This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

Presented by Courtyard By Marriott at the University of Delaware

University of Delaware Athletics takes a weekly look back at some memorable dates in Blue Hen history.

December 1, 1984


NEWARK, Del.  --  Oscar Jones scored on a three-point play with three seconds left to play to lift the Blue Hens to a thrilling 51-48 victory over Ivy League foe Princeton at the Delaware Field House.

Jones' winning points were part of a 16-1 Delaware spurt over the final seven minutes and 27 seconds as the Blue Hens (1-1) posted their first win of the young season. Jones, a junior guard, finished with 17 points, including seven points during the decisive game-ending run.

Princeton had the chance to go ahead with 48 seconds remaining but senior center Howard Levy missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity. Delaware ran the clock down from there, setting the scene for Jones' heroics.

Freshman Taurence Chisholm (at right) had 10 points, five assists, and three steals for the Blue Hens while John Weber contributed eight points and eight rebounds.

Princeton (1-1) got 14 points from Joe Scott and 13 more from Levy. The Tigers shot 53 percent from the field for the game.