Blue Hens Seek Third Consecutive CAA Title; Kick Off Tournament Play Friday Against Northeastern
Back-to-Back Defending CAA Champion No. 2 Delaware (18-9, 10-6 CAA) vs. No. 7 Northeastern (12-17, 6-10 CAA)
DATE: Friday, March 14, 2014
TIME: 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Show Place Arena - Upper Marlboro, Md.
Friday's quarterfinals game between the Blue Hens and Huskies will be available for free via CAA.tv.
All Delaware women’s basketball games this season can be heard on the radio at 1290 The Ticket or 1410 WDOV. Matt Janus 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.
· Delaware earned the second seed in the CAA Tournament and returns to the court following a nearly two-week hiatus.
· UD has lost three of its last four after rattling off six straight wins.
· Stephanie Leon earned the prestigious CAA Dean Ehlers Leadership Award Wednesday evening at the league's post-season banquet.
· Kelsey Buchanan was named to the All-CAA First Team and All-Academic Team.
· Delaware holds the all-time series advantage of 31-11 over Northeastern and is 2-0 agains NU in the CAA Tournament.
· The Hens had won 24 straight over the Huskies before a 54-53 loss in the regular season finale.
· Previously, NU's last win against UD came with a 90-67 victory on Jan. 9, 1999 in Boston.
· UD head coach Tina Martin is in her 18th season with Delaware and currently holds a 359-190 (.654) all-time record. She is the active winningest coach in the CAA.
· Martin is 24-4 all-time against Northeastern.
· Martin has garnered three conference Coach of the Year awards and led the Hens to 10 post-season appearances.
· Daynia La-Force, the 2013 CAA Coach of the Year, is in her eighth season with the Huskies. She holds an all-time career record of 112-159 (.413) in her nine seasons as a head coach (NU and New Haven) and is 88-152 (.366) at NU.
· La-Force is 1-16 all-time against the Blue Hens.