Mar 17 / Rob

JMU Women Open NCAA Tournament Against Depaul

The 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament kicks off on Friday. Once again, Kenny Brooks and the JMU women are dancing. The Dukes won the CAA for the third consecutive year and earned a matchup against the DePaul Blue Demons. JMU enters the game with a 27-5 overall record, which was good enough to earn an 11 seed. The 6th seeded Blue Demons managed to go 25-8 and win the Big East regular season title, before losing in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament to St. John’s. Here’s what you need to know:

Tip time: 12:00 noon on Friday

Location: KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky

Tickets: Available Here

Broadcast: ESPN2 and streaming via ESPN

Streaming Audio: Madizone

Twitter: @JMUWBasketball

You can check out the entire bracket here. As you can see, the winner of JMU vs. DePaul faces the very real possibility of playing Louisville in its home arena. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. For now, let’s focus on the present. And root.



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  1. KW / Mar 18 2016

    Go Dukes! Rootin’ from the Yum! today 🙂

  2. jmuparent / Mar 18 2016

    You go GIRLS! We are all so proud of you …. 🙂

  3. OuterBanksDuke83 / Mar 18 2016

    Wish I could be there. Will be watching while I am supposed to be working. This team has been fun to watch all year.

    You have already made us proud. Now go show the rest of the country.

    Go Dukes!

  4. Ken / Mar 18 2016

    Not sure I’ve seen anything like what I sat through today in Louisville. We played like a team overseeded by 6 lines. The women looked unprepared and overwhelmed and played like they were freshmen in their 1st tournament game. Couldn’t find shooters; I think DePaul just scored on another pick-and-roll. The Blue Demons had 16 assists on 22 first half baskets (which included 8 3-pointers). Everything was a wide open lay-up or an uncontested 3.

    I met Mr. Bourne and Mr. Yeagar on the concourse prior to the game; glad it wasn’t after the game as I might face a lifetime ban from JMU/CAA athletic events.

    The CAA is an albatross that will drown our athletic programs — as long as we remain there we will have nice teams that don’t achieve results on a national level. We will be unable to consistently attract the type of athletes that will allow us to succeed post-conference tourney in basketball.

    Appears that Coach Dean is savvy enough to build a non-conference schedule that reminds me of the old Louisville team’s under Denny Crum — tough games against really good opponents; you may take some losses, but when tourney time rolled around there was no intimidation factor of playing the ‘big boys’ because they’d already done it.

    And before somebody tells me my math sucks, I know there is no 17th seed line.

  5. ShadyP / Mar 21 2016

    That was a tough was to end the season, but the Lady Dukes ran into a buzz-saw today that was on fire shooting the ball.

    After Hall went down, I think this may have been KB’s best coaching job ever. JMU had to ‘ugly’ games up this year to be successful and they did just that all season long. But that strategy is gonna be difficult when you run into a team that plays good offense and shoots the ball as well as DePaul did.

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