Duquesne Men's Basketball Team Stranded on Pennsylvania Turnpike by Blizzard

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Duquesne Men's Basketball Team Stranded on Pennsylvania Turnpike by Blizzard
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Duquesne men's basketball team was stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a snowstorm Friday night following a victory over George Mason for 30 hours and 24 minutes before the team finally announced it had reached home.

Head coach Jim Ferry sent a text message to Andy Katz of ESPN in the middle of the situation: "We [are] holding up. Bus is warm. Everyone is tired." 

Duquesne Athletics showcased the weather, which had seemingly turned the expressway into a parking lot overnight:

The team was clearly trying to make the best of a tough situation, though:

The game was originally scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday but was moved to 2 p.m. Friday in hopes of avoiding any issues with the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas.

The teams had no problems getting the game in, as Duquesne won 86-75. Micah Mason led the way with 23 points, while L.G. Gill chipped in 18 points and seven rebounds.

ESPN reported the Dukes started their journey home around 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday but couldn't make it back to Pittsburgh from Fairfax, Virginia, before the storm hit.

Either way, it's great news to see the team has finally reached its destination.

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