Jim Ferry’s Duquesne Dukes are one of many teams taking summer trips to foreign countries this summer, as they’re currently taking in the sights and playing some exhibition games in Ireland. And during the team’s 100-54 victory over the Neptune Basketball Club Saturday, the opposition learned a lesson about challenging 6-foot-6 forward TySean Powell at the rim.
Powell threw down an emphatic one-handed dunk over a Neptune defender who looked to be caught deciding whether to take the charge or challenge the dunk. Give the man credit for not running out of the way at least.
And what makes this dunk even better? Watch the reaction of the fan in the white polo at the bottom of the screen. That’s not a Ric Flair walk, but it’s pretty doggone good (the referee on the baseline had a solid reaction as well).
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Duquesne assistant remains in Philadelphia hospital after being hit by a car Tuesday
Duquesne picked up one of its biggest wins of the season Saturday afternoon, as they beat Dayton 83-73 in Pittsburgh. However the program was without one of its assistants, as John Rhodes remains hospitalized in Philadelphia after he was hit by a car on Tuesday. The team was in Philadelphia for their matchup with La Salle.
According to Chris Harlan of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, among the injuries suffered by Rhodes were a “severely broken leg and a “slight” fracture in his neck.” During his postgame press conference Saturday, also noted that Rhodes was due to begin treatment this week after being diagnosed with cancer three weeks ago.
“He’s doing better,” Ferry said. “He’s out of the ICU. He’s scheduled to have surgery again on Monday. He’s pretty banged up. But as everybody in this room knows, ‘Big John’ is probably the most positive person out there. He’s been more positive about it to us than we have to him.”
Associate head coach Brian Nash and assistant Rich Glesmann are the other coaches on Ferry’s staff.
Derrick Colter leads five in double figures as Duquesne upsets Dayton (VIDEO)
Less than 48 hours after they moved back into a three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic 10, Dayton was back in action. But their trip to Pittsburgh to take on Duquesne did not go as planned, as the Flyers struggled to corral the Dukes in an 83-73 Duquesne victory.
Five players scored in double figures for Jim Ferry’s team, with guard Derrick Colter scoring a team-high 25 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field. As a team the Dukes shot 52.5% from the field, assisting on 21 of their 31 made field goals. Among the other four double-digit scorers was guard Micah Mason, who tallied 17 points and also accounted for nine assists and eight rebounds.
Duquesne was able to take advantage of Dayton’s deficiencies in both depth and interior size, scoring 49 points in the paint and receiving 20 points from their bench.
Dayton’s Dyshawn Pierre led all scorers with 27 points, and he also grabbed 12 rebounds in what is is third consecutive game with a double-double. However other Flyers struggled offensively, as Jordan Sibert’s 12 points were scored on 4-for-14 shooting and fellow guards Darrell (three points) and Kyle Davis (five points) combined to shoot 2-for-15 from the field.
Dayton dropped to 20-6 overall and 10-4 in conference play as a result of the loss, with Duquesne moving to 9-16 (4-10 Atlantic 10). In NBCSports.com’s most recent bracket Dayton was an eight-seed, but this kind of result doesn’t help the Flyers as they look to make a return trip to the NCAA tournament.