Drexel Breaks Record For Largest Comeback In Division I History

Bryan Brandom
(Photo: Twitter)

It’s not quite March, but the Drexel University Dragons kicked off miracle season weeks early on Thursday night, overcoming a 34-point deficit against the rival University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens for the largest comeback victory in NCAA Division I history.

Delaware forward Jacob Cushing cashed a three-pointer with 2:36 left in the first half to put his squad up 53-19. From there, Drexel outscored the Blue Hens 66-30 for a shocking 85-83 victory.

Yeah, sh*t was lit.

The win snapped a 67-yard-old record, previously held by Duke.

“Our approach at halftime was, let’s make it happen,” Drexel head coach Zach Spiker told ESPN after the comeback win. “Look, this has a chance to be the craziest comeback, a perfect storm. We turned it over, we came out soft. The opposite happened in the second half.”

This is likely the last you’ll hear of either team this college basketball season; Delaware sits dead last in the Colonial Athletic Association, and Drexel rests just two slots higher.

Check out highlights from the entire game here.

Share on Twitter

Conversations