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Delaware tops Columbia 84-76 for ninth straight win

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Justyn Mutts had 24 points plus 15 rebounds and Delaware won a program record ninth straight game to start the season, beating Columbia 84-76 on Monday night.

Delaware's eight consecutive wins entering the night tied for the best start in program history with the 1998-99 team. Monday night's win tied for the fifth longest win streak in program history.

Offensively, the Blue Hens have scored at least 75 points in six straight games. The 2013-14 team topped 75 points in five straight contests between Jan. 1-15, 2014.

Ryan Allen added 20 points for the Blue Hens, Nate Darling had 16 points and Kevin Anderson 11.

Mike Smith had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Lions (3-6). Jack Forrest added 17 points and Ike Nweke 12.

Delaware faces George Washington on the road on Saturday. Columbia plays Bryant on the road on Friday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Columbia 3-6 294776
home team logo Delaware 9-0 424284
Team Stats
away team logo Columbia 3-6 66.0 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.5 APG
home team logo Delaware 9-0 77.1 PPG 40.2 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
21
M. Smith 21.9 PPG 4.6 RPG 5.3 APG 46.5 FG%
3
N. Darling 22.5 PPG 4.3 RPG 2.0 APG 50.0 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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