College Station, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirby Burkholder registered a
double-double consisting of 28 points and 18 rebounds as the James Madison
Dukes defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs, 72-63, in the first round of the NCAA
Tournament's Lincoln Region at Reed Arena.
Burkholder, who also logged four assists and three steals, shot only 4-of-17 from the floor for the 11th-seeded Dukes (29-5), but compensated with a near- perfect 17-of-18 effort at the free-throw line. Also scoring in double figures for the Dukes, as they logged their first NCAA Tournament win since 1991, were Toia Giggetts and Precious Harris with 15 and 11 points, respectively.
The sixth-seeded Bulldogs (29-5) were led