Blue Hens Head South To Battle UNCW in Final Road Trip of Regular Season
Delaware (20-9, 12-2 CAA) at UNCW (9-21, 3-12 CAA)
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Trask Coliseum - Wilmington, N.C.
Live Video/Stats: www.uncwsports.com
Radio: WDSD 94.7 FM (Scott Klatzkin, Bill Harman)
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All-Time Series: UNCW leads, 16-9
Delaware: Monté Ross (Winston-Salem State ‘92), eighth season overall and at Delaware, 110-140
UNCW: Buzz Peterson (North Carolina ‘85), fourth season at UNCW, 42-80; 16th season overall, 267-227
• Delaware can clinch at least a share of the CAA regular season title with a win at UNCW. The Blue Hens have not won a conference regular season championship since capturing the America East during the 1998-99 season.
• A victory would also give Monté Ross 111 career wins, which would move him into sole possession of second place on the UD career wins list.
• Devon Saddler scored a team-high 20 points during Sunday’s loss to Drexel, moving into ninth place on the CAA career scoring list with 2,119 career points.
• Davon Usher added 19 points, and is currently seventh on the UD single season scoring chart with 575 points. He is 100 points shy of the single season record of 675 set by Mike Pegues in 1998-99.
• Saddler (20.4 ppg) and Usher (19.8 ppg) are the only pair of teammates in Division I currently ranked first and second in their conference in scoring.
• Kyle Anderson has scored 898 career points, and needs just two more to become the 37th player in Delaware history to reach the 900-point mark.
• UNCW leads the all-time series with Delaware, 16-9, but the Blue Hens have taken the last four meetings between the schools. Delaware had dropped seven straight in Trask Coliseum prior to last year’s 79-78 triumph in Wilmington.
• UD took the first meeting this year, edging the Seahawks 66-65 on Feb. 1 at the Carpenter Center. Carl Baptiste scored the game-winning basket with 26 seconds to play, while Devon Saddler blocked a Chris Dixon jumper in the final seconds.