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Women's Basketball Travels to Drexel on Sunday for 5:30 p.m. TV Game
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Game 25 - Feb. 16
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20-4
(10-0 CAA)
Sunday, Feb. 16 | 5:30 PM
Daskalakis Athletic Center
12-11
(7-3 CAA)
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Game Notes

THE BASICS
Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (capacity: 2,509)
Tickets:
General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for youth.  Purchase tickets here.

Parking: Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Drexel Garage for $8. Please see the game day parking page for more details. 
Multimedia:
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Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

> JMU Audio/Video: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
> Television: CSN-MA, CSN-P, CSS

LAST MATCH-UP
Jan. 23, 2014 – Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Convocation Center) – JMU 74, Drexel 47

DREXEL SCOUTING REPORT
• The Dragons are 12-11 overall and 7-3 in CAA play after a 60-43 win at Towson on Friday afternoon. They are currently tied with Delaware in second place in the CAA standings.

• Sophomore guard Rachel Pearson leads the team in scoring, averaging 11.3 points per game.  She is second on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.6 boards per outing.
• Senior guard Fiona Flanagan is first on the team in rebounds with 6.1 per game, including a team-high 2.0 offensive rebounds per game.
• Drexel is scoring 59.3 points per game and only allowing opponents to score 55.3 points per game to hold a +4.0 scoring margin.  On the boards, however, the Dragons are at a -1.6 rebounding margin as they pull down 35.3 rebounds per game compared to opponents' 36.9 rebounds per game.

Nationally, Drexel ranks third in turnovers per game (11.5), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.38) and 10th in scoring defense (55.9 ppg). 

JMU FAST BREAK
• The Dukes won their 10th straight on Friday with a 92-43 victory over visiting UNCW, clinching their ninth consecutive 20+ win season.  The 10-game win-streak is their longest in CAA play since a 13-game streak in 2010-11.
• Junior forward Toia Giggetts (Norfolk, VA./Lake Taylor) scored in double digits for the 15th consecutive game when she posted 16 points against the Seahawks, tying sophomore guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) for game-high honors.  The duo paced six Dukes in double figures.  All 10 Dukes who saw action scored, including a career-first made 3-pointer from freshman guard Amani Tatum (Cambria Heights, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy).
• The 49-point margin-of-victory over UNCW was JMU's largest this season and tied for 10th-largest all-time (93-44 vs. Georgia Southern, Dec. 31, 2012).  The Dukes are winning CAA games by an average of 30.7 points.  They are also the only team to have three players among the top 10 scorers in the conference (3rd-senior guard Kirby Burkholder (Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby), 8th-Hall, 10th-Giggetts).
• Through Jan. 9, JMU ranked within the top 10 nationally in six statistical categories: fourth in field-goal percentage defense (34.4%), sixth in three point field goal defense (25.1%), seventh in blocked shots per game (6.0), as well as ninth in rebound margin (+10.5), scoring defense (55.7 PPG), and scoring margin (+19.5).
• JMU is now receiving votes in both major polls after picking up seven points in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll and staying steady at three points in the latest AP Top 25 poll.  At ESPN, the Dukes are up to No. 2 in Graham Hays’ Top 10 Mid-Major schools and a projected No. 7 seed in Charlie Crème’s last Bracketology.

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