McDowell, Tribe Upset JMU in CAA Tournament

Quinn McDowell scored 35 points, 20 in the second half, to lead 11th seed William & Mary to a 72-68 victory over sixth seed James Madison in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Friday night.

The Tribe (10-21) will play third seed Hofstra in the quarterfinals Saturday night.

An 11-4 run, capped by Devon Moore's layup, gave the Dukes (21-11) their final lead, 68-67, with 1:21 to play. Moore fouled Brandon Britt with 54 seconds left, and his two free throws put William & Mary back in the lead.

Two free throws by Matt Rum and one by McDowell provided the final margin.

James Madison outshot William & Mary in the second half 44.8 percent (13 of 29) to 39.1 percent (nine of 23), but it wasn't enough to overcome a huge disparity in free-throw opportunities. The Tribe made 16 of 23 to the Dukes' six of ten.

Moore scored 22 points to lead the Dukes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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