Darling, Delaware turn back winless UTSA, 91-79

Guard Nate Darling poured in 38 points Sunday as the Delaware Blue Hens posted a 91-79 victory over the winless UTSA Roadrunners.

Competing in the finale of the Sunshine Slam at Kissimmee, Fla., the Roadrunners (0-4) played better on the offensive end than they had in three previous losses.

But they couldn’t stop Darling or Kevin Anderson, a pair of 6-foot-5 juniors, and lost for the third time in three days.

Anderson scored 31 for the Blue Hens (4-0).

As a team, Delaware shot 59.2 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from three (on 13 of 23) in winning for the third time in three days in Kissimmee.

Jhivvan Jackson scored 31 and Keaton Wallace had 19 for UTSA. Knox Hellums added 10 off the bench.

The Roadrunners shot 50.9 percent afield and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc (12 of 27).

UTSA entered the game averaging 63 points and shooting 32.8 percent.


Delaware 4-0
UTSA 0-4

Coming up

UTSA will play at Utah State on Nov. 18.

First half highlights

The Roadrunners had trouble stopping Delaware from scoring in the first half and fell behind 47-37 at intermission.

Darling led the Blue Hens with 18 points

UTSA made a game of it in the final few minutes, rallying on an 11-2 run against the Blue Hens to cut the deficit to 10.

Freshman center Jacob Germany sparked the scoring spree with a dunk off a feed from Jhivvan Jackson.

Jackson hit a three for the final points of the half with 25 seconds left.