William and Mary’s chances of taking sole possession of the Colonial Athletic Association lead evaporated along with a 16-point lead Wednesday night as Delaware rallied for an 84-80 home victory.
Omar Prewitt scored a career-high 30 points for the Tribe (11-7, 5-2). But Kory Holden had 24 points and nine assists and Kyle Anderson added 23 points for the Blue Hens (4-14, 3-4).
Holden clinched the triumph with two late free throws.
Prewitt sank a 3-pointer with 6:58 left in the first period, capping a 10-2 run that gave the Tribe a 32-16 advantage, and W&M led 44-32 at the break.
Trailing by 16 points early in the second period, Delaware rallied on a 14-2 run, highlighted by 3-pointers by Devonne Pinkard and Chivarsky Corbett, to pull within 58-54 with 11:40 to play.
Anderson sank a trio of 3s within two minutes as part of a 15-6 run that gave the Blue Hens a 78-73 lead with 1:16 left.
Northeastern, with a 5-1 CAA mark, holds the lead alone, with W&M, Hofstra and UNC Wilmington a half-game behind. If James Madison beats the Huskies on Thursday night in Boston, it would force a five-way tie for first.