Nelson Jr. & Owens combine for 48 points in Blue Hens win over in-state rival Delaware State

Photo: Mark Campbell

The Route 1 Rivalry trophy will stay in Newark, Delaware, as the University of Delaware men’s basketball team defeated their in-state rival, the Delaware State University Hornets, 77-69. The win also marked head coach Martin Ingelsby’s 100th career victory.

Redshirt junior guard Jameer Nelson Jr. led the Blue Hens in scoring with 27 points. Nelson Jr. also hit a milestone in this game, as he went over the 1,000-point mark.

Senior guard Christian Ray recorded a double-double in the win with 11 points and ten rebounds.

Two other Hens players who scored in double-digits were Graduate Student guard LJ Owens (21), and Redshirt sophomore forward Jyáre Davis (11).

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Delaware had the advantage in multiple categories in the game, which included points off of turnovers (16-6), fast-break points (18-8), assists (13-12), turnovers (6-13), and steals (8-4).

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