UNC Wilmington vs. Delaware: Full Game Preview
|UNC Wilmington||K Rendleman 15.9||K Rendleman 10.5||C Dixon 2.3|
|Delaware||D Saddler 19.2||J Hagins 10.7||J Threatt 3.1|
North Carolina-Wilmington visits Bob Carpenter Center on Saturday to take on Delaware. It gets started at 2:00 EST. The Seahawks are 3-2 against the Fightin' Blue Hens over the last four years. They fell 71-53 on 2/8/2012, the last time they met.
North Carolina-Wilmington is 8th in the conference and Delaware is 3rd. Both teams continue to jockey for position.
In their last game, Keith Rendleman put up 20 points and 13 rebounds in the Seahawks 63-56 loss to James Madison on January 28th. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 15.9 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, and 1.8 steals per game. For the Fightin' Blue Hens, Kyle Anderson finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds in the 66-56 win over William & Mary on January 30th. He is averaging 9.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
Comparing team stats, Delaware looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Fightin' Blue Hens have the upper hand over the Seahawks, 68 points per game to 61 points per game.
- Tanner Milson is ranked 10th in the CAA in three-pointers.
- North Carolina-Wilmington has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Delaware ($25,108 vs $35,844).
- People just expect us to beat you. North Carolina-Wilmington has been the favorite 16 out of the last 21 times.
- North Carolina-Wilmington is a better three-point shooting team (33.3% vs 29.3%) than Delaware this season.
- The North Carolina-Wilmington steals leader (Keith Rendleman) has more steals than the Delaware steals leader (Jarvis Threatt).
- Cedrick Williams is ranked 4th in the CAA in blocks.
- North Carolina-Wilmington has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (44.48% to 39.26%).
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. North Carolina-Wilmington has come back to win after being down at half against Delaware 3 times since 2003.
- The North Carolina-Wilmington basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Delaware (100% vs 53%).
- North Carolina-Wilmington is better under pressure, and has defeated Delaware in 6 out of the last 9 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- North Carolina-Wilmington has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Delaware ($14,009 vs $20,644).