JMU capped off its time in Savannah, Gerogia, this weekend with an 81-79 overtime loss to Valparaiso (3-4). The Dukes, now 6-2, turn their attention back home to face Eastern Kentucky on Friday before a clash with No. 5 U.Va. on Dec. 6.
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JMU defeated South Dakota State 79-60 on Saturday to begin a two-game slate the Dukes are facing in the Hostilo Community Classic this weekend. JMU plays the back end of the two matchups Sunday at noon versus Valparaiso, looking to move to 7-1.
JMU men's basketball downed Coastal Georgia, an NAIA school, on Friday, 100-54. Now, the Dukes turn their attention to a two-game slate in the Hostilo Community Classic, first against South Dakota State on Saturday then Valparaiso on Sunday.
JMU lost to No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday, 80-64, but the score might be misleading, staff writer Craig Mathias says — a few missed opportunities to seize the game's momentum by JMU went a long way to determining the result, or to make the game closer down the stretch.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Bounce, bounce, trickle and out.
JMU downed Buffalo on the road Sunday, 97-62, to move to 3-0 early in its season. The Dukes play at Howard on Tuesday before taking on the defending national champions, North Carolina, on Sunday.
JMU men's basketball finally has players who've played under head coach Mark Byington for three years, and with that, a solid core of teammates who dealt with the adversity that COVID-19, injuries and the CAA brought last year. Sports Editor Grant Johnson details just how much last season has benefited the more mature and hungry returning Dukes.
JMU men's basketball improved to 2-0 Wednesday, downing new CAA member Hampton, 106-58. The Dukes next head to Buffalo, New York, to face the Bulls on Saturday at 1 p.m.
JMU downed Valley Forge (Pa.) in its opening game of the season, 123-38. The Dukes, now 1-0, host Hampton on Wednesday.