December 5th, 2012 7:00 pm
This is the 81st edition of the rivalry which started on Jan. 13, 1932 | Pitt leads series 49-31 and Duquesne has not won since 2000.
Opening Line: Pittsburgh -15.5
Available on ESPN 3 / watchespn.com
Duquesne Preview / Notes
Pitt Preview / Notes
Will Graves Associated Press Article
Dejan's Column of crap
Pitt Trib Preview
Duquesne Trib Preview
Inflammatory Article by Post-Gazette Columnist Gene Collier
Yuku Duquesne Preview
Sean Johnson Article
This has been the game of the season for Duquesne for many years. Some fans will balk at this and say the game means less now than it used to. Others still claim the game is the make or break game of every season. One thing is for sure, this is the most watched Duquesne game every season and is the biggest chance for Duquesne to get more fans in Pittsburgh. Last year over 15,000 fans packed the Consol Energy Center. A win would be a game changer in the city's perception of Duquesne.
This is probably the least likely Duquesne team to win, but in today's basketball landscape a win is always possible.
Lets Go Dukes!
Duquesne University will take on the University of Pittsburgh in the annual “City Game” at CONSOL Energy Center in the third consecutive neutral site meeting between the long-time rivals. Last year, Pitt earned an 80-69 victory in front of a record crowd of 15,880, the largest attendance in the history of the City Game series. The game played at CONSOL Energy Center was nationally televised. Pitt leads the all-time City Game Series 49-31.
Duquesne Head Coach Jim Ferry says, “I’m looking forward to being part of a great game in a great arena. With the success of last year’s NCAA tournament games, CONSOL Energy Center proved it is one of the top basketball venues in the country. It’s going to be a great college basketball atmosphere.”
“The Pitt-Duquesne game is always great for the city of Pittsburgh,” Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon said. “There is an amazing history between Pitt and Duquesne in basketball and playing the game at CONSOL Energy Center is an outstanding way to commemorate and promote the series.”