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Game 26 - Feb. 20



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JAMES MADISON
at
DELAWARE

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21-4
(11-0 CAA)
Thursday, Feb. 20 | 7 PM
Bob Carpenter Center
17-6
(9-3 CAA)
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THE BASICS

Where: Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. (capacity: 5,000)
Tickets:
Chair-back seating is available for $8-$12 and bench seating is available for $5. Click here to purchase tickets.

Parking: General parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the game day central page for more details. 
Multimedia:
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Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

> JMU Audio: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
> UD Video: BlueHens.com, simulcast through JMUSports.com

LAST MATCH-UP

Jan. 12, 2014 – Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Convocation Center) – James Madison 87, Delaware 51

DELAWARE SCOUTING REPORT
• The Blue Hens are in sole possession of second place in the CAA standings after a 55-50 win at Drexel on Tuesday night, stretching their win streak to six games.  Delaware boasts a 9-3 record in league action and a 17-6 record overall.
Senior Kelsey Buchanan leads the Blue Hens in scoring (18.3 ppg), rebounding (8.7 rpg), shooting at the free throw line (.807) and blocking (0.8 bpg).  Buchanan tops the CAA in offensive rebounds this season, pulling down 3.9 boards per game off the offensive glass.
Sophomore Courtni Green is Delaware’s behind-the-arc weapon as she shoots 37.3 percent (41-of-110) from 3-point range, averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers per outing.
Delaware ranks 20th in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to score on 35.5 percent of shot attempts.  The Blue Hens also rank 22nd in the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, allowing opponents to score on just 27.4 percent of 3-point shot attempts.

JMU FAST BREAK
The Dukes have earned 11 straight wins after a 69-58 victory at Drexel on Feb. 16.  They shot 54.3 percent from the floor, including 53.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Junior Toia Giggetts (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) scored 10 points against the Dragons, marking her 16th-consecutive game in double figures.  The stretch is tied for 10th longest on the JMU all-time chart.
This season, the Dukes have had just five games without at least three players scoring in double figures.  Ten players have scored in double figures at least once in 2013-14.
Senior Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) is ranked 12th in the nation in 3-point field goals per game as she sinks 3.08 shots from long range per outing. With 258 made 3-pointers in her time with the purple & gold, she is second on the JMU career 3-pointers chart as well as eighth on the CAA career 3-pointers chart.
Redshirt senior Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) moved up to 19th in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.62). She currently ranks 10th on JMU’s career assists chart with 320.
JMU ranks fifth in the nation in 3-point field-goal defense, allowing opponents to score on just 24.9 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. 
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