Drexel Heads to March Madness for the First Time Since 1996

Mike Jensen, writing for The Philadelphia Inquirer:

This didn’t quite come from nowhere. Drexel had gotten a bit better each year of the Spiker era, no winning seasons, but inching closer, and picked third in the CAA this season, with two first-team all-conference vets.

Let’s face it, though, when you haven’t been there in 25 years, when your fans can recite the heartbreak and the near misses, when the DAC had gotten sparse even before COVID-19 hit … when you’re seeded sixth going into the CAA Tournament, when it all goes down in this crazy pandemic year…

… Yeah, this NCAA bid dropped from the sky.

Drexel’s last appearance in the NCAA tournament was 1996, my senior year, with a team led by Malik Rose, who went on to a solid NBA career (including a few championship seasons with the Spurs).

Friday, 12 March 2021