Facing their biggest test of the season, the Drexel women’s basketball team gave the No. 8 University of Maryland its closest competition of the young season. While the Dragons never led in the game, they were able to claw within three before falling short of the victory 69-63. Leading the upset bid for the Dragons […]
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The Drexel men’s basketball team has the opportunity to prevent the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off’s “predetermined” championship matchup from taking place when the Dragons take on the No. 5 University of Arizona Nov. 27 in New York City in the semifinals of the tournament. The majority of the country saw the tournament as a […]
The Philadelphia 76ers fell to the Toronto Raptors 108-98 Nov. 20, and the score misleadingly implies that the game was a close one. Typically a subpar three-point shooting team (shooting 32.6 percent as a team before the game, a percentage that ranked 22nd out of 30 teams in the NBA), the Raptors were simply unconscious […]
Four games into the still-young 2013-14 season, the Drexel men’s basketball team has already begun to craft a winning recipe. In their victories in the opening rounds of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off over Elon University and Rutgers University at the Rutgers Athletic Center, the Dragons followed a similar pattern. They used steady defense […]
In their 2013-14 season home opener, the Drexel women’s basketball team completed a 17-point comeback against the Friars of Providence College. The Dragons found themselves down by as much as 17 in the first half, but the team received a second-half surge off the bench from freshman Alexis Smith to emerge victorious over Providence 62-52. […]
Bouncing back from a close loss can be a difficult task for any college basketball team. Bouncing back from a close loss to a nationally ranked opponent whom you almost forced to overtime in your season opener has to be exponentially more difficult. Yet, after a frustrating loss in Los Angeles, the Drexel men’s basketball […]
The Drexel women’s basketball team kicked off its 2013-14 season with a pair of mixed results. The Dragons opened their season against the University of Toledo in the first round of the Glass City Tournament in Toledo, Ohio. The Dragons were led by senior Fiona Flanagan, who opened the season with a career-high 19 points. […]
The wait is over. The Drexel men’s basketball team kicks off its season Nov. 8 with a contest in Los Angeles against the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruins pose a serious challenge for the Dragons on opening night, as they are ranked 22nd in the Preseason Associated Press Poll and 23rd in the […]
For Drexel fans, the upcoming women’s basketball season will be one of transition. Head coach Denise Dillon returns with only two starters from last year’s campaign. The Dragons have lost 74 percent of their scoring due to the graduation of Taylor Wootton, Hollie Mershon, Renee Johnson-Allen and Nicki Jones. But as in previous years, Dillon […]
Junior Damion Lee stands at 6 feet 6 inches, 200 pounds. He’s a lanky, sprawling shooting guard whose three-pointer is one of the most deadly in the Colonial Athletic Association. He’s also probably the most soft-spoken player on the entire men’s basketball team. But don’t let that fool you — he means business this season. […]
The Dragons’ home since 1975, the Daskalakis Athletic Center, is a mouthful. Students, alumni, local sports aficionados and the like abbreviate the name by calling it the “DAC.” It may not be the regal and fabled Palestra, but the DAC certainly packs a punch, as do its patrons. The most notable of these patrons are […]
College sports are a constantly rotating turnstile; out with the old, in with the new. The ability to attract young, talented players on a consistent basis defines any program’s long-term viability. This year’s Drexel men’s basketball team will rely heavily on the old guard — pun intended — to lead the team throughout the season. […]
The men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season Oct. 2, and it looks both promising and challenging. The Dragons kick off the schedule with road games against the University of California, Los Angeles and Illinois State University, a one-two combination of talented, out-of-conference opponents, in the second week of November. A big-time, […]
After watching their most recent practice, I believe that one thing is clear about the 2013-14 Drexel women’s basketball team: They are nowhere near the caliber of the team that won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship last year. They are a young, raw team trying to find out what type of team they can […]
Last season, Drexel’s Frantz Massenat was named the men’s basketball Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year. Coming into his own as the best player on a team “destined” for the postseason, big things and increased production were expected from the point guard. During the year, Massenat took 43 more shots than he did […]
The Drexel women’s basketball team kicks off its new season with three freshmen who will be looking to make an impact on the team. Sarah Curran, Florence Ouattara and Alexis Smith will all make their debut for the Dragons this season. Throughout Denise Dillon’s tenure as head coach, she has never been afraid of putting […]
As Drexel students, we know that our school operates differently from other colleges around the country. We operate on the quarter system instead of a semester system, many of us have full-time jobs as early as sophomore year, and classes run year-round. This year, add another oddity to the Drexel list: The men’s basketball team […]
As good as the Drexel women’s basketball team was last season, there were two players missing from the team that won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament: forwards Jamila Thompson and Jackie Schluth. Thompson, a redshirt junior from London, missed the 2012-13 season as a result of the NCAA rule requiring student-athletes to sit one year […]
Last season, Drexel women’s basketball coach Denise Dillon led the Dragons through a season unlike any other. There was little expectation heading into the 2012-13 season, as the Dragons were picked to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. They had lost their leading scorer, Kamile Nacickaite, and were heading into a tough CAA schedule […]
There is something special about the last memory of your college basketball career being cutting down the nets after winning the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship that makes you never want to leave. For former Drexel women’s basketball player Taylor Wootton, leaving Drexel was just not an option. After all, why would she want to […]
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