Delaware 68, Hampton 64
Devon Saddler scored 26 points and scored six of Delaware’s
final eight points as the Blue Hens held off Hampton 68-64 on
Saturday to win their sixth straight game.
Jamelle Hagins just missed a double-double with nine points and
15 rebounds for Delaware (15-12) in the Bracket Busters game.
After Christopher Tolson’s 3-pointer trimmed the Blue Hens’ lead
to 60-59, Saddler hit two free throws with 2:35 remaining. The
Pirates’ David Bruce made one of his two foul shots, then Saddler’s
jumper pushed the lead back to four.
Bruce’s three-point play got Hampton (9-17) back within a point,
but the Pirates made only one free throw in the final 1:03 while
Delaware’s Jarvis Threatt, who finished with 14 points, and Saddler
hit two foul shots apiece.
Darrion Pellum scored 18 points on 6-of-20 shooting and Tolson
had 15 to lead Hampton, which has lost three of its last four.