2024 Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament

Drexel Women's Basketball Is In The 2024 NCAA Tournament: 5 things To Know

Drexel Women's Basketball Is In The 2024 NCAA Tournament: 5 things To Know

Drexel Women's Basketball won the 2024 CAA Championship and later learned its matchup for the NCAA Tournament. Here's what to know.

Mar 18, 2024 by Deondre Hayes
Drexel Women's Basketball Is In The 2024 NCAA Tournament: 5 things To Know

Drexel Women's Basketball punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament following the Dragons' upset win over No.1 Stony Brook in the CAA Women's Basketball Championship. After beating a No.1 seed the Dragons learned they will face No.1 seed Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Drexel is the Cinderella story of the CAA this year earning a conference championship after coming into the tournament as the No.7 seed. 

Here's what to know as Drexel heads Into the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

Drexel Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament 2024 Preview

Here's a look at five things to know as Drexel heads into the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament this year.

1. Drexel NCAA Tournament History

The Dragons earned their trip to the 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and learned they are the 16th seed set to face No.1 Texas in the first round. Here's a look at Drexel's performance in the tournament in previous years. 

               Year    Seed    Round    Opponent    Result

  • 2009    #12    First Round    #5 Kansas State    L 44–68
  • 2021    #14    First Round    #3 Georgia    L 53–67

2. Drexel Women's Basketball has momentum

Drexel Women's Basketball won its third CAA Tournament title on March 17, with a 68-60 win over No.1 Stony Brook. In the CAA Championship Game, Drexel shot 50% from FG and  57% from the 3-point FG. 

One of their best shooting performances as a team came on day four of the tournament after having to win in each round as the No.7 seed. 

This is the second consecutive time the No.7 seed has won the CAA Women's tournament. Coming off a great shooting night against No.1 Stony Brook will aid in their preparation for No. 1 Texas

3. Drexel's Amaris Baker Is Leading The Way In March.

Amaris Baker, who was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2024 Championship, led the charge with a game high 19 points points and four three-pointers . Baker has led the Dragons in scoring over the past four contents peaking at the right time in March Madness.  

Baker averaged 19.8 points per game during the  Dragons four-day run in the CAA Tournament. 

On the season, Baker is averaging 11.8 ppg while shooting 46% from the field and 34% from 3-point FG. In the Championship game she contributed four three-pointers, Brooke Mullin also hit four three-pointers and has played a major part in the Dragon's run as well. 

4.Drexel's Stat Leaders 

Here's a look at Drexel's current stat leaders heading into the NCAA Tournament. 


Name    GP    Pts    Pts/G

  • #03 Baker, Amaris    33    388    11.8
  • #15 Mullin, Brooke    33    340    10.3
  • #05 Hodges, Chloe    33    287    8.7

Three-Point Field Goals

Name    GP    3PM    3PA    3P%    3PM/G    3PA/G

  • #15 Mullin, Brooke    33    52    164    .317    1.6    5.0
  • #03 Baker, Amaris    33    26    75    .347    0.8    2.3
  • #41 McGurk, Laine    28    20    74    .270    0.7    2.6


Name    GP    REB    AVG/G    OFF    OFF/G    DEF    DEF/G

  • #12 O'Neill, Grace    32    171    5.3    47    1.5    124    3.9
  • #05 Hodges, Chloe    33    166    5.0    50    1.5    116    3.5
  • #03 Baker, Amaris    33    140    4.2    50    1.5    90    2.7


Name    GP    AST    AST/G

  • #15 Mullin, Brooke    33    123    3.7
  • #05 Hodges, Chloe    33    116    3.5
  • #12 O'Neill, Grace    32    100    3.1

5. Drexel Women's Basketball Roster 

  Here's the 2023-2024 team roster


  • Sira Ba2 #4    F    5' 11"    JR    Montreal, Canada
  • Clara Bergeron #22    F    6' 2"    FR    Montreal, Canada
  • Chloe Hodges #5    F    6' 0"    SR    Adelaide, Australia
  • Hetta Saatman #2    F    6' 2"    SR    Lancaster, PA
  • Jasmine Valentine #21    F    5' 11"    SR    Odenton, MD
  • Amaris Baker #3    G    5' 8"    JR    Philadelphia, PA
  • Erin Doherty #25    G    5' 7"    SR    Havertown, PA
  • Momo LaClair #23    G    5' 10"    JR    Syracuse, NY
  • Jennifer Martin #20    G    5' 10"    SO    Westford, MA
  • Laine McGurk #41    G    5' 10"    FR    West Chester, PA
  • Jalyn McNeil #l4    G    5' 9"    SO    Damascus, MD
  • Brooke Mullin #15    G    5' 11"    SR    Langhorne, PA
  • Grace O'Neill #12    G    5' 7"    SO    West Chester, PA
  • Erin Sweeney #13    G    5' 10"    SR    Havertown, PA

Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket 

The bracket was announced on March 17. 


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Drexel Women's Basketball Games In 2023-2024

Replays of Drexel Women's Basketball games from the 2023-24 season can be found here.

Who Does Drexel play in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament?

Drexel is the 16th seed and will face off vs No.1 Texas in the first round

When Does Drexel play in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament?

The contest between Drexel vs. Texas will tip off on March 22. 

Time: TBD

When Does The 2024 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Start?

The tournament will begin with Selection Sunday on March 17, followed by the First Four on March 20-21. 

After the opening round is complete, the field will be set with the top 64 teams and the first round will start on March 22-23.

What Is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day the NCAA committee releases the full tournament bracket initial seeding of all 68 teams. 

Thirty-two teams will automatically qualify for the tournament by winning their conference tournament. 

That leaves 36 other teams fighting for an at-large bid from the selection committee, which is considered through multiple stats and rankings to determine who receives the at-large bid.

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