Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
How They Qualified: Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Champions
Region: No. 13 seed in the East
The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens do not only have an awesome name, but they can play some basketball as well. Delaware will be representing the CAA in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
During non-conference play Delaware played some big names in college hoops. The Blue Hens took on Ohio State, Villanova and Notre Dame. Did they win any of those games? No. However, they only lost to Villanova by four, to Notre Dame by five and to Ohio State by 12. All three games were played on the road.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Devon Saddler (19.7 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Carl Baptiste (8.0 rpg)
Leading Passer: Jarvis Threatt (5.6 apg)
Bad Losses: Charleston Southern
Good Wins: Towson, Robert Morris, William & Mary (x3)
The Blue Hens’ offense is lethal. They are averaging 79.5 points per game and three players are averaging 18 or more points per game. Yes, you read that right. Two other players are also averaging 11 or more points per game.
So although Devon Saddler is the leading scorer and almost puts up 20 points per game, Davon Usher is right behind him at 19.4 points per game and Threatt is putting up 18.1 points per game. Having a few players who can score at a high rate is never a bad thing. The Blue Hens definitely have that luxury.
As a result, don’t be surprised when Delaware pulls off the unexpected by winning a game or two in the dance.
The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens are dancing!