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Drexel Needs to Make Amends

How Drexel has fared in the CAA Tournament

Drexel Needs to Make Amends

In Drexel's 10 previous seasons in the CAA, they were eliminated in the conference tournament by a lower-seeded team six times. That could prove to be problematic, since every team is seeded lower than the No. 1 Dragons this season.

They open tournament play Saturday in a quarterfinal at noon.

Drexel's CAA Tourney results:

 Year     Seed    Round  Opponent (Sd.)  Result
 2002    4  Quarterfinals     Delaware (5)  L  59-85   
 2003    3  Quarterfinals  Old Dominion (6)  W 61-52
     Semifinals  VCU (2)  W 62-60
     Final  UNCW (1)  L  62-70
 2004    2  Quarterfinals  Old Dominion (7)  L  53-66
 2005    4  Quarterfinals  Hofstra (5)  L  77-89
 2006    8  First Round  Delaware (9)  L  49-55
 2007    4  Quarterfinals  Northeastern (5)  W 64-50
     Semifinals  VCU (1)  L  56-63
 2008  10  First Round  Delaware (7)  L  51-60
 2009    6  First Round  Towson (11)  L  62-73
 2010     6  First Round  James Madison (11)     L  65-77
 2011     5  First Round  Towson (12)  W 75-69
     Quarterfinals  VCU (4)  L  60-62
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