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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 on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. That puts even more pressure in the first half on guard A.J. Davis along with his cousin Devon Moore, who is averaging 11.6 ppg -- if James Madison is going to earn its first tourney win since 1983 and earn a date with No. 1 seed Indiana. Davis, a 25-year-old transfer from Wyoming, is second on the team at 12.7 ppg but over the last 10 has dropped in 20.5 per.
The Blackbirds are one of the nations highest-scoring teams, averaging 79.5 per game, which ranks fifth in Division I, so without Goins on the floor early, it may be tough for the Dukes to keep up. But if they can stay close minus their top scoring threat -- and their rebounding leader at 7.4 a game -- he could provide a major lift once hes made available after halftime and allow James Madison to slow the pace. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound wing has nine double-doubles on the season, including 14 points and 13 rebounds in the CAA title game, though he was shaky down the stretch with six points or less in four of the last six overall.
As previously stated, LIU Brooklyn scores at a breakneck pace and it does it behind a veteran core. Jamal Olasewere, a 6-7, 225-pound forward, was the NEC Player of the Year after averaging 18.9 points and 8. 5 rebounds and the Blackbirds have another capable big in 6-7, 230-pound forward Julian Boyd, along with guards C.J. Garner (16.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per) and Jason Brickman, who leads the nation with 8.5 assists per game and has committed just 131 turnovers. If the Dukes allow this group to set the tone early, it could turn into a long night for James Madison.
Did You Know
The Dukes are the first team other than VCU, Old Dominion, George Mason or North Carolina-Wilmington to represent the CAA as conference champs in this tourney since Richmond in 1998.
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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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Credit: JMU Athletics Communications
Two more teams will clinch their bids in the NCAA Tournament’s proper field of 64 tonight at UD Arena, and we’re hoping to name at least one of them here. That didn’t happen on Tuesday. Liberty and Middle Tennessee State, we hardly knew ye. Thanks for getting us off to an 0-for-2 start this year and reminding us why this is the greatest...
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,...