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Redshirt senior Nikki NewmanCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Women's Basketball Hosts Virginia in Home Opener, 7 p.m. Tip-Off
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JMU Convocation Center
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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.

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

>JMU Audio/Video: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
>Virginia Audio: Cavaliers Live

Nov. 11, 2012 – JPG Arena, Charlottesville, Va. – Virginia 78, JMU 57

•The Cavaliers finished the 2012-13 season with a 16-14 overall record, including 8-4 against non-conference opponents, and a sixth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
•Virginia has won its last eight season openers, including last year’s 78-57 win over JMU.
•The top two leading scorers from 2012-13 return as seniors Ataira Franklin and Kelsey Wolfe look to lead the Cavaliers in their final season.  Franklin, a preseason All-ACC honoree, posted 14.3 points per game last year while Wolfe tallied 10.6 points per game.
•ESPN’s ninth-ranked freshman class will make its collegiate debut against the Dukes: Amanda Fioravanti, Breyana Mason, Tiffany Suarez and Sydney Umeri.

•JMU is already making noise in the polls, scoring a 14th-place ranking in the Mid-Major Top-25 and an eighth-place ranking in ESPN’s top-10 mid-majors.  The Dukes also garnered a vote in the AP Top-25 poll, their first vote in the AP poll since March 14, 2011.
•The Dukes return over 67 percent of their scoring from 2012-13.  While Tarik Hislop graduated her 16.4 points per game, senior Kirby Burkholder (15.0 ppg) and sophomore Precious Hall (9.6 ppg) return to the JMU line-up for 2013-14.
•Last season, Burkholder dropped 25 points at Virginia, including a 7-of-13 performance from 3-point range.  Hall, redshirt sophomore Jazmon Gwathmey and sophomore Destiny Jones each scored their first career points in Charlottesville, Va., as well.
•On the defensive end, JMU welcomes back redshirt senior Nikki Newman after she was sidelined through most of 2012-13 due to injury.  She’ll work with Gwathmey and redshirt junior Lauren Okafor to keep the lane clear and the glass clean.
•In the Nov. 9, 2012 game at Virginia, the Cavaliers outscored the Dukes 48-6 in the paint and 12-0 on fast-break opportunities.  JMU, however, led the way in 2nd-chance points (11-10).
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