JMU basketball pulled off a historic win over Virginia on Tuesday. Dukes fans obviously rushed the court but the courtside view of the storming is amazing.
Virginia basketball has been quite dominant under Tony Bennett but the 2021-22 season has proven to be a tough one for the Cavaliers, especially early. And on Tuesday night, it got even tougher, courtesy of a trip north to Harrisonburg, VA and a date with JMU basketball.
While James Madison played a smart game where they didn’t commit silly turnovers and played within themselves, the Dukes’ defense shined as they held the Cavaliers to 4-of-26 shooting from 3-point range and 38 percent shooting overall.
And when 40 minutes were up, JMU basketball notched the wild 52-49 win over Virginia. Naturally, especially with the game on the Dukes’ home floor, the JMU fans in attendance went wild and stormed the court. Even better, though, we got a courtside look of that moment, which is truly amazing.
Watch: JMU basketball fans storm the court after upsetting Virginia
This was undoubtedly a hugely historic win for the Dukes and the JMU basketball program. Yes, anytime a CAA team beats an ACC team, it’s going to reverberate throughout college basketball.
However, in the state of Virginia, this was a massive result.
JMU had played the Cavaliers 11 times in program history before Tuesday night but hadn’t come away with a victory in any of those contests. More plainly, this was the Dukes’ first win over Virginia in program history.
Given that, storming the court in the manner that they did was well deserved. And the courtside view showed you the energy that makes college hoops so special.
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