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Duke Dances into Sweet 16 with 93-55 Victory over JMU



Duke Dances into Sweet 16 with 93-55 Victory over JMU

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Behind a record-setting eight 3-pointers from Jared McCain, the Duke males’s basketball workforce defeated James Madison, 93-55, within the 2024 NCAA Match Second Spherical on Sunday evening, advancing to the Candy 16. McCain completed with 30 complete factors and was joined in double-figures by Tyrese Proctor, Jeremy Roach and Kyle Filipowski, who scored 18, 15 and 14, respectively.


  • Duke opened the scoring from past the arc, as Jared McCain drilled a 3-pointer on the primary possession of the sport. A pull-up jumper from Jeremy Roach and a dunk by Kyle Filipowski put the Blue Devils forward early, 7-2. Duke remained in entrance, 12-4, on the first timeout of the half courtesy of McCain’s second 3-pointer of the opening minutes.
  • McCain remained scorching from deep out of the break, nailing a nook 3-pointer to offer Duke its first double-digit lead of the sport, 15-5. Again-to-back triples by Tyrese Proctor prolonged the Blue Devils’ benefit to 12, 21-9, because the clock ticked underneath 12 minutes and McCain canned his fourth from distance on the following possession, forcing a JMU timeout.
  • A fifth 3-pointer from McCain tied the Duke freshman NCAA Match document for made 3-pointers, placing the Blue Devils in entrance, 31-16, with simply over seven minutes remaining earlier than halftime. Duke’s protection held JMU and not using a made discipline aim for 3 minutes and continued to increase its lead, stepping into entrance 40-19 with a Filipowski layup – triggering JMU’s second timeout of the primary half.
  • A seventh 3-pointer by McCain tied the 3-pointer program document in an NCAA Match recreation proper out of halftime and Filipowski transformed a three-point-play to make it a 26-point recreation, 53-27.
  • McCain scored his thirtieth level from past the arc whereas concurrently setting a brand new Duke program document for 3-pointers made within the NCAA Match. Proctor made his fourth 3-pointer of the evening and Roach drilled his first 3-pointer on Duke’s subsequent possession, to place Duke forward by 27, 74-46, with slightly below 10 minutes remaining.
  • Sean Stewart slammed dwelling two alley-oop dunks and TJ Energy made a nook 3-pointer, giving Duke a 90-53 lead on the last media timeout, as Duke went on to shut out the 93-55 victory.


  • With the NCAA Match second-round win over James Madison, Duke advances to its twenty ninth Candy 16 and first underneath second-year head coach Jon Scheyer.
  • Previously 25 NCAA Tournaments, Duke has superior to the Candy 16 in 19 of them.
  • The Blue Devils made a season-high 14 3-pointers on 28 makes an attempt, draining at the least half of their photographs from lengthy distance for the sixth time this season.
  • Duke’s 93 factors matches probably the most by the Blue Devils within the NCAA Match since a 93-85 first-round win over UNC-Wilmington on March 17, 2016.
  • The 93 factors in opposition to JMU are the third-most scored by Duke this season, and probably the most for the reason that Blue Devils beat Queens, 106-69, on Dec. 30, 2023. That time complete can be probably the most allowed by JMU in a regulation recreation this season.
  • The Blue Devils’ 38-point triumph is the most important margin of victory in an NCAA Match second-round contest since a 97-56 win over Tulsa on March 14, 1999.
  • Duke’s protection held JMU to 55 factors, matching a season-low by the Dukes and 29.0 beneath its season common of 84.0. The Blue Devils have held 29 of their 34 opponents to beneath their respective scoring common.
  • The Blue Devils distributed 22 assists on 33 made discipline targets, marking the sixth time within the 2023-24 marketing campaign tor register 20-plus helpers.
  • Duke turned the ball over simply six occasions in comparison with JMU’s 14 miscues, leading to a 24-4 benefit for the Blue Devils in points-off-turnovers.
  • The Blue Devils’ disruptive protection amassed a season-best 12 steals.
  • The Blue Devils transfer to 121-40 (.752) all-time within the NCAA Match, the perfect profitable share in event historical past by a workforce with a minimal of 20 video games performed.
  • Jared McCain made eight 3-pointers, together with his first six within the opening 20 minutes, setting a brand new Duke document for made 3-pointers within the NCAA Match, bettering the usual of seven triples by Quinn Cook dinner in opposition to Mercer on March 21, 2014.
  • McCain grew to become simply the second Duke freshman to attain 30 or extra factors in an NCAA Match recreation. Zion Williamson holds this system’s NCAA Match freshman scoring document with 32 factors in opposition to UCF on March 22, 2019.
  • McCain’s 22 first-half factors are probably the most by any participant to date within the 2024 NCAA Match.
  • McCain matched the Duke freshman document of 3-pointers made, which he set earlier this season at Florida State.
  • McCain didn’t commit a turnover, changing into the primary freshman for the reason that NCAA Match expanded to 64 groups in 1985 to attain at the least 30 factors with no turnovers.
  • Tyrese Proctor added 4 3-pointers of his personal en path to 18 complete factors.
  • When Proctor makes at the least three from past the arc, Duke is now 13-1.
  • Jeremy Roach scored 15 factors on 5-of-8 capturing, whereas additionally dishing a team-high six assists and committing zero turnovers.
  • Kyle Filipowski additionally tallied double-digits, ending with 14 factors – his third recreation in double-figures within the final 4 contests, whereas including 5 rebounds, 4 assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
  • Mark Mitchell collected 5 rebounds, 4 assists and a team-best three steals.
  • Ryan Younger and Sean Stewart got here off the Duke bench to seize a team-high six rebounds every.


  • “Actually happy with these guys and happy with our workforce. James Madison, you are taking part in a workforce that is had three losses the entire yr and so they had a extremely spectacular efficiency in opposition to Wisconsin. And I do not know if we anticipated this, however I simply thought our guys got here out with such an ideal competitiveness and so they have been clearly able to play. Not simply able to play. It’s important to be able to compete in these video games, and all people that was on the ground I felt had that. It helps when you have got a man like Jared McCain. He broke the Duke document at present for threes within the NCAA Match. We have had some fairly good shooters right here, so to interrupt that document with eight, I am certain he is mad at me for taking him out early. He will be mad at me. He wished to be in there extra. However he had a good way about him, clearly.” – head coach Jon Scheyer
  • “It is the perfect feeling on this planet when the work that you simply put in is displaying up on the court docket, particularly in such a giant recreation like this, to go to
    the Candy 16. For these kinds of video games, you simply need to win and I need to do the whole lot I can to win, and tonight if it is making photographs, making 3s, no matter it was, I am simply grateful for the chance to go to the Candy 16.” – freshman guard Jared McCain


  • No. 4-seed Duke (26-8) advances to the NCAA Match South Regional Semifinal to face No. 1-seed Houston (32-4) in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, March 29. The competition will tip off following the primary recreation, which begins at 7:09 p.m. ET, and broadcast on CBS.

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