GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG scored 18 consecutive points during a decisive second half run as the Spartans pulled away for a 79-66 win over the University of Delaware Monday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Blue Hens (2-2) took a slim 34-33 lead into the half and then scored the first 10 points of the second period, going up 44-33 on an Anthony Mosley three-point play with 16:33 remaining. The lead was still nine at 48-39 following a pair of Eric Carter free throws, but UNCG (3-1) answered by scoring the next 18 points as the Blue Hens went scoreless for over seven minutes.

UNCG went ahead 57-48 on two free throws by Marvin Smith with 7:58 left to cap the run, while a three-pointer by Smith made it 69-57 with 4:21 on the clock. Delaware never got within single digits the rest of the way.

Blue Hen freshman Kevin Anderson paced Delaware with 17 points to go with five rebounds, while Ryan Daly contributed 15 points and a team-high six boards. Mosley had 13 points and four assists, while Carter chipped in 11 points and four boards.

Francis Alonso led the Spartans with a career-high 32 points, including an 8 of 10 performance from behind the arc. Smith contributed 13 points for UNCG, while James Dickey added 12 points to go with team-highs of eight rebounds and four blocks.

UD used an early 9-0 run to give the Blue Hens a 13-3 lead six minutes into the game, and after the Spartans came back to take a one-point advantage, Delaware again scored nine in a row to surge in front 28-20 at the 3:50 mark.

Anderson scored on a driving layup to put the Blue Hens up four late in the half, before a last second three-pointer by the Spartans’ Malik Massey cut the UD lead to 34-33 at the break.

HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY
“I was proud of the way we started the second half, and we played well in segments tonight. But I thought during UNCG’s run we got disinterested and lazy on defense. They have a good team, and we just had to be more consistent. We have a young group that is learning, we just have to keep teaching and coaching them.”

“UNCG made some tough shots tonight; their pressure bothered us and got us out of sync. Our group has to do a better job of fighting through adversity and bouncing back when the other team makes a run.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• The all-time series between UD and UNCG is tied at 3-3, with the Spartans winning all three meetings in Greensboro
• A UD opponent has scored 30 points in consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 21-24, 2015
• Mosley and Carter have each scored in double figures during the first four games of the season
• UNCG finished 14 of 27 from three-point range
• After handing out 24 assists in the home-opening win over Wesley, UD dished out only four vs. UNCG
• UD freshman Ryan Allen scored six points in 30 minutes of action during his Blue Hen debut

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Delaware vs. North Carolina Wesleyan (Greensboro, N.C.) – November 21, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)
Delaware vs. Longwood (Greensboro, N.C.) – November 22, 2017 (3 p.m.)
Delaware vs. Yale – November 27, 2017 (7 p.m.)

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