Graphic courtesy of JMU Athletics Communications
By Bennett Conlin (Originally published in our newsletter)
Dukes travel to Towson – The Tigers (17-9, 11-4 CAA) pushed JMU to overtime at the Convocation Center the last time these two teams squared off. Behind Kamiah Smalls, strong defense and a raucous crowd, JMU prevailed 71-59 in OT. Towson scored just four points in the extra session.
What to expect – It should be a hotly-contested game Sunday. Towson can compete with JMU athletically, and the Tigers are 8-1 at home. The Dukes are 10-4 on the road and tend to fare worse outside the Convocation Center. Towson leads the CAA in scoring and is one of the only teams capable of hanging with the Dukes on the glass. An upset is very much in play.
Who to watch for Towson – Kionna Jeter leads the CAA in scoring at just over 18 points per game. The first time these teams played, Jeter scored 11 points on 4-16 shooting. Look for the Tigers to get Jeter in rhythm early, in hopes that their star scorer can lead the way to a win.