University of the Sciences (!!!!) beats Drexel, first DI team to lose at home to non-DI team
THEY BLINDED THEM WITH SCIENCE(S!)
The University of the Sciences — THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES!!!! — beat Drexel, 54-52, on Thursday night, with Garret Kerr drilling a go-ahead three with two seconds to go to give the Division II Devils the win over the Dragons.
— USciences (@USciences) December 5, 2014
Kerr was the star for the Devils, posting 27 points and 10 rebounds, including the game-winning three. Believe it or not, that’s pretty much average — the 2014 All-American averages 24.3 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per game, 10th and 2nd in Division II, respectively.
Entering Thursday night, Division I teams were 226-0 at home non-Division I teams. In 35 of those games, the Division I team scored twice as many points as the non-Division I team. If you include road games, DI teams were 232-1 — Rice lost at Alaska-Anchorage as part of the Great Alaska Shootout. You might remember Memphis’ loss to Christian Brothers Academy a few months ago, but that was in an exhibition game.
If you’ve never heard of University of the Sciences: They’re very much a real school, and very involved in sciences. It’s pretty literally down the street from Drexel, and has a 200-year history of pharmaceutical advances. You need to know two things about their basketball team:
1. Garret Kerr is very good
2. THEY HAVE PLAYERS NAME SHO DA-SILVA AND FLO DA-SILVA.
3. Their devil is really cool! Look at those shades!
— Devils Athletics (@USciencesDevils) December 5, 2014