James Madison vs. Indiana: Full Game Preview

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James Madison vs. Indiana: Full Game Preview
James Madison
(21-14, 8-9 away)
(4) Indiana
(27-6, 18-4 home)
Venue: University of Dayton Arena
4:20PM ET / 1:20PM PT, March 22, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
James Madison R Goins 12.4 R Goins 7.4 D Moore 4.9
Indiana C Zeller 16.9 C Zeller 8.2 K Ferrell 4.2

No. 1-seeded Indiana matches up against 16th-seeded James Madison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at University of Dayton Arena on Friday. The game gets underway at 4:20 p.m. ET and you can catch it on TBS. The Hoosiers have not played the Dukes since the 1987-88 season, when they won 84-52.

In spite of 14 points from Christian Watford, the Hoosiers came up short 68-56 against Wisconsin on Mar. 16. He contributes 6.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 12.5 points per game. For the Dukes, Andre Nation finished with 14 points and seven rebounds in the 68-55 win over Long Island on Mar. 20. With 1.5 steals per game and 1.4 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Indiana has an advantage over James Madison in one key statistical category, scoring, where the Hoosiers appear to have the edge over the Dukes, 80 points per game to 65.3 points per game. A key area of strength for James Madison is turnover percentage at 17.3, which ranks first in their conference (and 37th nationally).

James Madison StatSmack

  • Indiana allows fewer rebounds (30.9 allowed per game vs. 34.3 allowed per game) than James Madison this season.
  • Indiana has a better record on the road than James Madison this season (7-2 vs. 4-9).
  • The Big Ten has had four more Final Four teams than the CAA over the past 10 years.
  • Indiana has more wins over the last 5 years than James Madison (106 vs. 100).
  • The Big Ten has had a better winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament over the past 10 years (58.4 vs. 48.1).
  • Indiana has a potent offense, scoring more points (80.8 per game vs. 65.2 per game) than James Madison this season.
  • The Big Ten has a conference RPI that is better than the CAA (No. 2 vs. No. 24).
  • Diaper Dandies love Indiana. Indiana has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than James Madison (19 vs. 3).
  • Indiana has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than James Madison (No. 71 vs. No. 104).
  • Since 1998, Indiana has recruited more Top 50 high school players than James Madison (11 vs. zero).
  • The Big Ten has a much better non-conference game winning percentage than the CAA (80.0 percent vs. 39.9 percent).
JMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Devon Moore 34 11 4 5 1 0 2
C Rayshawn Goins 29 13 7 1 1 0 2
C Andrey Semenov 20 10 3 1 1 1 0
C Andre Nation 26 9 3 2 2 1 1
C A.J. Davis 22 11 4 1 1 0 2
C- Ron Curry 28 6 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Charles Cooke 23 6 3 1 1 1 1
D+ Alioune Diouf 20 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Taylor Bessick 12 2 2 0 0 1 0
D Enoch Hood 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Arman Marks 6 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Gene Swindle 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
IU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Cody Zeller 29 17 8 1 1 1 2
A Victor Oladipo 28 14 6 2 2 1 2
B+ C. Watford 27 13 6 1 1 0 2
B Jordan Hulls 29 10 2 3 1 0 1
B Kevin Ferrell 28 8 3 4 1 0 2
B Will Sheehey 22 10 4 1 1 0 1
C Remy Abell 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
C J. Hollowell 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- A. Etherington 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Derek Elston 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
C- Maurice Creek 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ H. Mosquera-Perea 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeff Howard 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Raphael Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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