Drexel Dragons men's basketball

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Drexel Dragons
2014–15 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Drexel Dragons athletic logo
University Drexel University
Conference CAA
Location Philadelphia, PA
Head coach Bruiser Flint (14th year)
Arena Daskalakis Athletic Center
(Capacity: 2,532)
Nickname Dragons
Student section DAC Pack
Colors

Blue and Gold

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1996
NCAA Tournament appearances
(8) Div. I - 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996
Div. II - 1957, 1960, 1966, 1967
Conference tournament champions
1986, 1994, 1995, 1996
Conference regular season champions
1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2012

The Drexel Dragons men's basketball program represents intercollegiate men's basketball at Drexel University. The team currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and play home games at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, the Dragons played their home games at the 33rd Street Armory from 1969 to 1975. The Dragons are currently coached by Bruiser Flint.

History[edit]

According to Basketball-Reference.com, Drexel was the 5th US school to start up collegiate basketball, their first season being 1895. In 109 years, Drexel has an all-time record of 1119 wins and 940 losses. The Dragons joined Division I in 1973. Drexel has received bids to four NCAA Basketball tournaments in 1986, 1994, 1995 and 1996. During the 1996 tournament, Malik Rose led the team to their only second round appearance after an upset of fifth-seeded Memphis.[1] Prior to this, Drexel had appeared in four Division II NCAA tournaments in 1957, 1960, 1966 and 1967, including the very first Division II tournament in 1957. Drexel's men's basketball team was ranked as high as 35th nationally in 2007, finishing the season with a 23–9 record while making the National Invitational Tournament tournament for the fourth time in the prior five years.

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Dragons have appeared in the NCAA Division I tournament four times. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1986 First Round Louisville L 73–93
1994 First Round Temple L 39–61
1995 First Round Oklahoma State L 49–73
1996 First Round
Second Round
Memphis
Syracuse
W 75–63
L 58–69

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Dragons have appeared in the NCAA Division II tournament four times. Their combined record is 0–7.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1957 First Round Rider L 61–63
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Fairfield
Upsala
L 44–56
L 69–74
1966 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Long Island
Albright
L 54–62
L 61–78
1967 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Cheyney
Wagner
L 53–75
L 53–61

NIT results[edit]

The Dragons have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) six times. Their combined record is 2–6.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1997 Opening Round Bradley L 53–66
2003 Opening Round Temple L 59–68
2004 First Round Villanova L 70–85
2005 Opening Round Buffalo L 76–81
2007 First Round NC State L 56–63
2012 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
UCF
Northern Iowa
Massachusetts
W 81–56
W 65–63
L 70–72

Honors[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]

CAA Coach Of The Year[edit]

CAA Player Of The Year[edit]

None

CAA Rookie of the Year[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friend, Tom (March 17, 1996). "N.C.A.A. TOURNAMENT: WEST". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 

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