February 8, 2013 |
WHEN IS THIS Drexel season ever going to end? Barring some March transformation, the answer is the CAA Tournament in Richmond. The good news is that the 3-20 Old Dominion team that blew out the Dragons in their own gym Thursday night is not eligible to play in the tournament. Neither is Georgia State and its fabulous freshman, R.J. Hunter (64 points in his last two games). They are both off to Conference USA next season to play football, so they are not allowed to play in the tournament.
January 27, 2013 |
There was no need for a half-court heave on Saturday. Drexel's defense made certain it wouldn't come to that again. The Dragons gave their best defensive performance of the season in a 68-57 win over Georgia State at the Daskalakis Center. Drexel's latest victory isn't likely to make any national highlight reels - as did their previous win, a 55-52 defeat of Hofstra on Frantz Massenat's 50-foot buzzer-beater. But for a team trying to overcome a poor start by grinding out conference wins, it may end up being more important because of how it was accomplished.
January 6, 2013
* Temple gets some CBS run Sunday afternoon at Kansas. The Owls were great against the Syracuse zone 2 weeks ago on ESPN, but KU will challenge them on defense as Duke did. Kansas is top 10 in offensive (1.16 points per possession) and defensive (.85 PPP) efficiency. * After his perfect game at Drexel on New Year's Eve (6-for-6 from the field, 2-for-2 from the arc, 5-for-5 from the foul line), St. Joe's C.J. Aiken's line from the last two games is: 41 points, 17 rebounds, 10 blocks, 12-for-15 overall, 4-for-4 from three and 13-for-14 from the foul line.
January 3, 2013 |
ATLANTA - The turbulence the first 2 months of the season for Drexel was left behind in a poised and efficient 6-minute stretch to start the second half Wednesday night at Georgia State. The Dragons, who came into their first Colonial Athletic Association game of the season with a 4-8 record, played like a team not worried about straightening itself out. Drexel made six of its first eight shots after intermission, a four-point halftime lead grew to 10 points, and the Dragons rolled to a 77-60 victory.
November 6, 2012 |
IS ANOTHER team really ready to challenge Duke and North Carolina's dominance atop the Atlantic Coast Conference? Which controversial announcer is ESPN wisely protecting? And who is Josh Thompson and why is he dunking over his parents? It doesn't matter who the next president is, the annual 50 things to know about college basketball is what this country really needs. 1 Steven Adams, a center for Pittsburgh, is the Big East's preseason freshman of the year. The 7-footer out of New Zealand is a mystery to many of the league's insiders.
October 23, 2012 |
Thanks to Saturday's 49-24 win at Georgia State, Villanova is 6-2 and tied for first place with New Hampshire in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 4-1 mark. The Wildcats, vying for a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, also are ranked in both the FCS coaches poll and the Sports Network FCS poll for the first time this season. Villanova made its debut in the coaches poll at No. 23 Monday after being in the "receiving votes" category last week. The Wildcats are 19th in the Sports Network FCS poll after being ranked 24th last week.
October 21, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Villanova scored on runs, a pass, a punt return and an interception return just in the first half, as the No. 24 Wildcats poured it on Georgia State en route to a 49-24 win. The backbreakers came just 18 seconds apart. Coming out of a Georgia State field goal that got the Panthers (1-7) on the board at 21-3, Villanova marched 66 yards, and Kevin Monangai capped it off with a 12-yard touchdown run that put the Wildcats (6-2, 4-1 CAA) up 28-3. Then, on the first play of the ensuing possession, Eric Loper intercepted Georgia State quarterback Ben McLane and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown that put it out of reach by halftime.
October 20, 2012
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the Georgia Dome, Atlanta. Records: Villanova, 5-2 overall, 3-1, Colonial Athletic Association; Georgia State, 1-6, 1-3. Radio: ESPN-950(AM). Coaches: Andy Talley(28th season, 195-118-1; 223-136-2 overall); Georgia State, Bill Curry, third season, 10-19; 93-124-4 overall). Series: This is the first meeting. Three Things to Watch Villanova is averaging 258.6 yards rushing per game, led by Kevin Monangai's 661 yards, 5.6 average, and 8 TDs. Georgia State is allowing 212.7 yards rushing per game so look for the Wildcats to continue to prosper on the ground.
October 7, 2012
November 9 at Kent State 7 15 Illinois State 7 17 at Penn 4 Anaheim (Calif.) Classic 22 St. Mary's 4:30 23 Xavier or Pacific 3:30 or 6 25 Georgia Tech, Cal, Rice or Drake TBA December 1 Rider noon 4 at Tennessee St. TBA 8 at Princeton 2 16 at Fairfield 4 22 Davidson 8 31 St. Joseph's 4 January 2 at Georgia State 7 5 Towson 4 8 Northeastern 7 12 at James Madison 4 19 at William & Mary 2 23 at Hofstra 7 26 Georgia State noon 28 Delaware 7 31 at George Mason 7 February 2 at Northeastern 6 7 Old Dominion 7 10 James Madison 7 14 George Mason 7 18 Hofstra 7 21 at Delaware 7 23 at Towson noon 28 at Old Dominion* 7 March 2 UNC Wilmington 7 9-11 CAA Championship Richmond, Va.