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Payne, Michigan State too much for Delaware

Kenny Ocker (@KennyOcker) – SPOKANE, Wash.–Michigan State forward Adreian Payne hit one three-point shot, then another, then went into the post for a three-point play, then hit another three-pointer with a hand in his face. What was a manageable 24-18 … Continue reading

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Tough draw for Delaware in Big Ten champs MSU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As the champions of a one-bid conference without a stellar resumé, Monte Ross and the Delaware Blue Hens knew they’d likely draw a lower seed in the NCAA Tournament and have to face a top-25 team … Continue reading

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Delaware’s win reverses long CAA title trend

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Take a look at the complete list of Colonial Athletic Association tournament winners, and a theme emerges. Old Dominion leads all programs with six CAA championships. Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth have five apiece, George Mason and … Continue reading

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Baptiste powers Delaware into NCAA tourney

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – BALTIMORE— You’ve heard all the names before. Devon Saddler, Davon Usher and Jarvis Threatt. Delaware is a team that wins because of its scoring guards. But senior forward Carl Baptiste let everyone know that it isn’t … Continue reading

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Blue Hens, built on ‘trust’, one game from NCAAs

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Early in the second half of Delaware’s Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal game with Hofstra on Saturday, the Blue Hens were at the free throw line. After a tight first half that saw the ‘Hens trailing at … Continue reading

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Delaware advances to CAA final with 87-74 win over Northeastern

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BALTIMORE–For most of the first half of a Colonial Athletic Association tournament semifinal, Northeastern showed Delaware that it could play with the top team in the CAA. After halftime, Delaware reminded the rest of the league … Continue reading

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Delaware squeaks by Hofstra in CAA quarterfinal

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – BALTIMORE– Though the location was new, and the stakes much higher, the result played out just like the previous two regular season match-ups. For the third consecutive game, Delaware trailed Hofstra at halftime. And for the … Continue reading

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Drexel, Delaware players honored at CAA awards banquet

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The arrival of the college basketball postseason means it’s also the time for conference awards. Both Drexel and Delaware did well at the Colonial Athletic Association banquet on Thursday night, with each team having a trio … Continue reading

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Despite No. 1 seed, Blue Hens are no shoe-in to win CAA

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – In previous years, Delaware has gone to the Colonial Athletic Association tournament at Richmond Coliseum as just another middle of the pack team vying for a chance and a dream of making it to “The Big … Continue reading

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Blue Hens have built ‘love affair’ with community

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Just a few short months ago the student section at the Bob Carpenter Center contained only a handful of students. They sat, congregated amongst each other and barely made their presence felt. On Sunday they stood. … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Drexel/Delaware

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Drexel marched into Newark, Del. in search of a road victory over the Colonial Athletic Association’s No. 1 team. Behind Tavon Allen‘s career-high 25 points, they did exactly that – spoiling Delaware’s senior day in doing so. … Continue reading

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Allen, Drexel ruin Delaware’s senior day, 69-65

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It was supposed to be Delaware’s special day. A sold-out crowd at the Bob Carpenter Center came to celebrate a special Blue Hens senior class, led by arguably the best player in school history. They were … Continue reading

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Benimon, Towson hand Delaware its first CAA loss

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Getting through an entire conference slate without a loss is pretty difficult. But it didn’t look like an impossibility for Delaware this year after winning its first 11 Colonial Athletic Association games. The possibility was even … Continue reading

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With a heavy heart, Usher plays hero

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – When the final buzzer sounded as Delaware had capped off a resilient comeback victory against the College of Charleston, Davon Usher was in tears. Blue Hens coach Monté Ross had no idea why. The reason was … Continue reading

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Usher fuels comeback as Delaware stays unbeaten in CAA

Paul Tierney (@Paul_Tierney3) – Minutes prior to Delaware’s Wednesday night matchup with the College of Charleston, Blue Hens senior guard Devon Saddler stood at center court and received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Bob Carpenter Center, acknowledging … Continue reading

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Saddler breaks record in Delaware win

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – There’s a new top dog on campus in Newark, Del., and his name is Devon Saddler. With 4:04 remaining and the Blue Hens leading Northwestern 74-52, well on their way to their 11th straight victory, Saddler … Continue reading

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Blue Hens keeping tunnel vision despite hot start

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – They’re not cocky, they’re confident. No it’s not a cheesy reference to Jadakiss’ verse in Ja Rule’s New York (Remix). It’s the way that Delaware coach Monté Ross describes his Blue Hens, who defeated Towson on … Continue reading

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Delaware holds off Towson, goes to 6-0 in CAA

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – In a game that featured 80 free throws and 61 fouls, Delaware found a rhythm when it mattered most. A crucial 11-0 run in the final 4:48 of the first half gave the Blue Hens enough … Continue reading

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CoBL Notebook: Drexel/Delaware

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – A few leftover notes from Delaware’s 90-77 win over Drexel at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Monday night: A Hostile Environment With a rival in town and a gym to fill, Drexel fans did not disappoint. The … Continue reading

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Blue Hens top William & Mary, move to 3-0 in CAA

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – When they’re all on, there may not be a better trio of scoring guards in the nation–let alone the Colonial Athletic Association–than Devon Saddler, Jarvis Threatt and Davon Usher. It was the usual suspects once again for … Continue reading

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Strong second half pushes Blue Hens past Liberty

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Delaware fought through a slow start and an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Liberty 77-64 on Saturday afternoon in front of 2,058 people at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Del. It was the first ever meeting … Continue reading

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Confident Delaware squad steps up in Saddler’s absence

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – On November 12, Delaware Blue Hens guard Devon Saddler was suspended for a month for violating team and university rules. Since then, Delaware has played three games and is 2-1 during that stretch following a close 84-80 … Continue reading

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CoBL Breakdown: Penn State, Delaware

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Over the course of the season, City of Basketball Love will dive into each team by-the-numbers within the Big 5, along with the other five teams covered on the site (Lehigh, Lafayette, Drexel, Delaware, and Penn State). … Continue reading

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Delaware Preview: Hampton (Nov. 17)

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – Delaware (0-2) @ Hampton (2-0) When: Sunday, November 17, 2 PM Where: Hampton Convocation Center, Hampton, Va. In a sentence… The Blue Hens will look to win their first game on the road against a defensive-minded, talented … Continue reading

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Delaware’s Saddler suspended for one month

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Delaware guard Devon Saddler has been suspended by the team for violating team and university rules, per a release on Tuesday. Saddler, the senior guard from Aberdeen (Md.) High School, will serve a month-long suspension, starting … Continue reading

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