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Nov 30 2024: Hens Hall of Fame Class Announced for 2025 - by BobMcKay on March 30th, 2022
This morning the University of Delaware Athletic Department announced four former players will be inducted to the school's basketball Hall of Fame next year.
Fans of stellar point guard play will certainly appreciate this incoming class as three inductees, Sam Kurtz, Jayson Bridges and Jason Riggs, all graduated as the Hens' all-time assist leader.
The lone inductee not to accomplish that feat is Wayne Smalls. Although he left Newark in 2nd place on the all-time assist list, he does possess the school's single-season assist record, bypassing his three Hall of Fame classmates.
Apr 01 2024: 2024 Ends in Sweet Sixteen; Still Big Year For Hens - by BobMcKay on March 10th, 2022
The 2024 Delaware squad saw their season end in the Sweet Sixteen at the hands of defending National Champions from Hampden-Sydney. However, it was still a big year in Newark as the 2024 team:
* Became the first Delaware team to qualify for back-to-back Div. I National Tournaments
* Became the first Delaware team to win a Conference Tournament
* Set the school record for most wins in a season at 37
* Finished in the Top 25 poll for the first time in school history.
In addition, Senior Point Guard, Wayne Smalls, set the school record for assists in a single season at 359.
Feb 16 2023: Kurtz Notches Number 700 - by BobMcKay on December 29th, 2021
His first assist of the game in today's 88-81 road win at Michigan State was number 700 in the career of senior point guard Sam Kurtz. The pass helped open a scoring lane for Maurice Doty who recently entered the top 10 in Blue Hen all-time scoring.
Kurtz is currently just 15 helpers away from becoming the school's all-time assist leader, surpassing Jayson Bridges who will have held the record for just a little over two seasons.
Dec 08 2022: Blue Hens Check In at #25 - by BobMcKay on December 9th, 2021
Off to the best start in school history, the 14-1 Blue Hens entered the Division I Top 25 poll for the first time ever.
In a year of firsts, first year head coach Lewis Jacobsen hopes to continue the hot start against Georgian Court tomorrow at the Carpenter Center.
Nov 05 2022: Best Start in School History - by BobMcKay on November 30th, 2021
Today's victory over Grinnell gave the Fightin Blue Hens a 6-0 start; their best in school history. Their previous best start was 5-0 in 2011, back when the school was in Division II.
First year head coach Lewis Jacobsen was quick to praise the groundwork laid by previous coach Donnie Houck, who retired after the 2022 Invitational Games Tournament title. The Hens lost just one player from last year's team, albeit Brian Newton ranks number 6 all-time on the school scoring list.
Critics are quick to jump on the Hens early home stretch as aiding the cause (5 of the first 6 games have been at home), but coach Jacobsen also points out that five of the six wins have come against .500 or better teams, including traditional tournament contenders Texas A&M and Georgetown.
The Hens try to extend their unbeaten streak tomorrow against 5-1 Tufts.