Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens hosts Ohio Bobcats tonight

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – Delaware men’s basketball (7-4) has its final two non-conference games this week, traveling to Rider (4-4) on Monday and hosting Ohio (6-5) on Wednesday.

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  • Delaware hung on for a 76-69 victory at Princeton on Friday to extend its win streak to four.
  • Delaware is now 7-0 this season when holding opponents under 70 points and 62-18 with that parameter during the Martin Ingelsby era.
  • Jyáre Davis nearly had a triple-double at Princeton, scoring 23 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing a career-high seven assists. He is averaging 17.1 ppg and 5.0 rpg this season.
  • Christian Ray had his best scoring game of his career with 22 points. He is averaging 8.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg this year. He’s top-15 nationally in rebounds per game.
  • Jameer Nelson Jr. continued his solid season with 16 against the Tigers. He is first on the team in scoring (19.5) while also grabbing 4.8 rpg.
  • LJ Owens has scored 10 points or more in eight-consecutive games after adding 13, all in the first half, against Princeton.


  • Rider has won three games in a row, but has not played since Dec. 7.
  • The Broncs last played against Stonehill, beating the Skyhawks 78-67.
  • Dwight Murray Jr. is far and away the leading scorer for Rider, averaging 19.4 ppg and 5.3 rpg. He shot 4-of-7 from beyond the arc against Stonehill.
  • Mervin James is second on the roster in scoring (12.6) and first in rebounds (5.8).
  • Monmouth is the only other CAA member Rider has played, beating it, 88-62.


  • Ohio enters at 6-5 after beating Stetson 85-66 on Saturday.
  • Graduate student Dwight Wilson III is averaging nearly a double-double this season, scoring 13.3 ppg and 9.0 rpg. He leads the team in field-goal percentage, hitting 56.4 percent of his attempts.
  • AJ Brown has been the second leading scorer for the Bobcats, tallying 11.3 points off the bench.
  • AJ Clayton is also having a strong season, posting 8.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg.


  • Rider and Delaware are former members of the now-defunct East Coast Conference and have played each other frequently, but not since 2012.
  • The Blue Hens are an even .500 against the Broncs at 31-31.
  • Delaware is 1-3 all-time against the Bobcats and has not won against Ohio since 2008. These teams are playing for the first time since 2010.



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