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We’re Going To The CAA Championship

15 May

The baseball game today had an abrupt stop. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t hear any horn indicating that there was lighting. When the big storm came by, we assumed that the game was over. My dad and I even went back home. When we saw that the rain stopped and JMUSports said that the game was going to start up again, we went back to the ballpark. On our way there, we got the great news that the game did start back up. We got there at the bottom of the third inning.

We missed what Towson did at the top of the third. Did I care? No. I was just glad we got their just in time to see the Dukes bat.

In the fourth, JMU finally got on the board on a SAC fly by Cole McInturff. JMU went into the fifth up by two. Towson cut the lead in half in the top half of the fifth, and that was the closest JMU have ever been to almost losing. The Dukes scored three runs in the fifth. In the sixth, they scored six runs. The rest was history.

JMU got the 11-1 victory and a spot in the CAA tournament. Also, Old Dominion lost their game today, so JMU is now tied for first in the CAA.

This was a good way to end their season at home. Now, we’ll see how the rest of the season (and the CAA tournament) plays out.

Their next game is Tuesday at Radford. First pitch at 6pm.

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A Terrible Loss At Richmond Plus A Look At The CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

4 Mar

 

Devon Moore led the Dukes in points in today's disappointing loss against William and Mary (Courtesy: JMUsports.com)

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? Coming off a win against VCU, I thought the Dukes had a fighting chance against the Tribe. JMU has beaten them once on the road and had probably the worst home loss they’ve ever had this season. I thought JMU might be over what has setting them back this season.

 

Now, it’s obvious that the Dukes have no chance at making it to the NCAA tournament. Now, I starting to doubt if they’ll make it into the NIT. I still say the Dukes have a slight chance. However, losing the first game of the conference tournament is going to put us on the bubble for the NIT.

The leading scorer is Devon Moore with 22 points.

Now, only time will tell if the Dukes season ends here.

Now that we talked about that, let’s take a quick look at the 2011 CAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

The women’s team has a really big chance to win the CAA tournament and make it into the NCAA tournament. The conference championship begins next Thursday. However, since the Dukes are #1 in the CAA, they won’t play on Thursday. Instead, their first game is next Friday. They play the winner of the Georgia State/George Mason game.

It’s a pretty safe bet that JMU will beat either of these two teams.

There’s also a really big chance that the Dukes will make the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row.

So, my prediction is that JMU will win the CAA tournament and go to the NCAA tournament.

Anyway, good luck Dukes!