Dover, Del. (Nov. 18, 2019) --- The Delaware State men’s basketball team is seeking its first victory of the season in a home contest against LIU Brooklyn Monday evening. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
The Hornets (0-3) are coming off road losses to Manhattan and Georgia last week. DSU opened the season with a home loss to Rider on Nov. 8.
John Crosby (sr.), in his first year with the Hornets after three seasons at Dayton, is the team’s top scorer at 16.0 points per game. He’s coming off a career-high 22 points (8-16 FG; 2-4 3pt. FG) vs. Georgia.
Forward Ameer Bennett (jr.) has risen to second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points and is tops on the Hornets in rebounding at 6.7 per game this season.
Newcomer L.J. Stansbury (Hodgson Vo-Tech) is DSU’s third leading scorer at 10.3 points per game.
Delaware State junior guard Myles Carter came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points, highlighted by three-for-three shooting on three-point field goals, vs. Georgia in the Hornets’ last contest.
LIU Brooklyn is also seeking its first victory of the season. The Blackbirds are coming off an 80-74 loss at George Mason on Nov. 13. LIU has also suffered defeats to UMass (87-74) and Rhode Island (76-65) this season.
Raiquan Clark (r-sr.; 6-6) is the Blackbirds’ leading scorer at 23.5 points per game. He’s played in two of the team’s three games, scoring 21 points vs. Rhode Island and 26 in the last outing vs. George Mason.
Ty Flowers (r-jr.; 6-9) is second on the team in scoring at 15.7 points and tops in rebounding at 13.7 per contest.
This will be the first meeting between the Hornets and Blackbirds since the 1987-88 season. Long Island won the contest 85-81. The Blackbirds are 5-0 all-time vs. Delaware State.