JMU faces Murray State in Naples

James Madison (5-1) vs. Murray State (4-1)

, Community School of Naples, Naples, Florida; Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: James Madison and Murray State will go at it in a postseason game at Community School of Naples. Murray State earned an 80-43 win over Long Beach State in its most recent game, while James Madison won 78-76 against Wright State in its last outing.

LEADING THE CHARGE: The Dukes are led by the senior duo of Vado Morse and Takal Molson. Morse is averaging 12.3 points and two steals while Molson is putting up 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and two steals per game. The Racers have been led by juniors Tevin Brown and KJ Williams. Brown has averaged 19.4 points and 5.2 rebounds while Williams has put up 20.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.MIGHTY MORSE: Morse has connected on 25 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 38 over his last five games. He’s also made 92.9 percent of his free throws this season.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Dukes have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Racers. Murray State has an assist on 39 of 86 field goals (45.3 percent) over its previous three outings while James Madison has assists on 37 of 77 field goals (48.1 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Murray State is ranked second among OVC teams with an average of 80.4 points per game.


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