Myerscough alumni Mate Okros and Amari Williams helped the Drexel Men’s Basketball team capture its first Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship in school history on Tuesday.
Okros missed his first 3-pointer of the game, but would go on to make his next four attempts from beyond the arc. The 6-foot-6 guard and Debrecen, Hungary native’s triple at the 5:19 mark of the first half broke a 19-all deadlock and the Dragons led the rest of the way.
“Mate [Okros] puts in as many hours shooting as anyone in our programme,” said Drexel head coach Zach Spiker. “He’s found different ways to get open, I think his personality is that he’s such a nice guy that sometimes he’s a little bit timid, but we’ve tried to convince him that he’s a hunter — when he hunts his shot, we’re a better team.”
🏆 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE 🏆#MyScoAlum @MateOkros led the way with 14 points (4-5 3PT) in the @CAASports Championship Game to help @DrexelMBB reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years! pic.twitter.com/2xmaa0v1A4— Myerscough Basketball (@My_bball) March 10, 2021
“For me this is a crazy experience and was something I would never have expected in my first year,” said Williams. “To see how hard we’ve worked as a team and how much it meant to us and especially our seniors — It just means a lot.”
DANCIN' IN MARCH‼️#MyScoAlum @MateOkros and @amxriwillixms capture the 2021 @CAASports Tournament Championship with @DrexelMBB!— Myerscough Basketball (@My_bball) March 10, 2021
Okros, meanwhile, led the way for the Dragons with 14 points (4-5 3PT) in the finals. pic.twitter.com/SVyWgyOgQP
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