Darling hits game-winner, Delaware top James Madison 80-78
NEWARK, Del. (AP) Nate Darling scored 27 points, including the game-winning shot with 2 seconds left, and Delaware beat James Madison 80-78 on Saturday to win its sixth straight.
Ryan Allen's free throw put Delaware up 78-76 with 27 seconds left, but JMU's Deshon Parker tied it with a layup. Darling scored on the next possession on a short jumper in the lane and Parker missed a layup at the buzzer.
Darling made 4 of 9 3-pointers and all nine of his free throws.
Justyn Mutts scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Kevin Anderson added 21 points for Delaware (18-7, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association).
Parker scored 23 points and made five assists for the Dukes (9-15, 2-11). Matt Lewis scored 21 points with seven rebounds and Zach Jacobs added 16 points off the bench.
The Fightin' Blue Hens improve to 2-0 against the Dukes for the season. Delaware defeated James Madison 80-76 on January 9. Delaware plays Elon on the road on Thursday. James Madison matches up against Towson at home next Saturday.
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Updated February 8, 2020