UNCW looks to continue its winning ways Sunday as it entertains league-leading James Madison in a 2 p.m. matinee at Trask
|James Madison Game Day Information|
|Date | Time|| January 26th | 2 p.m.
|Venue (Location/Capacity)||Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, N.C./5,100)|
|Tickets||UNCW Ticket Office|
|Online||Live Stats | HawkVision Video|
|Social Media||Facebook ( UNCWsports.com) Twitter (Team | UNCWsports.com)|
|UNCW Team Information||Team Site | Game Notes | Records Book|
|JMU Team Information||Team site | Game Notes | Records Book|
WILMINGTON, NC January 25, 2014 – The UNCW women’s basketball team looks to continue its winning ways Sunday as it welcomes league-leading James Madison to Trask Coliseum for a 2 p.m. matinee.
Live stats and video streaming are available for the game and can be accessed by clicking on the respective links at the top of the page.
The Seahawks (3-16; 2-3 CAA) picked up their second consecutive one-point victory with a 60-59 triumph over visiting William & Mary Thursday. Freshman Ryan Flowers exploded for season highs of 17 points and 20 rebounds to pace a Seahawks attack that shot 43.3 percent from the floor, including a 15-of-30 effort in the first half. Junior Kelva Atkins added 15 points, including the game-winning layup with 5.6 seconds remaining, while freshman Amber Reeves joined the duo in double figures with a season-high 10 points.
After struggling to keep teams off the scoreboard in the early going this season, the Seahawks turned in another solid defensive effort against William & Mary as they limited the Tribe to just 31.1 percent shooting, highlighted by a 9-of-39 (.231) effort in the second half.
Preseason favorite James Madison (14-4: 4-0 CAA) enters Sunday’s contest looking to remain the only unbeaten team in league play as it picked up its fourth straight victory with a with a 74-47 rout of Drexel Thursday at the JMU Convocation Center.
Preseason Player-of-the-Year selection Kirby Burkholder paces a high-powered Dukes attack that leads the league in scoring offense (73.4 ppg) with an 18.1 scoring average. Reigning Rookie-of-the-Year Precious Hall (12.9 ppg) and junior Toia Giggetts (12.7 ppg) provide scoring depth for Head Coach Kenny Brooks lineup. Burkholder and Giggetts head up the Duke rebounds efforts, ranking 1-2 on the team with 7.6 and 6.0 rebounds per contest, respectively, while sophomore Angela Mickens has dished out team-best 71 assists.
Sunday’s contest marks the 61st meeting between UNCW and James Madison in a series that dates back to the 1984-85 season and early days of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Dukes hold a 51-9 advantage in the all-time series and have won five straight, including a sweep of the season series in 2012-13 that featured a 60-39 victory at Trask Coliseum on Jan. 6. The Seahawks last victory in the series came in a 70-67 triumph at home on Feb. 14, 2010.
UNCW returns to the road next week as it heads to The Empire State Jan. 31 for a 7 p.m. matchup with Hofstra.