HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The James Madison women's basketball team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history.
The Dukes won 29 games in the 2018-2019 campaign, tying for the most single-season victories in program history. JMU was nearly unbeatable at home, winning a program record 18 games at the Convocation Center.
JMU won the CAA regular season championship by posting a 17-1 mark in conference play.
However, the Dukes missed out on the NCAA Tournament after suffering an upset loss to Hofstra in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament. Star junior guards Kamiah Smalls and Lexie Barrier both missed the majority of the game due to injury.
After the shocking loss in the CAA Tournament, JMU responded by advancing to the semifinals of the WNIT.
"I think you can't not look at this year and not think about it as a success," said JMU head coach Sean O'Regan. "You win an outright regular season championship which in some ways has more value than a tournament championship in a lot of people's eyes because it's your full resume."
JMU finished the season with a 29-6 overall record.