Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Panthers took care of Delaware State, 71-43, behind Talib Zanna's 20 points. The Hornets were their latest victim in a soft December schedule.
Delaware St. fell behind 10-3 early, but a quick 8-2 run got the Hornets back in it. They then hung around for the remainder of the half and trailed by just four at the break, 31-27, behind a last-second layup from Tahj Tate. Tate finished with 19 points and was the only Hornet to score in double figures.
But even though Delaware St. stayed close early on, things quickly changed after the break. The Panthers scored the first 10 points of the second half and never looked back. The first six of that run came on points in the paint from Zanna. The big man finished 9-of-13 from the floor and also grabbed nine rebounds.
The Panthers will look for their eighth straight win on Dec. 23 when they host Kennesaw St.