James Madison holds off Youngstown State 69-68Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012
Alioune Diouf had 15 points, Cooke finished with 11 and Andre Nation added 10 for the Dukes in the subregional round of the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic.
James Madison (1-2) trailed 66-60 with 59 seconds to play before Nation and Cooke made back-to-back shots to cut the deficit to two, 66-64.
Youngstown State’s Blake Allen, who missed two free throws after Cooke’s jumper closed the gap to 66-62, converted both free throws this time to extend the Penguins (3-2) advantage to 68-64.
But Diouf hit a fast-break 3-pointer with 23 seconds left, and Youngstown State missed a layup and a tip-in on the other end. Damian Eargle fouled Cooke after Ron Curry’s rebound, setting up his game winning free throws.