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Jazmon Gwathmey had 10 points and seven rebounds at Hofstra.Courtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Women's Basketball Welcomes Towson for CAA Showdown Thursday at 7 p.m.
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/20/2013
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Towson at James Madison
Thursday, Feb. 21 | 7:00 PM |
JMU Convocation Center
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THE BASICS
◊ Tickets: Tickets range in price from $7-10.  Please click here for specific information.  
◊ Parking: Free parking on first-come, first-serve basis.  Please click here for a parking map.
◊ Where: JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Va. (capacity: 7,156)
◊ Multimedia:
>> Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)
>> Audiostream & Videostream: MadiZONE on JMUSports.com (free; requires registration)

LAST MATCH-UP
1/31/13 Towson Center, Towson, Md.:  JMU 75, Towson 61

RED OUT presented by RMH Heart and Vascular Center

Today's Red Out is in honor of American Heart Month and bringing awareness to heart-healthy living.
Approximately 1,500 free red pom pons are available for fans today.  Representatives from Alpha Phi will also be tossing free t-shirts to fans throughout the game.
Free blood pressure screenings are available on the concourse, compliments of RMH Hearth and Vascular Center.
Today's halftime entertainment is the ever-popular Mascot Game presented by Chick-Fil-A of Harrisonburg.


SCOUTING TOWSON
The Tigers are 3-11 in Colonial Athletic Association play after a 69-60 win against Hofstra on Feb. 19. Towson is 1-6 on the road in conference play and sits in 10th place in the league standings.  Towson is 9-16 for the season, including 3-9 on the road. 
Junior guard Tanisha McTiller leads the squad in scoring (18.0) over a team-high 36.4 minutes each outing, the second highest average in the conference, adding in 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals.  Freshman guard Dominique Johnson is second on the team with 9.4 points per game and averages 3.2 assists with 2.1 steals over her 17 games of action.
Redshirt junior forward Nyree Williams protects the interior for the Tigers with a team-leading 7.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game (third-most in the CAA). 
Towson currently posts a -7.6 scoring margin, putting up 55.6 points per game while allowing 63.2 by opponents.  The Tigers also hold a -3.1 turnover margin, giving the ball up 18.6 times per outing compared to opponents' 15.5 turnovers.

JMU FAST BREAK
The Dukes are 11-2 in league play and sit in second place in the CAA standings.  They are 2.5 games behind #18 Delaware and a full game ahead of Drexel.  Overall, JMU has won 14 of its last 16 games to improve its season record to 17-8.
Senior guard Tarik Hislop earned CAA Player of the Week honors following her performances at ODU and Hofstra.  For the week, she averaged 23.0 points per game and 4.0 assists over 39.5 minutes played each outing.  She shot 43.9 percent from the floor and 75.0 percent from the free throw line.
Since falling to #18 Delaware, the Dukes have hit the gas on the court, particularly on the interior.  Sophomore Toia Giggetts posted an average double-double last week, dropping 10.5 points and grabbing 13.0 rebounds per game.  Redshirt freshman guard Jazmon Gwathmey joined in with 9.5 points, 2.0 blocks and 7.0 boards while redshirt senior forward Kanita Shepherd pulled in 8.5 boards.
Freshman Precious Hall continued to improve this week, knocking down 90.9 percent of her shots from the charity stripe to boast her scoring average over the last two games to 10.5 while committing 3.5 thefts per night.  On the season, Hall averages 9.2 points per outing with 86.9 percent shooting from the line and makes 1.3 steals.
Over the last two games, JMU has averaged 54.5 rebounds per game with a +13.5 rebounding margin.  The Dukes posted nearly 12 more rebounds in each game last week than they are averaging for the season (42.7) and nearly tripled their average rebounding margin (+5.4).

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