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Not only did JMU get into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 19 years, but now they have their first NCAA Tournament win in 30 years. This is fun.
Freshman Andre Nation was a beast, putting up 14, seven and five (blocks!), and 25-year-old senior A.J. Davis was A.J. Davis, scoring 20 from inside and out as the Dukes mostly led LIU wire-to-wire. Their reward? No. 1-seeded Indiana in Dayton at 4:10 ET on Friday.
But let’s remember this one. The game was on national TV (well, truTV) and called by Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, which was odd. The opponent was from the same conference as Robert Morris, which knocked off Kentucky in the NIT. And JMU looked superior, with size, athleticism and poise, despite a lot of what Kellogg describes as “jaw-jackin’.” Plus, it was fun hearing Nantz award victory to “the Dukes of the Shenandoah Valley.”
You could say, so what, it’s a “First Four” game, whatever that is. Or you could say, JMU WON AN NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME. I choose the latter, and it...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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.
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...
A.J. Davis, who stepped in as a starter because James Madison's
leading scorer was suspended for a half, led the way with 20 points
as the Dukes beat LIU Brooklyn 68-55 on Wednesday night in the
Andre Nation hung his head and the freshman sniffled.
It was tough to talk about James Madison's season, and the bond he developed with his teammates. The Dukes made the NCAA field for the first time in 19 years and earlier this week won their first tournament game in 30 years.
They wanted more.
Then they ran into Indiana.
Unable to deal with the top-seeded Hoosiers'...
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A.J. Davis, who stepped in as a starter because James Madison's leading scorer was suspended for a half, led the way with 20 points as the Dukes beat LIU Brooklyn 68-55 on Wednesday night in the First Four.
The Dukes (21-14) advance to meet top-seeded Indiana (27-6) on Friday night at the same University of Dayton Arena.
James Madison was without suspended...
If you were able to locate TruTV through your local cable provider Wednesday night, you would’ve seen an early contender for dunk of the tournament from LIU Brooklyn’s Jamal Olasewere over James Madison’s Andre Nation.
The only bad part of this video is Clark Kellog’s use of the word “skosh.”
I would also like to thank CBS for giving substance to my rant from the latest...
As any college basketball fan will tell you, there’s a certain fondness for that first Thursday morning of the NCAA tournament — it’s the Christmas of college hoops. Brackets are still pristine, all 64 teams remain, and the excitement is palpable.
Cinderellas will emerge, hearts will be broken, and just one team will emerge victorious when it’s all said and done.
Indiana tips off the NCAA Tournament on Friday as a No. 1 seed for the first time since 1993. The Hoosiers will play the James Madison Dukes, champions of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Dukes advanced to the second round of the tournament with a 68-55 win over LIU-Brooklyn on Wednesday night.
The game will be broadcast on TBS at approximately 4:10 p.m. ET with Jim Nantz,...