By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was a stunner last night at the DAC as Division II University of the Sciences beat Drexel, 54-52.
The Red Devils grabbed the win when Garret Kerr, the son of former Flyers’ star Tim Kerr, buried a three-pointer with two seconds left.
“It’s just one of those nights,” Sciences head coach Dave Pauley tells KYW Newsradio. “You know in college you look for a positive experience and this is a night where everybody that was there would remember it. And I think it’s the type of night where the people who weren’t there, would say that they were there. It’s certainly great publicity for the college and it really highlights what a great place it is.”
Listen To Matt Leon’s Interview With Sciences Head Coach Dave Pauley:
Kerr finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds in a performance which should surprise absolutely no one who has paid attention to the local college basketball scene the last few years. Kerr is one of the top players in the country at the Division II level. The 6’4″ senior forward is averaging 24.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game this season.
“The stats speak for themselves,” Pauley says. “Really, he’s such a better teammate and a better person. He’s a six-year doctorate candidate in physical therapy. Dean’s list in that program. I mean those are the things that I take away from him. I get more from him then he does from me.”
Pauley has been coaching basketball for a long time. So where does this rank for him, as far as coaching victories?
“I think they’re all great,” Pauley says. “I think they’re all great. I think this stands out because our fans were there, we had a number of former players there, alumni of the school, professors, administrators. I think that’s what stands out about it, not that we beat a Division I team, but how good it feels to be from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia or University of the Sciences. Just choose one name. I think they just felt a little bit bigger today and a little bit prouder to say they went to the school. That’s what I take away from this game.”
University of the Sciences is now 6-2 this season. Drexel is 2-5.
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