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Women's Basketball Wraps Up Homestand with UNCW on Thur., Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/12/2014

JMU Women's Basketball
Game 24 - Feb. 13
First Tee of Harrisonburg will be in
attendance at today's game and will
be doing demonstrations on the court
during halftime.


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UNCW logo
(9-0 CAA)
Thursday, Feb. 13 | 7 PM
JMU Convocation Center
(2-8 CAA)
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Game Notes

Where: JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Va. (capacity: 7,156)
General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth.  Purchase tickets here.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Parking: General parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the game day parking page for more details.  Shuttle service is also available for all home games, running from the Rockingham Hall R10 lot to Convocation Center D-Door, and begins one and a half hours prior to game time through one hour after the game concludes.
For more information, please visit the JMU Athletics A-Z Fan Guide by clicking here.
Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

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Jan. 26, 2014 – Wilmington, NC (Trask Coliseum) – James Madison 77, UNCW 41

• The Seahawks are 3-21 overall and 2-8 in CAA competition.  After back-to-back one-point victories over CAA rivals Towson (W, 54-53) and William and Mary (W, 60-59), UNCW hit a five-game losing streak that began with a 77-41 loss to the Dukes on Jan. 26 at Trask Coliseum.

UNCW went 1-13 in non-conference games this season, with the lone win coming against Northern Kentucky (W, 65-62) back in November.
The Seahawks are led by Kelva Atkins who averages 36.8 minutes per game, 14.5 points per game (fifth in CAA), 3.5 assists per game (seventh in CAA), and 2.3 steals per game (third in CAA). In their last meeting with the Dukes, Atkins led the Seahawks with 12 points, six rebounds, and four steals.
Ryan Flowers currently leads the team in rebounds, pulling down 7.2 boards per game.

The Dukes are winners of nine straight after defeating Towson 82-40 at the JMU Convocation Center on Sunday night.  They have won seven straight by at least 24 points, dating back to the five-point win at Towson on Jan. 16 (W, 62-57).
Against the Tigers, junior forward Toia Giggetts (Norfolk, VA./Lake Taylor) dropped a career-high 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field. Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) added 16 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Burkholder was awarded CAA Player of the Week for the fifth time this season after a strong week of play.
Redshirt-senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) continues to stuff the stat sheet this season as she averages 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game alongside 4.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals per outing.
Through Jan. 9, JMU ranked within the top 10 nationally in six statistical categories: fourth in field-goal percentage defense (34.4%), sixth in three point field goal defense (25.1%), seventh in blocked shots per game (6.0), as well as ninth in rebound margin (+10.5), scoring defense (55.7 PPG), and scoring margin (+19.5).
JMU is now receiving votes in both major polls after garnering seven points in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll.  The Dukes have received three points in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the last two weeks.

 *Plans for this game may be altered due to the impending winter storm.  Further updates will be provided on JMUSports.com as they become necessary.*

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