Greetings from courtside at the Consol Energy Center ahead of Penn State-Duquesne.
Nittany Lions' guard Trey Lewis is in uniform and is expected to play tonight. He missed Wednesday night's loss against Lafayette after tweaking his preseason ankle injury. Forward Jonathan Graham is expected to miss at least another week as he continues to recover from mono.
A group of about 60 members of Nittany Nation, Penn State's student section, are here tonight, along with a decent showing of Lions fans. This is Penn State's first game in Pittsburgh in quite some time, so local fans are no doubt taking advantage of the chance to see one of their teams in action close to home.
Penn State will start Ross Travis and Billy Oliver at forward and Jermaine Marshall, Tim Frazier and Matt Glover at the guard spots. The Dukes will start T.J. McConnell, B.J. Monteiro, Sean Johnson, Eric Evans and Martins Abele.