Hofstra vs. Delaware: Full Game Preview

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Hofstra vs. Delaware: Full Game Preview
Hofstra
(7-24, 1-14 away)
Delaware
(18-13, 10-4 home)
Venue: Richmond Coliseum
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Hofstra J Hall 12.7 J Hall 9.4 S Mejia 4.1
Delaware D Saddler 20.2 J Hagins 10.5 J Threatt 3.3

Hofstra matches up against Delaware in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament at Richmond Coliseum on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. EST and you can see it on CSN-MA, NE, TCN, CAA. The Pride lost to the Fightin' Blue Hens 57-56 on Feb. 27 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.

The Pride were defeated by Towson 67-64 on Mar. 2 despite 22 points and five rebounds from Stevie Mejia. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 4.1 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. In an 82-77 victory over George Mason on Mar. 2, Jamelle Hagins put up 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Fightin' Blue Hens. He leads the team in rebounds with 10.5 per game and blocks with 2.4 per game.

Delaware has an edge in a single key statistical category, scoring, where the Fightin' Blue Hens have the upper hand over the Pride, 69.6 points per game to 58.6 points per game. Delaware ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 41.6, which also places them 40th in the country.

Delaware StatSmack

  • Hofstra has come back to win after being down at half against Delaware seven times since 1999.
  • Hofstra has more wins over the last 5 years than Delaware (90 vs. 84).
  • Hofstra is better at defending the three (30.6 percent allowed vs. 34.5 percent allowed) than Delaware this season.
  • The Hofstra basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Delaware (73 percent vs. 53 percent).
  • The Hofstra assist leader (Stevie Mejia, 126 assists) has more assists than the Delaware assist leader (Jarvis Threatt, 91 assists).
  • Stevie Mejia is ranked 3rd in the CAA in assists and 37th nationally in steals.
  • Hofstra has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (54.7 percent to 40.6 percent).
  • The Hofstra steals leader (Stevie Mejia, 61 steals) has more steals than the Delaware steals leader (Jarvis Threatt, 49 steals).
  • Hofstra has an average margin of victory of 10 over Delaware in 36 wins since 1980.
HOF Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jimmy Hall 32 13 9 1 1 1 2
C Stevie Mejia 0 12 4 4 2 0 3
D+ Taran Buie 32 12 3 2 1 0 3
D+ S. Stokes 28 10 2 3 1 0 2
D+ David Imes 29 7 5 1 1 1 2
D S. Nwaukoni 23 7 8 0 0 0 2
D Moussa Kone 22 6 4 0 1 1 1
D Jordan Allen 22 5 3 1 1 0 1
D- K. Washington 17 2 2 1 0 0 1
D- Dallas Anglin 14 3 1 1 1 0 2
F Daquan Brown 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Matt Grogan 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Darren Payen 8 1 1 0 0 1 0
F Adam Savion 11 1 1 0 0 0 1
UD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Devon Saddler 0 20 4 3 1 0 3
B- Jamelle Hagins 33 12 11 1 1 2 2
C+ Jarvis Threatt 34 13 5 3 2 0 2
C Kyle Anderson 0 9 3 1 1 1 1
C- Josh Brinkley 24 7 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Carl Baptiste 18 4 4 0 0 0 1
D Terrell Rogers 16 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Larry Savage 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
D M. King-Davis 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Will Townsville 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Troy Thomas 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
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