1953–54 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team

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1953–54 Drexel Dragons men's basketball
MAC College–Southern Regular Season Champions
Conference Middle Atlantic Conferences
Division College–Southern
1953–54 record 15–3 (10–0 MAC)
Head coach Samuel Cozen (2nd season)
Captain Dan Promislo
Captain Richard Walter
Home arena Sayre High School
Seasons

The 1953–54 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team represented Drexel Institute of Technology during the 1953–54 men's basketball season. The Dragons, led by 2nd year head coach Samuel Cozen, played their home games at Sayre High School and were members of the College–Southern division of the Middle Atlantic Conferences (MAC).

The team finished the season 15–3, and finished in 1st place in the MAC in the regular season.

Roster[edit]

1953–54 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
3 Woerth, StantonStanton Woerth 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
4 Campbell, JosephJoseph Campbell 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
5 Quattrini, VictorVictor Quattrini 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
6 O'Brien, EdwardEdward O'Brien 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
7 Harley, WilliamWilliam Harley 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
8 Roman, EdwardEdward Roman 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
9 Szukalski, EugeneEugene Szukalski 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
10 Jones, ArthurArthur Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
11 Walker, J. RichardJ. Richard Walker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
12 Ranonis, BobBob Ranonis 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)
14 Scafaria, JosephJoseph Scafaria 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
15 McGarrity, RichardRichard McGarrity 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
16 Meislich, AlanAlan Meislich 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
17 Promislo, DanDan Promislo 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Neuman, EdwinEdwin Neuman
Capazzoli, RalphRalph Capazzoli
Hyde, Hyde
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
December 18, 1953*
Drexel Alumni   
                  Curtis Hall Gym 
Philadelphia, PA
January 7, 1954*
Franklin & Marshall W 62–61  1–0
 14  Tied              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
January 9, 1954
at Haverford W 84–47  2–0
(1–0)
 19  Walter              Ryan Gym 
Haverford, PA
January 16, 1954
at Swarthmore W 85–79  3–0
(2–0)
 31  Quattrini               
 
January 20, 1954
Pennsylvania Military College W 74–61  4–0
(3–0)
                  Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
January 27, 1954*
at West Chester
First Game at Hollinger Field House
W 66–58  5–0
 13  Tied              Hollinger Field House 
West Chester, PA
January 30, 1954*
2:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden W 106–65  6–0
                  Curtis Hall Gym 
Philadelphia, PA
February 4, 1954*
at Temple L 62–100  6–1
                  South Hall 
Philadelphia, PA
February 6, 1954
Ursinus W 81–53  7–1
(4–0)
 18  Jones              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 10, 1954*
at Saint Joseph's L 59–69  7–2
 16  Promislo               
 
February 13, 1954
at Ursinus W 74–70  8–2
(5–0)
 26  Promislo               
Collegeville, PA
February 15, 1954*
Lebanon Valley L 51–76  8–3
 13  Promislo              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 17, 1954
Haverford W 91–63  9–3
(6–0)
 18  Promislo              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 20, 1954
at Delaware W 63–60 OT 10–3
(7–0)
 16  Promislo               
Newark, DE
February 24, 1954
Swarthmore W 80–43  11–3
(8–0)
 17  Promislo              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 27, 1954*
at Philadelphia Pharmacy W 106–81  12–3
 16  Promislo               
 
March 1, 1954*
at Philadelphia Textile W 72–16  13–3
 19  Promislo              Belfield Recreation Center 
Philadelphia, PA
March 3, 1954
at Pennsylvania Military College W 71–60  14–3
(9–0)
 25  Promislo               
Chester, PA
March 6, 1954
Delaware W 83–64  15–3
(10–0)
                   
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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