Drexel Endures Chaotic Season En Route To First NCAA Tournament In 25 Years
Mar 10, 2021Zach Spiker appreciated how many friends and former co-workers wanted to text him as late Monday night seeped into Tuesday morning. But with the biggest game of his career awaiting in mere hours, Spiker shut off his cell phone.
'Resilient' Elon Pushes Drexel To The Limit In CAA Championship Game
Mar 10, 2021When Mike Schrage came to Elon in 2019, he brought a philosophy cultivated in tenures coaching alongside Chris Holtmann and Brad Stevens that each individual team should craft its own identity unique to the personalities, talents of and circumstances facing it.
Drexel Wins CAA Tournament To Punch First March Madness Ticket In 25 Years
Mar 10, 2021HARRISONBURG, Va., Sixth-seeded Drexel captured its first Hercules Tires CAA Men’s Basketball Championship and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996 after a 63-56 win over eighth-seeded Elon on Tuesday night at the Atlantic Union Bank Center in Harrisonburg, Va.
Drexel Punches Ticket To CAA Championship As Dragons Look To End Drought
Mar 9, 2021Twenty-five years ago this month, Bill Herrion quipped that “people don’t know who Drexel is."
Elon Keeps Hot Streak Alive After Bouncing James Madison In Wild CAA Clash
Mar 8, 2021Years from now, no one will remember three of the four 2021 CAA Tournament quarterfinal games turned out as projected as fourth-seeded Hofstra and second-seeded Northeastern beat Delaware and William & Mary while sixth-seeded Drexel, favored by the computer models, beat third-seeded Charleston.
Despite Painful CAA Tournament Loss, James Madison Is Ahead Of Schedule
Mar 8, 2021March basketball’s thrills and excitement would not be as meaningful without the inherent heartache of single-elimination competition.
Elon, William & Mary Advance As The CAA Is Primed For A Huge Sunday
Mar 7, 2021Several conference tournaments turned into chaotic free-for-alls Saturday — the equivalent of a road race being overtaken by the casual runners who sprint at the sound of the shooter’s gun and run as hard as they can for as long as they can.
Big East Women's Notes: Seton Hall Slides, 'Nova Returns
Feb 17, 2021Seton Hall’s NCAA Tournament hopes were dealt a pair of swift blows over the past several days.
UConn And The Idea Of The Moral Victory
Feb 12, 2021As the adage goes, there are no moral victories. It’s applicable in most areas of high-level sports—nobody has won a moral victory trophy and a win-loss record doesn’t quantify the grey area of playing really well but falling to a superior opponent.
Big East Women's Notes: UConn Back On Top
Feb 9, 2021Eleven days after they were upset by Arkansas, Connecticut is poised to once again claim the #1 ranking in the country.
Charleston Surges In CAA, Plus Drexel & Hofstra Complete A Satisfying Split
Feb 9, 2021No Grant Riller, who graduated last spring.
Big East Women's Notes: UConn's Emphatic Response To Their First Loss
Feb 3, 2021After opening the season a perfect 10-0, [team:Connecticut] was upset by #19 Arkansas, 90-87 last week. UConn trailed by 10 entering the fourth quarter, but pulled ahead on an Evian Westbrook three-pointer with 5:30 remaining.
James Madison's Stifling Defense & Hot-Shooting Hofstra In The CAA
Feb 2, 2021As pleased as Mark Byington is with James Madison becoming accustomed to winning games on short notice, he’d surely prefer if it ceased to be a thing no later than the end of this season.
James Madison Rides Stifling Defense To Surprising Conference Start In CAA
Jan 28, 2021Picking a potential league Cinderella is challenging enough even prior to seasons that aren’t played against the backdrop of a global pandemic.
Big East Women's Notes: Can the Big East Get 5 Tourney Teams?
Jan 26, 2021Each week, the Big East’s representation in the AP Top 25 has remained mostly static. Yes, [team:Connecticut] and [team:DePaul] have moved up and down a spot here or there, but there has been no major movement from either team and no signals that another conference team can break into the poll.