NEWARK, Del. -- Nate Darling hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Delaware romped past Northeastern 70-48 on Wednesday night to reach 20 wins for the eighth time in school history.
Justyn Mutts added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens (20-8, 10-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who havewon 10 conference games the first time in six seasons. Ryan Allen added 10 points. Dylan Painter had three blocks.
Darling, coming off a stretch when he averaged 30.3 points (a school record 182 points over six games), had all his points in the first half when Delaware shot 56% and raced to a 43-21 lead. Darling had all the points in an 8-0 run, which turned into a 21-2 romp for a 24-4 lead. Delaware also had a late 9-0 surge.
Delaware defeated Northeastern 76-74 on Jan. 25. Delaware plays Hofstra at home on Saturday. Northeastern plays Drexel on the road on Saturday.
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