James Madison at Towson
Thursday, Jan. 31 | 7:00 PM | Towson Center
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◊ Tickets: Tickets are $5 for general admission. Please click here for specific information.
◊ Parking: Parking is available in Lots 21 or Lot 13. Please click here for a map of campus.
◊ Where: Towson Center, Towson, Md. (capacity: 5,000)
>> Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)
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1/15/12, JMU Convocation Center: JMU 67, Towson 57
TOWSON SCOUTING REPORT
♦ The Tigers are 7-11 this season, including a 1-6 record when facing Colonial Athletic Association opponents. The lone league win for Towson came against UNCW on Jan. 27 when the Tigers defeated the Seahawks 55-53, snapping a six-game losing streak. Picked to finish ninth (tied with William & Mary), Towson is currently in a tie for last place in CAA standings with George Mason.
♦ Junior guard Tanisha McTiller is the offensive powerhouse of the Tigers' lineup, averaging 17.4 points per game, good for second in the league, and knocking down 79-of-108 shots from the charity stripe. She also leads Towson in rebounds (7.4), assists (3.4) and steals (2.2).
♦ Senior forward Michelle Peebles posted an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double performance in the Tigers' first league victory on Sunday. She is now averaging 9.3 points per game overall and shooting 47.9 percent from the field.
♦ Defensively, redshirt junior Nyree Williams is in charge of ending opponents' shot opportunities. She leads the team in offensive rebounds (3.1) as well as blocked shots (1.3). Her blocked-shots average is good for third-best in the league.
♦ The Dukes are on a season-high five-game winning streak and have won nine of their last 10 games. JMU is 6-1 in conference play, good for a second-place tie in the league standings.
♦ Crowned CAA Player of the Week, junior guard Kirby Burkholder set a new career high on Jan. 27 when she dropped 28 points against Hofstra. She is currently shooting 90.2 percent from the free throw line, tops in the league and 11th-best in the nation.
♦ In a double-honor week for JMU, freshman guard Precious Hall continued her campaign for CAA Rookie of the Year by winning Rookie of the Week honors for the second time in three weeks and third time overall. Over the last two games, Hall averaged 18.0 points per game on 50.0 percent shooting from the floor. Overall, she is averaging 1.3 made shots from beyond the arc, ninth-best in the CAA and the only underclassman in the top 15.
♦ Cleaning the glass has become a key factor for the Dukes' success. They are now averaging 4.5 more rebounds per game than opponents as well as holding a 6.7 advantage over league foes. Sophomore forward Toia Giggetts is helping lead the cause with 4.9 boards per game while sophomore center Crystal Ross is just behind her with 4.6 of her own.