Drexel bounces back, trounces UCF 81-56

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - March 14, 2012

The Dragons (28-6), out of the Colonial Athletic Association, were viewed as one of the bigger snubs from the NCAA field, and coach Bruiser Flint made it a point this week to say the team would bounce back and "try to go out and win the NIT."

So far, so good.

Drexel, which set a school record for wins, scored the first nine points, and never looked back. The Dragons led, 37-24, at the half, and will now prepare to host Northern Iowa in the second round next week.

Keith Clanton led the Knights (22-11) with 12 points.

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