Jim Hu of SB Nation's Good Bull Hunting recapped the first day of tournament action at the College Station sub-regional, offering a short preview of the second round matchup between Texas A&M and James Madison.
From what I saw against Gonzaga, as well as the obvious trend of everyone else doing it, I expect JMU to play a packed in zone against the Ags. A&M is going to have to figure out who is going to slow down Burkholder, but it would be a mistake to think of JMU as a one-woman team. I think Karla presents a more polished post challenge than the Gonzaga bigs, and JMU's Lauren Okafor, who played 17 minutes against Gonzaga, may be needed even more. JMU finished the game with 3 starters having 4 fouls. I expect the Ags to be even more aggressive than the Zags, so JMU's depth may become an issue.
Also of note: Karla Gilbert became A&M's single season blocks leader in yesterday's game against North Dakota.
As reported in The Breeze after the game, JMU's Burkholder was ill on Sunday. She had 28 points and 18 rebounds. It will be interesting to see what she can do when actually healthy.
For more on Texas A&M women's basketball, check out Good Bull Hunting's women's basketball section. For more analysis of the entire region, check out our Lincoln region storystream.