Scores

Final

Delaware 79

(16-13, 11-5 CAA)

UNC-Wilmington 78

(10-18, 5-11 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Raiford G. Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, North Carolina

1 2 T
DEL 44 3579
UNCW 36 4278

Top Performers

Delaware: J. Threatt 23 Pts, 12 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

North Carolina-Wilmington: K. Rendleman 26 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Delaware 79, N.C.-Wilmington 78

Associated Press

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Josh Brinkley hit the game-winning free throw and Delaware held off UNC Wilmington 79-78 Saturday night in the Blue Hens' unprecedented fifth straight game decided by two points or fewer.

Delaware's Devon Saddler scored 24 points to reach 1,600 for his career and has reached double figures in 35 consecutive games.

The Blue Hens (16-13, 11-5 Colonial Athletic Association) have won five of their last six, dropping only a 72-71 contest to James Madison on Feb. 17.

Delaware, which also beat the Seahawks 71-56 on Feb. 2, led by as many as 10 points, but UNC Wilmington tied it with 16:42 left.

Knotted for the 12th time, at 78-78, Brinkley sank his free throw with 1:07 remaining to end the scoring. The Seahawks' Chris Dixon missed a jumper with 1 second left.

Keith Rendleman's season-high 26 points led UNC Wilmington (10-18, 5-11), which has lost four of its past five.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEL
UNCW
Points 79 78
FG Made-Attempted 30-55 (.545) 32-61 (.525)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 7-16 (.438)
FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 7-18 (.389)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 2

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Feb 2, 2013 @DEL 71, UNCW 56Recap
» Feb 23, 2013 DEL 79, @UNCW 78Recap

Research Notes

UNC-Wilmington lost to Delaware on Saturday despite committing two turnovers. The two turnovers committed by a team in a loss are tied for the fewest this season (Nebraska and St. Francis PA the others).

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