Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Drexel Dragons Upset #21 Louisville Cardinals

When the score at halftime is 25-23 in a college basketball game, you usually turn your T.V. off. However, this low scoring affair had all the makings of a great upset. The Drexel Dragons, who are now 7-1 on the season, took a short trip down South to face the Louisville Cardinals, who were ranked #21 in the country.
As mentioned, there was very little offense throughout the game as the Cardinals looked to remain undefeated in their new arena. However, Gerald Colds, who led the Dragons with 20 points, and Chris Fouch, who scored 10 points, had something to prove as they strategically chipped away at the red hot Cardinals. Despite what Louisville fans originally thought, Colds mentioned that "Everybody came in thinking we were better than them" and followed by saying "We felt we could do it. We knew it would be physical. We had to rebound, be strong on offense, and slow them down". In fact, the slow pace of the game seemed to throw off Louisvilles offense as there was very little to be proud of after only putting up 46 points on the scoreboard.
The problems for the Cardinals occured mainly behind the three point line, as they only shot 4 out of 16 from behind the arch. Add that to eleven second chance points for Drexel and you have the makings of an upset. The Dragons now have alot of confidence as they continue their blazing start to the season and end Louisvilles best start since 1996.

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