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Schedule

M. BASKETBALL
Nov 10 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
76
Richmond
Richmond
63
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 14 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
53
Bradley
Bradley
61
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 17 - FINAL
Wesley College
Wesley College
78
Delaware
Delaware
93
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 20 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
66
UNCG
UNCG
79
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 21 - FINAL
North Carolina Wesleyan
North Carolina Wesleyan
70
Delaware
Delaware
88
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 22 - FINAL
Longwood
Longwood
57
Delaware
Delaware
65
M. BASKETBALL
Nov 27 - FINAL
Yale
Yale
76
Delaware
Delaware
66
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 1 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
76
Navy
Navy
82
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 6 - FINAL
Buffalo
Buffalo
75
Delaware
Delaware
72
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 9 - FINAL
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
92
Delaware
Delaware
68
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 17 - FINAL
Delaware
Delaware
68
Delaware State
Delaware State
59
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 20 - 7:00 PM
CSU Bakersfield
CSU Bakersfield
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 28 - 2:00 PM
Cornell
Cornell
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Dec 30 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
UNCW
UNCW
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 2 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
College of Charleston
College of Charleston
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 5 - 7:00 PM
William & Mary
William & Mary
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 7 - 2:00 PM
UNCW
UNCW
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 11 - 7:00 PM
Drexel
Drexel
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 13 - 4:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
James Madison
James Madison
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 18 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Hofstra
Hofstra
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 20 - 2:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Northeastern
Northeastern
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 25 - 7:00 PM
College of Charleston
College of Charleston
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Jan 27 - 7:00 PM
Hofstra
Hofstra
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 1 - 7:00 PM
Towson
Towson
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 3 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Elon
Elon
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 8 - 7:00 PM
Northeastern
Northeastern
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 10 - 2:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
William & Mary
William & Mary
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 15 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Towson
Towson
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 17 - 7:00 PM
Elon
Elon
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 22 - 7:00 PM
Delaware
Delaware
Drexel
Drexel
M. BASKETBALL
Feb 24 - 4:00 PM
James Madison
James Madison
Delaware
Delaware
M. BASKETBALL
Mar 3 - TBA
CAA Tournament
Delaware
Delaware
Men's Basketball Teddy Bear Toss
Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Chris Cheeks
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Virginia Commonwealth
Graduating Year: 1990
Experience: 4 Years
Phone: 302-831-8045
Email: ccheeks@udel.edu

Chris Cheeks, an 18-year veteran at the NCAA Division I level, closed out his fourth season on the University of Delaware men’s basketball coaching staff in 2015-16.

Cheeks left the program in March, 2016 to take an assistant coaching position at Western Kentucky University.

Cheeks helped lead the Blue Hens to one of the best seasons in school history in 2013-14 as Delaware finished 25-10, tied for the second most wins in a season in school history, and won its first 11 regular season conference games en route to the program’s first CAA regular season title. The Blue Hens secured their eighth regular season league title in school history, while UD’s 14 conference wins tied for the second most in a single season.

UD won 13 consecutive games from Jan. 1 through Feb. 12, tied for the second longest streak in school history, while the Blue Hens’ 11 road victories on the year also ranked second in program history.

Delaware then won three straight contests in the CAA tournament in Baltimore, including a dramatic 75-74 comeback win over William & Mary in the final, to claim the fifth conference tournament title in school history.

The Blue Hens earned the No. 13 seed in the East Regional, battling fourth-seeded and 11th ranked Michigan State before falling to the Spartans, 93-78, in an NCAA Tournament second round game in Spokane, Wash.

Cheeks was instrumental in the development of guard Devon Saddler, who set a school record and currently ranks sixth in CAA history with 2,222 career points. Saddler earned All-CAA honors during all four years of his career, and was named to the 2014 Lou Henson Mid-Major All-America Team.

Saddler was joined on the first team All-CAA and All-District 10 teams by fellow senior Davon Usher, who set a UD single season record by scoring 679 points during the 2013-14 season.

Despite losing all but one starter for the 2014-15 season and battling through some early season injuries, Cheeks helped the Blue Hens win 10 games, including a 9-9 mark in the CAA. Kyle Anderson was a third team All-CAA selection, while Kory Holden and Chivarsky Corbett each earned CAA All-Rookie honors. That marked just the second time in school history that UD featured two players on the conference All-Rookie team in the same season.

The Blue Hens compiled an outstanding season during Cheeks’ first year in Newark by finishing 19-14 overall and placing second in the CAA with a 13-5 league mark, both program highs for UD since joining the conference. The Blue Hens then advanced to the CAA Tournament Semifinals for the third time since joining the league, and for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

Included among those victories was a win at Virginia, the program’s first over an Atlantic Coast Conference school in 50 years, as Delaware advanced to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

Saddler continued his impressive career, leading the CAA with 19.9 points per game while earning first team All-Conference in addition to NABC and USBWA All-District honors. Senior Jamelle Hagins, who became the school’s career rebounding leader, was tabbed the CAA Defensive Player of the Year while also earning second team All-CAA and NABC All-District accolades.

Hagins, who ranks among the CAA career leaders in blocks and rebounds, was selected to participate in the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational following his outstanding career.

Cheeks had served as the head coach of AAU team DC Assault in 2011-12, and was an assistant coach at Charlotte from 2006-10. He helped the 49ers attract the Atlantic 10’s top recruiting class and the 13th-ranked class in the nation in 2007-08, Charlotte’s highest ever ranked recruiting class.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Cheeks spent three seasons at Georgia State from 2003-06.

He served two years at West Virginia in 2000-02 and helped recruit the top-rated class to the Big East in 2000, the only time in history that the Mountaineers boasted the league’s top class.

He began his coaching career in 1995 at his alma mater Virginia Commonwealth, serving five years for the Rams through the 2000 season and helping VCU win the CAA regular season and conference tournament titles in 1996.

Cheeks scored 1,273 career points in two seasons at VCU from 1987-89, while his 42 points against Old Dominion in 1989 are the most ever by a Rams player in a Division I game. His 20.2 career scoring average ranks second in school history, and he was named to the Rams All-Time Team.

Cheeks and his wife, Mona, are the parents of sons Chris, Jr. and Brandon, and stepdaughter Lauren.

Updated 3/20/16

Delaware Blue Hens