Yesterday afternoon, UNCW introduced Kevin Keatts as its new head coach, the 10th in program history. The 41-year-old Keatts coached the last three seasons alongside Rick Pitino while serving as Louisville’s associate head coach. UNCW appears to have obtained the services of a much sought-after man, and it didn’t take nearly as long as the [...]

There’s no need to dive into the box score from Delaware’s NCAA Tournament game. 41, the number of points Michigan State forward Adreian Payne tallied, represents the only crucial figure (I’ll provide more) worth knowing. Whether he was striking from three, free (Tournament record 17-of-17 from foul line), or inside the key, Payne was unstoppable [...]

(13) Delaware (25-9) vs. (4) Michigan State (26-8) – Spokane, WA – 4:40 – TNT One of the nation’s fastest teams, Delaware, will take on a Michigan State team that played all sorts of speeds in the regular season. The Blue Hens’ least efficient offensive game (91.9 points per 100 possessions) came against a “B1G” [...]

18
Mar

When the NCAA Tournament bracket was announced, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens celebrated loudly and proudly like the champions they are. Given the pairing they received, the uproar could’ve easily been mistaken for the pounding of a judge’s gavel. Our conference champion Delaware drew the 13 seed that many prognosticators predicted. On the opposite side [...]

15
Mar

You already know about that game from Monday Night, the 75-74 Delaware win that allowed Monté Ross’ Hens to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years. It was the most entertaining CAA Championship in recent memory, a back-and-forth offensive showdown contrasting the rock fights we’ve come to know. It was [...]

The Battle for an automatic bid comes down to a team that’s never competed in a CAA Championship, and one that’s spent its lifetime as a bridesmaid. Tonight, one of those things will change: either the Delaware Blue Hens will be going to their first NCAA Tournament in 15 years, or the William & Mary Tribe [...]

10
Mar

Usually if a team emerges from a halftime stalemate to shoot 65% in the second half, it’s generally going to be enough to snare a victory. Towson did just that on Sunday, yet still walked away from 1st Mariner Arena wishing it could have connected on just a few more. On Sunday afternoon, William & [...]

In the first half of the second semifinal, William & Mary and Towson played to a 36-36 stalemate. The game featured 10 ties and eight lead changes. ‘Twas an entertaining half of basketball for all. Mike Burwell worked inside and out, driving to the hoop and knocking down threes from the right corner. Unfortunately, he [...]

Delaware made 19 shots in the second half, and missed just six. That’s shooting 76% from the field. Any questions? I’ll divulge a little more. With the game tied at 42-all senior forward Carl Baptiste (14 points in 16 minutes) got things going with his own little mini-run. The spurt continued with fast-break jams from [...]

The YoUDees ran and rolled their way to a 10-0 lead, which they quickly extended to 19-5 before the second media timeout. The ominous start forced a Northeastern timeout. Bill Coen inserted Chris Avenant into the game and went zone. You could immediately sense the hesitation from Delaware, as Jarvis Threatt and Davon Usher, who [...]