The Duquesne Dukes (1-0) will look for their second win of the regular season when they travel to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1) at the Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday night at 6 p.m. EST.
The Dukes won the last contest between the two teams, besting the Nittany Lions 78-52 at the former CONSOL Energy Center on Nov. 20, 2015, behind Derrick Colter’s career-high 26 points.
Duquesne returns two starters — senior center Darius Lewis and junior forward Eric James — from the 2015-16 squad.
Saturday night marks the 48th game dating back to 1924 the Dukes and Nittany Lions have met. It’s the seventh consecutive season the two teams have faced each other. Penn State leads the series 27-20 and leads 17-4 in games played at State College.
Duquesne is coming off a 65-60 season-opener win over Loyola Maryland on Friday in Pittsburgh. Penn State will be looking to rebound from an 87-81 home loss Friday to Albany (1-0).
The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
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