Courtesy: DSU Athletic Media Relations  
Release: 12/30/2007
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Sophomore Frisco Sandidge in action against Xavier.....
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Delaware State (3-8) @ Seton Hall (8-3)

Monday, Dec. 31 –1:00 PM

Newark, NJ - Prudential Center


The Match-Up - DSU vs. SHU
The Hornets are out to stop a four game losing streak, while the Pirates are trying to regroup after a setback to N.C. State. 
Last Time Out ...
Cold shooting was definitely a major problem that the Delaware State Hornets could not overcome, falling 65-33 to the Musketeers of Xavier University.  The Hornets shot 26.1% from the floor for the game while the Musketeers finished the evening shooting 49%. 
Series Against Seton Hall...
This is the first meeting between the Hornets and the Pirates.  The Pirates have a 9-0 record against MEAC opponents.

Last Time Out for the Pirates...

SHU dropped a 79-73 game to N.C. State last Thursday at the Prudential Center.

Next Match-Up...

The Hornets will still be on the road, but will have a 12 day break before their second conference game facing the Bulldogs of S.C. State on January 12th....

From the Hornets Nest

The men’s basketball team has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference behind Hampton University.  The pre-season pick was made by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.  The Hornets collected 13 first place votes along with Hampton.

Greg Jackson is the second coach in DSU history to win over 100 games as head coach.  Bennie George (1949-71) won 201 games during his DSU tenure....

MEAC Leaders

Roy Bright was leading the MEAC in scoring with a 19.3 point per game average before the last game, but his season low of two points dropped him to a 17.6 average...

Freshman point guard Trevor Welcher has started his collegiate career with impressive assist numbers dishing out 4.3 a game.  He is leading the MEAC in assists and turnover margin....

National Categories

The Hornets are ranked ninth in the country in personal fouls per game, 24th in team free throw percentage and 58th in turnovers per game....

Road warriors

The Hornets have spent a great deal of time packing and unpacking this season. Delaware State has played eight of the their first ten games on the road.  Including the final two games of their 2007 half of the schedule, the Hornets have had 10 straight road games.  As usual DSU has not back down from tough competition, seeing action against opponents from the SEC, Pac-10, Atlantic 10 and the Big East....The Hornets next two conference games will also be in hostile territory, returning home for the first time since the Round Ball Classic (Nov. 9-10) on January 19th against Norfolk State....

Shooting Drought

The Hornets have been battled tested with their non-conference schedule and in three games their shooting from the floor really hurt their chances.  Their season low was against Arizona State when they shot 20% from the floor.  Against Xavier they shot 26% and against Georgia it was 28%.  In the Georgia game the Hornets had opportunities because of the defensive effort losing to the Bulldogs by nine (47-58).

Foreign-born Hornets

The 2007-08 Hornets roster includes three players born outside of the United States.  Sophomore forward Mark D’Agostino (Dag-ah-stee-noo) is from Montreal, Canada, Andre Topic (Tah-pik) is from Zagreb, Croatia and Nebraska transfer Kris Douse (rhymes with house) is from Toronto, Canada.... 

Post-season quest

The Hornets are hoping the 2007-08 campaign ends in a fourthstraight trip to a national post-season tournament. Last season the Hornets were denied the opportunity to the big dance, when Florida A&M won at the buzzer in the MEAC championship game and they made their second consecutive trip to the NIT.  West Virginia won in the first round 74-50.  In 2006 the Hornets were 1-1 in the National Invitation Tournament, defeating Northern Arizona (58-54) before falling to Louisville (71-54). Three seasons ago, Delaware State made their first post-season appearance in team history. The 16th seeded Hornets put up a good fight before falling to top-seed Duke 57-46 in the first round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament in Charlotte, NC. Delaware State trailed 12-3 before going on a 13-1 run to open up a 16-13 lead with 11:49 left in the first half. The game was tied at 20, 22 and 28 before Duke rallied to lead 35-28 at the half. The Hornets held Duke’s J.J. Redick to a season-low seven points on one-of-seven shooting from the field.     


DSU will appear on national television twice this season during conference action.  On February 9th at home in Dover, the Hornets will host Hampton on ESPN2 and on February 18th ESPNU will televised the N.C. Carolina A&T match-up from Greensboro, NC....



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