ESTERO, Fla. – Adrian Delph scored a career-high 39 points, but App State men’s basketball fell to Delaware 75-68 in its opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
The Mountaineers (2-3) will now take on Akron on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in their second game of the tournament.
Delph made a career-high 13 field goals and a career-best seven 3-pointers to better his previous career-high of 28 points, set last season on Jan. 16 against South Alabama. He made his first 10 shots of the contest. His 39 points are the most by a Mountaineer since Ronshad Shabazz finished with 47 points at ULM on Feb. 28, 2019.
Justin Forrest added 10 points, going 5-of-6 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line.
App State opened the game knocking down…