Duquesne

Dukes sink lower with sixth straight loss

In certain facets, Wednesday's game against St. Bonaventure went better than Duquesne could have hoped.

The Dukes held the second-most explosive offense in the Atlantic 10 to 8.7 points under its average, and they held the conference's second-best 3-point shooting team to one 3-pointer in 13 attempts. They also held the conference's second-leading scorer and leading assist man, Jaylen Adams, to 16 points on 4-for-17 shooting and just one assist.

If Jim Ferry had been promised all of the above prior to tipoff, he would have expected a win or something close to it. But that isn't the way things are going. After winning just one game in January, the Dukes began February with their sixth straight defeat, a 71-64 loss in front of an announced crowd of 975 at the A.J. Palumbo Center.