November 13, 2014
DREXEL PROSPECTUS It all comes down to: How quickly freshman Rashann London (Roman Catholic) can slide into the starting point guard position. He's replacing sophomore Major Canady, out for the season with an ankle injury. Coach Bruiser Flint notes several talented freshmen point guards have started for the Dragons - Franz Massenat, Bashir Mason, Jamie Harris - but each had a reliable backup. Senior Freddie Wilson is this season's backup point guard, but the Seton Hall transfer doesn't have much experience at Drexel guiding an offense.
November 27, 2013 |
DREXEL COACH Bruiser Flint hopes his Dragons can improve upon their last respectable Madison Square Garden appearance. Drexel (3-1) faces unbeaten and No. 4-ranked Arizona (5-0) tonight at 7 o'clock in a NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal. In 2005, Drexel gave then-No. 1 Duke all it could handle before losing by 10 points. Then the Dragons lost by just one point to UCLA, prompting ESPN analyst Dick Vitale to exclaim, "If Drexel is the [preseason] No. 7 team in the CAA, that must be a heckuva league.
November 22, 2013 |
A LOT OF COACHES consider themselves teachers, including Bashir Mason. But unlike his contemporaries, Mason, the head men's basketball coach at Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y., actually spends time in a classroom. Mason, the starting point guard at Drexel for four seasons (2003-2006) is a student teacher at the Petrides School, a 5-minute drive from Wagner. He has been teaching first and fourth grades since Sept. 9. The stint will end on Dec. 13 when he completes the requirements for his master's in early childhood education.
December 2, 2012
* Bashir Mason, at 28 the youngest coach in Division I, brings his Wagner team to the Liacouras Center to play Temple. Mason, the former Drexel point guard, succeeded Dan Hurley, now at Rhode Island. * Looked like Saint Joseph's was going to be at unbeaten No. 11 Creighton. Now, after Boise State shot 60.4 percent on Wednesday and beat the Blue Jays 83-70, the Hawks will play an unhappy team led by the terrific Doug McDermott (21.0 points, 53.3 percent shooting). * La Salle has a rare weekend off, but it was not unplanned.
November 7, 2007 |
After coming to Drexel as a raw but athletic big man who averaged six points and six rebounds as a high school senior, Frank Elegar will enter his final season as a marked man. The 6-foot-9 native of the Bronx, N.Y., a second-team all-Colonial Athletic Association selection last winter after averaging 16 points and 6.7 rebounds, is the first-team center on the preseason all-league squad. Elegar has a variety of weapons down low, including hard-to-stop hook shots with either hand.
February 27, 2007 |
Something was missing from the sound track. Students inside the sold-out Daskalakis Athletic Center screeched during Drexel's Jan. 27 game against Virginia Commonwealth. The cheerleaders chanted. The referees tweeted. The coaches barked. The players grunted. Still, it all sounded hollow and a little empty. Where was the familiar mantra of Dragons basketball, the impassioned, nonstop shrieks of "De-fennnnnn-se! De-fennnnnn-se!" that typically accompanied their games like a drumbeat?
February 22, 2007 |
At times this season, Drexel has had a tougher time winning at the Daskalakis Athletic Center than it has on the road. But last night there was little letdown on the way to a 64-57 victory over William and Mary in a Colonial Athletic Association game that was not nearly as close as the final score indicates. The Dragons (21-7, 12-5 CAA) had plenty of reasons to brush aside Saturday night's 64-58 nonconference win over Creighton before more than 17,000 in Omaha, Neb. A week ago, Drexel suffered a 60-47 setback against the Tribe (15-13, 8-9)
February 15, 2007 |
The frustration started early and never let up. Missed layup after missed layup, turnover after turnover. The mistakes compounded. On a night when it didn't have to do much to win, Drexel didn't do enough. And on a night when William & Mary didn't need to muster much to secure the victory, the Tribe made just enough shots and limited their mistakes just enough to pull off the upset, getting 17 points from Laimis Kisielius and downing the Dragons last night, 60-47, in front of 2,011 at Kaplan Arena.
February 8, 2007 |
Where did Drexel's dreams from December go? After a memorable December, when the Dragons won at Villanova, Syracuse and Temple and beat Saint Joseph's at the Palestra during a 10-game winning streak, they were thinking NCAA Tournament. Now, Drexel (17-6, 9-4) is 0-4 vs. other top teams in the Colonial Athletic Association. Three of the losses occurred at the cozy Daskalakis Athletic Center, previously renowned as a tough place for visitors to win. Tonight's game at Hofstra (18-6, 11-2)
January 28, 2007 |
Virginia Commonwealth was undefeated in the Colonial Athletic Association when it arrived for yesterday's game at Drexel, and after a riveting contest in front of a sellout crowd at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, the Rams left town with their record unblemished. B.A. Walker, one of VCU's trio of dangerous guards, sent his team to a 75-68 win by making consecutive three-point jumpers with 3 minutes, 29 seconds remaining. Those shots gave the Rams their biggest lead at nine points.