Fresh off a convincing 91-62 win against Division II Urbana, the Duquesne Dukes will host another DII foe when they face the Seton Hill Griffons in an exhibition contest with tip off set for 7 p.m. at the A.J. Palumbo Center.
Micah Mason got off to a strong start in the Dukes season debut Tuesday night, hitting four three-pointers and leading the team with 16 points in only 19 minutes of play. Dukes head coach Jim Ferry played 15 players against the overmatched Blue Knights and 12 scored points in the lopsided win.
Seton Hill begins its season against Duquesne after a rough 7-19 campaign where they finished dead last in the PSAC West with a 6-16 conference record. It’s the Griffons third year in the PSAC, which includes national powerhouses such as NCAA DII runner-up Indiana (Pa.), preseason favorite Mercyhurst and defending PSAC champion Gannon University.
The Griffons are an extremely young team with only five of16 players either juniors or seniors.
Although a mismatch on paper, the Griffons do boast two of the better players in the PSAC in guard Kameron Taylor and center Spencer Casson. Taylor was recently voted a preseason first team All-Conference player after averaging 13.2 points a game while Casson led the conference in blocks with 75 for the season, good enough for eighth most in DII.
The Dukes will be their only scheduled DI opponent of the season for the Griffons.
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