Northeastern (10-7) at Delaware (8-9)|
The Sports Network
DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 19, 2 p.m. (et)
FACTS & STATS: Site: Bob Carpenter Arena (5,000) -- Newark, Delaware.
Television: None. Home Record: NU 3-5, UD 4-2. Away Record: NU 5-1, UD 3-5.
Neutral Record: NU 2-1, UD 1-2. Conference Record: NU 5-0, UD 3-1. Series
Record: Delaware leads 22-18.
GAME NOTES: The Northeastern Huskies have made the trek to Newark to take on
the Delaware Blue Hens in a Colonial Athletic Association tilt at the Bob
The Blue Hens fell to Towson, 69-66, on Wednesday night, snapping a five-game
win streak. Delaware has been a solid 4-2 at home, with losses coming to
Towson and Delaware State.
Northeastern enters the contest a perfect 5-0 in league play, most recently
taking down Hofstra, 65-60, on Wednesday night. With a win at Delaware, the
Huskies would equal their best Colonial Athletic Association start in program
Delaware leads the all-time series with Northeastern, 22-18, and the Blue Hens
have won four of the last five meetings with the Huskies. UD is 12-6 against
Northeastern in Newark, with two consecutive victories at the Bob Carpenter
UD has its five-game win streak and its 10-game CAA regular season win streak
snapped on Wednesday when the team fell at home to Towson, 69-66. Jamelle
Hagins grabbed eight rebounds against Towson to become Delaware's career
leader with 924 boards. Hagins also went over the 1,000-point mark by scoring
16 points on Wednesday. He became the 30th player in Delaware history to
surpass 1,000 points, and currently ranks 29th in school history with 1,011
points. Devon Saddler also scored 16 points against Towson, while Jarvis
Threatt chipped in with 12 points.
Hagins currently ranks fourth in the nation with 11.7 rpg, and he is tied for
sixth in the country with 10 double-doubles. Saddler ranks 15th in Division I
with 20.3 ppg. Delaware ranks eighth nationally with a .764 free-throw
percentage. Threatt (12.1 ppg) also averages in double figures for the Blue
Hens, who lead the conference in scoring at 69.2 ppg.
The Northeastern Huskies jumped to 5-0 in CAA play with a 65-60 victory over
Hofstra on Wednesday night in Boston. Sophomore Quincy Ford scored a game-high
24 points on 11-of-17 shooting, as the Huskies won their sixth game in seven
outings. Joel Smith and Jonathan Lee also reached double figures by netting 11
and 10 points, respectively.
Smith leads NU with 15.9 ppg. Joining him in double figures are Ford (13.2),
Lee (13.0), and Reggie Spencer (10.9). Sophomores Ford and Spencer lead the
team in rebounds (6.2). As a collective unit, the Huskies rank in the top
three in the CAA in 11 statistical categories, including a first-place ranking
in steals, turnover margin, assist/turnover ratio, and 3-point field goals.
Expect the Huskies to continue their perfect conference season, as they rely
on their scoring depth to pull out a close victory.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Northeastern 68, Delaware 65
01/19 10:43:24 ET