7:00 PM ET, February 7, 2009
A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH -- On a night full of surprises, perhaps the biggest wasn't that Duquesne shot 81 percent in the first half against No. 9 Xavier.Or that the Musketeers, winners of their previous 11, led only once. Or that Duquesne hadn't beaten a team ranked as high as Xavier in 35 years.No, it was that Duquesne, which hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 1977 and has had only one winning season since 1994, expected to win. And then went out and won exactly like it planned.
• Duquesne snapped a 24-game losing streak to ranked opponents, earning its first win over a ranked team since defeating Xavier on Jan. 25, 1997.
• Aaron Jackson's 21 points led four players in double figures for Duquesne.
• Duquesne has won five of its last six conference home games.
• Xavier lost in conference play for just the third time in its last two seasons (22-3). The Musketeers have lost three of their last four at Duquesne.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-53 (.434)||24-45 (.533)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-19 (.421)||10-21 (.476)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-26 (.538)||14-22 (.636)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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