Men’s Basketball Caps Road Weekend at Marshall

James Madison Dukes (10-4, 1-0) at Marshall (12-2, 1-0)

December 31, 2022 — 2 p.m

Huntington, W.Va. — Cam Henderson Center

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  • Following a road win in its first-ever Sun Belt Conference game, James Madison men’s basketball heads to Huntington, W.Va. to square off against a red-hot Marshall squad. Both JMU and Marshall sit in the top 100 of both the NCAA NET and KenPom rankings.
  • The Dukes opened up conference play with a 63-47 win at Georgia State on Thursday, the fewest amount of points allowed to a conference opponent by JMU in six seasons. JMU went 24-of-32 (75%) from the free throw line, with 20 makes in the second half.
  • Redshirt sophomore Tyree Ihenacho paced the scoring with 15, his most in a JMU uniform, while adding four steals defensively.
  • In their seven wins over Division I opponents, the Dukes have won by an average of 28.1 points, with margins of 48, 35, 26, 19, 17, 36 and 16 points. In contrast, just one defeat of JMU’s four has been by double-digits (16 at then-#1 North Carolina).
  • In a balanced offensive attack, JMU has five players scoring at least 9.5 points per game. The Dukes are led by Vado Morsewho averages 13.2 points per game, and Takal Molsonwho averages 12.4.
  • The Dukes’ field goal percentage numbers are buoyed by Justin Amadi (.719), Mezie Offurum (.618) and Terrence Edwards (.600), who are all shooting above 60% with at least 50 field goal attempts this season.
  • JMU has scored 100 points or more six times this season, the first JMU squad to do so since the school’s transition to Division I.
  • The Dukes have out-rebounded 11 of their 14 opponents this season, including each of the last five.
  • Saturday’s matchup features a JMU squad that ranks 15th in the country in turnovers forced per game against a Marshall offense that ranks 22nd in fewest turnovers committed.
  • The Dukes rank third in the nation with 11.9 steals per game, having swiped at least 10 in each of their last four contests.


  • Marshall is tied for the best overall Sun Belt Conference record, sitting at 12-2 on the season, including a perfect 9-0 mark at home.
  • The Herd are coming off a 79-53 drubbing of App State on Thursday that featured five players scoring in double figures.
  • A pair of MU guards rank in the top 40 nationally in scoring, with Taevion Kinsey (12th) averaging 20.6 points per game and Andrew Taylor (35th) averaging 19.2. Both players have scored in double figures in every game this season.
  • In the KenPom tempo rankings, Marshall ranks as the 30th-fastest team in the country, nearly matching JMU at No. 21.


  • The Dukes lead the series 3-1 overall, having taken the last three matchups. Both sides have picked up a win in Huntington.
  • JMU blasted Marshall by a 107-84 margin in the last matchup on Dec. 6, 2015 behind 30 points from Shakir Brown and 20 from Ron Curry. The Dukes would not score 107 in a game again until Nov. 10, 2021.

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