Ucf 24 32 56
Drexel 37 44 81
Date of game: 3/14/2012

Recap: Drexel vs. U-C-F

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Chris Fouch came off the bench to lead four players in double figures with a game-high 19 points as Drexel defeated UCF, 81-56, in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

Frantz Massenat converted all three of his three-point tries as he tallied 18 points and also handed out a game-high 14 assists for the third-seeded Dragons (28-6) in the easy victory. Derrick Thomas and Goran Pantovic contributed 10 points apiece as well.

The sixth-seeded Knights (22-11) were paced by Keith Clanton as the only player in double figures with 12 points on a mere 4-of-13 shooting from the floor.

Drexel scored the first points of the night and never looked back, hitting on 53.6 percent from the floor in the first half, including 7-of-12 behind the three-point line, in order to post a 37-24 advantage at the break.

In the second half the defense by the hosts held UCF to just 1-of-6 shooting beyond the arc and watched the Knights make a mere 7-of-14 at the free-throw line as Drexel cruised to the 25-point win.

The Dragons, who are now set to contend against seventh-seeded Northern Iowa in the second round, have established a new single-season record for victories.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Durant to miss second straight game

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks as he continues to deal with a sprained left big toe.

Crosby good to go for Penguins-Caps tilt

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, the team announced on its Twitter account.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.