2013–14 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team

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2013–14 Drexel Dragons men's basketball
Drexel Dragons wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2013–14 record 16–14 (8–8 CAA)
Head coach Bruiser Flint (13th season)
Assistant coach Mike Connors (6th season)
Assistant coach Matt Collier (4th season)
Assistant coach Bobby Jordan (2nd season)
MVP Chris Fouch (1st year)
MVP Frantz Massenat (2nd year)
Home arena Daskalakis Athletic Center
Seasons
2013–14 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Delaware 14 2   .875     25 10   .714
Towson 13 3   .813     25 11   .694
William & Mary 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Drexel 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
Northeastern 7 9   .438     11 21   .344
College of Charleston 6 10   .375     14 18   .438
James Madison 6 10   .375     11 20   .355
Hofstra 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
UNC Wilmington 3 13   .188     9 23   .281
2014 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team represented Drexel University during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Dragons, led by 13th year head coach Bruiser Flint, played their home games at the Daskalakis Athletic Center and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

On November 18, 2013, head coach Bruiser Flint recorded his 300th career win as an NCAA basketball head coach in defeating Elon,[1] this game was also Bruiser's 214th win as the head coach at Drexel University, making him the winningest coach in Drexel basketball history. Bruiser was recognized for his accomplishments before the home-opener against Cleveland State on December 4.

They finished the season 16–14, 8–8 in CAA play to finish in fourth place, they lost in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament to Northeastern.

Pre-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Casey Carroll 20 F 6'8" 225 RS Fr Canfield, Ohio Transferred to Nova Southeastern[2]
Aquil Younger 2 G 6'0" 163 So Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Transferred to Shaw University[3]
Derrick Thomas 32 G 6'4" 195 Sr New York City, New York Graduated
Daryl McCoy 44 F 6'9" 280 Sr Hartford, Connecticut Graduated, signed to Ferroviario de Beira (Mozambique, D1)[4]

Incoming transfers[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Freddie Wilson
PG
New Haven, Connecticut Seton Hall 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) N/A 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • Junior point guard Freddie Wilson was not eligible to play until the end of the fall semester due to NCAA transfer rules.[5]

Class of 2013 commitments[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Major Canady
SG
Wilson, North Carolina Kiski School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jun 29, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 65
Mohamed Bah
C
Bamako, Mali Lee Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Oct 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 67
Rodney Williams
PF
Richmond, Virginia St. Christopher's School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jul 9, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 65
Khris Lane
PF
Richmond, Virginia Benedictine High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 12, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Wilson, FreddieFreddie Wilson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Hillhouse H.S. New Haven, Connecticut
G 3 Fouch, ChrisChris Fouch (6th Year Sr) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Rice H.S. New York City, New York
G 4 Massenat, FrantzFrantz Massenat 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Trenton Catholic H.S. Ewing, New Jersey
G 5 Manojlovic, StevanStevan Manojlovic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 197 lb (89 kg) So Oak Hill Academy (Toronto)[clarification needed] Toronto, Ontario
G/F 11 Allen, TavonTavon Allen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS So Hillhouse H.S. New Haven, Connecticut
F/C 13 Pantovic, GoranGoran Pantovic 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Life Center Academy (NJ) Belgrade, Serbia
G/F 14 Lee, DamionDamion Lee Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Calvert Hall H.S. Baltimore, Maryland
F/C 15 Bah, MohamedMohamed Bah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Lee Academy (ME) Bamako, Mali
F 21 Lane, KhrisKhris Lane 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Benedictine H.S. Richmond, Virginia
G 22 Lerner, JakeJake Lerner (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Abington Friends School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
F 24 Williams, RodneyRodney Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr St. Christopher's School (VA) Richmond, Virginia
G 25 Canady, MajorMajor Canady 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr The Kiski School (PA) Wilson, North Carolina
F 32 Abif, KazembeKazembe Abif Injured 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr University H.S. (NJ) Elizabeth, New Jersey
F/C 35 Ruffin, DartayeDartaye Ruffin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr New Hamption H.S. Stoughton, Massachusetts
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on
  • Shooting guard Chris Fouch is coming off his second red-shirt season, after suffering a second season-ending injury in 2012. He is classified as a graduate student.[6]
  • Starting guard Damion Lee suffered a Torn ACL in a game against Arizona on November 27, 2013.[7] He is expected to Redshirt this season, and maintain 2 years of eligibility remaining entering the 2014–15 season
  • Junior forward Kazembe Abif fractured his left hand during practice on February 6, 2014, which required season ending surgery. Prior to this injury, Abif missed 5 games due to a sprained knee, and 1 game due to a concussion.[8]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Dartaye Ruffin Mohamed Bah Goran Pantovic
PF Kazembe Abif Rodney Williams Khris Lane
SF Damion Lee Tavon Allen
SG Chris Fouch Major Canady Stevan Manojlovic Jake Lerner
PG Frantz Massenat Freddie Wilson

