HORNETS TAKE ON DEFENDING MEAC CHAMPS IN NATIONAL TV CONTEST
Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations  
Release: 01/19/2014
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2013-14 DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL
HORNETS (4-13; 0-5 MEAC) VS. NO. CAROLINA A&T STATE AGGIES (5-12; 1-1 MEAC)
MON., JAN. 20, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.  
GREENSBORO, N.C.  (CORBETT SPORTS CENTER) - 5,700
NATIONAL TV - ESPN U (MEAC GAME-OF-THE-WEEK)         


Live TV: ESPNU (http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/1448412/Mens-College-Basketball-Delaware-State-vs-North-Carolina-A&T

Live Audio: TBA

Live Video :  http://www.ncataggies.com/liveEvents/liveEvents.dbml?SPSID=593463&SPID=74518&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=24500

Live Stats: http://www.nmnathletics.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&DB_OEM_ID=24500&DB_LANG=&IN_SUBSCRIBER_CONTENT=

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Delaware State Head Coach Greg Jackson (St. Paul’s, ‘80): 200-214 at DSU (14th year); 363-292 career (23rd year); 145-82 in MEAC regular season; 20-12 vs. NCA&T 

North Carolina A&T Head Coach Cy Alexander (Catawba, ‘75): 25-29 at NCA&T (2nd year); 375-329 career (24th year); 22-11 vs. DSU

THE GAME
Delaware State wraps up a two-game MEAC road swing with a visit to defending conference champion North Carolina A&T. The Hornets have dropped their last three games to fall to 4-13 overall and 0-5 in the MEAC, DSU’s worst league start since a 0-6 beginning to the 1999-2000 conference season. The Hornets are coming off a 62-52 loss to North Carolina Central on Saturday. Delaware State trailed 32-21 at the half, but rallied to take a 39-38 lead on a basket by Casey Walker with 10:11 left to play. The score was 42-42 when NCCU pulled away for good. Alphonzo Houston capped off an 9-1 run with a lay-up to give the Eagles a 51-43 lead with 5:36 remaining. The Hornets pulled to within 54-48 after Tyshawn Bell hit a three-pointer with 4:15 left. Houston hit another lay-up on the ensuing NCCU possession to launch an 8-2 run over the next 3:58 to seal the win for the Eagles.

North Carolina A&T (5-12; 1-1 MEAC) is coming off an 88-82 non-conference win over NJIT (New Jersey Tech) at home on Saturday. Richaud Pack led the Aggies with 30 points , highlighted by four three-point field goals (4-for-8). NCA&Ts Jeremy Underwood added 19 points. Underwood was six-for-seven from the field, including five-of-six from three-point territory. The Aggies knocked down 12 three-pointers in the game. Lamont Middle leads the team in scoring at 17.6 points per game. Middleton also has a team-high 29 three-pointers (29-84). Pack  is second on the squad at 17.6 ppg.  

DSU vs. NORTH CAROLINA A&T SERIES HISTORY (NCA&T leads 55-31)
This is the only scheduled contest between the Hornets and Aggies this season. The teams met twice during the 2012-13 campaign. Delaware State won the first meeting 53-44 at home during the regular season. NCA&T more than avenged the loss with an 84-78 victory over the Hornets in the semifinals of the 2013 MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. The Aggies were 28-for-51 from the field (.549), including 10-of-19 on three-point shots (.526) in the MEAC Tournament win. Among the current DSU players, Tyshawn Bell had 14 points and Casey Walker 11 in last year’s tourney contest. The last time the Hornets and Aggies met at NCA&T, Delaware State held the Aggies without a field goal for the last 13:10 of the game en route to a 56-41 victory during the 2011-12 season. 

           
            


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