2013 CAA Tournament results and bracket: James Madison clinches NCAA bid

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The James Madison Dukes pulled off an upset in the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball tournament, running away from the top-seeded Northeastern Huskies.

The No. 3 James Madison Dukes have punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament, beating the No. 1 Northeastern Huskies 70-57 in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship game.

James Madison played well out of the gate and held a 40-18 lead at halftime. Northeastern fought back in the second half using a full court press, speeding up the game and forcing Dukes' players into turnovers. The Huskies managed to cut the lead to 10, but James Madison answered every Northeastern run with a run of their own.

The Dukes also defeated the No. 6 William & Mary Tribe in the quarterfinals and the No. 2 Delaware Blue Hens in the semi-finals. Click here for a link to the full tournament bracket.

This is James Madison's fifth appearance in the NCAA tournament, and their first since 1994. They were the No. 14 seed that season, losing the in the first round to the No. 3 Florida Gators 64-62.

SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean had Northeastern slotted as a No. 16 seed in his latest bracket projections, and will likely have James Madison as a 16 seed.

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