RICHMOND, Va. -- Ryan Daly scored 22 points, Eric Carter had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Delaware beat Richmond 76-63 on Friday night in a season opener.
Delaware jumped out to a 33-point lead and led 49-20 at halftime, but Richmond made seven straight shots to cut its deficit to 55-40 with 12:06 remaining.
Daly buried a contested 3-pointer and Anthony Mosley added two free throws to push the margin back to 17.
"This is a really big win for our program. Our team brought a competitive mindset into the game, and was ready to play from the tip," Delaware coach Martin Ingelsby said. "In the first half we executed our game plan, had a great rhythm offensively, and were good defensively."
Freshman Kevin Anderson added 11 points and Mosley 10 for the Blue Hens, who never trailed.
De'Monte Buckingham scored 18 points and Jacob Gilyard had 17 for Richmond -- 15 in the second half.
The Spiders are 10-2 in season openers under Chris Mooney. The game was sold out.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Darian Bryant hit from 3 just 17 seconds after tipoff, Derrick Woods and Kevin Anderson had big shooting games and Delaware led all the way to an 88-70 win on Tuesday over North Carolina Wesleyan at the Greensboro Classic.
Woods scored a career-high 19 points on 7-for-8 shooting and hauled down 10 rebounds for first career double-double while Anderson scored a season-high 17 points for the second straight game.
After the first six minutes, the Blue Hens (3-2) had built a 23-9 lead and it remained in double digits the rest of the way. Bryant, Anthony Mosley, Jacob Cushing and Skye Johnson each scored seven points for Delaware, which shot 52 percent (32 of 62) from the field with nine 3-pointers and a 44-34 rebounding advantage over the Division III Battling Bishops.
Justin Tankelewicz paced Wesleyan with 15 points on five 3-pointers.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Francis Alonso had a career-high 32 points as UNC Greensboro stormed back to beat Delaware to a 79-66 on Monday night.
UNC Greensboro (3-1) trailed most of the first period and was down 44-33 with 16:33 remaining in the game. Demetrius Troy and Alonso hit consecutive treys to start a 16-4 run. Malik Massey followed with a 3-point play, Marvin Smith drilled a 3-point jumper and James Dickey made two free throws to give UNC Greensboro its first lead in the second half, 49-48 with 12:20 left. The Spartans pushed their advantage to 74-59 and coasted home.
Alonso knocked down 8 of 10 from beyond the arc, hitting 10 of 14 field goals. Smith added 13 points while grabbing seven rebounds and Dickey finished with 12 points, eight boards, three steals and four blocked shots.
Kevin Anderson had 17 points and Ryan Daly added 15 for Delaware (2-2).