James Madison Dukes Basketball Tickets
Team: James Madison Dukes
Home Games: JMU Convocation Center, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Head Coach: Louis Rowe
First Season: 1945-1946
James Madison Dukes Basketball TicketsThe James Madison Dukes team is ready to serve up another exciting season. Hailing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., the Dukes played its inaugural season in 1945-1946. In the very first game at Reed Hall, the Dukes beat out Mary Washington 31-24 with a team made up of mostly World War II veterans. Over 47 seasons, the Dukes program has earned a record of 765-686. With that record, many former Dukes have found their way into the professional basketball circuit, including Yohanny Dalembert, Jackson Kent and Ron Curry. Steve Hood, also a former Duke, was the 42nd pick in the second round of the 1991 NBA Draft, going on to play for the Sacramento Kings. As a team, the Dukes team has made five NCAA Tournament appearances and five NIT appearances, holding an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 4-5. With the team standing at 31 NCAA winning seasons, Dukes fans won’t want to miss this year’s season unfold. Get your James Madison Dukes basketball tickets today at StubHub.
What was the James Madison Dukes’ record last season?In the 2018-2019 season, the Dukes finished with a 14-19 overall record and a Colonial Athletic Association record of 6-12. The squad won eight home games, four away games and two neutral games, racking up 2,322 points. The team's season ended on a loss to the Hofstra Pride with a score of 67-76.
Where are James Madison Dukes' basketball games played?James Madison Dukes' basketball games are played at the JMU Convocation Center. The venue boasts an official capacity of 6,426 but holds an attendance record of 7,800. The first James Madison Dukes basketball game at the current home court was held on Nov. 28, 1982, a game that the Dukes won 58-33. The 2019-2020 season will be the last at the JMU Convocation Center; a new court is being constructed for the Dukes. The Atlantic Union Bank Center will open in the fall of 2020, and it will be able to host 8,500 fans.
Who is the head coach of the James Madison Dukes?Louis Rowe is the 10th head coach of the James Madison Dukes, a position he’s now held for four seasons. Rowe is a former JMU player, scoring 1,055 points during his two seasons playing for the Dukes. He began his coaching career at Osceola High School and Dixie Hollis High School, and he served as a graduate assistant and assistant coach at JMU from 2007-2012. Before returning to JMU as head coach, Rowe was the lead assistant coach for the Bowling Green Falcons during the 2015-2016 season.
Who are some notable James Madison Dukes basketball players this season?The Dukes team has four returning starters, seven returning letter winners and six newcomers this season. Named to the Preseason All-CAA First Team, junior guard Matt Lewis is returning. Last season, he started for all 33 games and averaged 16.4 points per game. Junior forward Dwight Wilson is also returning, a player who averaged 25.8 minutes and 10.2 points per game last season. Among the newcomers are freshmen Jayvis Harvey, Dalton Jefferson and Julien Wooden.
What are some notable games in the James Madison Dukes’ basketball schedule this season?The James Madison Dukes' basketball schedule includes home games against the East Carolina Pirates on Nov. 30 and the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on Dec. 16. If you’re looking to get James Madison Dukes basketball tickets to a CAA conference game, check out the Dec. 28 game against the Hofstra Pride or the Feb. 20 game facing the Elon Phoenix.
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