Dover, Del. (Dec. 5, 2017) --- Delaware State basketball fans can watch two games for the price of one in Memorial Hall Wednesday evening.
The action begins with a 5:30 p.m. contest between the DSU women and Robert Morris. The Lady Hornets are trying to bounce back from a 73-52 loss to Drexel on Sunday. Delaware State only trailed 32-30 at the half, but was outscored 41-22 in the final 20 minutes. NaJai Pollard led the Lady Hornets with 19 points and 11 rebounds, each a game high.
Pollard, the Preseason MEAC Player-of-the-Year, is tops in the league in scoring at 20.5 points per game and 10th in rebounding at 7.7 per contest.
The Lady Hornets are 1-1 at home and 1-5 overall this season.
Robert Morris has won two straight and four of its last five games to stand at 4-3 this season. The Colonials posted a 56-38 victory over Monmouth in their most recent outing last Sunday.
Wednesday’s second game in Memorial Hall features the Delaware State men vs. Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC).
The Hornets (2-7) are trying to snap a three-game slide. DSU fell to East Carolina 63-57 last Saturday in its most recent outing. Delaware State led 24-23 at the half and was down just three in the final minute.
The loss overshadowed a solid performance by Hornet senior forward Artem Tavakalyan, who led all players with 20 points and was tops on the Hornets with eight rebounds. Tavakalyan was 8-for-12 from the field and 3-of-4 on three-point shots in the game.
UMBC (5-4) has won five of its last six games, including a 98-72 blowout of The Citadel last Saturday.
K.J. Maura led six Retrievers in double-figures with 21 points in the contest. His performance was highlighted by 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range. UMBC knocked down 16 three-pointers in the game.
Both games will be streamed live on the DSU athletics webpage (DSUHornets.com).