JMU women’s basketball receives votes in the Week 13 AP Top 25 poll
JMU received votes through the first nine editions of the 2014-15 weekly poll as well as the last seven editions of the 2013-14 weekly poll. Madison has also received votes in every edition of the 2014-15 USA Today Coaches Poll, being ranked as high as 23rd twice this season (Nov. 18, Nov. 25) as well as 24th once (Dec. 23).
The Dukes are 18-2 overall for just the fourth time in program history. With a 9-0 record through the opening half of Colonial Athletic Association action, they are atop the league standings and hold a 1.5-game lead over second-place Drexel.
Madison has won 27 of its last 28 meetings against CAA foes (regular season and tournament), including 14 consecutive contests dating back to the 2013-14 regular season.
Nationally, the Dukes hold an RPI of 28 and are tied for the 14th-best won-lost percentage (90.0). They are eighth in offensive rebounds per game (18), 10th in rebound margin (+10.7) and 16th in scoring margin (+15.6).
Junior guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) is third in the nation in made three-point field goals per game (3.30). Junior point guard Angela Mickens (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) is fourth in assists per game (7.6) and redshirt-senior center Lauren Okafor (Hamden, Conn./Hopkins School (Providence)) is eighth in offensive rebounds per game (5).
JMU begins a three-game road stretch this weekend with a northern swing to Hofstra and Drexel. The Dukes face the Pride Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in Hempstead, N.Y., before taking on the Dragons Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.