James Madison University controlled the CAA championship game from the start, upsetting tournament favorite Northeastern. The Dukes barely made it to the championship game, beating Delaware in a thrilling match-up that was decided by two free throws with 4 seconds left. The championship game was not quite as exciting. JMU ended the first half against Northeastern up 22 points and went on to clinch their 5th NCAA appearance with a 70-57 victory.
Seniors A.J. Davis and Rayshawn Goins led the charge for James Madison in tonight’s effort. Davis led all scorers with 26 points, going 3 for 6 from beyond the arc, while Goins turned in a double-double effort with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
James Madison should expect a high seed, more than likely between 14 and 16, on Selection Sunday. The Dukes will look to build on their momentum from their unexpected conference championship victory to become a giant killer come late March.