Northeastern, VCU, Drexel All Upset in Colonial Shake-up

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IFebruary 4, 2009

Wednesday night's games seemed like easy wins for three of the top four Colonial basketball teams, except for one thing—they lost.

Northeastern, Virginia Commonwealth, and Drexel all fell on the road Wednesday night, putting this conference up for grabs. I guess there is no such thing as a "gimme."

The Huskies (15-7, 10-2 CAA) visited the William & Mary Tribe in Williamsburg. Quinn McDowell scored 19 points and David Schneider added 18 points as the Tribe (7-15, 2-10 CAA) upended NU 68-63 at Kaplan Arena in front of 1,798 fans.

At the Trask in Wilmington, N.C., the VCU Rams (16-7, 9-3 CAA) fell to the UNCW Seahawks (6-18, 3-9 CAA) 81-72 in front of 3,820 fans. Chad Tomko was one of three Seahawks who scored in double figures, scoring a team-high 19 points. Kevon Moore scored 17 points off the bench and Johnny Wolf added 14.

Eric Maynor, the CAA preseason POY, scored a game-high 21 points and was one of four Rams in double figures. Larry Sanders added 15 for VCU, who dropped their second in three contests.

Drexel (12-9, 8-4 CAA) visited the Delaware Blue Hens and dropped a 73-70 overtime decision at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, De. The Hens (10-14, 4-8 CAA) overcame a four-point halftime deficit, as Marc Egerson and Brian Johnson combined for 43 points in the victory.

Crazy night in CAA hoops, as the Huskies now lead the CAA by one over Mason and VCU. Drexel dropped a game back of Mason and VCU. This conference is wide open, and anybody can win on any given night.