Delaware vs. James Madison: Full Game Preview

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Delaware vs. James Madison: Full Game Preview
Delaware
(8-10, 3-7 away)
James Madison
(9-10, 6-3 home)
Venue: JMU Convocation Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Delaware D Saddler 19.7 J Hagins 11.7 J Threatt 3.0
James Madison R Goins 14.3 R Goins 7.5 D Moore 4.4

Delaware visits JMU Convocation Center on Wednesday to take on James Madison. The game tips off at 7:00 EST and you can see it on CSN-MA, PHI, NE. The Fightin' Blue Hens are 2-2 against the Dukes over the last four years. The last time they met (2/4/2012) they won 85-80.

James Madison is in 6th place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with 4th place Delaware.

In their last outing, despite 21 points and 7 assists from Jarvis Threatt, the Fightin' Blue Hens fell to Northeastern 74-70 on January 19th. He paces the team in assists per game with 3.0, and steals per game with 1.8. For the Dukes, Alioune Diouf put up 11 points in the 73-47 loss to Towson on January 19th. He contributes 4.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 5.8 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, James Madison is strong in turnover percentage at 18.5. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 77th in the nation.

James Madison StatSmack

  • Delaware has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than James Madison (#68 vs #104).
  • The Delaware scoring leader (Devon Saddler) has more points than the James Madison scoring leader (Rayshawn Goins).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Delaware has a stronger schedule than James Madison this season (SOS Rank: #60 vs #256).
  • Delaware beat James Madison by 5 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
  • Devon Saddler is ranked 25th nationally in points, 4th in the CAA in three-pointers, and 4th in the CAA in assists.
  • Delaware is better at defending the three (34.0% allowed vs 39.3% allowed) than James Madison this season.
  • The Delaware blocks leader (Jamelle Hagins) has more blocks than the James Madison blocks leader (Andre Nation).
  • Delaware has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.490 to 0.449).
  • Kyle Anderson is ranked 5th in the CAA in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Delaware more. We have a better RPI this season than James Madison (RPI: #153 vs #225).
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devon Saddler 37 20 5 3 1 0 3
B Jamelle Hagins 32 13 12 1 1 3 2
B- Jarvis Threatt 32 13 5 3 2 0 2
C Kyle Anderson 33 9 3 1 1 1 1
C- Josh Brinkley 22 8 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Carl Baptiste 19 4 4 0 1 0 1
D Terrell Rogers 18 4 2 1 1 0 2
D M. King-Davis 11 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Larry Savage 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Troy Thomas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Brendan McNulty 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Tommy Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Will Townsville 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Sean Locke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F T. Allshouse 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
JMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Rayshawn Goins 29 14 8 1 1 0 2
C Devon Moore 32 10 3 4 1 1 3
C Andre Nation 26 9 2 2 2 1 1
C Andrey Semenov 20 10 3 1 1 1 0
C- Ron Curry 30 7 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Charles Cooke 23 5 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Alioune Diouf 23 6 4 1 1 0 2
D+ A.J. Davis 19 8 3 1 1 0 2
D Enoch Hood 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Taylor Bessick 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Arman Marks 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Gene Swindle 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
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