Duquesne (13-7, 3-4) hosts La Salle (5-12, 1-5) tonight at 7 p.m. at Palumbo Center in an effort to break even in Atlantic 10 play.
The Dukes return from an 86-75 win at George Mason on Friday and a 30-hour bus ride due to a combination of an accident and winter storm Jonas that forced the team to stay in the same spot on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for 22 hours.
The Dukes, 9-1 at home, lead the series 18-14 at Pittsburgh. La Salle leads the series 41-30. According to goduquesne.com, La Salle has won five of the past six games in Pittsburgh and Duquesne has won four of the past seven in Philadelphia.
The past 12 meetings, according to goduquesne.com, have been decided by a total of 12 points. The Explorers have won seven of the past 12 contests.
La Salle, picked to finish 9th in the Atlantic 10, have dropped four in a row. The Explorers, 1-6 on the road, return from a 69-48 home loss to Saint Joseph’s on Sunday.
Duquesne is holding opponents to .408, their lowest shooting percentage in 45 years.
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