WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Justin Pierce scored a career-high 33 points on 10-of-15 shooting and William & Mary broke away from Delaware in the second half for an 83-66 victory on Saturday.
Pierce's previous career high was 30 set against Elon on Feb. 1. Against the Blue Hens, he was 3 of 5 from beyond the 3-point arc and missed just 1 of 11 free throws. Nathan Knight added a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and Matt Milon scored 13.
The Tribe (16-9, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association) were strong on both ends shooting 28 of 56 from the field, distributing 20 assists, collecting 10 steals and blocking nine shots.
William & Mary led 47-39 at halftime and broke it open in the second half with an 11-2 run and led by double figures for the remainder.
Ryan Allen led Delaware (11-16, 4-10) with 25 points, Skye Johnson added 17 points and 10 rebounds and Eric Carter scored 12.
NEWARK, Del. -- Vasa Pusica had 27 points and Donnell Gresham Jr. added 17 as Northeastern held off Delaware 70-67 on Thursday night.
The teams were tied at 37 at the break and swapped the lead throughout until Gresham and Pusica drained back-to-back treys to go ahead 61-51 with 7:42 remaining.
Eric Carter scored four straight as the Blue Hens rallied to close to 64-63 with 3:31 left. Bolden Brace nailed a 3-pointer for the Huskies.
Ryan Allen, who finished with 19 points, hit a jumper to get Delaware within one again, 68-67 with 1:13 left.
Pusica grabbed the rebound after Allen missed a jumper with :03 left. He was fouled and made two free throws to seal the win.
Pusica made 5 of 10 from distance and Gresham drilled 3 of 4 from deep as the Huskies (16-9, 9-4 Colonial Athletic Association) were 11 of 26 from long range while the Blue Hens made just 2 of 11.
Carter added 14 points with 10 rebounds for Delaware (11-15, 4-9).
ELON, N.C. — Tyler Seibring scored 24 points, Dainan Swoope added 22 and Elon handed Delaware its sixth-straight loss 89-76 on Saturday night.
Dmitri Thompson added 13 points for the Phoenix (14-11, 6-6 Colonial Athletic Association), who let a 17-point lead in the second half slip to five with 3 1/2 minutes to go.
After Jacob Cushing hit back-to-back 3s to bring the Blue Hens (11-14, 4-8) within 76-71, Swoope scored four of the next six that started a clinching 10-2 run. Delaware missed four straight shots.
Swoope, who surpassed 1,000 points for his career, and Seibring, combined for eight 3s. Seibring had eight rebounds and Swoope seven assists.
Ryan Allen had 26 points for the Blue Hens and Cushing added 19, both career highs.
Elon shot 54 percent from the field, going 13 of 25 from distance, and had 23 assists on 31 baskets. Delaware was 5 of 16 behind the arc, shooting 43 percent overall.