News and Notes
- Junior forward Tim Rusthoven registered a double-double in four of the last six games, averaging 18 points and 9.5 rebounds per game over the stretch.
- As of Feb. 4, the Tribe ranks second in the CAA in field goal percentage (.449), assists (13.9) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.1), while ranking third in scoring (67.8). The College leads the league and ranks 12th nationally in defensive 3-point percentage (.286).
- Senior guard Matt Rum is two assists shy of becoming the 22nd player in school history with 200 career assists and two 3-pointers from being the 17th Tribe player with 100 triples made.
Scouting James Madison
The Dukes rank third in the CAA in scoring defense at 64 points per game, but have been even better in CAA play. In league games only, JMU leads the conference in scoring defense (56.7 points per game) and field goal percentage defense (37.6 percent). Overall, the Dukes are first in the CAA in steals per game (7.8), while ranking second in blocked shots per contest (4.7) and turnover margin (+1.75). In league games only, JMU is second in rebounds at nearly 37 per game and third in rebounding margin at +1.5. The Dukes average 64.4 points per game, while shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from 3-point range.
Senior Rayshawn Goins leads JMU in scoring at 13.8 points per game, which ranks 14th in the CAA. He is sixth in the league at 7.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 44 percent from the floor, which ranks 10th in the CAA. Senior Devon Moore is the catalyst of the Duke offense, averaging 10.7 points per game, while ranking second in the CAA in assists, 4.1 per game, and assist-to-turnover ratio, 1.7. Moore scored a career-high 25 points in JMU's loss to Mason. Freshman Andrew Nation is one of the top rookies in the CAA, ranking third among league freshmen in scoring at 9.1 points per game, which is also 27th in the CAA. He is also a standout defender, ranking eighth in the CAA in both steals (1.5) and blocked shots (1.3) per game. Senior A.J. Davis averages 8.5 points per game, which ranks 30th in the CAA, while hitting 1.3 3-pointers per game.
Chairman of the Boards
Rum Close to Joining Select Group
Thornton Scoring in Bunches
Cutting Down on Turnovers
The Tribe has done a better job of protecting the basketball over the last seven games. Over the stretch, the Green and Gold is turning the ball over just 9.9 times per game and registered 10 or fewer turnovers on five occasions. Conversely, the Tribe averaged 14.1 turnovers per game and had just one game of 10 or fewer turnovers in the first 14 contests of the 2012-13 campaign. The Tribe has been even better over the last three contests turning the ball over just 8.3 times per game with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.7 (43/26).
News and Notes