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James Madison survives behind 38 points from Evans

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Dawn Evans matched her career high with 38 points and James Madison beat Virginia (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) 75-73 on Sunday

Evans, a junior guard, scored 18 points in the second half, including a jumper in the lane that banked in with 52 seconds left to give the Dukes (6-0) a 75-71 lead.

The Cavaliers (6-2) answered as Paulisha Kellum hit a left-handed layup with 43.1 seconds remaining. They had a chance to tie the game after forcing Evans to turn the ball over with 16 seconds left, but China Crosby missed a driving attempt with 5 seconds left.

Evans' 38-point performance, which is 14 points above her average, set a John Paul Jones Arena scoring record.

Monica Wright paced the Cavaliers with 31 points and 16 rebounds, but struggled from the field connecting on 12 of 32 attempts.