Nov. 24, 2006
Northern Illinois vs. Duquesne Game Notes in PDF Format
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DeKalb, Ill. - You again?
They had so much fun the first time, the Northern Illinois and Duquesne men's basketball teams will go at it again, as the Huskies and Dukes will take to the hardwood for a 2 p.m. (CST) tip-off at the NIU Convocation Center on Saturday afternoon.
THE COACHES -- Rob Judson is in his sixth season at the helm of the NIU men's basketball team, and has a career-record of 69-78, including last season's Mid-American Conference West Division championship. Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart is in his first season with the Dukes and has a career record of 176-174 in his 13 years of coaching, with tours at McNeese State and Northeastern.
THE SERIES -- This is the second meeting between the two teams and the second time this week that the Dukes and Huskies have battled on the hardwood, as NIU squeaked past Duquesne, 87-82, in overtime in Pittsburgh on Monday (Nov. 20) night. Huskie senior center James Hughes posted a career-high 25 points, eight rebounds and had six blocked shots to key NIU to the victory.
SCOUTING DUQUESNE -- The Dukes are playing their fourth game in seven days and are coming off of a 67-53 loss at the hands of Oakland on Wednesday (Nov. 22) night. Duquesne freshman forward Scott Grote led the Dukes with 13 points, while teammate Robert Mitchell added 10 in the loss.
QUICK START -- With a victory over Duquesne on Saturday, the Huskies will be off to their best start in 12 years, as NIU opened the 1994-95 campaign, 9-0.
For more information regarding Saturday's contest, be sure to check out the updated game notes.