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James Madison Falls to Duke 93-55 in NCAA Second Round



James Madison Falls to Duke 93-55 in NCAA Second Round
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jared McCain set a Duke program document with eight 3-pointers in an NCAA postseason recreation as James Madison fell 93-55 within the Second Spherical of the NCAA Males’s Basketball Championship on Sunday night at Barclays Middle.
No. 4 seed Duke improved to 26-8 and advances to Dallas for the South Area semifinal to face the winner of Sunday evening’s recreation matching No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Texas A&M in Memphis. No. 12 seed JMU concludes its historic season with a faculty document for wins at 32-4, having reached the NCAA Second Spherical for the fourth time in program historical past.
McCain’s 30 factors had been essentially the most in opposition to JMU in an NCAA recreation. He went 8-for-11 from the arc, together with hitting his first six tries within the first half. His eight treys had been second most by a freshman in NCAA historical past. As a staff, Duke struck for a season excessive with 14 made threes on 52 p.c taking pictures from outdoors.
JMU was led by Terrence Edwards Jr. with 13 factors whereas TJ Bickerstaff added 11 and 5 rebounds.
Duke shot 52% for the sport in comparison with 38% for JMU. The Blue Devils made 10 extra 3-pointers than JMU (14-4) and cashed in on a 24-4 benefit on factors off turnovers.
First Half

  • Duke used long-range taking pictures and a bonus in rebounds and second-chance factors to construct a 47-25 halftime lead.
  • Jared McCain was 6-for-6 from lengthy vary till his first miss with 14 seconds left within the interval. He tallied 22 factors within the half for the Blue Devils, essentially the most within the first half by any participant so far within the NCAA Championship.
  • TJ Bickerstaff had seven factors to steer JMU within the first half.
  • Total, Duke was 8-for-18 on 3-pointers in comparison with 1-for-6 for JMU, a 21-point benefit.
  • Duke led on the glass 21-13 within the opening interval with seven offensive boards resulting in a 13-3 benefit on second-chance factors.
  • Terrence Edwards, Jr. rapidly drew two fouls within the first two minutes, and Duke grabbed the momentum to cost out to a 15-5 lead as McCain made three treys within the first 5 minutes.
  • The Blue Devils continued constructing the lead, forcing a JMU timeout after hitting 6-of-10 treys to go up 24-9 on the 11:46 mark.

Second Half

  • Edwards posted a fast eight factors within the first 5 and a half minutes of the second half to attempt to get JMU going.
  • JMU minimize the deficit to 22 factors on a number of events however may by no means mount a big run.
  • The ultimate margin of 38 factors was Dukes’ largest lead of the sport.


  • JMU fell to 5-6 all-time within the NCAA Championship.
  • JMU and Duke met for the primary time in males’s basketball.
  • It was JMU’s third NCAA recreation vs. an ACC opponent with losses to UNC in 1982 and 1983.
  • JMU had the nation’s longest profitable streak snapped at 14 video games because the Dukes had not misplaced since January 27. It was the second 14-game streak of the season for the Dukes, matching the college document.
  • It was the 1,600th recreation in JMU males’s basketball historical past.
  • The 14 made 3-pointers by Duke had been essentially the most by a JMU opponent this season with a earlier excessive of 11 within the second recreation of the season at Kent State.
  • McCain’s 30 factors had been essentially the most ever in opposition to JMU in an NCAA Match recreation, topping 22 by Eric Floyd for Georgetown in 1981. McCain tied that mark with 22 within the first half.
  • JMU entered the sport ranked No. 2 nationally in 3-point share protection earlier than Duke hit 50% (14-for-28).
  • Two days after turnovers had been a key within the win over Wisconsin with 19 pressured turnovers, Duke dedicated simply six in opposition to JMU.
  • Edwards climbed right into a tie for 10th on JMU’s all-time scoring listing with 1,414, matching Julius Wells (2008-12).
  • Noah Freidel climbed into eighth in JMU season historical past with 81 made 3-pointers.
  • With three made free throws, Edwards added to his JMU season document, ending with 166.
  • Bickerstaff turned the primary JMU participant ever to surpass 300 rebounds in a season, ending with 302.
  • Edwards, Freidel, and Julien Wood every matched the college document with 36 video games began in a season, matching Pierre Curtis. Eight gamers additionally moved right into a tie for video games performed in class historical past, matching Curtis and Wells.
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