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Game 19 - Jan. 26
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14-4 (4-0 CAA) Sunday, Jan. 26 | 2 PM
Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, N.C.)

3-16 (2-3 CAA)

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THE BASICS
Where: Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C. (capacity: 6,100)
Tickets:
Tickets can be purchased through the UNCW Ticket office.

Parking: Parking is free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
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)
> UNCW Video: HawkVision on UNCWsports.com

LAST MATCH-UP
Feb. 7, 2013 – Harrisonburg, Va. – JMU 74, UNCW 43

UNCW SCOUTING REPORT
 The Seahawks come into the game having won two straight. Each game was decided by one point with UNCW edging out Towson 54-53 last Sunday and toppling William & Mary 60-59 on Thursday.
 Against the Tribe, freshman forward Ryan Flowers poured in 17 points and snagged 20 rebounds to guide the Seahawks to their third win of the season. This year, Flowers is averaging a team-best 7.2 rebounds to go with six points in 24.3 minutes per outing.
 Guard Kelva Atkins is the Seahawks’ top scorer, averaging 15.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Atkins also leads the team with 64 assists and 45 steals while averaging 5.1 rebounds per game.
 In CAA play, UNCW ranks fifth in the CAA in scoring defense at 61.0 points per game. Opponents are shooting 40.1 percent against them and 32.2 percent from 3-point range. They are third in the league in steals per game, averaging 8.0 per contest.
 The back-to-back one-point victories are the first time in school history that UNCW has defeated consecutive opponents by a single point. It also marked the first time since 2011-12 seasons that the Seahawks have won a pair of one-point games in the same season.

JMU FAST BREAK
 The Dukes improved to 14-4 overall and 4-0 in CAA with a 74-47 dismantling of Drexel on Thursday. All five JMU starters scored in double figures led by a game-high 16 points from sophomore guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School)
 Redshirt senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) contributed a season-high 14 points on a career-best four 3-pointers. She also had seven assists, seven rebounds, three steals and a blocks. Through four games, she leads the CAA in assists (7.8 per game) and blocked shots (2.8/game).
 JMU’s 27-point win over Drexel was the largest margin of victory by either team in the series that dates back to 2002. The previous best had been a 23-point win by the Dukes in Harrisonburg on Feb. 2, 2003. It is the second time in four games that JMU has beaten a CAA opponent by its largest margin, after also doing it to Delaware on Jan. 12.
 In CAA play, the Dukes lead the CAA in scoring offense (75.0 points per game), scoring defense (51.2), scoring margin (+23.8), field goal defense (.335), 3-point field goal percentage (.400), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.213), blocked shots (7.8), steals (11.0) and turnover margin (+6.25).
 Hall made her first two free throws against Drexel to extend her consecutive made free throws streak to 21. It is the ninth-longest streak in school history, surpassing senior guard Kirby Burkholder’s (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) streak of 20 straight (twice).

 

 

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