Mar 19 / Rob

Dukes Defeat UVA to Advance to WNIT Sweet Sixteen


After failing to earn a bid to the Big Dance, the Dukes are making the most of their Women’s NIT experience. Precious Hall and her teammates knocked off their second straight in-state opponent Saturday afternoon in the Convo. This time it was the UVA Cavaliers by the score of 61-55.

The Dukes made only 11 of 29 shots in the first half, but still managed to take a 30-26 lead into the break. UVA came out of the gates strong in the second half and carried a lead into the final minutes. The Dukes had a tough time knocking down shots in the second half, managing to hit only 34.8% overall and a meager 27.3% from long range. However, the ladies stepped up and hit the big buckets when it mattered most. Trailing 55-51 with 1:33 remaining, Precious Hall lead the Dukes on a 10-0 run to cap the come from behind victory. The highlight was a Steph Curry like bomb from trey by Hall to give JMU a lead it never surrendered. The senior scored a game high 28 points in the win. Next up for the Dukes is a home game against Villanova on Thursday.

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  1. 2004 Duke / Mar 20 2017

    It is so appropriate that the end of basketball season is in the spring. The hellish cold and snow go away and fans come out of hibernation everywhere as we prepare for another football season…..

  2. OBXDuke1983 / Mar 21 2017

    Way to go JMU Women!
    Go Dukes!

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