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Dragons Basketball Team to Face UPenn on ESPN
The menís basketball team will open the season on Nov. 18 by hosting the University of Pennsylvania at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in a game that will be televised on ESPN as part of its 14-hour hoops marathon that day, an event spread over 23 consecutive hours. The game is a historic occasion, marking the first time the basketball team has ever met UPenn on its home court. The game will be the first against Philadelphia opponents during the upcoming season. Drexel will play Saint Josephís at The Palestra on New Yearís Eve.
The Dragons will also host a team to be announced in ESPNís Bracketbuster series on Feb. 21, 2009. This will be the fifth straight season the Dragons have participated in the event. Other road games include contests at Bucknell and Rider and a return game at Fairfield from last seasonís Bracket≠busters match up.
The Colonial Athletic Association schedule begins on Dec. 6 with a home game against George Mason. This season, Drexel will play home and home series against Delaware, George Mason, Georgia State, Hofstra, Northeastern, Towson and William & Mary. The Dragons will visit James Madison and UNC Wilmington and host Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth.
To learn more about the schedule and purchase tickets, visit www.drexeldragons.com.