Hofstra 41 38 79
Delaware 36 50 86
Date of game: 1/8/2014

Recap: Delaware vs. Hofstra

Newark, DE (SportsNetwork.com) - Devon Saddler scored 24 points off the bench, leading four players in double figures, as the Delaware Blue Hens registered an 86-79 win over the Hofstra Pride in Colonial Athletic Association play at the Bob Carpenter Center.

Jarvis Threatt accounted for 20 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Hens (9-7, 1-0 CAA), followed by Davon Usher and Kyle Anderson with 19 and 12 points, respectively, as the team posted a third straight win and the fourth in five outings.

The Pride (4-11, 0-1) were paced by Zeke Upshaw with 19 points and eight rebounds, shooting 4-of-9 behind the three-point line, as the squad lost for the third time in as many games. Jordan Allen and Dion Nesmith pitched in with 18 points apiece, while Stephen Mwaukoni delivered eight points and a game- high 11 rebounds in the setback.

Threatt, who scored the 1,000th point of his career in the outing, tallied 11 points in the first half, but still the Pride led by a 41-36 margin at the break. Delaware shot a mere 2-of-11 behind the 3-point line through the first 20 minutes of action.

In the second half the Hens turned it around with 5-of-11 shooting beyond the arc and 60 percent accuracy from the floor overall, en route to the seven- point victory.

The win was the sixth straight in the series for the Blue Hens and the 99th for head coach Monte Ross with the program overall.

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