Duke vs. James Madison final score, results: Jared McCain rains 3s in Blue Devils blowout win to advance to Sweet 16


One’s a storied program with multiple national championships and NBA players. The other was playing in the Round of 32 for the first time in over 40 years.

The beauty of March Madness is that these teams, Duke and James Madison, got a chance to square off for the first time.

But only the Blue Devils punched their ticket to the Sweet 16, as they dominated in a 93-55 win over the James Madison Dukes on Sunday.

Jared McCain was on fire to give Duke the early advantage that it never relented. The freshman guard dropped 30 points on eight 3-pointers to set a new record for most 3-pointers by a Duke player in the NCAA Tournament.

It wasn’t just McCain hitting from distance, however. Duke (26-8) finished the game shooting 14-of-28 from deep. Tyrese Proctor added four 3-pointers for 18 points. Jeremy Roach and Kyle Filipowski chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

James Madison (32-4) never found its rhythm, and even when the Dukes strung together a couple of shots in a row, the Blue Devils were far too ahead at that point.

The Dukes’ 21-point deficit during the first half was the largest they’d endured all season, and it only increased to 38 by the game’s conclusion. This loss is just the Dukes’ fourth of the season, but it ended their March Madness run.

It was also their first loss since Jan. 27, breaking a 14-game win streak.

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Duke moves on to the Sweet 16 and will play the winner of No. 1 Houston/No. 9 Texas A&M. That game tips off at 8:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 24.

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Duke vs. James Madison final score

  1 2 F
Duke 47 46 93
James Madison 25 30 55

Duke vs. James Madison results, highlights from 2024 March Madness

(All times Eastern)

7:22 p.m.: And that’s a wrap. The Duke Blue Devils defeat James Madison 93-55. It’s James Madison’s largest loss and first since Jan. 27. The Blue Devils move on to the Sweet 16 to face the winner of No. 1 Houston/No. 9 Texas A&M.

7:21 p.m.: Spencer Hubbard, who is listed at 5-8, gets his first point of the NCAA Tournament on the free throw line.

7:12 p.m.: Stewart with another alley-oop slam, this one off a feed from Mitchell. Duke leads 90-53 with 3:32 remaining. This will be James Madison’s first loss since Jan. 27.

7:07 p.m.: Sean Stewart slams the alley-oop home off a pass from Roach. It’s the Blue Devils’ 20th assist of the game and they go up 83-51 with less than six minutes remaining.

6:59 p.m.: Duke’s Jaylen Blakes hits the deck hard and awkwardly on the breakaway dunk attempt. He’s heading to the locker room, and the call on the floor is a flagrant one foul on Freidel.

6:53 p.m.: A lot of attention is on Jared McCain and rightfully so, but Proctor is up to four 3-pointers himself. Duke, as a team, is shooting 12-of-24 from behind the arc.

6:47 p.m.: James Madison has 21 free throw attempts to Duke’s 10, but the Blue Devils lead 66-39 following McCain’s eighth 3-pointer of the contest. Duke has already surpassed its point total from its first round win over Vermont. There are 11 minutes left.

6:36 p.m.: Freidel rises up to block Mark Mitchell at the rim on the fastbreak.

STUFFED AT THE RIM 😳#MarchMadness @JMUMBasketball pic.twitter.com/6MpVEdbRWh

— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 24, 2024

6:34 p.m.: Kyle Filipowski picks up his third foul with about 17 minutes remaining in the game.

6:31 p.m.: McCain hits his seventh 3-pointer, which ties Duke’s record for most 3-pointers in an NCAA Tournament game, per Adam Zagoria.

JARED 𝙵̶𝚁̶𝙴̶𝙳̶𝙴̶𝚃̶𝚃̶𝙴̶ MCCAIN#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/HoiKzJON9S

— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 24, 2024

6:30 p.m.: Edwards starts the second half off with a spin layup for James Madison.

First half: Duke 47, James Madison 25

6:03 p.m.: “Jared McCain is not human,” Ian Eagle said as the Duke guard nailed his sixth 3-pointer without a miss. He’s up to 22 points.

6:02 p.m.: Noah Freidel knocks down a 3-pointer for the Dukes, and Julien Wooden picks up his third foul on the other end.

5:59 p.m.: James Madison is down 21, which is the largest deficit the Dukes have endured all season.

5:48 p.m.: McCain is up to five 3-pointers and has yet to miss one. Duke leads 31-17 and has 12 made field goals to James Madison’s 14 field goal attempts.

5:45 p.m.: Edwards takes the ball coast to coast for a contested layup to bring the Dukes within 11 points.

5:43 p.m.: Roach is back in the game for the Blue Devils. He’s missed his first two shots back.

5:38 p.m.: Roach is headed to the locker room, but Duke said he is “probable to return.”

5:34 p.m.: Tyrese Proctor nailed back-to-back 3-pointers, and McCain hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game in less than 10 minutes of play. Duke leads James Madison 24-9 with 11:46 remaining.

5:31 p.m.: Jeremy Roach is in pain after committing a foul on Jaylen Carey. Roach walked off the court holding his hand. The athletic trainers are taping his fingers together.

5:28 p.m.: McCain again! He nails his third straight 3-pointer as he’s up to nine points.

5:24 p.m.: McCain hits his second 3-pointer of the game to extend the Blue Devils’ lead to 12-4. James Madison will head to the free throw line after the timeout.

5:19 p.m.: Terrence Edwards Jr. picks up his second foul with 18:12 remaining in the first half. The Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year is now on the bench.

5:17 p.m.: Jared McCain knocks down a 3-pointer to kick off the scoring on both sides. Duke leads 3-0 in the first minute of play.

5:15 p.m.: Here’s the starting five for both sides:


  • Jeremy Roach
  • Jared McCain
  • Tyrese Proctor
  • Mark Mitchell
  • Kyle Filipowski

James Madison:

  • Xavier Brown
  • Noah Freidel
  • Terrence Edwards Jr.
  • T.J. Bickerstaff
  • Julien Wooden

5:07 p.m.: Duke vs. James Madison is set to tip off at 5:15 p.m. at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Duke vs. James Madison start time

  • Date: Sunday, March 24
  • Time: 5:15 p.m. ET

Duke and James Madison are slated to begin their Round of 32 matchup at 5:15 p.m. ET from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

NCAA Tournament schedule 2024

Below is the schedule of March Madness games on Sunday

Game Time (ET) TV/Livestream
No. 2 Marquette 81, No. 10 Colorado 77 12:10 p.m. CBS/Fubo
No. 1 Purdue 106, No. 8 Utah State 67 2:47 p.m. CBS/Fubo
No. 4 Duke 93, No. 12 James Madison 55 5:15 p.m. CBS/Fubo
No. 6 Clemson 72, No. 3 Baylor 64 6:10 p.m. TNT
No. 4 Alabama 72, No. 12 Grand Canyon 61 7:10 p.m. TBS
No. 1 UConn 75, No. 9 Northwestern 58 7:45 p.m. truTV
No. 1 Houston vs. No. 9 Texas A&M 8:40 p.m TNT
No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 13 Yale 9:40 p.m. TBS


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