James Madison vs. UNC Wilmington: Full Game Preview

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James Madison vs. UNC Wilmington: Full Game Preview
James Madison
(11-10, 3-7 away)
UNC Wilmington
(8-11, 7-1 home)
Venue: Trask Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 28, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
James Madison R Goins 13.7 R Goins 7.9 D Moore 4.2
UNC Wilmington K Rendleman 15.9 K Rendleman 10.5 C Dixon 2.3

On Monday, North Carolina-Wilmington hosts James Madison at Trask Coliseum. It gets started at 7:00 EST. The Seahawks lost to the Dukes 78-50 on January 9th and are 2-5 against them over the last four years.

James Madison is in 2nd place in the conference and North Carolina-Wilmington is in 8th place.

The 22 points and 8 rebounds by Chris Dixon helped the Seahawks to a 57-51 victory over Hofstra on January 26th. He is averaging 9.6 points per game while also contributing a team-high 2.3 assists per game. For the Dukes, Andre Nation put up 14 points and 7 rebounds in the 56-46 win over Old Dominion on January 26th. With 1.5 steals per game and 1.3 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which James Madison is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 18.3, ranking 1st in their conference (and 69th nationally).

James Madison StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. North Carolina-Wilmington has an average margin of victory of 11 over James Madison in 32 wins since 1981.
  • North Carolina-Wilmington is better under pressure, and has defeated James Madison in 7 out of the last 10 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. North Carolina-Wilmington has come back to win after being down at half against James Madison 8 times since 1996.
  • The North Carolina-Wilmington scoring leader (Keith Rendleman) has more points than the James Madison scoring leader (Rayshawn Goins).
  • North Carolina-Wilmington has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than James Madison ($14,009 vs $16,756).
  • North Carolina-Wilmington can actually jump, with more rebounds (34.2 per game vs 30.8 per game) than James Madison this season.
  • Cedrick Williams is ranked 6th in the CAA in rebounds and 4th in the CAA in blocks.
  • North Carolina-Wilmington is better at defending the three (31.3% allowed vs 39.3% allowed) than James Madison this season.
  • Keith Rendleman is ranked 7th in the CAA in points, 37th nationally in rebounds, 3rd in the CAA in steals, and 10th in the CAA in blocks.
  • It must sting. North Carolina-Wilmington has blown out James Madison by 20 points or more on 4 occasions since 1997.
  • Freddie Jackson is ranked 10th in the CAA in steals.
JMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Rayshawn Goins 29 14 8 1 1 0 2
C Devon Moore 33 10 4 4 1 0 3
C Andre Nation 26 9 3 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+ A.J. Davis 19 8 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Charles Cooke 22 5 2 1 1 1 1
D+ Alioune Diouf 22 5 4 1 1 0 1
D Enoch Hood 13 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Taylor Bessick 12 2 3 0 0 1 0
D Arman Marks 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Gene Swindle 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
UNCW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Keith Rendleman 33 16 10 1 2 1 2
C- Chris Dixon 25 10 3 2 0 0 3
C- C. Williams 26 6 7 1 1 2 1
D+ Craig Ponder 25 8 3 2 0 0 3
D+ Freddie Jackson 26 5 3 1 1 0 2
D Tanner Milson 25 7 1 2 0 0 2
D Tyree Graham 13 5 1 1 1 0 1
D Luke Hager 13 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Shane Reybold 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Dylan Sherwood 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Alex Kilmartin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Gettys 6 3 0 0 0 0 1
F Nate Anderson 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Matt Wilson 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Marcus Graham 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Zack Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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