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 8, 2013*
11:59 PM, P12N
at No. 22 UCLA L 67–72  0–1
 20  Massenat   13  Ruffin   5  Massenat  Pauley Pavilion (6,859)
Los Angeles
November 12, 2013*
8:00 PM, TCN/ESPN3
at Illinois State W 78–70  1–1
 26  Fouch   13  Abif   7  Massenat  Redbird Arena (4,313)
Normal, Illinois
November 18, 2013*
5:00 PM
(8) vs. (6) Elon
NIT Season Tip-Off First Round
W 71–64  2–1
 22  Fouch   9  Abif   3  Massenat  The RAC (2,106)
Piscataway, New Jersey
November 19, 2013*
7:30 PM, ESPN3
(8) at (4) Rutgers
NIT Season Tip-Off Quarterfinals
W 70–59  3–1
 21  Allen   9  Ruffin   9  Massenat  The RAC (3,025)
Piscataway, New Jersey
November 27, 2013*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
(8) vs. (1) No. 4 Arizona
NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals
L 62–66  3–2
 29  Fouch   10  Williams   2  Tied  Madison Square Garden (8,741)
New York City
November 29, 2013*
3:30 PM, ESPN2
(8) vs. (3) Alabama
NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game
W 85–83 3OT 4–2
 19  Fouch   11  Abif   4  Tied  Madison Square Garden (13,266)
New York City
December 4, 2013*
7:00 PM
Cleveland State W 85–82 3OT 5–2
 23  Allen   14  Ruffin   9  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,127)
Philadelphia
December 7, 2013*
4:00 PM
Tennessee State W 75–61  6–2
 21  Massenat   8  Tied   6  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,997)
Philadelphia
December 15, 2013*
2:00 PM
at Davidson W 72–58  7–2
 25  Massenat   11  Ruffin   2  Tied  John M. Belk Arena (3,430)
Davidson, North Carolina
December 18, 2013*
7:00 PM, TCN
at Saint Joseph's L 55–75  7–3
 20  Allen   10  Williams   4  Tied  Hagan Arena (3,651)
Philadelphia
December 22, 2013*
2:00 PM
Saint Francis (PA) W 59–49  8–3
 15  Fouch   11  Abif   6  Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,523)
Philadelphia
December 29, 2013*
2:00 PM
Buffalo L 52–55  8–4
 14  Allen   12  Ruffin   5  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,503)
Philadelphia
January 3, 2014*
2:00 PM
at Southern Miss L 49–66  8–5
 15  Allen   4  Fouch   4  Massenat  Reed Green Coliseum (6,082)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
CAA regular season
January 8, 2014
7:00 PM
at William & Mary L 73–85  8–6
(0–1)
 19  Massenat   7  Pantovic   4  Massenat  Kaplan Arena (2,729)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 11, 2014
2:00 PM, TCN
Northeastern W 93–88 2OT 9–6
(1–1)
 31  Fouch   12  Massenat   8  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,509)
Philadelphia
January 14, 2014
7:00 PM, CSN
Towson L 68–80  9–7
(1–2)
 28  Fouch   14  Williams   4  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,672)
Philadelphia
January 18, 2014
2:00 PM
at UNC Wilmington W 79–63  10–7
(2–2)
 30  Massenat   8  Williams   8  Massenat  Trask Coliseum (3,614)
Wilmington, North Carolina
January 20, 2014
7:00 PM, NBCSN
Delaware L 77–90  10–8
(2–3)
 20  Massenat   6  Ruffin   10  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,017)
Philadelphia
January 25, 2014
4:00 PM
William & Mary L 66–68  10–9
(2–4)
 31  Fouch   9  Ruffin   4  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,457)
Philadelphia
January 29, 2014
7:00 PM
at Hofstra W 77–74  11–9
(3–4)
 32  Massenat   8  Ruffin   9  Massenat  Hofstra Arena (778)
Hempstead, New York
February 1, 2014
4:30 PM, NBCSN
at Towson L 73–75  11–10
(3–5)
 18  Massenat   10  Ruffin   5  Massenat  SECU Arena (3,870)
Towson, Maryland
February 3, 2014
7:00 PM
UNC Wilmington W 61–50  12–10
(4–5)
 17  Allen   6  Ruffin   5  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (917)
Philadelphia
February 8, 2014
2:00 PM
James Madison W 78–60  13–10
(5–5)
 26  Fouch   10  Williams   4  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,023)
Philadelphia
February 13, 2014
7:00 PM, NBCSN
at College of Charleston L 46–47  13–11
(5–6)
 16  Massenat   10  Allen   1  Tied  TD Arena (3,613)
Charleston, South Carolina
February 16, 2014
8:00 PM, CSN
Hofstra W 74–63  14–11
(6–6)
 24  Massenat   9  Ruffin   7  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,814)
Philadelphia
February 19, 2014
7:00 PM, CSN
at James Madison L 61–63 OT 14–12
(6–7)
 15  Massenat   11  Ruffin   2  Massenat  JMU Convocation Center (3,011)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
February 23, 2014
3:00 PM, CSN
at Delaware W 69–65  15–12
(7–7)
 25  Allen   11  Ruffin   4  Allen  Bob Carpenter Center (5,122)
Newark, Delaware
February 26, 2014
7:00 PM
College of Charleston
Senior night
W 58–45  16–12
(8–7)
 24  Massenat   10  Ruffin   4  Massenat  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,016)
Philadelphia
March 1, 2014
1:00 PM
at Northeastern L 52–54  16–13
(8–8)
 26  Fouch   7  Ruffin   4  Massenat  Matthews Arena (1,123)
Boston
CAA Tournament
March 8, 2014
2:30 PM, CSN
(4) vs. (5) Northeastern
Quarterfinals
L 81–90  16–14
 30  Fouch   7  Tied   5  Allen  Baltimore Arena (2,998)
Baltimore
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Team statistics[edit]

