Mar 15, 2015, 1:05 PM EDT
No. 1 James Madison (28-3) vs. No. 3 Hofstra (20-11)
Ten things to know about today
10. Dukes going for their 8th CAA crown (1986-89, 2010, 2011, 2014); Hofstra seeking its first.
9. Pride does not have a senior on the roster.
8. Dukes fans have turned the Show Place Arena into a purple playground, but plenty of Hofstra folks take pride in their Pride. Pictured is Kelly Loftus’ mom, an ardent supporter of the team her daughter committed to as a sophomore. The Loftus family lives in nearby Alexandria, Va.
7. Hofstra wins the headband competition. Pride wearing 7; Dukes 4. Sky Dig would be proud! Side note: Masks, JMU 1 (Toia Giggetts), Hofstra 0.
6. Pride is the only team that has beaten the Dukes in 2015, 63-62 on Feb. 22.
5. Hofstra cracked the 20-win mark for the fourth time in the Division I era with Saturday’s 45-42 defeat of Delaware.
4. JMU and Hofstra have never faced off in any round of the CAA Tournament.
3. With a win today, Hofstra Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey would have the 154th of her career, leaving her nine away from becoming the winningest coach in Pride history. JMU Coach Kenny Brooks became the Dukes’ all-time winningest coach earlier this season on Feb. 15. He is looking for win No. 310.
2. Both teams won by three in Saturday’s semifinals: Dukes defeated Elon 63-60; Hofstra beat Delaware 45-42.
1. It’s time for tipoff!
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