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Game 16 - Jan. 16



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11-4 (1-0 CAA) Thursday, Jan. 14 | 7 PM
SECU Arena (Towson, Md.)
8-7 (2-0 CAA)
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THE BASICS
Where: SECU Arena, Towson, Md. (capacity: 5,200)
Tickets:
General admission tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth/seniors.  Purchase tickets here.

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

> JMU Audio: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
> Towson Video: Towson Sports Network on TowsonTigers.com (free)

LAST MATCH-UP
Mar. 15, 2013 (CAA Quarterfinals) – Upper Marlboro, Md. (The Show Place Arena) – JMU 59, Towson 48

TOWSON SCOUTING REPORT
• The Tigers are on a four-game win-streak, including a 2-0 start to open CAA play.  Overall, they are 8-7 with a 5-2 mark on their home court.
Senior guard Tanisha McTiller leads Towson with 17.6 points per game, second-best in the league to just Kirby Burkholder, whom she shares CAA Player of the Week honors with this week.  McTiller’s 7.9 rebounds and 2.3 steals over 36.0 minutes played per outing also lead the Tigers. 
Sophomore guard Dominique Johnson leads the CAA in free-throw percentage (.886) en route to a team third-best 12.3 points per game.  She also dishes up a team-leading 4.3 assists per outing.  Redshirt-junior forward LaTorri Hines-Allen averages a second-best 15.1 points per game for the Tigers on 41.5-percent shooting from the floor and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Redshirt-senior forward leads the defensive effort with 1.6 blocks per game and 7.9 boards per game.
As a team, Towson holds a +4.5 rebounding margin over opponents, but has a -1.1 deficit in points per game.

JMU FAST BREAK
The Dukes opened their CAA slate with an 87-51 victory over Delaware on Jan. 12, the largest margin-of-victory in the series’ history, and the end to the Blue Hens’ 44-game win-streak against league foes. JMU also jumped up to No. 4 in Graham Hays' ESPN Mid-Major Top-10.
Senior Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) scored a career-high 33 points against Delaware, tying her career high of seven made 3-pointers, en route to a league-best fourth Player of the Week accolade.
Redshirt senior Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) made her 100th-career start on Sunday.  She pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds, adding eight points and seven assists with three steals and two blocks on the afternoon.
Against Delaware, sophomore Angela Mickens (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) tied a career-high assists (8) for the third time on zero turnovers.  As a team, the Dukes picked up 24 assists on 29 made baskets with a season-low nine turnovers. 
JMU leads the CAA in rebounding margin (+10.7), the ninth-best mark in the nation, and rebounding defense (33.3 rpg allowed).  The Dukes are also pulling down a CAA-best 28.2 defensive rebounds per game.  The Tigers, however, lead the CAA in offensive rebounds with 17.3 boards per outing.
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