Right after St. Joseph's had taken out his Dragons, Drexel coach Bruiser Flint leaned in to the Hawk who had caused so much destruction.
"As a proud alumnus of St. Joe's - you've got to play like that against other teams, not just me," the onetime Hawks point guard told Halil Kanacevic after Wednesday's 75-55 St. Joe's victory at Hagan Arena.
Flint added, for emphasis, "I'm dead serious."
"That's exactly what he said," confirmed Kanacevic, who scored 27 points on 12-of-13 shooting. The senior forward even put back in his miss, one of his 14 rebounds.
"Halil was the way he had practiced and the way he talked," said Hawks coach Phil Martelli after his team broke a two-game losing streak to city rivals. "He was really emphatic with his teammates about getting your heads up, moving on to the next challenge. He's now a college graduate. He finished all his course work yesterday."