March 10, 1986 |
Drexel guard Michael Anderson pictured Ogden, Utah, as being located in the middle of a desert somewhere. "It's not Long Beach, that's all I know," he said. Troy Stribling envisioned frigid temperatures, frozen lakes, "and mountains all around. " "I have no idea where it is," said John Rankin, Drexel's freshman center. "But I'll bet you it's cold, wherever it is. Isn't that where those Mormon people are? "All I know right now is people are probably saying, 'Louisville plays who?
March 19, 1994 |
This was the picture of frustration for the Drexel Dragons last night: Brian Holden drove the lane, then had to launch his layup over the outstretched hands of Temple's 6-foot-11 William Cunningham. Instead of the ball kissing off the shooter's box, it bounced awkwardly off the top of the glass because Holden had had to adjust so much. "We practiced against six guys this week to get a feel for their zone, but it seemed like they had more than six guys out there tonight," Holden said.
January 16, 1995 |
It was early in the game yesterday, and the Drexel Dragons were playing as if they were just taking a Sunday afternoon stroll. The Dragons trailed New Hampshire by five points with nearly seven minutes gone in a North Atlantic Conference game at the Physical Education Athletic Center. Then, Malik Rose seemed to get fed up with the lethargic play, and all of a sudden, the Dragons were on their way to a 90-72 victory. Rose, Drexel's 6-foot-7 strong-arm junior center, who later would score his 1,000th career point, led the Dragons on a 14-0 run that gave them a 22-13 advantage midway through the half.
December 31, 1999 |
Forward Mike Kouser racked up 23 points as the Drexel Dragons beat Western Kentucky, 66-61, last night in the consolation game of the Oneida Bingo and Casino Classic at Brown County Arena in Green Bay, Wis. Drexel (3-6) took a 31-27 lead at halftime by making 10 of its 28 field goals, including 6 of 12 from three-point range, and 5 of 6 free throws. In the second half, the Dragons outpointed the Hilltoppers (2-8), 35-34, on 9-of-24 shooting. Guard Bryant Coursey added 12 points for Drexel, and Stephen Starks had 11 points.
November 13, 2012
FOR THE first time in 40 years, the Drexel Dragons will be going to the men's NCAA Division I soccer tournament. Drexel (12-3-3), which earned an at-large berth by winning the Colonial Athletic Association's regular-season title, will take on Brown at Vidas Field (43rd and Powelton), 4 p.m. on Thursday in its first NCAA game since 1972. The Dragons, who are facing Brown for the first time, are guided by third-year coach Doug Hess, the CAA's co-coach of the year. Unlike Drexel, Brown (12-2-3)
January 6, 2009 |
Juwann James led all scorers with 24 points as the James Madison Dukes beat the Drexel Dragons, 66-60, in a Colonial Athletic Association game last night. James, a 6-foot-7 forward, put the Dukes (9-6 overall, 1-2 CAA) ahead to stay with a dunk just 44 seconds from the end of the game. Drexel (5-7, 1-2), which had led by as many as 12 points in the first half, saw a three-game winning streak end. James Madison beat the Dragons for the first time since Drexel entered the league.
December 30, 1999 |
Wisconsin-Green Bay rode a dominant first half and 20 points from senior guard B.J. LaRue to hand the Drexel Dragons a 59-54 defeat last night in the first round of the Oneida Bingo and Casino Classic at Brown County Arena in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Drexel will play Western Kentucky in the consolation game tonight, and Wisconsin-Green Bay will play Austin Peay in the championship game. In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, the Phoenix (7-5) held Drexel to 20 points in the first twenty minutes, and their 35-20 lead over the Dragons at the intermission grew to as many as 17 points early in the second half.
December 30, 1986 |
A furious comeback attempt, fueled by three-point baskets, fell short last night as the Drexel Dragons lost, 87-81, to Colorado State in the first round of the First Tulsa Classic at the Tulsa Convention Center Arena. The Dragons will play William & Mary, a 79-60 loser to Tulsa, in the consolation game tonight at 7 Drexel (2-5) suffered from 18.1 percent field goal shooting in the first half (7-for-38) and fell behind, 41-23. Despite considerable improvement in the second half, the Dragons trailed, 74-54, with just over four minutes to go. Seven three-pointers got Drexel within five points, at 83-78, before the Rams (6-4)
March 8, 1986
This is the year of the Drexel Dragons in college basketball in the Philadelphia area. Sure there are other teams with more impressive records against tougher competition - most notably the Hawks of St. Joseph's with 25 wins and only 5 losses - but Drexel has done itself especially proud in winning its first East Coast Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA national championship tournament for the first time. The Dragons did it in impressive fashion, defeating Hofstra 80-76 in the ECC title game in Towson, Md., with some clutch shooting and rebounding in the final minutes.
February 8, 2012 |
Harrisonburg, Va. - Frantz Massenat had 16 points, and Samme Givens had 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Drexel Dragons won their 12th straight game with a 63-56 win over James Madison in a Colonial Athletic Association contest Wednesday night. JMU had won the previous three meetings, and Dukes head coach Matt Brady was 4-2 against Drexel before Wednesday. The last win for the Dragons over JMU came Feb. 27, 2010 in Harrisonburg, 67-64. Massenat, a sophomore guard who had a career-high 25 points Saturday at Towson, had eight points in both halves, and the Dragons pulled away with an 11-2 run midway through the second half.