JMU Women's Basketball
Game 28 - Feb. 27
|Thursday, Feb. 27 | 11:30 AM
|Game Notes||Live Stats | MadiZONE HD SportsNet Audio |
Charleston Sports Network
Where: TD Arena, Charleston, S.C. (capacity: 5,100)
Tickets: Thursday’s game is Education Day and is free of charge. For more information, click here.
Parking: 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
CHARLESTON SCOUTING REPORT
• 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.
JMU FAST BREAK
• 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.