Drexel started off hot as they were not hindered by the UMass full-court pressure defense. The Minutemen make their living on creating turnovers but saw the sure-handed Dragons start the game on a 11-2 run. As the half moved along, Drexel missed their three-pointers (0-6 in the half) and UMass began to get some turnovers and some fast breaks and cut into the lead. Drexel's size advantage has impacted the game on the offensive end and given the Dragons easy baskets all half, and, ultimately, a 10-point lead at the break.
NIT 2012, UMass Vs. Drexel Halftime Score: Dragons Lead, 41-31
By Pat Johnston