Drexel Trying to Tie One On

Saturday morning, Drexel will be trying to tie a school record in going for its 15th consecutive win in a Bracket Busters game at Cleveland State.

How important is the game? Consider that 15 of the 16 city teams that have put together a 15-game winning streak in a single season since the NCAA Tournament began (see below), has reached the four-letter dance. And the only team of those 16 that did not reach it, was ineligible.

After Saturday, Drexel has two conference games before the CAA Tournament begins. Winning both of them would give the Dragons the seventh longest streak in the city's modern history.

Notable: Penn had three long winning streaks in the early 20th century: 22 in 1907-08, 19 in 1919-20, and 16 in 1921-22 ... Villanova's longest one-season win streak is 13, done twice (1937-38 and 1963-64) ... Longest win streak for the two NCAA title teams — 1953-54 La Salle: 11 games; 1984-85 Villanova: 7 games.

 Wins  School Season Final   Tournament Result
28 Penn 1970-71     28-1 NCAA: Lost in Regional Final
27 Saint Joseph's     2003-04 30-2 NCAA: Lost in Regional Final
25 Temple 1957-58 27-3 NCAA: Lost in National Semifinal
22 La Salle 1989-90 30-2 NCAA: Lost in Second Round
18 Penn 1969-70 25-2 NCAA: Lost in First Round
18 Temple 1987-88 32-2 NCAA: Lost in Regional Final
16 Saint Joseph's 1964-65 26-3 NCAA: Lost in Regional Semifinal  
16 Penn 1971-72 25-3 NCAA: Lost in Regional Final
16 Penn 1993-94 25-3 NCAA: Lost in Second Round
16 Penn 1999-00 21-8 NCAA: Lost in First Round
15 Saint Joseph's 1960-61 20-7 NCAA: Lost in National Semifinal
15 La Salle 1968-69 23-1 None
15 Temple 1986-87 32-4 NCAA: Lost in Second Round
15 La Salle 1987-88 24-10   NCAA: Lost in First Round
15 Drexel 1995-96 27-4 NCAA: Lost in Second Round
15 Penn 2002-03 22-6 NCAA: Lost in First Round

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