Opponent Previews: Duquesne (3/3)

Opponent: Duquesne Dukes
League: Atlantic 10 Conference

Record: 16-14 (7-10)

Notable Wins: Saint Louis (16-14)
Other Wins: DaytonGeorge Washington (2), Fordham, La Salle, George Mason, St. Francis, VMI, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Stetson, Delaware State, Mississippi Valley State, North Carolina A&T, Lamar, San Francisco

Notable Losses: Robert Morris (16-6), Cornell (11-14), Pittsburgh (8-23), Southern Illinois (19-12), Richmond (10-19), Saint Josephs (14-15), Fordham (9-20), Dayton (13-16)
Other Losses: URISt. Bonaventure (2), Davidson, VCU, Saint Louis

Team Stats:                                    UMass                        Duquesne                Conference Rank
Points Per Game 
                        71.5 (242nd)               72.5 (218th)             10th vs 7th
Rebounds Per Game                  33.1 (294th)                 36.5 (112th)             11th vs 4th
Assists Per Game                        15.3 (Tied-72nd)         11.8 (Tied-300th)    3rd vs 13th
Points Allowed                             74.8 (239th)                69.3 (99th)

Starting 5:

Mike Lewis II: #1 Guard, 6’1, 185 lbs
14.3 PPG    2.3 RPG    .7 APG    1.0 SPG    .383 FG%     .366 3P%

Eric Williams Jr: #50 Guard, 6’5, 190 lbs
14.7 PPG    8.8 RPG    1.6 APG    1.4 SPG    .3 BPG    .403 FG%    .373 3P%

Rene Castro-Caneddy: #4 Guard, 6’2, 195 lbs
13.2 PPG    2.8 RPG    3.3 APG    .8 SPG    .1 BPG    .448 FG%    .326 3P%

Tarin Smith: #3 Guard, 6’2, 185 lbs
12.3 PPG    3.1 RPG    3.3 APG    1.0 SPG    .5 BPG    .408 FG%    .339 3P%

Jordan Robinson: #55 Center, 6’8, 255 lbs
5.4 PPG    3.9 RPG    .7 APG   .3 SPG   .4 BPG    .485 FG%

Key Role Players:

Chas Brown: #0 Forward, 6’8 235 lbs
4.0 PPG    4.3 RPG    .5 APG    .5 SPG    .6 BPG    .400 FG%

Prediction:

80-65 Duquesne

Keys to the game:

1. Containing the backcourt trio of Williams Jr, Smith, and Castro-Caneddy
2. Malik Hines and C.J. Anderson combining to win the matchup against versatile mismatch nightmare Eric Williams Jr.
3. Consistency for the full 40 minutes
4. C.J. Anderson continuing his dominant scoring play
5. More production on the offensive end from Unique McLean and Ray Miller

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