East Second Round Picks: #1 Indiana Hoosiers vs #16 James Madison Dukes

2013 NCAA Tournament – East Region Second Round
#1 Indiana Hoosiers vs #16 James Madison Dukes
Friday, March 22, 2013, 4:10 pm Eastern, TV: TBS
University of Dayton Arena – Dayton, Ohio
Opening Line: Indiana -21
Current Line: Indiana -21 1/2
Opening Total: 135 1/2
Current Total: 135 1/2
Opening Money Line: Indiana -12500 / James  Madison +5000
Current Money Line: Indiana -12500 / James Madison +5000

Indiana is a 21.5 point favorite against James Madison in the east region 2nd round.
Indiana is a 21.5 point favorite against James Madison in the east region 2nd round.

Many thought the 27-6 Indiana Hoosiers would be the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, and play in the Midwest regional in Indianapolis. However, some late losses in the season bumped the Hoosiers to the #3 overall seed, and sent them to the East Region in Washington, DC. Indiana won the Big Ten title outright with a 14-4 record, but were upset by Wisconsin 68-56 in the Big Ten semifinals last Saturday. The #1 seeded Hoosiers will take on #16 James Madison in the second round Friday in Dayton. The winner of that game will take on  the winner of North Carolina St and Temple in the third round Sunday. James Madison beat LIU-Brooklyn 68-55 in the   first round Tuesday also in Dayton.

James Madison finished 4th in the CAA with an 11-7 record. The 21-14 Dukes finished behind 14-4 Northeastern and 13-5 Towson and Delaware. The Dukes were seeded third in the CAA tournament because Towson was ineligible for post-season play. James Madison beat #1 seed Northeastern 70-57 in the Championship game. The Dukes clinched their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1994 with the win. JMU is 4-4 in NCAA tournament games, and won their first NCAA tournament game in 30 years Tuesday. Indiana beat James Madison in 1987 in Bloomington, in the only previous match-up between the schools.

James Madison is coached by Matt Brady. The Dukes have losses at UCLA, at Duquesne, North Dakota St in Pittsburgh, at Miami-(OH), George Washington, Richmond, Georgia St twice, at Hampton, George Mason twice, at Towson, and at Drexel in addition to the Northeastern loss. The Dukes have wins over Youngstown St in Pittsburgh, Winthrop, San Jose St and San Diego in a tournament in Las Vegas, Towson, and Delaware twice. JMU is 22-10 ATS and the total is 6-14-2 this season.

James Madison is outscoring teams 65-64 this season. The Dukes are shooting 42.2% from the field and 33.4% from 3 point range. JMU makes 70% of their free throws. The Dukes average 32.9 rebounds per game and give up 31.2. JMU opponents are shooting 42.5% from the field and 32.6% from 3 point range. The Dukes average 12 assists, 8 steals, 5 blocks, and 11 turnovers per game.

Forward Rayshawn Goins averages 12.4 points, and 7.4 rebounds per game. He missed the first half of the LIU-Brooklyn game after he was arrested Sunday night for obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.  Guard A.J. Davis averages 12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game. Guard Devon Moore averages 11.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. Andrey Semenov is out for the season with an ankle injury. He averaged 10 points a game. Forward Andre Nation averages 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. Ron Curry, Charles Cooke, Alioune Diouf, Enoch Hood, and Taylor Bessick make up the rest of the rotation. Forward gene Swindle is doubtful with a knee injury.

Indiana is coached by Tom Crean. The only losses came to Butler by 2 points in overtime in Indianapolis and at home to Wisconsin and Ohio State, and on the road at Illinois and Minnesota. Indiana has key wins over Georgia & Georgetown in a tournament in Brooklyn, Ball St, North Carolina, Minnesota, Penn St, Michigan St, Michigan twice, Nebraska and Purdue,  along with road wins at  Iowa twice, Penn St, Northwestern, Purdue, Ohio St and Michigan St, and Illinois.  The Hoosiers are 17-14 ATS and the total is 14-15 this season.

Indiana is outscoring teams 80-63 this season. The Hoosiers are third in the nation in scoring. Indiana shoots 48.6% from the field and 41.1% from 3 point range. The Hoosiers are 6th or better in the country in both categories. Indiana makes 74.5% of their free throws and is #30 nationally in that category. The Hoosiers average 38.6 rebounds per game and give up 26.5 per game. Indiana is #23 in rebounding, and #14 in rebounds allowed. Hoosier opponents are shooting 39% from the field and 30.6% from 3 point range. Indiana is in the top 40 in both categories. The Hoosiers average 15 assists, 7 steals, 4 blocks, and 13 turnovers.

Forward Cody Zeller averages 16.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Forward Victor Oladipo averages 13.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 steals, and 2.2 assists. Forward Christian Watford averages 12.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Guard Jordan Hulls averages 10.1 points, 3.1 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game. Forward Will Sheehey averages 9.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1 steal per game. Kevin Ferrell, Remy Abell, and Jeremy Hollowell also get significant minutes. Forward Austin Etherington (knee) is out indefinitely. Forward Derek Elston is questionable with a knee injury.

James Madison is 6-0 ATS after a straight up win, against teams with winning records, and in neutral site games, 5-0 in non-conference games, 4-0 after a cover, and 20-6 overall.

Indiana is 7-2 ATS after a straight up loss, 16-5 in non-conference games, 2-5 in neutral site games, and 1-5 after a double digit loss.

James Madison held LIU-Brooklyn to 55 points, after the Blackbirds averaged 80 points a game during the season. James Madison will have to play same lockdown defense against Indiana. Of course, Indiana is light years better than LIU-Brooklyn. Indiana should roll in this game, but JMU could hang around for awhile with nothing to lose.

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