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Previewing Wednesday’s Top-100 Matchup Between Duquesne and Princeton



One of the top games on Wednesday night’s college basketball slate will take place in Pittsburgh.

Duquesne (3-0) will take on Ivy League power Princeton at 7 p.m. at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. Let’s dive into the game preview, betting information, and more for the matchup.


After opening the season with a close win over Cleveland State, the Dukes have blown out each of their past two opponents, taking down College of Charleston in Annapolis and Stony Brook at home on Monday.

Three guards are leading the Dukes in scoring to start the season: Dae Dae Grant (20.7 PPG), Jimmy Clark III (19.3 PPG), and Kareem Rozier (11.7 PPG). Forwards Fousseyni Drame and Andrei Savrasov have also been solid scorers so far for the Dukes, both averaging 11 PPG (Drame) and 7 PPG (Savrasov).

As a team, Duquesne is averaging 84.7 points per game and giving up 70.7 points per game. They are shooting 47% from the field so far, as well as 37% from three-point range as a team.


Duquesne forward Tre Williams is currently out with a dislocated thumb suffered against Charleston. On Monday, PSN reported that Williams would be out for at least two weeks.

Duquesne’s Tre Williams To Be Sidelined with Injury


Princeton finished last season 23-9 overall with an incredible run in March. The Tigers incredibly took down No. 2 seed Arizona as a 15-seed, and then followed it up with a win over No. 7 Missouri to advance to the Sweet 16.

This year, Princeton again looks like one of the strongest mid-major teams. The Tigers have looked to senior guard Matt Allocco (17 PPG), as well as sophomore forward Caden Pierce (17 PPG, 15 RPG) and 6-foot-3 guard Xaivian Lee (15 PPG) this season for production.

The Tigers are averaging 71 points per game and have given up an average of 64 points per game. So far, Princeton has beaten two strong teams: Rutgers (No. 72 in Kenpom) and Hofstra (No. 162 in Kenpom).


According to, Duquesne is ranked as the No. 77 overall team in the country while Princeton is listed as the No. 92 team.


Wednesday’s game will tip off at 7 p.m. on Sportsnet Pittsburgh and ESPN+. You can also listen to the game on 970 ESPN Pittsburgh.


Duquesne is favored by 5.5 points in this game, per DraftKings Sportsbook.

The over/under is set at 144.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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