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:
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The team was clearly trying to make the best of a tough situation, though:
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Nick Foschia: known for three-pointer celebrations, Cleveland sports knowledge, and now snow angels #DUQSurvivor https://t.co/o3g4OgyAhe2016-1-23 04:36:21
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.