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Ryan Daly scores 30 and St. Joe's holds off UConn on the road

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Ryan Daly scores 30 and St. Joe's holds off UConn on the road

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STORRS, Conn. — Ryan Daly scored 30 points as Saint Joseph’s held off UConn 96-87 on Wednesday night.

Rahim Moore added 22 points and Myles Douglas had 18 for the Hawks (2-1), who led by as many as 27-points in the first half and never trailed.

Christian Vital had 26 points for UConn (1-1) and Alterique Gilbert added 22 for the Huskies, who cut the deficit to three points in the second half before running out of gas.

The Hawks opened the game with a 14-0 run. While UConn missed its first nine shots, St. Joe’s hit five of its first seven, including three of four from 3-point range.

Gilbert paused the bleeding for a moment with UConn’s first basket, a driving layup that came more than four minutes into the game.

But a 3-pointer by Daly pushed St. Joe’s lead over 20-points at 34-12 midway through the first half and the Hawks extended that to 46-19. Daly had 21 points by halftime, hitting five of his first seven shots from 3-point range.

It was 54-38 at the break and 69-48 with 12 ½ minutes left.

UConn went to a pressing defense and quickly cut into that deficit, outscoring the Hawks 21-4 over the next four minutes. The run was capped by a driving layup from Vital that made it 73-69.

The Huskies got as close as 79-76 after two free throws from Vital. But Daly hit a 3-pointer on the other end and St. Joe’s outscored UConn 17-11 down the stretch.

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UConn is 6-3 all-time against St. Joe’s. This was the first meeting between the two schools since the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. UConn won that game 89-81 in overtime, beginning their run to a fourth national title.

Saint Joseph’s made 13 of its 33 shots from 3-points range, but only 3 of 12 in the second half. The Hawks have put up 101 3-pointers in three games.

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Delaware rebounds with blowout win

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Delaware rebounds with blowout win

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NEWARK, Del. -- Ryan Daly scored a season-high 27 points, Ryan Allen added 23 and the pair combined to make seven of Delaware's 11 3-pointers in a 96-76 victory over UNC Wilmington on Sunday.

Anthony Mosley added 17 points with eight rebounds and a career-high eight assists for Delaware (9-8, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association). Eric Carter chipped in with 13 points for his fifth double-figure game in the last seven.

Daly scored 14 points in the first half and Allen added 11 as Delaware shot 58 percent and led 46-40. Daly surpassed the 800-point mark with a layup early in the second half and the Blue Hens finished at 34-of-58 shooting (59 percent).

Devontae Cacok paced UNCW (4-12, 1-3) with 18 points and 11 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season and 25th of his career. Ty Taylor II added 17 points, Jordon Tall 16 and Jaylen Fornes 10.

Delaware stumbles down stretch in 65-56 loss to College of Charleston

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Delaware stumbles down stretch in 65-56 loss to College of Charleston

NEWARK, Del. — Joe Chealey scored 19 points with three 3-pointers, Jarrell Brantley added 12 points, and the College of Charleston used a late run to beat Delaware 65-56 on Monday for its first-ever road win at Delaware since the series began in 1998.

Trailing 26-20 at halftime, Terrance O'Donohue's layup put the Cougars up 38-37 and sparked a 10-2 run capped by Grant Riller's two free throws for a 46-39 lead with 6:38 left. Chealey, Marquise Pointer and Brantley each hit 3s amid a game-breaking 11-4 run as the Cougars scored on 11 of 13 possessions and led 61-51 on Chealey's 3 with 1:47 left.

Riller and Cameron Johnson scored 10 apiece, Chevez Goodwin grabbed 12 rebounds, and the College of Charleston (10-4, 2-0 Colonial) made 9 of 22 from behind the arc to Delaware's 3 of 17.

Ryan Daly tied his career best with 20 points for Delaware (7-8, 0-2), which outscored the Cougars 38-22 in the paint.