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University Of Delaware Basketball Breaking Records

For the first time in the University of Delaware’s history, both their Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams are in The NCAA tournament. The women’s team won their CAA tournament when they beat Drexel 63-59 this past Sunday. Last year, Delaware’s team lost by 11 points to Drexel in the title game but beat Fordham, Clemson, and Villanova before heading to the WNIT Semifinals last season.

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CAA Player of the Year Jasmine Dickey scored 27 points with 18 rebounds as the Delaware Women’s Basketball team earned their first CAA Championship since 2013 with a 63-59 win at Drexel on Sunday afternoon. Delaware’s Women’s team seeded No. 13, will face No. 4 Maryland (21-8 team), out of the Big Ten Conference.

Delaware will face Maryland in the opening round of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday. The game will start at 5 p.m. and air on ESPNU.

This will be the 7th meeting between the two teams with Maryland having won all 6 previous contests. The last match-up was November 17, 2019, when Delaware lost 99-55.

Delaware’s Men’s team will also have a tough task when they play the No. 2 seeded Villanova on Friday in a South Regional 1st Round game in Pittsburgh. The game will start at 2:45 p.m. and will air on CBS.

Delaware is 0-14 all-time against Villanova, losing 78-70 in their last meeting on December 14, 2019. Delaware has earned their first NCAA Tournament trip since 2014 with a win over UNCW, winning the CAA title.

This has been a fantastic year for Delaware’s basketball program as a whole. This is the first time in the University’s history that both the Men’s & Women’s teams are in the NCAA tournament in the same season. The University of Delaware is 1 out of 24 schools with two teams in the NCAA tournament. 


The University of Delaware is also 1 out of 5 schools with both teams earning automatic qualification. 

There is a slim chance that both teams win their opening-round matchups but what the world has learned in past NCAA tournaments is that anything is possible. Go Blue Hens Go!

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