JMU Women's Basketball
Game 23 - Feb. 9
TV Game: CSN-MA, TCN-P
Duke Dog Reading Day 1
*See below for more details*
|Sunday, Feb. 9 | 3 PM
JMU Convocation Center
|Game Notes||Live Stats
MadiZONE HD SportsNet Audio/Video*
*Blackout restrictions apply due to regional TV
coverage on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and
The Comcast Network in Philadelphia*
Where: JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Va. (capacity: 7,156)
Tickets: General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth. Purchase tickets here.
Parking: General parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the game day parking map for more details.
> Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)
> JMU Audio/Video: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free) - Video blackout restrictions apply
THE SPECIFICS – DUKE DOG READING DAY 01
• Sunday is the first of two designated Duke Dog Reading Days (second is March 2 vs. William & Mary).
• Students from 36 local schools participated in the reading program, presented by O’Neill’s Grill, and over 4,000 students met their reading requirements for tickets to the game.
• Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2014 – Towson, Md. (SECU Arena) – James Madison 62, Towson 57
TOWSON SCOUTING REPORT
• The Tigers are 11-11 overall and 5-4 in CAA action. They started the conference slate 2-0 before a 62-57 loss to JMU at home sparked a stretch of four losses in five games. Towson, however, has won its last two games at Northeastern (W, 67-62) and against Hofstra (W, 65-63).
• In January, Tanisha McTiller led the Tigers against the Dukes with 24 points. She is averaging a league-high and team-high 23.3 points in CAA games on 42.0-percent shooting with 6.9 rebounds and a team-high 2.4 steals per game.
• LaTorri Hines-Allen leads Towson in rebounding (8.0) for the season while Dominique Johnson leads the team in assists (4.09). Nyree Williams leads the Tigers in blocked shots (1.62).
• Towson leads the league in offensive rebounds, averaging 16.9 boards on the offensive glass per game. Overall, the Tigers hold a +4.4 rebounding margin on opponents, pulling down 40.8 rebounds per game compared to opponents’ 36.5 rebounds per game.
JMU FAST BREAK
• The Dukes are winners of eight straight after defeating Northeastern 85-57 at the JMU Convocation Center on Friday night. They have won six straight by at least 24 points, dating back to the five-point win at Towson on Jan. 16 (W, 62-57).
• Against the Huskies, sophomore guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) dropped a career-high 26 points. Senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby) poured in a game-high 30 points, sending her over the 1,400-point mark for her career (1,405).
• Four of the Dukes’ starters are averaging double-figure scoring in league play. Burkholder (19.8) and Hall (18.8) are followed closely by junior forward Toia Giggetts (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor) with 12.4 points per game and redshirt-sophomore guard Jazmon Gwathmey (Bealeton, Va./Liberty H.S.) with 11.4 points per game.
• In CAA action, redshirt-senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) is stuffing the stat sheet: 5.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game with team highs of 6.8 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.3 steals per outing.
• Through Jan. 6, JMU ranked within the top 10 in three statistical categories: sixth in blocked shots per game (6.0), sixth in field-goal percentage defense (34.5%) and ninth in rebound margin (+10.5). The Dukes ranked 11th in the nation in scoring margin (+18.0) and three-point field-goal defense (26.2%) as well as 14th in scoring defense (56.4 ppg).