Rowe discusses criticism, job scrutiny

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HARRISONBURG, Va. -- James Madison men's basketball head coach Louis Rowe spoke about how he is dealing with recent scrutiny of his job, from outside the program, during his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.

"I understand fans want to win," said Rowe when asked how he handles criticism. "That's what comes with this job but it's not an indictment of me. It's not an indictment on my personality so I have no problem with it. I love JMU fans."

Rowe is in his third season leading JMU. The Dukes are 9-13 overall and in last place in the CAA with a 2-7 league record after losing four consecutive conference games.

"As players we know that it's not all on the coach because we are out there," said senior guard Stuckey Mosley. "We are the ones performing and obviously we all believe in coach because that's the reason why we came here."

JMU hits the road for a pair of tough, road games against CAA opponents this week. The Dukes play at College of Charleston Thursday at 7 p.m. before visiting UNCW for a 7 p.m. tip-off Saturday.