Elon tops James Madison 63-61 in CAA first round
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcus Sheffield II scored 10 points and the game-winning jumper with three seconds left and seventh-seeded Elon came from behind to beat No. 10 James Madison 63-61 in Saturday’s first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
The Phoenix (12-20) advance to Sunday’s quarterfinal against No. 2 William & Mary (21-10).
Kris Wooten made back-to-back 3-pointers and Elon closed to 61-59 with 1:39 to play before Sheffield tied it at 61 with a dunk. JMU’s Matt Lewis missed two jumpers before Sheffield hit his game-winner and a 3 by Lewis at the buzzer missed.
Darius Banks, who was second on the Dukes in scoring heading into the contest with 12 points per game, shot only 20% in the game (1 of 5).