James Madison set to take on LIU in First Four without Goins, who will miss first half

James Madison is making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 19 years.

Leading scorer and rebounder Rayshawn Goins won't make his first appearance until the second half.

Goins was suspended by Dukes coach Matt Brady for the first 20 minutes of the First Four game on Wednesday night against LIU Brooklyn (20-13). Goins was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing justice — hours before James Madison (20-14) found out who and where it was playing in the tournament.

LIU Brooklyn, winner of the Northeast Conference tournament and in the NCAAs for the third year in a row, hopes to take advantage.

The winner draws top-seeded Indiana (27-6) on Friday, also at the University of Dayton Arena.