February 17, 2015 |
DREXEL LEFT Long Island on Jan. 21 with a blowout, 86-58 loss to Hofstra, a 4-14 record and not much hope. Fast-forward to yesterday evening at the DAC, the same Dragons had won six straight and reclaimed what looked like a lost season. What better time for another game with Hofstra just to see how far they had come. Not far enough, it would appear. The Pride, with Philly guys Juan'ya Green (Carroll) and Ameen Tanksley (Imhotep), jumped Drexel at the start and never really let them into the game, attacking the basket relentlessly and just killing Dragon defenders off the dribble.
February 16, 2015 |
When: Sunday at 5 p.m. Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center TV/Radio: The Comcast Network; www.gragons.com . Records: Hofstra 16-10, 7-6 Colonial Athletic Association; Drexel 10-14, 8-5. Coaches: Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 16-33); Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 237-187). Last meeting: Drexel lost, 86-58, at Hofstra on Jan. 21. Hofstra's top three: Ameen Tanksley (17.4 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Juan'ya Green (17.4 ppg., 6.6 ppg., 4.4 rpg.)
January 22, 2015 |
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, Hempstead, N.Y. Radio: www.elgragons.com Records: Drexel (4-13, 2-4 Colonial Athletic Association), Hofstra (13-6, 4-2). Coaches: Drexel, Bruiser Flint (14th season, 232-186); Hofstra, Joe Mihalich (2d season, 23-29). Last meeting: Drexel won, 74-63, at home on Feb. 16, 2014. Drexel's top three: Damion Lee (20.2 ppg., 6.2 rpg.), Tavon Allen (10.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg.)
January 15, 2015 |
NOT EXACTLY sure where the time went, but Saturday at Gola Arena, La Salle will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the team that won more games than any in school history. The top four scorers from the 1989-90 team combined to score 8,516 career points and are ranked first, 10th, 12th and 16th in school history. The top scorer, Lionel Simmons, scored 3,217 points. Only two players in college basketball history have scored more. I caught a ride on the L-Train late in Lionel's freshman year and never got off. I was just learning about Philadelphia basketball and what a classroom that was - with head coach Speedy Morris, assistants Joe Mihalich, Fran Dunphy for a while, Randy Monroe, Rich Prendergast, Sam Rines, players Simmons, Doug Overton, Randy Woods, Jack Hurd, Bobby Johnson, Bron Holland, Keith Morris, Tim Legler, Craig Conlin and Rich Tarr, head managers Mike Watkins and then Michael "Gus" Carr.
December 24, 2014 |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Jordan Price pumped his fist toward the crowd and took off his trademark headband. His work on Long Island was done for the day. Soon he'll be tasked with leading La Salle through the treacherous Atlantic 10 schedule. Price scored 28 points and tied his season high with seven assists, Cleon Roberts added 18 points and La Salle earned an 83-74 win at Hofstra yesterday. The Explorers (7-5), who shot a season-high 59 percent from the field, have won three of their last four - with all three wins coming on the road - after a four-game losing streak.
February 18, 2014 |
Once again, Drexel's Frantz Massenat let Speedy Claxton know that the city still has some talented point guards. With the former 76er watching from the opposite bench, Massenat torched Hofstra on Sunday night, putting up 24 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals as Drexel won, 74-63, in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Massenat, who dropped a career-high 38 points on the Pride earlier this season, was not even aware that Claxton had been added to Hofstra's coaching staff this offseason.
September 27, 2013
VILLANOVA basketball coach Jay Wright will add his former video coordinator Kyle Neptune to the staff, sources close to the situation have confirmed. He replaces Billy Lange, who just left after two seasons to become an assistant for new Sixers' coach Brett Brown. Former Wildcat Baker Dunleavy, who's been one of Wright's assistants since 2010, will move up to associate head coach. Neptune was the video coordinator from 2008-10 before heading to Niagra to become an assistant for Joe Mihalich.
September 27, 2013
Villanova head coach Jay Wright announced two changes to his staff Wednesday, promoting Baker Dunleavy as associate head coach and hiring Kyle Neptune as an assistant coach. Dunleavy, who played for Villanova from 2002 through 2006, joined the Wildcats' coaching staff in 2010. Neptune was the Wildcats' video coordinator from 2008 through 2010. He returns to 'Nova after serving as an assistant to Joe Mihalich at Niagara and Hofstra. The promotion of Dunleavy and the addition of Neptune follows the move of Billy Lange from Villanova to the 76ers, where he will be an assistant coach.
April 12, 2013 |
JOE MIHALICH is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. Mihalich, 56, was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach Wednesday. Mihalich is a former player and assistant coach at La Salle. He replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud tradition.
April 11, 2013 |
Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. The 56-year-old former La Salle player and assistant was announced Wednesday by the Long Island school as its 12th basketball coach. Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud basketball tradition.