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Men’s Basketball Visits Philly for Sunday Primetime TV Game at Drexel
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:02/08/2013

James Madison can complete its third sweep of the season when it takes on the Drexel Dragons in Philadelphia on Sunday night with a 7 p.m. tip on Comcast SportsNet.

The Dukes, who haven't left the state of Virginia since a January 28 game at UNCW, are coming off a three-game home stand. They've won six of their last nine contests, including a 51-43 victory over Drexel on January 12.

In the last meeting between the Dukes (14-11, 8-4 CAA) and Dragons (9-14, 5-6 CAA), JMU used a late 10-0 run to open the game up after the score was tied at 38 apiece. Redshirt senior guard Devon Moore was primarily responsible, netting a jumper and three foul shots to account for half of the team's 10-point spree. Both teams were shorthanded in the last matchup with JMU missing Andrey Semenov, Charles Cooke and Andre Nation while Drexel was without Chris Fouch, Damion Lee and Darryl McCoy.

Moore has been hot lately, shooting 21-of-36 (58.3 percent) from the floor in his last three healthy games. He has averaged 20 points per game in each of those contests. Moore also tied a career-high with 12 assists in Wednesday night's game against William and Mary. He scored 17 points as well, marking the second double-double of his career and first of the 2012-13 season.

Redshirt senior guard A.J. Davis had a big game on Wednesday as well, outshining a hot-shooting Tribe squad from long distance en route to 27 points. Davis sank seven of his 10 three-point attempts. He is one of only two Division I players this season to score at least 25 points and shoot at least 70% from downtown after not starting the game.

The Dragons have lost two straight games and three of their last four, including a 78-66 home loss to Old Dominion on Wednesday. Drexel was selected as the preseason pick to win the Colonial Athletic Association, but injuries have held it back. Among them, senior guard Chris Fouch, who has averaged double digit scoring each year of his career, fractured his ankle in November and has missed nearly all of the season. In his stead, sophomore guard Damion Lee and junior guard Frantz Massenat anchor the Dragon's backcourt. They contribute a combined 31.2 points per game.

JMU won its last road game 63-56 at UNCW but is just 2-7 in road contests this season.

The Dukes will have all but one game (home vs. Georgia State Feb. 23) televised during the remainder of the season.

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