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Redshirt freshman Jazmon Gwathmey grabbed a career-high 10 rebs Dec. 31 vs. GeorgiaCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Women's Basketball Heads South for CAA Opener at UNCW on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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James Madison at UNCW
Sunday, Jan. 6 | 2:00 PM |
Trask Coliseum
Live Stats | JMU Audiostream | UNCW Videostream

THE BASICS
◊ Tickets: Tickets are $6 for general admission.  Please click here for specific information.
◊ Parking: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please click here for a map of campus with possible parking options near the venue.
◊ Where: Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C. (capacity: 5,500)
◊ Multimedia:
  
>> Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)
  
>> JMU Audiostream: MadiZONE on JMUSports.com (free; requires registration)
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UNCW Videostream: Hawk Vision on UNCWsports.com (subscription-based service; one-game for $4.95)

LAST MATCH-UP
2/16/12, JMU Convocation Center: JMU 63, UNCW 52


UNCW SCOUTING REPORT
The Seahawks were chosen to finish seventh in the Colonial Athletic Association by the league's head coaches prior to the season tip-off.  UNCW is currently 1-10 with its only victory coming on Nov. 28 against North Carolina Central, 59-45.  The Seahawks have only played at home four times this season leading into Sunday's CAA-opener.
JMU is 49-9 against the Seahawks all-time, which includes three consecutive wins and an 11-2 record over the last eight seasons.
Redshirt junior guard Jessica Freeman leads UNCW in scoring (10.8), steals (2.0) and assists (2.6).  She also has a team-leading 14 made baskets from beyond the arc.
Senior forward Karneshia Garrett is third for the Seahawks in points per game with 9.1.  She leads the team with 12.3 rebounds per game and has converted 29 of her 47 trips to the charity stripe.

JMU FAST BREAK
The Dukes will hit the road after a rare three-game home stand over the holiday break and will open CAA play in Wilmington.  JMU won the last three games of 2012 to move to 6-6 on the season.  Over the three-game slate, the Dukes won by an average of 39.7 points.  Two of those victories rank in the top-10 largest margins of victory at JMU (54-point win over Maine, 88-34; 49-point win over Georgia Southern, 93-44).
Sunday afternoon's game will mark the opening of CAA play for JMU.  JMU has won the last two season openers and is 3-0 against UNCW when opening against the Seahawks, dating back to Jan. 9, 1988.
On New Year's Eve, junior guard Kirby Burkholder dropped a career-high 27 points against Georgia Southern and 18 of those points came off 3-pointers.  She is second on the team in points (14.9), but leads in steals (2.1) and rebounds (7.6).  Her 88.6 percent free-throw percentage leads JMU as well as the CAA and ranks 21st nationally.
Redshirt freshman guard Jazmon Gwathmey grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against Georgia Southern to improve her season average to 4.1 per game.
Senior guard Tarik Hislop leads the Dukes with 16.8 points per game.  She is also averaging a team-leading 3.1 assists per game, and her 37 this season have moved her into ninth all-time on the JMU assists leaderboard (303).


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