Huntington, WV (Jan. 2, 2013)
--- Short-handed Delaware State fought its way to the team's biggest
road win in more than seven years, upending Conference USA Marshall
53-51 at the Cam Henderson Center this evening.
The Hornets, in collecting their first win against a C-USA opponent, snapped a three-game skid to improve to 6-8 this season. Marshall fell to 7-7.
"I'm so proud of the way our guys fought the entire game against a quality opponent on the road," said Delaware State head coach Greg Jackson, who earned his 187th win with the Hornets. "Our patience and defense were keys to the win. We were successful most of the game in controlling the tempo and showing different looks on defense."
Delaware State led 21-17 at the break and was ahead by as many as 12 in the second half.
Casey Walker led three Hornets in double figures with 13 points. His performance included three three-point field goals. Marques Oliver added 12 points and Tyshawn Bell came off the bench to tally 11. Bell also knocked down three three-pointers.
Delaware State played without leading scorer (15.7 ppg) Tahj Tate (coach's decision) and three other regulars.