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The Assembly Call:
Thanks to an expanded field of 68 teams, the #1-seeded Indiana Hoosiers won’t quite know who they’re facing off against until after the completion of one of the four play-in games (what the NCAA is trying to call the “First Round”) on Wednesday.
The two teams squaring off for the chance to face the Indiana Hoosiers on Friday at 4pm are Long Island University-Brooklyn and James Madison University.
If you don’t know much about these 16-seeded teams, keep reading.
In this preview, I aim to give a breakdown of each team, and then I’ll make a prediction about who the Hoosiers are likely to face.
I make extensive use of the statistic RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) for this article and when comparing teams, so if you need a refresher, visit the Wiki page.
(16) LIU-BROOKLYN BLACKBIRDS
OVERALL: 20-13 (12-6 NEC)
Last tournament appearance: 2012. Lost to Michigan State, 89-67.
KenPom Ranking: 185th
Wins (RPI Top 50): None.
Wins (RPI 51-100): None.
Wins (RPI 101-150): ...
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Imagine that you are your teammates are celebrating your school and its basketball team making it to the big dance for the first time since 1994, and your selection Sunday celebration gets interrupted by a couple of police officers looking for the star player.
No this is not an episode of punked, but events are real. CBSSports.com is reporting that James Madison’s leading scorer...
James Madison coach Matt Brady has suspended scoring and rebounding leader Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the Dukes' NCAA tournament game after Goins was arrested over the weekend.
The school says the suspension for the First Four game against LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday night is in accordance with JMU policy.
Harrisonburg police say Goins was arrested Sunday on charges...
Just days before the NCAA Tourney, Rayshawn Goins, James Madison's leading scorer, was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.
James Madison is making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 19 years.
Leading scorer and rebounder Rayshawn Goins won't make his first appearance until the second half.
Goins was suspended by Dukes coach Matt Brady for the first 20 minutes of the First Four game on Wednesday night against LIU Brooklyn (20-13). Goins was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with...
James Madison waited 19 years between NCAA appearances.
Leading scorer and rebounder Rayshawn Goins will have to wait 20 minutes longer.
Goins was suspended by Dukes coach Matt Brady for the first half of the Dukes' First Four game on Wednesday night against LIU Brooklyn after his arrest over the weekend on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice.
DukesofJMU.com: JMU To Play LIU In First Round, PF Goins Arrested
Rayshawn Goins, the animated senior power forward who helped lead JMU to its first Colonial Athletic Association basketball championship in 19 years, was arrested Sunday night – mere hours after he attended the selection show at the Convo – on charges of obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct, police said...
The James Madison basketball program has waited 19 years to make a return appearance in the NCAA tournament and for JMU's leading scorer Rayshawn Goins it'll take 20 minutes longer.
The senior forward will have to sit out the first half of Tuesday night's game against LIU-Brooklyn after being suspended by coach Matt Brady after Goins was arrested late Saturday night...
James Madison is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994, but the Dukes' leading scorer, Rayshawn Goins, was arrested on Selection Sunday.
Record:20-14, 11-7 CAA
Seed:16-seed in East Region
Coach:Matt Brady, fifth season, first NCAA tournament appearance
Last NCAA tournament appearance:Lost to Florida in first round (1994)
Rayshawn Goins, the Dukes top scorer at 12.7 points per game, has been suspended for the first half of the play-in game against LIU Brooklyn, after he was arrested...
Selection Sunday is coming to a close, so here to take you through it from a JMU perspective is a series of tweets. Dukes!
JMU will play LIU Brooklyn at 6:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
— Ryan Hudson (@ry_hudson) March 17, 2013
7 p.m. Wednesday on truTV (check your local listings) #DancingDukes
— JMU Sports Blog (@JMUsportsblog) March 17, 2013
Game will be held in Dayton, OH. If...
Credit: JMU Athletics Communications
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