12:00 PM ET, March 15, 2013
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- Elena Delle Donne had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Delaware defeated UNC Wilmington 51-43 Friday to extend its school-record winning streak to 23 games and advance to the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.Striving for their second straight CAA title, the top-seeded Blue Hens (28-3) will face fifth-seeded Hofstra on Saturday. The Pride beat Northeastern 57-52.Coming off a first-round bye, the Blue Hens missed 16 of their first 18 shots from the floor against UNCW (5-26) and trailed 20-15 at halftime. The Seahawks kept the pressure on in the second half -- they led 30-28 with 12 minutes left -- before Delle Donne scored seven points in an 11-2 run that made it 39-32 with 6:42 remaining.Delaware has won 41 straight CAA games, including the postseason.Kelva Atkins scored 13 for the Seahawks, who used only five players the entire game.
|FG Made-Attempted||16-53 (.302)||18-48 (.375)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-30 (.233)||1-6 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-6 (.667)||14-22 (.636)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||7 (0/0)|