Drexel blew a 9-point second half lead Saturday in a 75-66 loss to Rider.
The game began at 6am for an ESPN television audience.
The Dragons will start the season in the wee hours of Tuesday morning — 6 AM! — against the Rider Broncs.
Chris Fouch scored six of his 27 points in overtime as Drexel edged Rider 71-67 on Saturday.
The Dragons have done a lot of their damage on the road this season — they are already 3-1 away from home, which is already half as many road wins as they had last year.