James Madison vs Rider

James Madison 86, Rider 69

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A.J. Davis scored a career-high 29 points, including hitting 8 of 9 from long range, to lead James Madison in an 86-69 win over Rider Friday.

Humpty Hitchens added 16 points, Andrey Semenov 15 and Julius Wells 10 for the Dukes (2-2), who connected on 15 of 21 3-pointers (71.4 percent) just one game after tying school record with 16 3s in a loss to Robert Morris.

The teams stayed close in the opening half and headed to the break tied at 38-all in the first round of the Philly Hoop Group Classic.

Eighteen seconds into the second, Gene Swindle's jumper on a dish from Davis gave the Dukes a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Davis, the Colonial Athletic Association's leading scorer at 23.8 points per game, then knocked down a 3-pointer to further fuel the 8-0 half-opening run.

Brandon Penn led the Broncs (1-5) with 21 points.

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James Madison Dukes
J. Wells, F324-80-054210
A. Semenov, F306-91-274415
T. Flores, F10-00-00020
H. Hitchens, G386-102-269316
A. Davis, G368-155-662129
A. Diouf191-21-10253
E. Hood151-31-23023
A. Marks141-32-22025
G. Swindle132-21-43035
C. Pierce20-00-00000
Totals 29-5213-1934212486
 55.8%68.4% 
Rider Broncs
D. Stewart, F324-83-7111211
N. Gadson, F243-53-614410
J. Jones, G311-54-43016
J. Thompson, G305-80-028213
A. Myles, G291-50-23003
B. Penn247-143-431121
E. Mitchell151-40-02242
D. Nd-Ezuma60-00-21100
C. Oliver50-11-21011
T. Pereira21-10-00012
E. Bursis10-00-00000
K. Noon10-10-00000
Totals 23-5214-2729171669
 44.2%51.9% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.14-325-542
Charleston13-422-866
Towson11-619-1195
Elon9-817-13130
Will. & Mary9-815-13117
Northeastern8-915-14143
J. Madison7-109-21262
Hofstra6-1114-16201
Delaware5-1212-18250
Drexel3-149-21264

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth16-224-544
St. Peters12-616-12145
Iona11-718-11112
Siena11-714-15142
Canisius10-817-12134
Fairfield9-914-13189
Rider9-1016-14202
Quinnipiac7-1210-19240
Niagara6-129-20278
Manhattan5-1410-20255
Marist5-148-22272
 
Other games
UCF 68 Final
UConn 63
HARV 46 Final
Florida St 41
Stanford 63 Final
Syracuse 69
VALPO 47 Final
Ohio St 80
Ohio 54 Final
Louisville 59
PITT 78 Final
Penn 58
Jville 62 Final
Florida 107
Georgia 56 Final
XAV 70
UTMA 50 Final
Miss St 76
Wisc 66 Final
BRAD 43
Monmth 73 Final
VANDY 95
SC 62 Final
NC 87