The University of the Sciences -- THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES!!!! -- beat Drexel, 54-52, on Thursday night, with Garret Kerr drilling a go-ahead three with two seconds to go to give the Division II Devils the win over the Dragons.
.@USciencesDevils men's hoops with the upset vs @Drexel_MBB! pic.twitter.com/DFM2loaNCd— USciences (@USciences) December 5, 2014
Kerr was the star for the Devils, posting 27 points and 10 rebounds, including the game-winning three. Believe it or not, that's pretty much average -- the 2014 All-American averages 24.3 points per game and 13.3 rebounds per game, 10th and 2nd in Division II, respectively.
Entering Thursday night, Division I teams were 226-0 at home non-Division I teams. In 35 of those games, the Division I team scored twice as many points as the non-Division I team. If you include road games, DI teams were 232-1 -- Rice lost at Alaska-Anchorage as part of the Great Alaska Shootout. You might remember Memphis' loss to Christian Brothers Academy a few months ago, but that was in an exhibition game.
If you've never heard of University of the Sciences: They're very much a real school, and very involved in sciences. It's pretty literally down the street from Drexel -- hence all the cheering Sciences fans at the game -- and has a 200-year history of pharmaceutical advances. You need to know two things about their basketball team:
1. Garret Kerr is very good
2. THEY HAVE PLAYERS NAME SHO DA-SILVA AND FLO DA-SILVA.
Yes, they are brothers, and their actual names are Shofolarin and Shofolohan.
3. Their devil is really cool! Look at those shades!
Men's basketball taking on Drexel University! Let's go devils!! #GoUSciencesDevils #USciencesMBB— Devils Athletics (@USciencesDevils) December 5, 2014
So wait, is science the devil?
For a Drexel perspective:
Actually, it’s not bizarre. The Dragons look like they came unprepared and un-enthused about this matchup. And they’re paying.— Adam Hermann (@AdamWHermann) December 5, 2014
USciences is up by three. Nobody will remember that Tavon Allen missed this game, or that the Dragons only had eight available. Still.— Adam Hermann (@AdamWHermann) December 5, 2014
Unbelievable basketball game. Really, really glad that I was here for that. Garret Kerr (with one T) is something special.— Adam Hermann (@AdamWHermann) December 5, 2014