Duquesne (9-2) hosts Robert Morris (2-9) at 2 p.m. today at Palumbo Center, looking to open 7-0 at home for the first time since the 1979-80 season.
The Dukes return to action after an 83-68 home win over South Carolina State on Wednesday.
The Colonials snapped a three-game losing streak on a 69-67 home win over Lehigh on Thursday. RMU looks to earn its first road win of the 2015-16 season (0-7).
Duquesne aims to disrupt RMU’s current five-game win streak in a series the Dukes lead 15-10. Duquesne coach Jim Ferry has never beaten Robert Morris since he was hired in 2012. The Dukes meet the Colonials this afternoon for the 13th consecutive year.
In their last meeting on Dec. 13, 2014, RMU topped Duquesne 75-59 at the Sewall Center.
According to goduquesne.com, the Colonials have held the Dukes under 70 points in all five consecutive wins (62.8 ppg). RMU is 87-23 (.791) when holding opponents under 70 points under sixth-year head coach Andrew Toole.
The Colonials edged the Dukes by four points each of the past two Palumbo Center meetings, besting Duquesne 64-60 on Dec. 6, 2011 and 67-63 on Dec. 14, 2013, according to goduquesne.com.
Following the Duquesne and Robert Morris contest, the Duquesne women (10-1) host No. 25 (AP) St. John’s (8-1) at 4:30 p.m. in the second game of the doubleheader.
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