Delaware looks to stay hot after first Big East win in program history

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

Delaware Blue Hens basketall Jare Davis leads the Blue Hens in scoring this season, photo courtesy of Blue Hens Athletics

It was a great night for the 302 last Tuesday when the Delaware Blue Hens notched their first Big East Conference win in program history with an 87-80 win over Xavier in the Queen City. Jalun Trent, one of many new faces in the blue and gold this season, was named CAA Player of the Week Monday morning. Trent paced Delaware with a career-high 27 points (10-16), 7 rebounds, and 6 assists in the victory over the Musketeers. The Hens improved to 6-3 in the regular season and second in the CAA ahead of conference play set to begin in January. Check out the twitter post of the team celebrating in the locker room after their win over Xavier.


It was a tough road stretch for the Hens as they dropped the final 2 games in the Bahamas and the first game back in the States, losing a close one to Ohio in Athens after leading late in the game. Delaware had the lead in all 3 games in the second half but could not finish down the stretch, resulting in some tough losses on the road. The Hens were able to respond with a big win over Xavier and will look to stay hot as they continue the road trip (Longest in D1, Over 35 days) in Moon Township, Pennsylvania to take on Robert Morris.


Delaware native Jyare Davis leads the team in scoring this season averaging 18 points per game. Fellow Captain Christian Ray paces the team in rebounds almost averaging a double-double with 8.4 points & 8.4 rebounds per game. It has been a strong start for the Coastal Athletic Conference with wins over #12 Kentucky (UNCW), #18 Villanova (Drexel), and now Xavier (Delaware). You can catch Delaware Men’s Basketball back in action tonight on 94.7 WDSD with pre-game starting at 6:30 PM.

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