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Philadelphia: Wearing a ring, but ain't gon' be no Mrs.

Basketball

This week from the Sixers and College Basketball.

March 15, 2021
Source: Drexel Dragons.com
Source: Drexel Dragons.com

Sixers: ICYMI, MVP contender Joel Embiid hurt his knee landing after a dunk and had to leave the 76ers game against the Washington Wizards on Friday. Since then, the injury has been diagnosed as a bone bruise, which will be reevaluated in two weeks. While we hate to see any injury, the bruise is at least much less serious than the initially suspected hyperextension. Phew.

  • Even without Embiid, the Sixers donโ€™t seem to be slowing down, beating the San Antonio Spurs 134โ€“99 last night in their first game without the All-Star. 
  • Forward Tobias Harris popped off with 23 points and nine rebounds, making it clear that Philly isnโ€™t in danger of losing their top spot in the East just yet. 

MBB: Last night, two Philly schools made the March Madness bracket, including the Drexel Dragons, who earned an automatic bid by winning the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship last week. It will be their first appearance at the Big Dance in 25 years, and they just might be one of this yearโ€™s inevitable Cinderella stories. 

  • The Villanova Wildcats also made the cut despite their loss to the Georgetown Hoyas in the Big East Conference Tournament this week. Now, the โ€™Cats are headed to Indy with something to prove and a fourth title to gain. Letโ€™s dance!

WBB: The Drexel Dragon women also secured their spot by winning their own CAA Championship, upsetting the top-seeded Delaware Blue Hens 63โ€“52 on Saturday. Doing the same as the boys, only better.