Dover, Del. (Jan. 5, 2018) --- The Delaware State basketball teams look to get back on the winning track in a MEAC doubleheader against South Carolina State in Memorial Hall on Saturday. The women’s game tips off at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s contest shortly after 7. The games were originally scheduled for 2 & 4 p.m., but were moved to later in the day after the snow storm affected South Carolina State’s travel plans.
Fans 14 & under with a paying adult will be admitted free of charge to the games.
In the women’s contest, Delaware State looks (1-13; 0-1 MEAC) to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Lady Hornets are coming off a 74-67 loss to North Carolina Central in their MEAC opener on Wednesday.
Delaware State led by 21 points in the third quarter before NCCU stormed back. On the plus side for the Lady Hornets, junior forward NaJai Pollard, the 2017-18 MEAC Preseason Player-of-the-Year, scored a team-high 21 points in her return to action after missing the previous six games due to a knee injury.
DSU sophomore guard Lanayjha Ashe averages 10.4 points and has a team-high 47 assists this season.
South Carolina State (5-8; 0-1 MEAC) brings a three-game losing streak into the contest. The Lady Bulldogs are trying to bounce back from a 68-50 loss at Bethune-Cookman in their MEAC opener on Wednesday.
Delaware State won the lone meeting between the teams last season 72-70 in Orangeburg, S.C.
The Hornet (2-14; 0-1 MEAC) men have dropped their last 10 games, including a 65-62 setback to North Carolina Central in their MEAC opener on Wednesday. DSU had the last shot in the game, but missed a three-point attempt as time expired.
Senior swingman Artem Tavakalyan is DSU’s leading scorer at 10.3 points per game. Center Simon Okolue (sr.) averages 10.1 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds per game. Freshman point guard Pinky Wiley leads the Hornets with 35 assists, while forward Kavon Waller has a team-high 23 three-point field goals.
The SC State men are trying to snap a three-game skid. The Bulldogs suffered an 86-80 loss to Bethune-Cookman in their MEAC opener in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Wednesday.
South Carolina State won the only meeting with DSU last season 74-64 on its home court in Orangeburg, S.C.