With 5.9 seconds to play and the game tied at 52, Drexel junior guard Frantz Massenat dribbled to half court and launched a desperation 50-footer that found its' way in the basket as time expired on Wednesday night, giving his team a 55-52 win over Hofstra. Drexel was up 52-49 with under 30 seconds to play until Hofstra's Taran Buie, who finished with a game-high 29 points, nailed a three to tie it. But that set the stage for the shot heard 'round the world that cracked ESPN Sportscenter's Top 10 Plays of the night.
Massenat finished with 14 points on the night as did sophomore guard Damion Lee. Junior forward Dartaye Ruffin had nine points and eight boards and senior forward Daryl McCoy, in his first game back from a foot injury, scored six points in 13 minutes of action off the bench.
With the win, Drexel evened their record at 3-3 in conference play and improved to 7-11 overall. The Dragons return home to the DAC for a couple of key conference games starting with Georgia State on Saturday and Delaware on Monday night.
This miraculous victory could be what the Dragons need to turn things around in 2013. If Drexel can ride this momentum and win the next two home games, the Dragons would be right in the thick of things in top tier of the CAA standings.