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Duquesne Dukes Thrash Millersville 101-43

The Duquesne Dukes got the 2011-2012 season started off on the right foot, drubbing the Millersville Marauders 101-43 at the A.J. Palumbo Center Wednesday night.

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Led by senior Eric Evan's 25 points, the Dukes jumped out to a 59-19 lead at halftime as Millersville failed to handle Duquesne's full-court defense. Evans was an efficient 9-for-12 from the field and 4-for-6 behind the arc. The Dukes will need more efforts like that in the regular season.

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Though he had just five points, sophomore T.J. McConnell had no problem dishing the ball to his teammates as he racked up 10 assists. 

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B.J. Monteiro chimed in with 19 points and made eight of his 10 field goal attempts.

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A couple of concerning things to come from the game was the lack of playing time for Derrick Martin and P.J. Torres. Head Coach Ron Everhart mentioned post game that Torres was held out of considerable playing time due to "not practicing up to his potential and up to his teammates' expectations." 

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The Dukes will have one more exhibition game before the regular season starts when they take on the Shepherd Rams on November 4.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.