Blue Hens Ring in New Year with Monday Home Game vs. Charleston
Delaware (7-7, 0-1 CAA) vs. Charleston (10-4, 1-0 CAA)
Date: Monday, January 2, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Bob Carpenter Center - Newark, Del.
Video: Hens All-Access
Radio: WDSD 94.7 FM (Scott Klatzkin, Bill Harman)
Live Stats: www.BlueHenStats.com
Twitter Updates: twitter.com/DelawareMBB
All-Time Series: Delaware leads, 5-4
Delaware: Martin Ingelsby (Notre Dame '01), first season overall and at Delaware, 7-7
Charleston: Earl Grant (Georgia College ‘00), third season overall and at Charleston, 36-42
• Delaware will look for its first conference win of the season as the Blue Hens host the College of Charleston during the second game of a UD basketball doubleheader.
• The Blue Hens dropped their first home game of the year on Saturday with a 58-56 setback to Hofstra.
• Delaware battled back from a 12-point second half deficit to pull even with a minute left on a Ryan Daly three-pointer, but the Pride answered with two free throws before Daly’s last second three-point attempt was off the mark.
• Daly finished with game-highs of 20 points and 15 rebounds, tying his career-high in points and setting his career-high in boards. He is just the second Blue Hen freshmen in school history to record consecutive double-doubles, along with Greg Smith in 1993-94.
• Tonight Delaware will attempt to avoid starting conference play with two straight losses for the third year in a row.
• Charleston leads the CAA in points allowed per game, field goal percentage defense and three-point defense, while the Blue Hens are second in points allowed and three-point defense, and third in field goal defense.
• Conversely, UD ranks ninth in the CAA in points per game, field goal percentage and three-point percentage, while Charleston is last in all three categories.
• Delaware leads the all-time series with Charleston, 5-4, although the Cougars took two of three meetings last year including the teams’ CAA Tournament first round matchup.
• The Blue Hens are 3-0 against the Cougars in the Bob Carpenter Center, with each win over the past three years coming by three points.