Delaware’s defense proved to be the backbone of their back-to-back wins over Elon (3-5, 0-4 CAA) on Saturday and Sunday. In the series opener, Delaware took a commanding 66-43 win over the floundering Phoenix.
Ahead of their weekend series at William & Mary, the Blue Hens were already fighting injuries to key players. Sophomore forward Aleks Novakovich had been out with a lingering stress reaction in his foot and senior guard Kevin Anderson had been out with an ankle injury.
After four games in less than a week, Delaware women's basketball is riding high, going 4-0 and sits atop the CAA standings. On the flip side, the men struggle to stay healthy, losing more players to injury in it's first and only game at William and Mary. The sports staff discusses the women's conference title hopes and the men's struggle to stay healthy in the upcoming weeks.
The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opened up conference play to more than just basketball, as multiple men’s and women’s basketball programs have already postponed series due to positive COVID -19 tests within programs around the conference.
The number of college basketball transfers has grown ever since the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) introduced the Transfer Portal in 2018. In 2019, nearly 30% of all men’s basketball players were transfers, according to the NCAA.