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Duquesne @ Rhode Island

Regular Season Records: Duquesne 6-23; Rhode Island 14-15

What to Know

The Rhode Island Rams and the Duquesne Dukes are set to clash at 3:30 p.m. ET March 9 at Capital One Arena in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.

The Rams came up short against the Saint Joseph's Hawks this past Saturday, falling 70-60.

Meanwhile, Duquesne came up short against the La Salle Explorers this past Saturday, falling 85-76. Guard Amir Spears did his best for Duquesne, finishing with 34 points (a whopping 45% of their total) and five dimes.

Rhode Island is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Now might not be the best time to take Rhode Island against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.

A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Rhode Island have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.90%, which places them 13th in college basketball. On the other end of the spectrum, the Dukes have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.60% from the floor on average, which is the second highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Duquesne.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Rams are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Dukes, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -114

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Series History

Rhode Island have won five out of their last eight games against Duquesne.

  • Feb 26, 2022 - Rhode Island 70 vs. Duquesne 54
  • Feb 27, 2021 - Duquesne 86 vs. Rhode Island 75
  • Jan 20, 2021 - Duquesne 71 vs. Rhode Island 69
  • Jan 22, 2020 - Rhode Island 77 vs. Duquesne 55
  • Jan 30, 2019 - Duquesne 75 vs. Rhode Island 72
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Rhode Island 61 vs. Duquesne 58
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Rhode Island 90 vs. Duquesne 69
  • Feb 20, 2016 - Rhode Island 77 vs. Duquesne 74

Injury Report for Rhode Island

  • Allen Betrand: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
  • Abdou Samb: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

Injury Report for Duquesne

  • Austin Rotroff: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
  • Leon Ayers III: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)
  • Tre Williams: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Rodney Gunn Jr.: Out for the Season (Ankle)