Recap: Old Dominion vs. Delaware
Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Devon Saddler led all scorers with 27 points, as the Delaware Blue Hens opened their Colonial Athletic Association schedule with an 84-72 win over the Old Dominion Monarchs at the Constant Convocation Center.
Jarvis Threatt did not register a field goal yet still managed a season-high 19 points as he went 19-of-20 at the charity stripe, tying Jawan Carter's school record. Delaware sank a school-record 41 free throws as a team. Jamelle Hagins recorded his 10th double-double already this season with 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Blue Hens (6-8, 1-0 CAA), winners of three straight. Josh Brinkley also scored 11 in the win.
The Monarchs (2-13, 0-3) fell for the 12th time in their last 13 outings, despite four starters in double figures. Keenan Palmore led the way with 14 points, while DeShawn Painter and Deion Clark scored 13 apiece, and Nick Wright finished with 10.
Both teams shot just 33.3 percent from the floor in the first half, although UD knocked down 21-of-24 free throws to grab a 39-32 halftime lead.
The Blue Hens added another 20 free throws in the second stanza, and they also shot a much more efficient 11-of-18 from the floor (.611) to claim the double- digit road victory. UD led by as many as 21 with just under nine minutes to play before ODU rallied to cut the deficit to eight in the final minute.
The Blue Hens overcame 21 turnovers to snap a four-game slide in the head-to- head series with the Monarchs.Game Notes