Selection Sunday had some pretty memorable moments for plenty of schools. Some bubble teams made the cut, the number one seeds were announced and the leading scorer for the James Madison Dukes was arrested. Rayshawn Goins, a forward and leading bucket-maker for the Dukes, was charged with obstruction of justice by the police on a day where Jame Madison should have only been celebrating.
Goins was apparently taken to the pokey, but after cooperating with police was subsequently released on $2,500 bond. Mark Selig of the Daily News-Record broke the story and has reported that the incident stemmed from a team party that got a little too fun the night before.
This couldn’t have come at a worse time for the James Madison basketball program. The team is going to be facing LIU-Brooklyn in the
play-in-game First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Goins was not only the team’s leading scorer, but was also their leading rebounder.
The university has released a statement in which they say they are aware of the situation and are currently moderating before handing down whatever form of justice they deem fit. The arrest could conceivably mean that the team could be without their best player in their biggest game of the year.
Whoever is to win the James Madison vs. LIU-Brooklyn game would then face-off against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Second Round of the big dance. If the Dukes are to play without Goins going forward, it is essentially a deathblow to any chances that they had at making it further than the opener.
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