James Madison tops South Carolina State 84-75

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Pierre Curtis scored 16 points to lead James Madison to an 84-75 victory against South Carolina State in the Cougar Classic on Saturday night.

Kyle Swanston added 15 points for the Dukes (8-2), who will play the College of Charleston in the championship game Sunday night.

Juwann James and Adulai Jalloh both had 12 points for James Madison, which has won six of seven. Jalloh made all 10 of his free throws and Swanston hit three 3-pointers.

Jason Johnson had 15 points to lead S.C. State (4-9), which plays Mercer in the consolation round. Jessie Burton had 14 points and Robert Baker added 13 for the Bulldogs, who lost their fourth in five games straight despite shooting 42 percent.

Jason Flagler added 14 rebounds for S.C. State.

James Madison led 48-32 at halftime.

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P. Curtis P. Curtis
5-10,  16 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists
 S. Carolina St.
R. Baker R. Baker
4-6,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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