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JMU Women's Basketball Picked to Finish 2nd in CAA, Men 6th

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The JMU Women's Basketball team was picked to finish the season 2nd in the CAA by the league's head coaches while JMU men's basketball has been picked to finish 6th.

The Duke's Women's team ended Virginia's season last year in the WNIT.

Delaware is the only team projected to finish ahead of them.

Senior guard Tarik Hislop was named preseason All Conference.

Turner Ashby Grads, Nikki Newman and Kirby Buckholder, were both named second team All-CAA.

Head coach, Kenny Brooks said, "Even though we had a fantastic run last year in the WNIT, our goal is to be CAA champions so we can get to the NCAA tournament. That expectation is very high that we put it upon ourselves and these kids are up for the challenge."

Brooks added, "We're fortunate enough to have great players who buy into our system. One group leaves - the other group has been molded by that group. They take on the leadership. They take it upon themselves the responsibility to keep things going so we've been very fortunate."

The JMU men's basketball team has been picked to finish 6th this season in CAA play according to the league's coaches and media.

Drexel was picked to win the league.

JMU's leading returning scorer, A.J. Davis was named preseason second team All-CAA.

Head Coach, Matt Brady said, "When you have an older group that recognizes that the road can be hard and they have their own goals and expectations and maybe better goals than what you put on the group then you have a chance at having a great season. My hope is that this group - all the way through can do all these great things."

The Duke's men's team finished last year with a record of 12-20.

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