Posted by: Tom Duch | January 19, 2011

Double Dragons

A few days ago the Lady Dragons of Drexel beat William & Mary on a buzzer-beater from Kamile Nacickaite. The junior guard from Lithuania hit a three as time expired to give Drexel the 59-58 win.

The women’s thrilling victory, as well as the resurgence of the men’s team this year reminded me of the glory days of Drexel basketball back when I was a junior at Drexel. In a very similar situation to the W&M game, the Drexel men were down at the end of the game but had the ball and a chance to win it. In dramatic fashion, the following play unfolded…

Mason, Frank Elegar, and the rest of the boys nearly made the big dance, but their tournament bubble was popped and they were one of the last teams to miss out on the tourney.

That year the Dragons hosted a first round game against NC State, in what was the greatest college atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of. That was confirmed by a friend of mine from Rutgers who attended the game who said the Pandamonium in Piscataway never reached those levels. Drexel wound up losing, but what a game it was. Check out the opening minute in the video below. I was sitting behind the basket that Elegar unleashes that SHAQ-tacular dunk on.

Elegar has gone on to bigger and better things, currently playing overseas in France, but Frank the Tank and the legacy of that team will live on in the hearts of Drexel Dragons forever.



  1. Ah the good ‘ole days.. Coincidentally I happen to be sipping a Palmer right now… 😀

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