Sorry, but finals week simply is not a good time for interesting information and catchy titles. There's just not a whole lot going on. The players have to take exams for all the classes they've enjoyed so much this semester while the coaches alternate between game planning and watching re-runs of Judge Judy. A whole week between Boston University and Delaware State. Yech. At least there is a quick turnaround to Savannah State next Monday.
Mike Brey faced Delaware State four times during his career coaching the First State's larger university, winning every time. This season's version of the Hornets is coming off of three postseason appearances in four years. In 2005, they won the MEAC and lost to Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Things do not look so promising this season, as DSU carries a 2-12 record into the Joyce Center.
They do boast the #25 strongest schedule in the land, having played Ohio State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Maryland on the road, losing by an average of 30 points. They are undefeated in conference play already, having beaten Maryland Eastern Shore at home.
Greg Jackson coaches the Hornets, having taken the reigns the same year as Brey started at Notre Dame. His son is a sophomore on the team. Surprisingly enough, he is neither the Greg Jackson who runs an ultimate fighting camp nor the former NFL safety. Just plain old Greg the Coach.