WILMINGTON, N.C. (JMU Athletics) -- James Madison broke the century mark in regulation for the first time in more than three years on Saturday evening, sprinting to a 104-95 win over UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball at Trask Coliseum.
The Dukes (10-14, 3-8 CAA) fell behind by four at the half, but blitzed their way to 15-of-25 (60 percent) shooting and 60 points after the break, while holding UNCW to a relatively-cool 43.8 percent (14-of-32) clip to pull away in the second period.
Senior guard Stuckey Mosley became the 31st player to score 1,000 points in a JMU uniform in style, racking up a game-high 27 points with the help of five three-pointers to lead five Dukes in double figures. Mosley added five boards across a turnover-free 35 minutes.
Sophomore guard Darius Banks racked up 20 of his 22 points in the second half, adding five rebounds of his own, while sophomore guard Matt Lewis went 5-of-9 from the field on his way to 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and no turnovers across 37 minutes.
After taking the lead for good when a Lewis three-pointer put the Dukes up 76-73 with 7:54 to play, JMU closed things out by making 17 of its final 18 free throws across the final three minutes to end the game with a staggering 90.9 percent (30-of-33) performance at the line.
Sophomore forward Dwight Wilson notched one of his strongest games with 16 points and five boards, while freshman Deshon Parker starred under pressure, notching career highs in points (14) and assists (7) with only a pair of first-half turnovers.
Senior forward Devontae Cacok posted a double-double for UNCW, going for 12 points and 13 boards to give himself a double-double in all 11 of the Seahawks' CAA contests.
QUOTING COACH ROWE
"These are the types of games you get in the CAA. It's every night with this kind of play, so you have to give credit to all these teams. I'm so appreciative of my guys for their fight. We may have been due to have a night where everyone contributed, so we'll look to get back to work and build on this one."
Prior to Saturday's performance, the last time the Dukes:
- scored 100 points: vs. Appalachian State (W, 105-99, OT); 11/22/17
- scored 100 points in regulation: vs. Marshall (W, 107-84); 12/6/15
- scored 100 points against a CAA opponent: vs. George Mason (W, 110-97); 1/11/95
- scored 100 points on the road: at Seton Hall (L, 110-112); 12/22/07
- scored 100 points on the road in regulation: at #6 Oklahoma (L, 109-142); 12/27/89
- With his 27 points, Stuckey Mosley is now 31st on the Dukes' all-time scoring list with 1,011 points in a JMU uniform. Mosley and Head Coach Louis Rowe (1993-95; 1,055 points) are two of only four players on the list to reach 1,000 points in two seasons, joining Steve Hood (1989-91; 1,282) and Denzel Bowles (2009-11; 1,101)
- The Dukes' 59.3 percent (32-of-64) clip from the floor is the best for a JMU team against a Division I opponent since going 27-of-43 (62.8 percent) in an 82-73 win over Hofstra on Feb. 28, 2015.
- Freshman guard Deshon Parker racked up seven assists, the most for any JMU player in a game this season and most since Ramone Snowden had seven against William & Mary on Jan. 2, 2018.
The Dukes will have Thursday off this week before traveling north to face Towson in a 2 p.m. matchup on Saturday, Feb. 9. On Saturday afternoon, the Tigers fell victim to a layup in the closing minute as they dropped a 54-53 decision at College of Charleston.