Nov 21, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT
It was a night of exciting finishes in #CAAHoops on Tuesday as Georgia State pulled out a dramatic 59-57 victory over Tennessee State on Rashaad Richardson’s half-court three-pointer at the buzzer and James Madison rallied past Youngstown State 69-68 for its first win of the season.
Richardson’s game-winning shot capped a frantic stretch where the lead changed hands four times in 25 seconds, and three times in the final seven seconds. Junior Devonta White scored a team-high 19 points for GSU, which will try to complete the sweep of the Coaches vs. Cancer subregional when it faces South Alabama this afternoon.
JMU trailed Youngstown State 66-60 with 1:14 remaining when freshman Charles Cooke hit a jumper and senior Devon Moore made a layup to trim the deficit to two. After a pair of Penguins’ free throws, Alioune Diouff drained a three-pointer to bring the Dukes within 68-67. YSU missed two shots on its next possession and Cooke was fouled on a layup attempt with eight seconds left. He made both shots to give JMU the lead and the Dukes survived a missed shot at the buzzer. JMU senior Rayshawn Goins scored a team-high 21 points, which was his third straight 20-point effort. The Dukes conclude action in the Legends Classic subregional against North Dakota State this afternoon.
There are six other CAA teams in action tonight. Delaware faces Kansas State at 7 p.m. in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The game will be televised by ESPNU. It’s the first time the Blue Hens have ever played at MSG, and here’s a look at how they spent their first day in New York City.
Unbeaten William & Mary will host Miami (Ohio) at 7 p.m. in a game televised nationally by the NBC Sports Network. The Tribe is off to its best start since 1992-93 and tickets are just $5 as part of their Pack The Kap promotion.
Hofstra takes a three-game winning streak to city rival Manhattan, while Old Dominion looks to get back on the winning track as it hosts in-state foe VMI. UNCW faces its third straight difficult road game at Purdue in a contest televised by the Big Ten Network. Northeastern has an 11:30 p.m. start against UC Riverside in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.
On Thanksgiving Day, Drexel has a key non-conference test against St. Mary’s in the first round of the DirectTV Classic in Anaheim, Calif. The game will be televised by ESPN2 at 4:30 p.m.
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