Tag Archives: Monté Ross

Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 1

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 19. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division … Continue reading

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Delaware announces dismissal of Jarvis Threatt

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The University of Delaware announced on Tuesday afternoon that starting point guard Jarvis Threatt has been dismissed from the basketball program due to “violations of team rules.” Threatt, a junior, had one year of eligibility remaining and … Continue reading

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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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Monté Ross, Delaware ready for “inexperienced” MSU

Kenny Ocker (@KennyOcker) – SPOKANE, Wash.–Delaware coach Monté Ross stole the show Wednesday, cracking jokes and keeping a calm demeanor ahead of an NCAA Tournament game Thursday against No. 4 Michigan State. With a matchup against one of the trendiest … 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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Baptiste’s blocks set the tone in Delaware’s win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Carl Baptiste set the tone early. On the first Northeastern possession in a CAA Tournament semifinal on Sunday afternoon, the Delaware starting big man found himself posted up by the Huskies’ star, Scott Eatherton. Baptiste didn’t … 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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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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CAA setting up for wide-open tournament

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With two weeks to go in the 2013-14 college basketball regular season, there might not be a harder conference tournament to predict than that of the Colonial Athletic Association. Each of the nine teams in the … 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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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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Delaware Preview: Towson (Jan. 25)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Delaware (13-7, 5-0 CAA) vs Towson (12-7, 3-1 CAA) When: Saturday, Jan. 25 – 12 p.m. Where: Bob Carpenter Center – Newark, Del. RPI: Delaware 72, Towson 149 KenPom: Delaware 89, Towson 134 In a sentence: … 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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