How to watch UNC-Wilmington vs. James Madison women's basketball

Ryan Wormeli
·3 min read

How to watch UNCW vs. James Madison women's basketball originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

UPDATE: This game has been postponed after a positive COVID-19 case within the JMU program.

James Madison is looking to continue a strong start to its conference season this weekend. The Dukes' record is just 1-0 in the CAA, but they are one of just three remaining undefeated teams (out of those who have actually played a game after some coronavirus-related postponements).

UNC-Wilmington is looking to snap a four-game losing streak, while James Madison is hoping to get back in a groove coming off a comeback win over Towson earlier in the week.

The Dukes are averaging 71.8 points per game on the season, fourth-most in the conference. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are at just 57.5, second-worst. On the flip side, UNC-Wilmington has the conference's fourth-best scoring defense, with the Dukes second-to-last in that category. Will this be a back-and-forth, high-scoring affair? Or a slower, low-scoring battle? The answer could determine the winner.

Airing on NBC Sports Washington, here's everything you need to know about the contest.

UNC-WILMINGTON VS. JAMES MADISON HOW TO WATCH

What: UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (3-5) vs. James Madison Dukes (5-3)

Where: Atlantic Union Bank Center, Harrisonburg, VA

When: Saturday, January 9, 12:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: UNC-Wilmington vs. James Madison will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream UNC-Wilmington vs. James Madison on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page.

UNC-WILMINGTON VS. JAMES MADISON TV SCHEDULE

12:00 PM: UNC-Wilmington vs. James Madison (LIVE)

UNC-WILMINGTON VS. JAMES MADISON WHAT TO WATCH

- How will the Dukes shake off the rust? James Madison played Maryland on Dec. 19, getting dismantled by an elite program. They've played just one game since, a Jan. 3 contest in which they beat Towson 89-85. How fresh are they after playing just one game in exactly three weeks by the time Saturday's game tips off?

- James Madison has dominated this matchup historically, winning 20 of the last 21 contests and going 34-3 all-time at home. Overall, JM is 66-10 against the Seahawks, and cruised in their last matchup to a 76-52 win.

- The 76-game history between the two programs is the longest-running matchup for any opponent in UNC-Wilmington's history.

UNC-WILMINGTON VS. JAMES MADISON PLAYERS TO WATCH

UNC-Wilmington: Carol-Anne Obusek (Sr.), F (14.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.0 bpg). Obusek is a straight post player, having attempted zero three-point shots on the season. But she dominates down low, tied for the team lead in points per game and second in total minutes. She also leads the team in both rebounds per game and blocks, though she's coming off a nine-point effort in her last game, her first this season not in double figures. 

James Madison: Kiki Jefferson (So.), G (15.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.3 apg). Jefferson leads the Dukes in points and rebounds per game and is tied for the most assists on the season as well. The do-it-all sophomore guard had 24 points and 11 rebounds on January 3, the last time they played.

*Stats and records were retrieved Friday, January 8