JMU rallies, holds on for win over Wright State at Naples Invitational

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 3:03 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - The James Madison men’s basketball team defeated Wright State, 78-76, Tuesday afternoon in Naples, Florida.

The Dukes trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half after went into halftime down, 46-36. JMU opened the second half on a 10-0 run to tie the game and the teams went back-and-forth throughout the remainder of the contest.

JMU guard Charles Falden knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining in the game to put the Dukes in front 78-76. They were able to hold on and secure the victory and clinch a spot in the Fifth Place game at the tournament.

James Madison will face the winner of Murray State/Long Beach State Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The fifth place game will be broadcast on FloSports.

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