1954–55 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team

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1954–55 Drexel Dragons men's basketball
MAC College–Southern Regular Season Champions
Conference Middle Atlantic Conferences
Division College–Southern
1954–55 record 14–5 (9–1 MAC)
Head coach Samuel Cozen (3rd season)
Home arena Sayre High School
Seasons

The 1954–55 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team represented Drexel Institute of Technology during the 1954–55 men's basketball season. The Dragons, led by 3rd 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 14–5, and finished in 1st place in the MAC in the regular season.

Roster[edit]

1954–55 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
3 Stanton Woerth
4 Joseph Campbell
5 Victor Quattrini
6 Edward O'Brien
7 William Harley
9 Eugene Szukalski
10 John Loomis
11 J. Richard Walker
12 Bob Ranonis
15 Richard McGarrity
16 Lawrence Humes
17 Robert Buckley
Meislich
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
January 4, 1955*
at Franklin & Marshall W 85–70  1–0
       26  Buckley         
 
January 8, 1955
at Delaware W 88–70  2–0
(1–0)
 29  Buckley               
Newark, DE
January, 1955
Ursinus W 93–67  3–0
(2–0)
                   
 
January 15, 1955
Swarthmore W 96–79  4–0
(3–0)
                  Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
January 19, 1955*
Villanova L 66–73  4–1
 21  Buckley               
 
January 22, 1955*
Elizabethtown W 90–81  5–1
                  Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
January 26, 1955*
Saint Joseph's L 78–81  5–2
                  Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
January 29, 1955*
Susquehanna W 80–55  6–2
                  Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 2, 1955*
West Chester W 93–58  7–2
 25  Buckley               
 
February 5, 1955
3:30 pm
Pennsylvania Military College W 72–60  8–2
(4–0)
 19  Tied              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 9, 1955
at Haverford W 89–85  9–2
(5–0)
 28  Walker              Ryan Gym 
Haverford, PA
February 12, 1955
at Pennsylvania Military College L 57–59  9–3
(5–1)
 18  Walker               
 
February 14, 1955*
at Lebanon Valley L 80–94  9–4
 29  Buckley               
Annville, PA
February 15, 1955
Delaware W 86–80  10–4
(6–1)
 24  Loomis              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 19, 1955
at Swarthmore W 67–56  11–4
(7–1)
                   
 
February 23, 1955
Haverford W 92–63  12–4
(8–1)
 23  Walker              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
February 26, 1955
at Ursinus W 108–77  13–4
(9–1)
 23  Buckley               
 
March 1, 1955*
Philadelphia Textile L 76–78  13–5
 24  Buckley              Sayre High School 
Philadelphia, PA
March 5, 1955*
2:00 pm
at Rutgers–Camden W 95–72  14–5
                  Gloucester High School 
Gloucester, NJ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Awards[edit]

John Loomis
  • MAC Southern All-Conference Team
Bob Buckley
  • MAC Southern All-Conference Team
Richard Walker
  • MAC Southern All-Conference Team

References[edit]