James Madison beats William & Mary 70-48 in CAA

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP)—Pierre Curtis scored 19 points to lead James Madison in a 70-48 rout of William & Mary in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday.

James Madison (19-13) broke a string of five consecutive first-round losses. The seventh-seeded Dukes will play second-seeded George Mason in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Juwann James added 12 points for the Dukes, who hit 13-of-22 field goals in the second half.

The Dukes went on a 10-3 run to end the first half, taking a 32-25 lead at halftime.

After the Tribe (10-20) closed the margin to five early in the second half, James Madison scored 17 of the next 19 points, led by five points from Curtis, who went 7 of 8 from the field. William & Mary shot 1-for-9 from the floor with five turnovers during the span.

Danny Sumner led the Tribe with 19 points.

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 William & Mary
Danny Sumner Danny Sumner
7-15,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 James Madison
Pierre Curtis Pierre Curtis
7-8,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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