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Delaware Travels North For Lehigh Christmas City Classic This Weekend

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 12/19/2013
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Lehigh Christmas City Classic
Delaware (6-2, 0-0 CAA) vs. Youngstown State (3-6, 0-0 Horizon League)

DATE:  Friday, December 20, 2013
TIME:  7:30 p.m.
LOCATION Stabler Arena - Bethlehem, Pa.

 

Delaware (6-2, 0-0 CAA) vs. Lehigh (6-2, 0-0 Patriot League) OR Vermont (4-5, 1-0 America East)

DATE:  Saturday, December 21, 2013
TIME:  2 p.m. (Consolation Game) or 4:30 p.m. (Championship Game)
LOCATION Stabler Arena - Bethlehem, Pa.

RADIO
All Delaware women’s basketball games this season can be heard on the radio at 1290 The Ticket or 1410 WDOV.  Jimmy Smith has the call for the Hens while Christine Motta serves as a color analyst.  Fans can also hear the broadcast online at http://www.iheart.com/live/1290-The-Ticket-473/ and on smart devices via the iHeart app.

LIVE VIDEO
All games this weekend will be broadcast online live, for free, via the Patriot League Network.

LIVE STATS
Live stats for this weekend's games will be available via www.LehighSports.com or www.BlueHens.com.

ONLINE
Follow the Blue Hens online at facebook.com/DelawareWomensBasketball.  Head Coach Tina Martin can be followed on Twitter at @UDCoachMartin while in-game updates will be posted at @UDBlueHens.

HEN SCRATCHINGS
     ·   Delaware snapped a five-game winning streak with a heartbreaking, overtime loss at Princeton Sunday.
     ·   This weekend's games mark the last of six straight games on the road for UD.
     ·   For more game notes, please click here.

SERIES INFORMATION
     ·   Youngstown State leads the all-time series between the Penguins and Blue Hens, 1-0.  The lone victory came with a 68-51 win on December 29, 1984 as a part of the St. Peter's Tournament in Jersey City, N.J.
     ·   Delaware holds a 17-10 advantage against Lehigh all-time and has won seven straight dating to the 1989-90 season and 12 of the last 13 since 1987-88.  The last matchup resulted in a 65-51 UD win on December 30, 2004 in the Christmas City Classic.
     ·   Former America East foes, Vermont is 19-7 over UD in series history.  The Hens have won three of the last four against the Catamounts, including a 69-64 overtime win on March 10, 2001 to clinch the America East Championship in Burlington.

THE COACHES
     ·   UD head coach Tina Martin is in her 18th season with Delaware and currently holds a 347-183 (.655) all-time record. 
     ·   Martin has never faced Youngstown State.
     ·   Martin has garnered three conference Coach of the Year awards and led the Hens to 10 post-season appearances.
     ·  YSU head coach John Barnes is in his first season at the helm of the Penguins with a 3-6 record.  He was previously the associate head coach at perennial contender Green Bay.
     ·   Sue Troyan is in her 19th season at Lehigh and holds a career record of 292-244.
     ·   Lori Gear McBride is in her fourth season as the head coach at Vermont and is 29-71 overall.

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