Preview: Duquesne Dukes
The Dukes face an uphill climb with seven players gone from last season
2012-13: 8-22 (1-15 A-10)
In-conference offense: 0.94 points per possession (15th)
In-conference defense: 1.13 points allowed per possession (16th)
To call Jim Ferry's situation at Duquesne a rebuilding project would be to refer to an Ironman race as a light workout. What's happening in Pittsburgh is more like a revolution.
Seven players with remaining eligibility bolted after last season's 8-22 campaign, Ferry's first at the school. In their place, eight new scholarship players join three holdovers to form what is essentially a brand-new team. But considering last season's group went 1-15 in the A-10, that's probably a good thing.
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