Feb 10, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT
After great day yesterday for JMU vs. Towson in Women’s #CAAHoops actions, the #CAAHoops crew has spent a full day in the “‘Burg”, interviewing the women’s staff and players for our “In Focus” feature and preparing for the Men’s Hoops clash between the Dukes and the Pride of Hofstra..
The CAA.TV staff will be visiting all nine campuses over the next two months to provide in-depth features, post-game press conferences, highlights and much more.
You can follow our coverage of today’s game at the JMU Convocation center in a number of ways. We’ll post a few notes here on the blog in addition to postgame highlights and postgame comments after the game. We’ll use the @CAABasketball timeline on Twitter to provide updates from around the league. You can also follow the #CAAHoops hashtag as we know several of fans and media throughout the league will provide superb commentary. Lastly don’t forget to take a look at both our Facebook page and Instagram feed for inside looks at the Northeastern/Delaware contest.
Be sure to watch for our features with the the Dukes next week (Tuesday and Wednesday). We sit down with sophomore G Charles Cooke for our ‘Full Court Press’ segment and will have a pretty unique story on the women’s program and how some Dukes always stick together.
Follow along below for a live blog and enjoy some #CAAHoops action.
Final: In a frenetic ending the Dukes pull this one out behind the triumvirate of Curry (20pts), Cooke (15pts) and Nation (13pts). Final score 59-53. Highlights and press conference video to follow.
2nd Half Under 4:00 Timeout: The Dukes have now taken the lead 51-49 with 3:57 left. Going to come down to who can be more clutch down the stretch.
2nd Half Under 8:00 Timeout: HUGE turnaround as the Pride have brought things within 1 at 46-45 and are at the line with a chance for the lead. There is 6:27 left. 13-0 run since 11:26 left.
2nd Half Under 12:00 Timeout: JMU has extended their lead to 14 at 46-32 with 11:26 left. They now have 7 steals and 4 blocks as a team.
2nd Half Under 16:00 Timeout: The Dukes are running and dunking with another Andre Nation alley oop and a Bessick one handed jam. They lead by 13, 42-29 with 15:38 left.
Halftime Notes: At the half – Curry leads the #JMUDukes with 11, while Upshaw has 7 for #hofmbb – The Pride are shooting 30% while JMU is at 46% – #JMUDukes getting it done defensively with 5 steals and 3 blocks.
Halftime: We are at halftime with the #JMUDukes leading 34-24 over #hofmbb. We will be back with some notes, soon.
Under 4:00 Media Timeout: The Convo is going nuts after an “and-1” took us to the under 4 timeout with the Dukes going to the line with the lead of 29-22.
Under 8:00 Media Timeout: Dukes shooting 40% while the Pride are 33% from the field. The teams are virtually even in all of the big categories, including score, with JMU leading 17-16.
Under 12:00 Media Timeout: Hofstra inching their way back into things. 13-7 lead for the Dukes. Allen leads things for the Pride with 5 while Cooke leads JMU with 6.
Under 16:00 Media Timeout: Early jitters subsided for the Dukes as they take a 10-2 lead early in the first. Cooke and Curry each have 4 for the Dukes.
Pregame: After the JMU Pep band go the crowd going here at the Convo we are ready for the starting lineups and the tip!
Starters for the Dukes vs. Hofstra: Curry, Cooke, Kent, Semenov, Bessick – Hofstra Starts: Curry, Cooke, Kent, Semenov and Bessick.
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