Elena Delle Donne kept her University of Delaware career alive last
night with a huge win over the higher seeded North Carolina Tar Heels.
The second round NCAA tournament game just so happened to be scheduled at UD's own
Bob Carpenter Center and the place was packed with Blue Hens fans,
including the most famous (only?) person you know from Delaware, Vice
President Joe Biden.
Biden was pumped for the final home game of the now legendary Delle Donne's career as a Blue Hen. So like most of the fans in attendance, the Vice President stood and cheered the entire game.
The News Journal's Martin Frank has much more on the game, including UD's coach calling it "the greatest win in Delaware history." But let's look at Biden for a minute. He's tough to miss.
So the fans stood and cheered the whole way, perhaps willing the Hens
to win as much as Delle Donne and the rest of the team did, celebrating
a night the fans never wanted to end.
That included Biden.
said [after the game] that he didn’t stop hollering,” Martin said.
“[University] president [Patrick] Harker said the Vice President kept
standing up and blocking everyone’s view. So a few people wanted to say,
‘Mr. Vice President, please sit down.’
“I don’t think the Vice President would have sat down.”
VP don't care.
Delle Donne kept her remarkable career going with an impressive performance last night -- 33 points and 8 boards -- which will now match her Blue Hens up against the Kentucky Wildcats in the Sweet 16.
We wrote briefly about Delle Donne last year, telling of her remarkable tale of leaving UCONN after just a couple of days as one of the best recruits in the country to return home to be closer to her family and almost giving up hoops completely.
Delaware will now get honorary Philly status for the next few weeks as we'll certainly be pulling for them to make some magic in the dance.
>>Blue Hen Seniors have a goodbye for the ages [Delaware Online]