Delaware knocks off James Madison 79-65

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NEWARK, Del. (AP)—Marc Egerson scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Delaware to a 79-65 victory over James Madison on Saturday.

The Blue Hens (13-18, 6-12 Colonial Athletic Conference) led 39-27 at halftime and controlled the second half. They have won two of three games heading into the conference tournament, which begins on Friday in Richmond, Va.

Brian Johnson went 4-for-4 from the 3-point line, finishing with 18 points. Delaware, which swept James Madison (18-13, 9-9) this season, went 11 of 24 from the 3-point line (45.8 percent).

The Blue Hens took a 21-3 lead with 11:43 left in the first half, holding the Dukes without a field goal for 8:04 minutes. Delaware led 30-14 on Egerson’s two free throws with 5:07 left in the first half.

Juwann James scored 20 points for James Madison.

Alphonso Dawson added 15 points for Delaware.

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Juwann James Juwann James
10-15,  23 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
Brian Johnson Brian Johnson
6-7,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 7 Assists

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