UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond continues road play with Duquesne Sunday at 2 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Dukes come into Sunday's game with a 18-4 overall mark, 7-1 in A-10 play. The Dukes are most recently coming off a 61-33 win over St. Bonaventure Thursday. Wumi Agunbiade leads the Dukes with 13.9 points per game, while April Robinson contributes 9.1 ppg. Agunbiade's average increases to 16.1 ppg in A-10 play. The Dukes are outscoring opponents by 11.4 ppg and shooting 37 percent from the field. Duquesne is turning the ball over almost eight times less than its counterparts, good for first in the A-10. The +11.4 scoring margin is second in the league only to Dayton. The Dukes have won seven of their last eight games, and boast a 10-1 mark at home. Duquesne looks for its first win over the Spiders at home since 2009.
Richmond fell in the last minute of the game to rival GW, 57-54, Wednesday at the Smith Center. The Colonials scored four points in the game's last 10 seconds to sneak past the Spiders, ending Richmond's eight-game win-streak in the series. Freshman Bria Powell scored a career-high seven points. The Spiders are led in scoring by King's 13.2 ppg, followed by Rachael Bilney's 11.1 ppg. Becca Wann is leading the team with 66 assists or 2.75 apg. The Spiders are shooting 39 percent from the field, 32 percent from long- range. The Spiders have made 73 percent of their free-throws.
The Spiders own a 12-4 all-time edge in the series with Duquesne. Richmond beat the Dukes, 59-45, last Feb. at the Robins Center thanks to two-sport athlete Becca Wann's double-double (14 pts, 12 rebs) and Rachael Bilney's 13 points. The Spiders' last trip to Pittsburgh was full of drama, as Richmond staged an incredible comeback to overtake Duquesne, 72-58, Jan. 19, 2011. The Spiders found themselves down 18 points early in the second half and pieced together a scoring flurry to topple the Dukes. Richmond is 5-2 all-time in Pittsburgh.
Richmond has its bye week before returning to action Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. against the UMass Minutewomen at the Robins Center.