PURPLE COATS DROP 166 AND FRANCHISE RECORD WITH WIN OVER WISCONSIN
February 12, 2023
WILMINGTON – FEBRUARY 11 – On Mental Health Awareness Night, the Delaware “Purple” Coats toppled the Wisconsin Herd, 166-139 at Chase Fieldhouse. The win pushes Delaware to 12-5 in the regular season.
Mac McClung led Delaware, dropping 35 points on 11-14 shooting from the field and 7-8 from three-point range, adding nine assists. 76ers assignee Jaden Springer poured in 30 points on 12-16 from the field while tallying six rebounds and two steals.
Rounding out the starting five was Louis King with 14 points and eight assists, Michael Foster Jr. with 14 points and six rebounds, and Julian Champagnie with 11 points and two blocks. Off the bench, Braxton Key scored 16, Charlie Brown Jr. scored 14, and the duo of Justin Smith and Aminu Mohammed scored ten points each. Delaware’s 166 points surpassed the previous single-game mark for the franchise (156).
For the Herd, Paris Bass dropped 50 points and 11 rebounds. Lindell Wiggington scored 23 with six assists, and Elijah Hughes came off the bench and scored 20, hitting four three-pointers.
The Purple Coats took a 10-point advantage into halftime, and they put it away in the third quarter with a 12-0 run that put them up 23.
The team’s unique Purple Coats uniforms from tonight’s game are available in an online auction to benefit Delaware Goes Purple, courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. Fans can bid now HERE.
The team is back in action at home next week when they host the College Park Skyhawks on Monday, Feb. 13 at Chase Fieldhouse. The game is set to tip off at 7:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE DELAWARE PURPLE COATS:
The Delaware Purple Coats are the official NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. The team plays its home games at the all-new Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, Delaware. For ticket information, visit WWW.BLUECOATS.TEAM. The organization is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
ABOUT THE NBA G LEAGUE:
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, training, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 30 teams, 28 with direct affiliations to NBA franchises for 2022-23, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. A record 47 percent of all players on 2022-23 NBA opening night rosters boast NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players, and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs.