Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Drexel's season over

Despite 21 wins and victories over three NCAA Tournament teams, Drexel's season has come to an end.

Drexel's season over

Despite 21 wins and victories over three NCAA Tournament teams, Drexel's season has come to an end.

The Dragons were left out of the NIT when the selections were announced late Sunday night. There were 14 automatic qualifiers in the NIT, squeezing the number of at-large bids.

Drexel has wins over Louisville, Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth -- all in the 68-team NCAA field -- on its resume.

Drexel also is not participating in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (the CIT). A number of schools committed to that tournament in advance of Selection Sunday, and others were waiting to see their fate when the NIT bids were announced.

The 24-team field includes Air Force (15-15), Buffalo (18-13), East Carolina (18-15), East Tennessee State (22-11), Furman (22-10), Hawaii (18-12), Idaho (18-13), Iona (22-11), Jacksonville (19-11), Marshall (22-11), North Dakota (19-14), Northern Arizona (19-12), Northern Iowa (19-13), Ohio (18-15), Oral Roberts (19-15), Portland (20-11), Quinnipiac (22-9), Rider (23-10), San Francisco (17-14), Santa Clara (19-14), SMU (17-14), Tennessee Tech (20-12), Western Michigan (20-12) and Valparaiso (23-11).

The 16-team field for the College Basketball Invitational also does not include Drexel:

Here are the first-round matchups for that tournament:

March 15 - James Madison at Davidson; San Jose State at Creighton

March 15 - Austin Peay at Boise State; Hofstra at Evansville

March 16 - Duquesne at Montana; Weber State at Oregon

March 16 - Miami (Ohio) at Rhode Island; St. Bonaventure at UCF

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