HARRISONBURG, Va. – Blue Hen sophomore Ryan Daly hit an off-balance jumper with 14 seconds remaining before James Madison missed at the buzzer as the University of Delaware men’s basketball team scored the final eight points of the game to pull out a dramatic 61-60 victory over the Dukes Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center.

The Blue Hens (11-8, 4-2 CAA), who won their third straight game, trailed 60-53 with 3:06 left following a six-point JMU (4-15, 0-6 CAA) run. But Daly started the comeback with two free throws, before Ryan Allen converted a layup to make it a 60-57 game.

Anthony Mosley then scored on a driving layup to bring Delaware within a point, and following a Dukes miss, Daly grabbed the rebound and went the length of the floor before hitting a tough eight-foot jumper to give the Blue Hens the lead. Following a timeout, JMU’s Stuckey Mosley missed a turnaround jumper from the right baseline, setting off the UD celebration.

Daly finished with a game-high 19 points for Delaware, while Allen contributed 14 points of his own. Anthony Mosley was the third Blue Hen in double figures with 11 points, while Eric Carter added nine points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

Stuckey Mosley led JMU with 17 points, while Matt Lewis contributed 14 on the day.

Neither team led by more than five points in the opening half, and a baseline jumper by Allen put Delaware in front before two free throws by Stuckey Mosley gave JMU a slim 28-27 advantage at the break. After a back and forth second half the Blue Hens scored four straight to pull within 54-53, and after the Dukes answered with six in a row, Delaware closed the game by scoring the contest’s final eight points.

HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY
“I’m really proud of our team to come on the road and execute over the final four minutes. We dug in and got stops, and were able to get out in transition late in the game. We also hit some timely free throws down the stretch. Ryan Daly wants the ball in his hands, and he hit a big shot to give us the lead. We have a confident group that is learning how to win games. We have a good vibe about us, and I like where we’re at as a program”

RYAN DALY
“I wanted to pass to Eric Carter on the final possession but he was covered, so I just went for it and was able to hit the shot. We were able to get some stops down the stretch. This was a great team win.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• Delaware posted its third consecutive win over JMU
• The Blue Hens have started 4-2 or better in CAA play for the fifth time since joining the league
• UD has won seven of its last nine games
• Delaware is 3-1 in its last four road games
• Daly reached double figures for the 17th straight game

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Delaware at *Hofstra – January 18, 2018 (7 p.m.)
Delaware at *Northeastern – January 20, 2018 (2 p.m.)
Delaware vs. *Charleston – January 25, 2018 (7 p.m.)

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