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LU to Host James Madison in CIT Quarterfinal

March 19, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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James Spencer and the Flames will host James Madison on Monday in the quarterfinal round of the CIT.

James Spencer and the Flames will host James Madison on Monday in the quarterfinal round of the CIT.

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The pairings for the quarterfinal round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) have been announced and the Liberty Flames (23-11) will host Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) member, the James Madison Dukes (20-14), inside the Vines Center on Monday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. The game will not be televised.

James Madison advanced to the quarterfinal round with a 69-58 triumph over visiting Mount St. Mary's on Wednesday night. JMU is 2-0 this season against Big South foes, topping league champion Radford (85-81) on Dec. 14 and Gardner-Webb (90-78) in a game played as part of the ESPNU BracketBuster series. Liberty is 2-1 against CAA opponents this year, proving victorious over William & Mary (80-74) and George Mason (69-66) over a three day span in November. The Flames lone loss to a CAA foe was at Old Dominion (80-56) during the ESPNU BracketBuster series.

The Flames advanced to the quarterfinals when they registered the first win of the inaugural CIT on Tuesday, topping Rider, 79-64, behind a 25 point effort from senior Anthony Smith.

James Madison leads the all-time series with the Flames, 6-2. The last contest in the series was on Dec. 8, 2001 inside the Vines Center. The Dukes topped the Flames by 10 points, 77-67.

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CIT QUARTERFINALS:

Monday March 23
James Madison (20-14) @ Liberty (23-11)
Belmont (20-12) @ Old Dominion (21-10) / The Citadel (20-12)
Oakland (23-12) @ Bradley (19-14)
Idaho (17-15) @ Pacific (20-11)
CIT SEMIFINALS:

Wednesday March 25
(Home games to be determined by internal seeding after matchups are set)
James Madison (20-14) or Liberty (23-11) vs. Belmont (20-12), Old Dominion (21-10) or The Citadel (20-12)
Bradley (19-14) or Oakland (23-12) vs. Idaho (17-15) or Pacific (20-11)