NORFOLK-Devon Saddler scored 27 and Jarvis Threatt added 19 to lead Delaware (6-8,1-0) to a 84-72 Colonial Athletic Association win over Old Dominion (2-13,0-3) Saturday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The Monarchs had four players in double-figures led by freshman Keenan Palmore with 14.
The Fightin Blue Hen’s knocked down a Constant Center record 41-50 free throws led by Threatt’s 19-for 20 and Saddler’s 10-for-10. Threatt scored all 19 of his points from the line. UD’s forward Jamelle Hagins added 11 points with a game high 16 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season and was one rebound shy of the Constant Center record 17 owned by Jason Thompson of Rider on March 18, 2008.
In addition to Palmore’s 14 points, he dished out five assists and came up with three steals. Senior forward DeShawn Painter scored 13 points with eight rebounds, followed by freshman guard Deion Clark with 13 points and senior Nick Wright with 10 points and six rebounds.
Delaware shot .452 (19-42) from the floor and became the first team to outrebound ODU this year, 43-39. The Monarchs committed only 12 turnovers and came up with nine steals as they forced UD into 21 turnovers. ODU senior Donte Hill led with four steals on the day, while Delaware was led by Hagins with three.