Delle Donne lifts Delaware women over Drexel
PHILADELPHIA – Elena Delle Donne's leaner from the wing with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Delaware to a thrilling 40-39 victory over Drexel on Sunday and clinched the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title.
The Blue Hens (24-1, 15-0), who won their only previous CAA title in 2004-05, have 14 straight victories since their lone loss of the season to then-No. 5 Maryland.
Trailing 39-38 with 16 seconds left, the nation's leading scorer caught the ball at the top of the key and dribbled to the right wing. She faked out the three people guarding her and leaned in to hit the 15-footer, pumping her fist as it swished through the net.
Hollie Mershon's 35-footer at the buzzer fell short.
Delle Donne finished with 12 points — well below her 28.8 average. She also had 14 rebounds, but made only 4 of her 19 shots.