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Each City School Starts with a Win

Each of the Divison I men's teams started their season with a victory.

Each City School Starts with a Win

For the eighth time since Drexel moved to the Divison I level (1973-74), all six of city's men's teams started their season off with a victory.

Those eight seasons:

2011-12 Opponent Result Final W-L   
Drexel Rider W 80-62
La Salle Lafayette W 79-53
Penn UMBC W 59-45
Saint Joseph's     Western Kentucky     W 72-61
Temple Penn W 73-67 (ot)    
Villanova Monmouth W 106-70
2005-06      
Drexel Princeton W 54-41 15-16
La Salle UMBC W 70-55 18-10
Penn Siena W 82-77 20-9
Saint Joseph's Lafayette W 70-47 19-14
Temple Army W 69-37 17-16
Villanova Stony Brook W 78-35 28-5
1993-94      
Drexel Widener W 90-38 25-5
La Salle Princeton W 49-43 11-16
Penn Southern Cal W 77-62 25-3
Saint Joseph's Delaware St. W 90-60 14-14
Temple Kansas W 73-59 23-8
Villanova American W 94-62 20-12
1989-90      
Drexel Maine W 89-75 13-15
La Salle S.W. Missouri St. W 62-58 30-2
Penn Lehigh W 69-64 12-14
Saint Joseph's Drexel W 94-87 7-21
Temple Penn W 55-54 20-11
Villanova San Diego St. W 66-58 18-15
1980-81      
Drexel Delaware W 50-43 14-13
La Salle Vermont W 81-61 14-13
Penn Weber St. W 68-56 20-8
Saint Joseph's Scranton W 76-62 25-8
Temple West Chester W 92-77 20-8
Villanova Merrimack W 90-61 20-11
1978-79      
Drexel Widener W 45-33 18-9
La Salle Bucknell W 77-76 15-13
Penn Virginia W 80-78 25-7
Saint Joseph's Loyola (Md.) W 78-60 19-11
Temple West Chester W 78-60 25-4
Villanova Princeton W 81-78 15-13
1976-77      
Drexel Glassbor St. W 75-74 11-13
La Salle Widener W 72-52 17-12
Penn The Citadel W 108-69 18-8
Saint Joseph's Loyola (Md.) W 77-74 13-13
Temple Point Park W 78-61 17-11
Villanova Stonehill W 83-63 23-10
1974-75      
Drexel East Stroudsburg W 76-66 12-11
La Salle Army W 76-71 22-7
Penn Mid. Tenn. St. W 101-74 23-5
Saint Joseph's Rider W 72-65 8-17
Temple Hofstra W 72-65 7-19
Villanova Textile W 83-73 9-18
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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