Kory Holden netted 27 points with five assists as his Delaware Blue Hens ended a 10-game losing skid with an 82-77 victory over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Bob Carpenter Center in non- conference play.
Fresh off a tournament-clinching win over a fellow member of the Top-25, the 12th-ranked Villanova Wildcats open the Wells Fargo Center portion of their schedule on Sunday against the winless Delaware Blue Hens.
Adreian Payne scored 23 of his game-best and career-high 41 points in an explosive first half, as Michigan State dumped Delaware by a 93-78 count in second round action in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Big Ten Conference Tournament champions Michigan State will try to avoid a letdown in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament, as the Spartans take on the Delaware Blue Hens in East Region action from Spokane Arena.
With the Colonial Athletic Association's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament up for grabs, the top-seeded Delaware Blue Hens do battle with the third-seeded William & Mary Tribe in the tournament title tilt at Baltimore Arena on Monday night.