As of the end of the season.
     Indicates team leader in each category.
(FG%, FT% leader = minimum 50 att.; 3P% leader = minimum 20 att.)

Player GP GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Kazembe Abif 16 12 30.6 7.2 6.6 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.9 .468 .750 .500
Tavon Allen 28 10 29.5 11.7 3.0 1.9 0.7 0.3 1.6 .396 .654 .280
Mohamed Bah 24 1 11.7 2.0 2.7 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.1 .633 .526 .000
Major Canady 30 14 16.0 2.1 1.7 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.6 .333 .576 .214
Chris Fouch 30 30 35.4 18.3 3.2 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.3 .399 .822 .324
Khris Lane 4 0 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000
Damion Lee 5 5 26.8 13.0 4.2 2.2 0.6 0.2 1.4 .370 .864 .273
Jake Lerner 5 0 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 .000 .000
Stevan Manojlovic 7 1 2.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.3 1.000 .000 1.000
Frantz Massenat 30 30 36.8 17.5 3.8 4.7 0.8 0.4 1.9 .405 .721 .353
Goran Pantovic 12 3 13.4 1.2 3.4 0.2 0.3 1.6 0.3 .500 .400 .000
Dartaye Ruffin 28 26 29.6 5.0 7.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.9 .581 .567 .000
Rodney Williams 30 18 20.8 5.4 5.0 0.4 0.2 1.2 0.9 .518 .639 .000
Freddie Wilson 19 0 11.1 2.6 1.1 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.6 .313 .667 .222
Team 30 - - 69 36 12 5 4 9 .421 .709 .314

Awards[edit]

Frantz Massenat
  • Team co-Most Valuable Player[9]
  • First Team NABC All-District Team
  • First Team All-CAA
  • Assist Award (team leader in assists)
  • CAA Player Of The Week (3)
  • 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team[10]
  • Preseason CAA All-Conference Team
Chris Fouch
  • Team co-Most Valuable Player
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Basketball Performer of the Year
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Basketball Team (held a 3.56 GPA)
  • Second Team NABC All-District Team
  • Second Team All-CAA
  • CAA Player Of The Week
Rodney Williams
  • Samuel D. Cozen Award (most improved player)
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • CAA Rookie Of The Week (2)
Damion Lee
  • Preseason CAA All-Conference First Team
Tavon Allen
  • Dragon "D" Award (team's top defensive player)
Dartaye Ruffin
  • "Sweep" Award (team leader in blocks)
Steve Manojlovic
  • Team Academic Award (held a 3.62 GPA)
Jake Lerner
  • Donald Shank Spirit & Dedication Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerardi, Dick. "Dragons make Flint their all-time winningest coach". Philly.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Casey Carroll – 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Nova Southeastern Athletics. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Aquil Younger". Shaw University Athletics. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Daryl McCoy to Beira in Mozambique". court-side.com. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Freddie Wilson – 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Drexel Dragons. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chris Fouch – 2013-14 Men's Basketball". Drexel Dragons. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Pennington, James. "Drexel's Damion Lee out for season with torn ACL". Philly.com. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kazembe Abif to Miss Remainder of Season Due to Injury". Drexel Dragons. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Men's Basketball Hands Out Awards at Postseason Banquet". Drexel Dragons. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "2013–2014 NIT Season Tip-Off". RealGM. Retrieved 2 February 2014.