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.
|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||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|