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Duquesne Dukes men’s basketball team stranded on their boss on PA Turnpike

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The Duquesne men’s basketball team is currently stuck in Winter Storm Jonas on the highway in Pennsylvania. They’ve been stuck on the same PA Turnpike since 9:15 pm EST last night.

The Dukes were traveling back home to Pittsburgh after playing at George Mason Patriots at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The 13-7 Duquesne won 86-75 over the home team.

Micah Mason led the Dukes with 23 points. He was one of three players, who were in double figures in the game.

According to head coach Jim Ferry, there’s been a road closure, which has caused the basketball team to be stuck on the bus with no traffic flowing. This just happened to come after his 300th career win.

When Ferry was on SportsCenter, he said that this is nothing new to his team, especially his two cancer survivors on the team.

The Pennsylvania National Guard is reportedly helping get the team and the other drivers off the the PA Turnpike.

The official Duquesne Athletic Twitter account said the bus is stopped in at least 18 inches of snow.

The players and coaches are trying different things to keep their minds off of being stuck. A player was photographed doing a snow angel next to the bus.

In addition, another photo was taken of a few players acting like they were pushing the bus to give it a go forward.

The Duquesne men’s basketball twitter account says that they are “safe on warm bus.”

That account also asked people to vote on a #DUQSurvivor with what player would they vote off the bus. The players that they asked people to vote on were Nick Foschia, Josh Steel, Darius Lewis and Max Heinauer.

The bus is stuck in between Bedford and Somerset. That Tweet got a reply from ESPN SportsCenter’s Linda Cohn, who said “Wow. Be Safe. Hope there is food.”

According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, they left Virginia at 4:30 pm EST on Friday.

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