The Dukes of James Madison University hit 8-of-23 from distance (34.8 percent) to advance past LIU-Brooklyn on Wednesday night 68-55. The Blackbirds played a healthy amount of zone in the game and it allowed JMU all those looks from distance, as they moved the ball around and found open shooters on the perimeter. Indiana is unlikely to throw much, if any, zone at JMU. Still, the...
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...
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.
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...
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March 19, 2013
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 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...
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March 18, 2013
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Selection Sunday is a day in which many college basketball teams sit and wait to see where and if they will be playing in the NCAA tournament. For James Madison, the news of making it back to the tournament since 1994 came with some bad news.
Senior forward Rayshawn Goins, who played a big part in the Dukes’ 70-57 win over Northeastern in the CAA title game, was...
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...
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...
Just days before the NCAA Tourney, Rayshawn Goins, James Madison's leading scorer, was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.
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...
A.J. Davis scored 26 points and James Madison put together an early 23-1 run before holding off a furious rally to beat Northeastern 70-57 on Monday night in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game.
Rayshawn Goins added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the third-seeded Dukes (20-14), who won their conference tournament for the first time to earn their first berth in the...
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March 11, 2013
Devon Moore scored 19 points and Rayshawn Goins posted a double-double to help James Madison complete the season sweep of UNC Wilmington, defeating the Seahawks 63-56 Monday in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Goins and Andre Nation each finished with 11 points. Goins added 12 boards for James Madison, which tallied a 42-30 rebounding advantage.
Enoch Hood broke open a 42-42...
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January 28, 2013
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The night of February 20, 2011 was supposed to be a turning point for the James Madison basketball program.
Prior to head coach Matt Brady’s arrival in Harrisonburg, the Dukes had muddled for more than a decade since their glory years in the 1990s. Lefty Driesell stalked the sidelines those days, shaking his fist towards a sold out and rollicking...