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Really, How Does JMU Do This?

9 Feb

JMU has had two big comebacks already this season. One against Princeton and one at Delaware. Well, today, they got their third and I got to say that Drexel really let their guard down on this one.

Drexel started out with a 11-0 run in a little less than four minutes. JMU scored two three-pointers and then, the first half was down hill from there.

The gameflow of tonight's game. The first half looked like Drexel would run away with the game. However, JMU somehow came back (Courtesy: ESPN.com)

 

If you look at the gameflow, you see that Drexel (the darker line) had a HUGE lead straight from the start of the first half. They were leading 21-6 at one point.

After the really disappointing game against W&M, I really felt a little sick watching them because they were playing like they haven’t this season.

However, JMU was still in this game. Sometimes, I forget that the Dukes always have this “the game is not until it’s over” attitude with these games and that was a really big boost here. The Dukes came all the way back and they were only trailing by three at halftime.

Wow! That really surprised me.

The second half was a different story. Again, look at the gameflow for a second. You see that JMU starts to pull away in the second half, which has been the Dukes’ tradition all throughout this season. Once JMU took the lead, Drexel couldn’t stand a chance. The final score was a 68-54 win for JMU. A fourteen point win, and to think we were losing by almost twenty points earlier in this game.

I really give credit to the Dukes. Good Job! I also have to give credit to Humpty Hitchens for sticking through the game even though he was sick.

Denzel Bowles led the game in scoring with 23 points and Bowles also led the game in rebounds with 13.

We have five games left until the end of the season. Their next game is Saturday when they travel to George Mason. Tip-off at 5pm ET.

 

 

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JMU Women’s Team Wins At Drexel

27 Jan

The Drexel men’s team lost to JMU last night, so now its the Drexel women’s team’s turn to lose to JMU.

The first half was a little slow. Drexel was able to have the lead for a lot of the half. However, JMU was able to come back and move the momentum over to their side. Halftime score was 31-28 JMU.

The second half was also a little slow at the start. JMU didn’t really give Drexel the lead, but Drexel sure was close. The final score was 66-60 JMU

JMU improves to 14-6 with an 7-1 CAA record which is really amazing. The JMU women’s team has a shot at winning another CAA championship.

Their next game is Sunday when they play at Towson. Tip-off at 2pm ET.

Dukes Win In An Empty Arena

26 Jan

Not many fans showed up to tonight's game, but I bet a lot of fans watched it on MadiZone (Courtesy: JMUsports.com)

A lot of people (like me) decided to stay home and watch the game on MadiZone. Glad it was free tonight. Thanks, JMUsports.

Anyway, JMU has had some tough games lately. A loss to ODU, a two-point loss to George Mason, and an overtime loss to Hofstra. JMU has had some serious catching up to do. It would be wise to start now, and they did.

The first half was one of the quickest halves ever. It was as close to 20 minutes as you can get. It was also really low-scoring. The score was stayed really close but JMU never loss the lead. The halftime score was 21-20 JMU. The second half, however, was a different story.

The second half was a see-saw half. The lead would go one way and then, a few minutes later, it would go the other way and then it would go back. JMU might have been losing it at one point, but they stayed strong and got the 60-52 win.

JMU finally got the win they needed after the three game losing streak. Let’s start a new winning streak and come back to the top of the CAA standings.

JMU improves to 16-6 (6-4 CAA)

Denzel Bowles led the team in points with 19 and rebounds with 8.

The next game is Saturday when they play at Delaware.

We had a lot of snow today and, to be honest, I was surprised the game didn’t get cancelled. JMUsports were really nice to have MadiZone free tonight. It was a really empty stadium. I give props to the fans who went through all that snow to show up to the game as well as the band and the cheerleaders.