UD Basketball Offers Two For the Price of One During Blue Hens’ Doubleheader on Wednesday
December 21, 2010
Photo by Mark Campbell
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware basketball fans can see two games for the price of one during the Blue Hens women’s and men’s doubleheader against a pair of Big 5 opponents Wednesday at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The UD women’s team kicks off the evening by hosting Saint Joseph’s at 6 p.m., with the men’s team hosting Penn at 8:30 p.m. or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the women’s contest.
Fans who have tickets for the women’s game can move to designated General Admission seating in sections 11-14 for the men’s game, while fans who have tickets for the men’s game can use the General Admission seating during the women’s contest.
The first 500 fans arriving at the UD women’s game will receive a free blue and gold “Dare To Be A Blue Hen” scarf. Additionally, both UD teams will be collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. Fans are encouraged to donate paper towels, disinfectant wipes, cereal, individually wrapped snacks, or gas cards worth $10-15 for the organization. Fans who donate an item during the women’s game will receive a free voucher to a future women’s game, while fans donating during the men’s game will receive a free voucher to a future men’s game.
The Blue Hen women’s team, currently ranked seventh in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll, enters Wednesday’s game with a 6-2 overall record. Elena Delle Donne paces the Blue Hens by averaging 26.0 points per game, the most in Division I, while Danielle Parker is adding 9.1 points to go with a team-high 9.8 rebounds per game. Saint Joseph’s brings a 7-3 record to Newark, as the Hawks have won four straight games.
The UD men’s squad is 5-3 on the season and had won five straight games prior to Saturday’s loss at 10th-ranked Villanova. Jawan Carter leads the Blue Hens by averaging 15.8 points per game and has reached double figures in six consecutive games, while Devon Saddler (at right) chips in 9.4 points per game. Jamelle Hagins, who leads the team with 7.9 rebounds per game and is third with 9.0 points, currently ranks fourth in the nation with 4.0 blocks per contest.
Penn is 4-4 on the season, having posted victories over Davidson, Lafayette, UMBC and Army. The Blue Hens and Quakers staged an epic battle last season, with Delaware prevailing 97-94 in double overtime at The Palestra behind Carter’s career-high 35 points.Back To Men's Basketball Home Men's Basketball Story Archive