|RMU, Duquesne Renew Crosstown Rivalry Sunday|
The Robert Morris University women's basketball team hosts crosstown rival Duquesne University in a 1:00 p.m. matinee this Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Charles L. Sewall Center. The Colonials will be looking for their first victory of the season and to avenge a three-point setback to the Dukes last year. Duquesne has won four consecutive games and sit 5-1 on the season.
Robert Morris and Duquesne have played 39 times with the Colonials holding a 13-26 record in those games. The Dukes have won four of the last five meetings, the last RMU victory coming via 69-61 margin in 2009. Robert Morris is 8-6 at home against Duquesne.
Spanou, Gailite Leaving Their Marks in Record Book
Junior forward Artemis Spanou and senior Anna Gailite have left their marks on the RMU career record lits. Spanou is the 11th player in team history to reach both 1,000 career points and collect 500 career rebounds. Gailite is now second all-time at Robert Morris with 119 career blocks. Gailite is averaging 2.0 blocks this season while Spanou is dropping 16.4 points and grabbing 12.0 rebounds per contest.
Robert Morris is in the midst of a four-game road swing and an extended portion of the Colonials schedule that will see the team play eight of 10 games away from the Charles L. Sewall Center between now and the turn of the calendars. During that span, RMU will travel 6,644 miles. The longest trip is the the 858-mile journey to Minnesota while the shortest is 94 miles to Kent State.
The contributions of the Colonials European-born players cannot be overlooked. Three of five starters and five of the team's 10 players were born on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean (junior forward Jolie Olingende is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Those European players are accounting for 74 percent of the team's scoring (39.5 points per game).