine, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Dukes, as the game opened with the Dukes as a 3.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 146 points.
Duquesne won the only game these two teams have played in the last 2 years.
- Dec 19, 2021 - Duquesne 76 vs. UC Irvine 54
Injury Report for Duquesne
- Tre Williams: Out (Thumb)
- Dusan Mahorcic: Out (Knee)