Predictions and Analysis: Marshall vs James Madison Mar 09, 2024

Predictions and Analysis: Marshall vs James Madison Mar 09, 2024

March 9, 2024


In the Sun Belt Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday, the James Madison Dukes (28-3, 15-3 Sun Belt) will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-19, 7-11 Sun Belt). Look for more articles like this with the most in depth basketball analysis.


James Madison Analysis: Riding a 10-game winning run

The James Madison Dukes, who finished the season with an overall record of 28-3, including a 15-3 record in Sun Belt conference activity, are the #2 seed going into the Sun Belt Tournament. T.J. Bickerstaff tops the Dukes on the glass this campaign with 13.9 points per game and a team-high 8.4 boards per match, while Terrence Edwards Jr. paces the squad in scoring with 17.6 points per contest, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. Julien Wooden boasts 10.2 points per contest with 3.1 boards per game and Noah Friedel owns 11.6 points per game with 5.7 rebounds per match to round out JMU’s double-figure scoring totals for the season. Up to now in the season, Michael Green III has led the Dukes in assists with 3.5 assists per contest.


Marshall Analysis: Struggling to find form

The Marshall Thundering Herd advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Georgia State 86-74 in the second round. Obinna Anochili-Killen tops the Herd in scoring with 14.4 points per match and 5.9 rebounds per game, while Kevon Voyles tops the team with 15.1 points per game and 3.7 boards per contest. Leading the Herd in assists and on the boards, Kamdyn Curfman leads Marshall with 13.4 points per match and 2.6 assists per game, while Nate Martin finishes with 10.7 points per contest and a team-high 10.1 boards per game and 2.8 assists per match to round out Marshall’s double-digit scoring totals for the season. Marshall’s team is averaging 74.1 points per game this season on 40.8% field goal shooting, 31% three-point shooting, and 71.2% foul line shooting.

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Marshall vs James Madison Game Information

  1. Date: 03/09/2024
  2. Time: 07:30 PM ET
  3. Location: Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola, FL
  4. How to Watch Marshall vs James Madison: ESPN+
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