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Women's Basketball Opens Conference Play vs. Delaware Sunday
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JAMES MADISON 
vs.
 
DELAWARE

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10-4
(0-0 CAA)
Thursday, Jan. 2 | 2 PM
Carmichael Arena (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
10-3
(2-0 CAA)
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 Game Notes

THE BASICS
Where:
JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Va. (capacity: 7,156)
Tickets:
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 game day parking map for more details.
Multimedia:
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Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

> JMU Audio/Video: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
> Delaware Audio: 1290 The Ticket

LAST MATCH-UP
Feb. 24, 2013 – Newark, Del. (Bob Carpenter Center) – Delaware 61, JMU 60

DELAWARE SCOUTING REPORT
• The Blue Hens come in to Sunday’s game having won four of their last five to improve their record to 10-3 on the season. That start includes a 3-1 record in true road games and a 7-1 mark overall away from home.
• UD has opened up Colonial Athletic Association play with wins over Hofstra and at William & Mary to improve its conference winning streak to 44 consecutive games. The last time Delaware lost to a CAA foe was the 2011 CAA Championship game against JMU.
• Senior center Kelsey Buchanan is the reigning CAA Player of the Week and leads the Blue Hens with 17.6 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. She is the only player averaging double figures for her team, but Delaware does have five players averaging between 6.6 and 9.4 points per game.
• UD has won the last three meetings against JMU, including sweeping the season series last year. Prior to that JMU had won six straight against Delaware, but now trails in the all-time series 13-12.

JMU FAST BREAK
• The Dukes return to the court following a 10-day layoff. They last played on Jan. 2 at 10th-ranked North Carolina, hard-fought 74-71 loss at Carmichael Arena. Sophomore guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) led the team with 18 points and three steals while junior forward Toia Giggetts (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) dropped in a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
• Sunday’s game should be the 100th career start for redshirt senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby). She ranks tied for 23rd in the country among active players in career starts.
• Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) needs one more rebound to tie for 10th on JMU’s career rebounding list. Katherine Johnson (1974-77) is currently 10th on the list with 739 while Newman ranks ninth with 742.
• The Dukes rank 10th in the nation and first in the CAA in rebounding margin with a +11.9 advantage on the glass. Burkholder is fourth in the CAA and 159th in the country, pulling down 8.0 boards per game.

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