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IU set to take on James Madison

Indiana now has an opponent for when it starts this year's NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed for the third time in school history.

The Hoosiers (27-6) will open play at Dayton at 4:10 p.m. Friday against No. 16 seed James Madison. The Dukes (21-14) reached Friday's game with a 68-55 victory over LIU-Brooklyn (20-14) on Wednesday at Dayton.

James Madison, which is in the tournament for the first time in 19 years, is a veteran group that likes to play at a methodical pace.

The Dukes reached the second round with their leading scorer and rebounder, Rayshawn Goins, only playing in the second half. Goins, who averages 12.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, was suspended for the first half after an arrest over the weekend on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing justice.

James Madison started strong without Goins, who finished with four points and eight rebounds. The Dukes got out to a 10-2 lead in the first 3½ minutes, and after briefly losing the lead in the first five minutes of the second half, James Madison reeled off nine straight points to go up 48-40 with 11:44 to play and never trailed again.

Goins is one of many fifth-year seniors playing for the Dukes, and one of those veterans, guard A.J. Davis, led the way Wednesday with 20 points.

But freshmen also played a big role in their win over LIU-Brooklyn. Guard Charles Cooke had 15 points, and guard Andre Nation had 14 points and five blocks against LIU-Brooklyn.

Along with Goins and Davis, James Madison relies on fifth-year guard Devon Moore (11.6 points, 162 assists to 77 turnovers) and fifth-year forward Andrey Semenov (10 points).

James Madison, which won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament to reach the NCAA tourney for the first time since 1994, averages 65.2 points while giving up 64.4.

Indiana averages 80 points and gives up 62.5 points. The Hoosiers have four players averaging double-digits in scoring with Cody Zeller leading the way with 16.9 per game.

Victor Oladipo averages 13.6 points, and Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls averaged 12.5 and 10 points.

Friday's game will be aired on TBS.

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