Curtis leads James Madison past Longwood 96-86

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP)—Pierre Curtis scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists as James Madison rallied to defeat Longwood 96-86 on Monday night.

Julius Wells added 22 points, Denzel Bowles scored 19 and Ben Louis chipped in 17 for the Dukes (12-17) in their highest-scoring game of the season.

James Madison, which entered the game having lost two straight games and six of its last seven, overcame a 15-point deficit.

Trailing 52-44 at halftime, the Dukes opened the second half on a 7-0 run and led 55-54 with 14:58 left.

The Lancers (11-18), who had won seven of their last eight games, regained the lead, then the score was tied three times. With Longwood ahead 61-60, James Madison used an 8-0 run to pull away.

The Dukes hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 2 seconds.

Dana Smith scored 25 points, going 12-for-15 from the free throw line, for the Lancers and Antwan Carter added 17.

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Dana Smith Dana Smith
5-19,  25 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 James Madison
Pierre Curtis Pierre Curtis
5-14,  25 Pts
3 Rebs, 10 Assists

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