James Madison beats William & Mary 65-63

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP)—Pierre Curtis hit a pair of free throws for James Madison with 2:08 to go up 65-63, and neither team scored the rest of the way as the Dukes held on to defeat William & Mary on Wednesday night.

After what would end up being Curtis’ game-winning free throws, William & Mary missed each of its final six attempts. The Tribe missed three 3-pointers during the final 2 minutes.

Curtis also missed the front end of a 1-and-1 late that would have increased the advantage.

Denzel Bowles scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Julius Wells had 15 points for the Dukes (10-11, 3-7 Colonial Athletic Association). Curtis finished with eight points.

Bowles posted his seventh outing of 20 or more points this season, finishing a season-best 7 of 7 at the charity stripe.

Quinn McDowell led the Tribe (14-6, 6-4) with 23 points.

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 William & Mary
Quinn McDowell Quinn McDowell
9-11,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 James Madison
Denzel Bowles Denzel Bowles
7-13,  21 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists

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