Frantz Massenat had 18 points and 14 assists, and Chris Fouch scored 19, as Drexel (28-6) shook off its weekend disappointment and trounced Central Florida, 81-56, in the first round of the NIT.
The Owls were selected as the #5 seed in the Midwest Region, but the Dragons were not among the 68 teams chosen to compete in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Drexel loses in CAA Championship Game, will find out NCAA Tournament fate on Sunday.
A preview of tonight’s CAA championship game for Drexel.
Frantz Massenat scored 20 points, Damion Lee had 17 and top-seeded Drexel won its 19th consecutive game, beating Old Dominion 68-51 Sunday to advance to the championship of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.
Drexel looks to leave no doubt that they belong in the NCAA tournament.
Game after game, the wins never stop coming at Drexel. Same with the doubts.
Drexel looks to win its 14th in a row.
The Drexel Dragons men’s basketball team are on an eight-game winning streak, and they have won 14 of 15.
The George Mason Patriots are 12-4, and a perfect 4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Drexel picked up its first CAA win of the season on Wednesday night as they dismissed Towson 60-27. The 27 points set a school record at the Division I level for fewest points allowed. It was also the fewest points ever given up in a Colonial Athletic Association game.
Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint says Princeton is a tough team on offense.
Drexel, predicted to finish first in the CAA this season, was held to 39 percent shooting.
After that tough, 76-69 overtime loss to Villanova on Tuesday night, La Salle University will look to bounce back on Saturday afternoon.
The game began at 6am for an ESPN television audience.