Philly Sports Live

Northeastern beats Drexel in OT

If you like pitching duels, goal line stands in football, shut outs in hockey, tight finishes, this was the game to be at. On Tuesday January 8, from the Daskalakis Athletic Center on the campus of Drexel University, the Drexel Dragons took on the Northeastern Huskies in CAA Action. Drexel came into this game coming off a loss to Towson on January 5th. Northeastern came into the game off a win over University of North Carolina at Wilmington on the same date. The game was broadcast regionally on the The Comcast Network with Al Koken and John Feinstein calling the game.

Drexel started the game with the ball and the first points of game went Drexel’s way by way of Daryl McCoy for two points.  Northeastern got their first points from Reggie Spencer for two points.  By the end of the half, Northeastern had a 23-22 lead.

Drexel started the second half with the ball and Drexel Tavon Allen scored the first points of the second half for Drexel, taking a 24-23 lead. Despite having a very late 47-43 lead, Drexel some how gave up the lead, forcing an overtime matchup.

In overtime, Northeastern took over with several Drexel players fouling out and Northeastern ended up winning a big game, with a 63-58 win to go 8-7, overall 3-0 in CAA, while Drexel falls to 5-10 1-2 in CAA. Drexel’s next game is Saturday January 12th at 4PM when they travel to James Madison.

Questions I asked Drexel Coach Bruiser Flint: