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Women's Basketball Travels South for Early Game at College of Charleston
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/26/2014

JMU Women's Basketball
Game 28 - Feb. 27



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(13-0 CAA)
Thursday, Feb. 27 | 11:30 AM
TD Arena
(7-6 CAA)
Game Notes Live Stats | MadiZONE HD SportsNet Audio |
Charleston Sports Network

Game Notes

TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. (capacity: 5,100)
Thursday’s game is Education Day and is free of charge. For more information, click here.
There are several parking garages in and around TD Arena recommended by the College of Charleston. For a parking map, click here. 
Local Radio:
WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)
JMU Audio:
MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
College of Charleston Sports Network Video:
Available through CofCSports.com or by clicking here.

Jan. 31, 2014 – Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Convcoation Center) – James Madison 92, Charleston 59

The Cougars moved into a tie for third place in the CAA with a 67-53 win at UNCW last Thursday. They have been off for nearly a week, heading into Thursday’s contest with the Dukes.

• Senior guard Afreyea Tolbert scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead three Cougars in double figures against UNCW. This season, Tolbert is averaging a team-best 14.2 points per contest on 30.0-percent shooting. She is hitting 25.0-percert of her 3-point attempts.
• Junior Mikaela Hopkins had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Seahawks. She also had a career-high nine blocks, tying for the fourth-best outing in CAA history.
• Charleston ranks in the top 50 in the country in turnover margin, leading the CAA with a 3.35-to-1 margin in turnovers to assists while also ranking 48th in the nation in steals per game (9.6 per contest). Senior Jillian Brown leads the way in both categories, averaging a team-best 1.92 steals per contest and leading the CAA in assists at 5.2 per game.

• The Dukes won their 13th consecutive game on Sunday against Hofstra, improving to 23-4 and 13-0 in the CAA. The winning streak is the sixth-longest active winning streak in the nation and has allowed JMU to clinch the outright Colonial Athletic Association Championship with three games to play.
• JMU ranks first in the nation in three-point percentage defense, holding its opponents to 24.0-percent from downtown this season. In conference games, Madison is limiting its foes to 18.5-percent shooting from three.
• Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) averaged a double-double last week on her way to being named the CAA co-Player of the Week. Burkholder’s 47 points in two games moved her into a tie for seventh on the school’s all-time scoring chart while her 25 rebounds moved her into fourth on the program’s all-time chart.
• Redshirt senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) will move into a tie for first on JMU’s all-time games played list if she plays in Thursday’s game at Charleston.
• JMU’s all-time games played list if she plays in Thursday’s game at Charleston.
Madison’s current six-game road winning streak is tied for the 10th-longest in the nation and has helped it build the third best road record in the country at 10-1.

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