Delaware also features one of the country's premier players in 6-foot-5 forward Elena Delle Donne, who averages 25.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She owns school records in total points (2,258), scoring average (26.9 points per game), 3-point percentage (39.6), free-throw percentage (90.7), and blocks (204) among others.
She was the most highly touted recruit since Candace Parker coming out of Ursuline Academy in Delaware in 2008, but dropped out of Connecticut after just two days, citing burnout.
Delle Donne instead started playing volleyball for Delaware during the 2008-2009 season before returning to basketball the following year.
She has been a force ever since, winning the CAA player of the year award three times and was a unanimous selection to the preseason AP All-America team.
"She is a big-time player, needless to say," Carey said. "Some of their other players are very good so you can't just concentrate on her and let the other players have a career night. We're going to have to be aware of where she is at and try to do a good job on her, but also do a good job on the rest of them."
The winner will meet the No. 3 North Carolina-No. 14 Albany, N.Y., victor on Tuesday, March 26.
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